2019 CHINESE GP - Live Discussion Thread: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=15974

Your favourite Grand Prix

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Re: Your favourite Grand Prix

Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Latest post of the previous page:

Michael Ferner wrote:
Andy wrote: I still remember the move on Arnoux like it was yesterday. Into the Casino of all places.
Strange - I could have sworn it was at Mirabeau, down the road from the Casino... :wink:
My memories seem to be fading :dunno:
I remember a badass move by Stefan into Casino in this slight bend right before
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Post by Cheeveer » 2 years ago

That Ulster GP when Michael Dunlop fell in the hairpin while pressuring Guy Martin. Probably the greatest race I ever saw.
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Post by PTRACER » 2 years ago

Michael Ferner wrote:Started watching sometime mid seventies; precious few full-race broadcasts back then (German GP most years, and a few far-away locations that aired around midnight in Europe) so you had to make do with what you were fed, including the dreaded 2'59" clips - still, manna to a young boy starving of F1!!
If you grew up in Germany, then you were lucky. ORF broadcast more Formula 1 races live than any other channel (as far as I'm aware) and they didn't throw any of them away. They've been leaking onto the internet for the past 10 years :wink:
Michael Ferner wrote:A few of those that stand out, for one reason or another:

British GP 1975 - one of my earliest memories: lots of confusion, drama, what-ifs and best of all: nobody hurt
Austria 1982 - edge-of-the-seat stuff, with a fairy-tale ending
Long Beach 1983 - just a crazy race
Hungary 1988 - two of the best drivers ever in arguably the best car ever, trying to outsmart each other - too bad the wrong one won.
Hungary 1997 - dreadful track, but another memorable race - it almost snowed in hell!!
I've never seen the 1988 Hungary race - was that when Mansell made THE pass on Ayrton Senna? Or was that 1990?

In case you're interested, Britain 1975 is on our YouTube channel, having previously been available for download here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kA1ieATWpE

Austria 1982 was covered here: viewtopic.php?f=73&t=9650&hilit=1982

And the other three are in my collection, though have never been posted.
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Post by EB » 2 years ago

PTRACER wrote: I've never seen the 1988 Hungary race - was that when Mansell made THE pass on Ayrton Senna? Or was that 1990?
Neither, that was 1989!

All I really remember of Hungary 1988 was that Murray was off motorcycling or something and Simon Taylor was drafted in for BBC commentary duties - a very fine journalist but I can't stand the sound of his voice!

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Post by Michael Ferner » 2 years ago

Well, no ORF available where I live, so no lucky me. I've seen that '75 British GP broadcast a few times, but it's very poor, misses most of the interesting points.

Hungary '88 was Senna and Prost in the McLaren/Hondas, with Prost starting from 10th or so and catching up bit by bit, finally overtaking Senna but by then his tyres were gone, so he lost it again. Senna drove really smart, didn't extend himself and had the better tyres for the last few laps. I don't even remember who was third, it was mostly only those two all through that year.
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Post by saampjes » 2 years ago

First race seen live: Zandvoort 1979 or 1980, as a little boy, who can’t even remember who (or maybe better: what colour car) had won. Then flash forward to in chronological order:

Brazil 2003, red flagged because of the crash involving Alonso and Webber, that ended the race. That in itself isn’t that special, but all the spins in especially the soaked Senna-s and offcourse the fact that it took days to find out who had won (Fisichella, driving a Jordan), while initially Raikkönen was declared the winner, makes this race stand out in this world of computers and cameras. Brazil stands out when it comes to remarkable races.

Nürburgring 2007, seen live. Unforeseen rain right at about the moment when the race started, gave Markus Winkelhock, replacement-driver who qualified last, in his first and only F1-racestart, in a Spyker, a P1 at the openingstage of the race. I remember the confusion at the stands, because initially some, including me, thought that the Spyker already had been lapped… After a red flag (5 drivers spun off within a lap or two, most at turn one), it went back to dry and back to normal when the race resumed, until at the end another shower lightend things up again. (Alonso won from Massa, there was some anger by Alonso, because Massa “had hit him”)

Spain 2016. Max (and Kimi, it would have been different without him)

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Post by RealTeeceezy » 1 week ago

Old topic, but new here so thought I might make a contribution. Been watching since on/off since 2000, seriously since 2008.

- Interlagos 2008: This one has had plenty said
- Silverstone 2015: Even though the finish wasn't as exciting seeing Williams perform was amazing live
- Osterreichring 2016: A decent bit of drama building to a dramatic finish.
- Interlagos 2016: A rarity in an exciting full wet race in the modern Turbo-Hybrid era. Also a clinic by Lewis.
- Baku 2017: Dramatic and competitive, a decent blast of a race
- Shanghai 2018: Ditto above, possibly the best race last year IMO.

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Post by PTRACER » 1 week ago

RealTeeceezy wrote:
1 week ago
Old topic, but new here so thought I might make a contribution. Been watching since on/off since 2000, seriously since 2008.

- Interlagos 2008: This one has had plenty said
- Silverstone 2015: Even though the finish wasn't as exciting seeing Williams perform was amazing live
- Osterreichring 2016: A decent bit of drama building to a dramatic finish.
- Interlagos 2016: A rarity in an exciting full wet race in the modern Turbo-Hybrid era. Also a clinic by Lewis.
- Baku 2017: Dramatic and competitive, a decent blast of a race
- Shanghai 2018: Ditto above, possibly the best race last year IMO.
Interesting that you picked so many races from the past three seasons, most of us here would probably mention only one or two races in the past 15 years. What do you think of F1 now compared to when you first started watching?
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Post by RealTeeceezy » 6 days ago

Having to pick from years I've watched live rules out some due to scheduling. Machines aren't as impressive in some sense. Also seems like there has been a clear break between the upper class of Merc, Ferrari, and RB to a lesser extent than the rest. The midfield is definitely exciting, but there is less excitement around race wins, as you are even less likely to see an outsider push for the win.

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Post by Antonov » 6 days ago

Detroit 1982, 1984

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