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Review Of The Day 17th June 2019

17 Jun 2019 07:29:20
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Great Teams Part 4 Joga Bonito: The 1970 Brazil World Cup Team

16 Jun 2019 11:53:30
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Review Of The Day 15th June 2019

15 Jun 2019 07:29:15
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Review Of The Day 14th June 2019

14 Jun 2019 07:29:18
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Review Of The Day 13th June 2019

13 Jun 2019 07:29:14
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Review Of The Day 12th June 2019

12 Jun 2019 07:29:16
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11 Jun 2019 18:52:00
Hello Ed what's your opinion on the size of modern day f1 cars? Surely they're too big for overtaking on tight tracks which is making qualifying more exciting than the race? Do you have any other suggestions as how to make f1 more exciting?

{Ed001's Note - I have been saying that for ages, smaller cars would make a huge difference.

For me I would get rid of radio, the only thing they should be able to do is let someone know when the car needs to be stopped for safety reasons, let the drivers drive at the speed they think fit and they would hopefully race, rather than drive to a delta. Get rid of all the telemetry etc that they can look at live and the live timings too. Drivers should be driving as fast as they can get the car to go round the track, not following laid out plans and nursing tyres.

There are many things that would make for better racing, such as manual gearboxes and weaker brakes, that would ruin the ideal of F1 being high tech cars. But that would not be necessary if a driver is driving by the seat of his pants.

Oh and most importantly dump the blue flags and stop making backmarkers get out of the way. Just let everyone race and the races will be more exciting.}

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11 Jun 2019 20:58:02
Thanks for the reply Ed, what about penalties Ed? I felt that the penalty yesterday was harsh although it is the rules I feel racing is racing and if Hamilton has to break a bit so be it surely that’s just the name of the game?

{Ed001's Note - but Vettel stayed ahead by cutting the corner, so he should have been the one braking.}

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Review Of The Day 11th June 2019

11 Jun 2019 07:29:15
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10 Jun 2019 10:26:25
Well Ed. the penalty decision certainly made the ending brilliant TV. you have to love a Vettel spat.

I can totally understand why people argue it is a harsh penalty and he could do nothing else, however, you have to - like the stewards do - consider from the other drivers perspective, he made a mistake and cut a corner and effectively intentionally or unintentionally blocked the other driver who would of otherwise certainly been passed. Whether he could "do nothing" is irrelevant in my book as he made the fundamental error in the first place and by blocking kept his place, that's what's penalised.

Yes it tainted the afternoon but it's all come from a vettel mistake. Again!

It was however very good TV!

{Ed001's Note - I didn't think it was that harsh, it was the mildest penalty they have for the offence and the stewards would have known by the telemetry whether Vettel had tried to avoid doing that or not. Clearly they felt he made no attempt to avoid the block and gave him the penalty that gave him a chance to make a race of it.}

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10 Jun 2019 10:42:49
Yeh I’d agree with that.

I thought Vettel’s comments about those sort of decisions drive fans away was misplaced - actually controversy makes for great entertainment and media hysteria, if anything the race was boring without it.

{Ed001's Note - spot on mate. The race was dire and this was hyped up to give it interest.}

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Formula 1: Canada Talking Points

10 Jun 2019 10:13:09
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11 Jun 2019 08:11:12
I was shocked at the headlines myself with many outlet claiming the the penalty ruined the race when it, in my opinion, shook things up in a race that wasn't exactly hitting the height it had potential to hit. I think he embarrassed himself, Vettel. But what is even more embarrassing in my opinion is Ferrari, who had forgotten to tell Leclerc of Vettel's penalty, deciding to appeal the call. They're looking overly desperate in response to a shocking start to the season which of because is of their own doing. Their pace though. It made me anticipate big action.
I dropped my head in dispair for Norris but the race in the main could have done better with a little more action to me. Really appreciate this piece Ed. Cheers!

{Ed001's Note - cheers Ugbe. Also Ferrari have forgotten they benefitted from an almost exact same call last season against Verstappen. }

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Formula 1: Monaco Talking Points

26 May 2019 18:43:58
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21 May 2019 19:05:41
Rest in Peace Niki Lauder.

A story that would have likely amused Niki, as he was never really a fan of James:

My Uncle used to work for James Hunt as a mechanic, he invited my mother along to an end of season party that he was at. While at the party, a man put his arm around my mother and said "And who is this lovely young lady? " My mother, being the classy lady that she is, told him to F off, which really, really shocked my uncle, who then said "You do realise that was James Hunt?! "

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Formula 1: Spain Talking Points

13 May 2019 11:32:33
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13 May 2019 13:48:00
Nice article Ed.

There was a piece on BBC I think from an anonymous engineer stating Ferrari had gone the wrong route with their front wing and aero package and it was potentially a dead end in terms of development.

Unfortunate that it appears true and a big team like Ferrari can get it so wrong and effectively ruin the season in terms of teams fighting for tittle.

I would of liked to of seen LEC v HAM title battle

Maybe next year!

{Ed001's Note - they have seen the success of the 'secret footballer' and jumped on it. Interesting stuff though. I wonder if it is correct because it seems a bit early for that to be the problem? Seems like they just have it wrong from the start.

Leclerc was not going to be allowed to fight Hamilton, Ferrari threw their weight behind Vettel and they were not going to change that.}

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13 May 2019 17:17:54
You are probably right Ed, what a shame as LEC is clearly talented.

What I think is good to see is McLaren seemingly showing signs of recovery with Norris showing well, bar the mistake at the weekend, but he is a rookie so you can let him off perhaps.

You have to wonder why Russell was placed in Williams though? Seems rather pointless and potentially career damaging.

{Ed001's Note - I am glad to see McLaren doing well. I like the look of their cars. Norris is doing well as Sainz is a decent driver and he is comparing well with him.

Williams really need to bite the bullet and hand over from Clare Williams. She just doesn't seem to have it. I don't know why as she seems highly intelligent and must know the industry from all the years growing up in it. Some people just aren't suited though.}

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Newcastle United v Liverpool - A Liverpool Perspective

05 May 2019 21:49:22
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Review Of The Day 5th May 2019

05 May 2019 07:29:11
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And Finally... Multi-Sport Athletes

04 May 2019 17:54:30
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Formula 1: Azerbaijan Talking Points

28 Apr 2019 22:36:57
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Sporting Icons 1: Ben Hogan - Golf

27 Apr 2019 23:49:36
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26 Apr 2019 13:28:17
Anyone see the incidents in P1? a loose drain cover destroying the williams, then a bridge having the audacity to get in the way of the recovery truck, then pouring its hydraulic fluid all over the Williams?

Luckily we can laugh about them but the drain cover could of caused serious injury!

{Ed001's Note - that is madness, but it is what happens with street circuits. They have to have special covers to cope with the downforce ripping them up.}

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26 Apr 2019 14:08:54
Don't they normally weld them? either way just glad the driver got away ok. Can't say the same for the car.

On a seperate note, when are you managing to get away from editing to see Endgame? I am off to see it tonight but the hardest part will be not being able to talk about it for a few weeks to avoid spioling it for others!

{Ed001's Note - they do, but it weakens over time. It is just a part of street racing the added dangers, but that is why they are so exciting.

I saw Endgame last night mate. Unfortunately it started just as I thought 'I need a pee' and I spent the next 3 hours trying not to wet meself! It hurt so much by the end, I am just glad there is no end title sequence so I could run for the bog the second they started!!!}

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26 Apr 2019 14:08:54
Don't they normally weld them? either way just glad the driver got away ok. Can't say the same for the car.

On a seperate note, when are you managing to get away from editing to see Endgame? I am off to see it tonight but the hardest part will be not being able to talk about it for a few weeks to avoid spioling it for others!

{Ed001's Note - they do, but it weakens over time. It is just a part of street racing the added dangers, but that is why they are so exciting.

I saw Endgame last night mate. Unfortunately it started just as I thought 'I need a pee' and I spent the next 3 hours trying not to wet meself! It hurt so much by the end, I am just glad there is no end title sequence so I could run for the bog the second they started!!!}

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01 Apr 2019 18:55:25
No talking point Ed01? Really do enjoy them but I guess you've got your hands full. Cheers mate.

{Ed001's Note - oh sorry mate, I didn't realise anyone read them. I will put something together from now on. Hopefully it will be up over night but if not it will defo be done for tomorrow.}

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01 Apr 2019 22:38:13
Thanks mate. Just saw it and your point on Vettel and Bottas was bang on. Very much like last year's performance from them. Appreciate it.

{Ed001's Note - it is odd as Bottas was so dominant last time out and close to Hamilton in qualifying. He gets ahead of him, then rolls over meekly and gives it all away like last season. And Vettel has lost his edge. Both of them should be in lesser teams really, they do not deserve their spots in the top teams.}

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01 Apr 2019 23:38:39
Thanks for making these ed. Enjoyed them last season was a shame when they stopped!

{Ed001's Note - I never knew they were getting read so I stopped. Now I know I will make sure to do these after each race. I nearly did one before the season, I wish I had now.}

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02 Apr 2019 07:19:55
Are you kidding Ed mate? I rush in here after every gp to get some more perspective to individual performance and it doesn't disappoint at all. Always appreciate them to be honest. Just wonder how you get the time to do all these stuffs though but hey well done. Cheers.

{Ed001's Note - cheers mate, time is tough to find, but you just have to find it somewhere!}

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