On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:57:31 AM UTC-5, ~misfit~ wrote:
> Once upon a time on usenet ~misfit~ wrote:
> > Once upon a time on usenet Steve Thompson wrote:
> >> On Tue, 13 Feb 2018, Sir Tim wrote:
> >>> Sounds like good news.
> >> I beg to differ. If this means that we get Martin Brundle instead of
> >> David Hobbs, I consder it a downside.
> >> Steve
> > Was Hobbs an F1 driver with contacts still inside teams? Has he driven
> > relatively recent F1 cars?
> Now I have more time I thought I should check that myself and I see that
> Hobbs raced in F1 for four seasons (starting in 1967) and didn't score a
> single point!
> Brundle raced for 12 years, the last year being 1996, finishing on the
> podium many times and scoring 98 points. During that time he raced for
> several teams including (but not limited to) Benneton, Jordan, Williams,
> Tyrell and McLaren and has many friends in the paddock from those days. He
> has attended Grands Prix every year from at least 1984 to 2017, 158 of them
> as a driver. He was an F1 test driver for Pirelli as late as 2011 and is
> occasionally allowed to drive Williams F1 cars.
> Hobbs just sits in the studio commentating doesn't he? Brundle is in the
> paddock for 4 days of almost every Grand Prix...
> "Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
> little classification in the DSM*."
> David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
> (*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
The way NBC did it, Will Buxton was the only one on site. The other three were all in the studio.