Post by Bobster
Dixon's crash was scary as heck. Amazing that he walked away. I can remember a time when he would have been maimed at the very least.
Yeah, that put me in a mild state of shock, the upside-down landing on
the corner of the barrier. Good chassis design to have that a
walk-away type prang. In the decades I've been watching F1, I've seen
few that have looked so potentially visceral.
Post by Bobster
A pity about Alfonzie. I'm not sure he would have won from the
position he was in, having lost places on a restart, but he was a
contender and he provided some great entertainment. I missed him at
Monaco, but I enjoyed the 500 and seeing him racing hard and smart
and at the front.
It was interesting (to me) that at the time of his retirement, the
announcers said that he had the fastest average race speed of all the
You probably saw the same transmission as me. What fucking incompetent
commentators, never announcing when interesting things had happened,
and seeming so naive about fundamental things such as optimising pit
strategies. (Then again, some of the teams were just as naive, having
their drivers coast back on fumes occasionally.)
The cherry on top was the retarded terminology they used, which might
be standard in that arena, but is still so utterly retarded anyone
using it should be gently culled for the good of the species. The
"straight" is a "straight", not a "straightaway": one of those words
is an adjective describing a portion of track, and by extension, a
noun describing the thing with that property; the other is an adverb
describing the time of an action. I can aonly assume, it was acoined
aby asome ahick athat ahad a aproblem acreating anoun aphrases.
And in what way does doing your 5th pit stop on lap 136 possibly make
the race "become a one stop race"? There's a perfectly unambiguous
term for needing one more stop, which is "to need one more stop".
And no, this is not a nationalistic anti-american thing, the british
commentators that say "five one thousandths of a second" are just as
retarded for not noticing there're two numerators in the fraction. And
the american term "fall" for autumn is not just perfectly sensible,
it's perfectly english too.
Also interesting was the amount of screen time that McLaren orange car
got, and the number of times the announcers spoke about him. Also the
standing ovation he got from the grandstand crowd when he did retire.
I'd have to say that he definitely made an impression.
Agree. It was a good show. If another F1 driver whose exploits I'm
interested in races in Indy500 in future years, I shall definitely
watch the race again.
Humans will have advanced a long, long, way when the DSM has
a cozy little place next to the bible in the "Fiction" shelf
in the library.