Post by ~misfit~ Post by ~misfit~ Post by Steve Thompson Post by Sir Tim
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.
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
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.