Who was the fool who thought it was sensible to check tyre pressures 5 minutes before the warm up lap? Isn’t a warm up lap used to get tyres up to pressure?
Drivers & teams must not publicise problems with Pirelli – Pirelli can do it themselves.
“Wolff, Mercedes’ F1 boss, said the team had correctly followed the procedure for measuring the tyre pressures established by manufacturer Pirelli but that they had been measured by governing body the FIA outside the stipulated period.”
For the rest of us in far away time zones and a bit of a life outside F1, and paying premium TV for F1 races and DVRs, it’s disheartening to scan for important emails and stumble upon one with the race result before we watch the race. Perhaps you could continue to post your awesome notes, but leave the end for the end.
Of course not. But many races are over before I (and many people) even get up. There’s absolutely no loss to you in broadcasting your emails without spoiling the end for the rest of us. Everybody wins. We all love the sport. We’re all in this together. Sure you can’t play cool? Thanks.
Whoa there, cowboy. You’re saying you have many thousands of people following your blog? Mr Skeptical here says “show me”. LOL
Here’s an even more interesting headline: “FIA adds drama to race win”
That makes people want to open your email, read all about it, which you’ll cleverly link to GP+, and perhaps get an extra subscriber. Food for thought.
MS Outlook has a similar pop-up, but in this particular case it was on the iPhone. I was on one-night house-hunting journey, with every intention to return home late Sunday afternoon and watch the race. I woke up Sunday morning in the hotel, checked emails, and boom, there it was the race result. Sad.
Glad others can see the problem, and that it is something ultra easy to avoid.
The mail filtering is a good idea, if it works. I’ll try that. Thanks for the idea.
Same here, I avoid all media and social media on race days.
But, with the advent of the DVR, and F1 being a premium service broadcasted from a dozen time zones, it is expected that people will consume it at different times, so yes, it is annoying to know the result before even having a chance to drink a cup of joe. Further, movie and book critics talk about new movies and books all the time without giving the end. And often times newscasters will warn the audience of a spoiler alert and give ample time to turn off the device. It’s just common courtesy.
I’m not talking about a week’s time delay. But give people at least thru the end of the day. Sundays can be busy; chores, errands, family, church, exercise, rest, etc. Food for thought.
Sounds much like a “he said, she said” situation. Pirelli must provide the teams with calibrated, real-time wifi/cellular reporting pressure gauges as well as the exact time the teams will check tire pressures. A pipe dream?
Seems like a fair result. As usual Pirelli are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. I thought that engineers telling the driver how to race the car were now banned. So what was the discussion between Hamilton and his race engineer?
I assume you’re being sarcastic, Supasox! You should come to N.Z. some people here work in Imperial and some people work in Metric, but we seem to get the work done which is the most important thing.