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Old 03-12-2018, 08:57 PM   #52
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Hobbs is making the case for ESPN. How many time did he and his crew screw up which car they were talking about: (Fernando spins) Hobbs says "Montoya just spun out". Then there was a stream of meaningless chatter. Just shut up and show me the race.
I don’t think that makes the case for ESPN at all. I loved the pre-race, race, and post-race coverage on NBCSN. Those guys brought a lot of character and humor to the production. So Hobbs called Alonso Juan Pablo once. BFD. I will say this, as a follower of many motorsports: F1 cars are hard to quickly ID. The numbers are tiny and there are two identical color scheme cars for each of the ten teams. If the two drivers’ helmets are not polar opposites (like LH white and Nico/Valteri black, good luck calling the driver without a zoom shot.

I’ll reserve final judgement on ESPN until I actually see their production of the Australia GP weekend.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:22 PM   #53
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Hobbs is a legend and I am going to sorely miss their broadcast.
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Old 03-13-2018, 02:06 PM   #54
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Yeah despite all the commercials I was actually pretty happy with the NBC coverage.
I was looking at the dedicated F1 option they are selling and I'm not so sure I would buy it.

Only if ESPN does not show replays, would I buy it. I'm never watching the races live.
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Old 03-13-2018, 03:56 PM   #55
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I think the loss of the NBCSN coverage team is a big deal. Hopefully like Top Gear, even if you might have preferred the old guard more the new guys will still be good.
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:16 PM   #56
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Top Gear is still on? lol
But for real, have not watched it since the OG's left the program...
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:31 PM   #57
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Link for ESPN broadcast schedule:

https://theparcferme.com/espn-releas...n-tv-schedule/
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:59 PM   #58
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Thank you for the link. The DVR now is programmed.
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:42 AM   #59
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Good to see Germany back on the schedule.

Looks like the theme is P1 and P2 will be online only, P3 on ESPN News, Q on the Deuce, and races on the Deuce, ESPN, or ABC based on typical ratings.
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:24 PM   #60
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Not sure but you may be able to pick up ESPN3 on the ESPN app for the Apple TV (or the others).
I feel like I have seen something on ESPN3 through the app.

I don't have cable.
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:19 PM   #61
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It's race week!
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:55 PM   #62
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:27 PM   #63
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Aw man! I'm super stoked. The off season felt like an eternity

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Old 03-23-2018, 02:33 PM   #64
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Holy shit the halos are revolting...
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:05 PM   #65
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Holy shit the halos are revolting...
Yes they are. I'm annoyed with the onboard streams where the halo blocks part of the view. I'm also more annoyed that the f1 streaming service was delayed.

Haas is looking pretty strong for midfield. Hoping ferarri find their balance and fight the other 2 teams.



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Old 03-25-2018, 04:31 AM   #66
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Holy shit the halos are revolting...
Haha, no lie. At least they came up with a better behind-the-driver cam location for Day 2.

Also, I was pleasantly surprised by the ESPN coverage (via Sky Sports). It wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting. Not as good as NBCSN, but not terrible.

And my lord, no matter what your thoughts on LH, this is just a blistering lap. Every mark is hit:

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