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As we are now in 2017 I've started a new thread - latest news on who will replace Rosberg does seem to make Bottas the likely successor, given that Massa has agreed to do another season with Williams:

 

http://www.motorspor...-is-done-862197

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Looking forward to this year. I've got tickets for Silverstone, and likely going to the Montreal GP too. B)

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I must be confused about what retiring means, I like Massa and was very moved watching the Brazil Gp but surely his future was discussed at length, its not like a Rosberg boom I am done.

 

Seems a bit farcical if you ask me, whens Button coming back, 2nd or 3rd race?

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I have a theory about Rosberg's retirement...HE WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR WITH FERRARI. :D

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2017 F1 Season - Live UK TV Broadcasts

1. Australia (March 26) - Sky

2. China (April 9) - Sky

3. Bahrain (April 16) - Sky and Channel 4

4. Russia (April 30) - Sky and Channel 4

5. Spain (May 14) - Sky

6. Monaco (May 28) - Sky and Channel 4

7. Canada (June 11) - Sky

8. Azerbaijan (June 25) - Sky and Channel 4

9. Austria (July 9) - Sky

10. Great Britain (July 16) - Sky and Channel 4

11. Hungary (July 30) - Sky

12. Begium (August 27) - Sky and Channel 4

13. Italy (September 3) - Sky

14. Singapore (September 17) - Sky and Channel 4

15. Malaysia (October 1) - Sky and Channel 4

16. Japan (October 8) - Sky

17. USA (October 22) - Sky and Channel 4

18. Mexico (October 29) - Sky

19. Brazil (November 12) - Sky

20. Abu Dhabi (November 26) - Sky and Channel 4

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2017 F1 Season - Live UK TV Broadcasts

1. Australia (March 27) - Sky

2. China (April 9) - Sky

3. Bahrain (April 16) - Sky and Channel 4

4. Russia (April 30) - Sky and Channel 4

5. Spain (May 14) - Sky

6. Monaco (May 28) - Sky and Channel 4

7. Canada (June 11) - Sky

8. Azerbaijan (June 25) - Sky and Channel 4

9. Austria (July 9) - Sky

10. Great Britain (July 16) - Sky and Channel 4

11. Hungary (July 30) - Sky

12. Begium (August 27) - Sky and Channel 4

13. Italy (September 3) - Sky

14. Singapore (September 17) - Sky and Channel 4

15. Malaysia (October 1) - Sky and Channel 4

16. Japan (October 8) - Sky

17. USA (October 22) - Sky and Channel 4

18. Mexico (October 29) - Sky

19. Brazil (November 12) - Sky

20. Abu Dhabi (November 26) - Sky and Channel 4

Anyone got a magnifying glass?! :lol:

 

Why on earth would C4 want the snorefest that is Bahrain over the season opener of Australia?! That's bonkers. Unless Sky tell them what they can and cannot have, of course.

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well Bahrain is at a slightly more suitable time for European audiences... I wouldn't watch the Australian grand prix live unless I lived in Australia!

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Ah, that's a very good point actually.

 

That said, I always watch the Oz one, it's one of the highlights of the calendar. Doesn't start that early, and besides it's a weekend so you then have the rest of the day to do actual stuff :)

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I have a theory about Rosberg's retirement...HE WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR WITH FERRARI. :D

 

You may well be not that far off the mark. I can think of 3 world champions who've come back , Alan Jones, Lauda and Schumacher. James Hunt came very close to coming back and Jackie Stewart gave it considerable thought. I wouldn't expect Rosberg back by 2018 though, it'll take him a couple of years to get bored :) .

 

Pete

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Niki Lauda needed the money for his airline, "Lauda Air" but I can't imagine that Schumacher needed the money. James Hunt actually got as far as testing a Williams when he was 42 (and broke!), he was off the pace but felt that once he got into "condition" he would be competitive. What he meant by that is hard to grasp as he was well known for his smoking, drinking and drug taking :lol: . As far as Sir Jackie Stewart is concerned he too tested out a number of F1 cars but he was from a different era and self preservation was his main priority. He was also an ambassador for Ford and his salary was rumored to be 70k per annum, a lot of money in the 70's

 

Pete

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God I really, really hate Jackie 'ME ME ME ME ME' Stewart.

 

I bet he's got posters of himself in every room, and on his bedroom ceiling.

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1. Australia (March 27) - Sky

2. China (April 9) - Sky

3. Bahrain (April 16) - Sky and Channel 4

4. Russia (April 30) - Sky and Channel 4

5. Spain (May 14) - Sky

6. Monaco (May 28) - Sky and Channel 4

7. Canada (June 11) - Sky

8. Azerbaijan (June 25) - Sky and Channel 4

9. Austria (July 9) - Sky

10. Great Britain (July 16) - Sky and Channel 4

11. Hungary (July 30) - Sky

12. Begium (August 27) - Sky and Channel 4

13. Italy (September 3) - Sky

14. Singapore (September 17) - Sky and Channel 4

15. Malaysia (October 1) - Sky and Channel 4

16. Japan (October 8) - Sky

17. USA (October 22) - Sky and Channel 4

18. Mexico (October 29) - Sky

19. Brazil (November 12) - Sky

20. Abu Dhabi (November 26) - Sky and Channel 4

 

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God I really, really hate Jackie 'ME ME ME ME ME' Stewart.

 

I bet he's got posters of himself in every room, and on his bedroom ceiling.

 

The master and innovator of the modern sponsorship model :D

 

You don't like him because he's Scottish, the best driver there's ever been and he's Scottish :lol:, hang on, no that's me I'm thinking of ;)

 

(Secretly, I want a poster of me on YOUR bedroom ceiling :lol: (I'll send you one))

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God I really, really hate Jackie 'ME ME ME ME ME' Stewart.

 

I bet he's got posters of himself in every room, and on his bedroom ceiling.

 

The master and innovator of the modern sponsorship model :D

 

You don't like him because he's Scottish, the best driver there's ever been and he's Scottish :lol:, hang on, no that's me I'm thinking of ;)

 

(Secretly, I want a poster of me on YOUR bedroom ceiling :lol: (I'll send you one))

 

He wasn't even the best Scottish driver, that would be Jim Clark who was pure genius. He could drive anything F1/F2, saloons, won the Indy 500 and was leading the RAC rally, yeah he was good. Mind you, JYS may not have been the fastest but he was one of the cleverest and as you say was the first one to sell his image. I once stood next to JYS and my word was he diminutive.

 

Pete

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God I really, really hate Jackie 'ME ME ME ME ME' Stewart.

 

I bet he's got posters of himself in every room, and on his bedroom ceiling.

 

The master and innovator of the modern sponsorship model :D

 

You don't like him because he's Scottish, the best driver there's ever been and he's Scottish :lol:, hang on, no that's me I'm thinking of ;)

 

(Secretly, I want a poster of me on YOUR bedroom ceiling :lol: (I'll send you one))

 

He wasn't even the best Scottish driver, that would be Jim Clark who was pure genius. He could drive anything F1/F2, saloons, won the Indy 500 and was leading the RAC rally, yeah he was good. Mind you, JYS may not have been the fastest but he was one of the cleverest and as you say was the first one to sell his image. I once stood next to JYS and my word was he diminutive.

 

Pete

 

IYO

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I don't care if Jackie Stewart is the greatest driver in the world ever, he's still a c***.

 

:D

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I don't care if Jackie Stewart is the greatest driver in the world ever, he's still a c***.

 

:D

 

Come on Dan tell us how you really feel about the man and stop sitting on the fence :lol:

 

Speaking of "older" race drivers I was watching some clips of the Le Mans 24 Hour from years ago, spectacular stuff so much more dangerous than today but exciting to watch all the same!

 

If you have half an hour this is quite good

 

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I don't care if Jackie Stewart is the greatest driver in the world ever, he's still a c***.

 

:D

 

I have to agree. He is one of these guys that says nothing when Lewis is partying and winning everything but as soon as he fails he blames is party lifestyle!

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I particularly like the way he manages to squeeze in the phrase "When I won the world championship..." into nearly every single sentence he says. :boxing: :boxing: :boxing:

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Tut, tut, such hate for a lovely man, caring father and husband, who also won 3 world championships. Hamilton will never be knighted, due to his decadent lifestyle.

 

If I'd won 3 World championships, I'd have cards printed up to present to everyone I met :D. Love his tartan trews and bunnet :thumbs:, such style. A true gent who was a genuine friend of Clark and Hill amongst others.

 

However, he's from an era when it was much harder to win one, never mind three world championships.

 

Back on topic, Verstappen will take a lot of beating this year ;), IMO.

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