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Just Remembering III

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Just Remembering III

Postby Adam on Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:10 pm

As the two topics before, but this time instead of pictures we're dealing with famous (infamous?) quotes of years gone by - not least predictions that have transpired to be horribly inaccurate, or lip-smackingly delicious ironies.

An opening example, the 2008 Singapore GP report on this very site:

Nelson Piquet has seemed out of his depth this year and in Singapore he crashed heavily on lap 13. But in doing so he handed victory to his team-mate Fernando Alonso, who had gambled on a very short 12-lap first stint. He was thus perfectly positioned to take advantage of the situation. The other major players were all delayed or penalised and Alonso moved up to the front on lap 34. And there he stayed, while those behind him were trapped behind slower cars. There were some cynics (there always are) who reckoned that the team's strategy was to have Nelson crash soon after Fernando had completed his stop and thus create a situation in which Fernando gained an advantage over the rest of the field. One can see this argument, but one likes to believe that no team would ever be so desperate as to have a driver throw his car at a wall. In all probability Piquet just screwed up - he has done that a lot this year. If not, he must have been offered something worth having because he needs to impress in the few remaining races as this has been a very poor season.

It will be interesting to see whether he gets a new contract for 2009.


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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby Adam on Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:45 pm

Well, at least I'm trying to keep the History Section alive!

Eddie Irvine interviewed circa April 1994:
"What a start to my F1 career! I got punched by Senna in my first race, crashed in my second, destroyed four cars in my third and got banned from my fourth. People are going to think I'm some kind of nutter..."

:hihi:

And even better, here's Lola boss Eric Broadley speaking on the eve of the 1997 Australian GP:
"I hope that by the end of four years we will be ready to win the championship."

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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby Adam on Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:14 pm

"Webber's punching the air as hard as Michael Schumacher, isn't he! You gotta take it while it's there. I don't blame him - soak it all up, Marky boy, because you have enough bad days in motor racing - you have miserable days, that when you have a good one you've got to absolutely enjoy it."


A spookily prophetic Martin Brundle, watching Mark Webber cross the line in fifth for Minardi at Australia 2002.
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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby Crossa on Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:46 pm

In the mean time we have Mark getting used to winning.. was it me or wasn't he as elated in Brazil as you'd expect him to be?

Probably felt that no-one noticed him there on the top spot
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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby Adam on Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:42 pm

Wow, is it really almost ten years since Muzza left the commentary box? Feels like yesterday when he was throwing gems like these out on the airwaves...

IF is a very long word in Formula One; in fact, IF is F1 spelled backwards.

That's history. I say history because it happened in the past.

Well, now we have exactly the same situation as at the beginning of the race, only exactly opposite.

With half the race gone, there is half the race still to go.

And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing.

A battle is developing between them; I say developing, because it's not yet on.

I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong.

And now, excuse me while I interrupt myself.


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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby Lyria on Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:34 pm

Ahh dear old Murray, somehow when he made a fool of himself we all laughed with him didn't we? Nowadays I'm not sureit would happen. Then again that man had such an enthusiasm for the sport, you'd forgive him anything.
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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby Funkmother on Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:45 am

Yeah, he was in the commentary box for the local broadcaster and did a fairly unforgettable grid walk at the Aussie GP a few years ago.

Adam wrote:Well, at least I'm trying to keep the History Section alive!


And a stirling job you're doing too mate. :clap: Loved the quote about Piquet. :hihi:
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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby Adam on Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:14 pm

"Where is the leader? There is the leader... no, that's Rubens Barrichello."

A classic (Freudian?) slip from Murray Walker, mixing up the Ferraris at Hungary 2001.
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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby Lyria on Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:44 pm

You have to chuckle at those slips from Murray, at least no one was offended when he said such things
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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby Adam on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:15 am

"This is obviously another BAD BAD BAD Australian Grand Prix for the McLaren team. It's not reliability this time - it's either a driver problem, just overdoing it, or... a car problem..."

Murray after Mika Hakkinen spins out of the 2001 race. A classic that I'd never heard before I found a clip on YouTube. :thumbs: :hihi:
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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby f1datavis on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:38 pm

I like this:

There are four compounds through the year: hard, medium, soft and supersoft; that’s silver, white, yellow and red – not a very sensible progression. I think you’ve gotta think of it as knife, toast, butter and jam as they get softer through the progression of the rubber.


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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby Funkmother on Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:47 am

Martin's actually quite clever sometimes. How about...

[Flat-spotting the tyres] vibrates like crazy, then rattles the fillings out of your teeth and your eyeballs out of their sockets.


I think Martin gets dares that he can't include a certain word in the telecast. At Belgium in 2010 he said...

Sharp as a kumquat fruit today is Lewis. I dunno if I’ve won the bet for getting that word in the programme today!


... then last year in Malaysia...

It’s all turned to custard for D’Ambrosio. Thank goodness I got that one out of the way!


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Re: Just Remembering III

Postby f1datavis on Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:26 pm

Actually I my favourite Brundle quote:

"You can measure the length of this pitstop with a calendar".
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