Now that @johnpollock and @wai0937 and many others have seen the light thanks to Drive To Survive on Netflix which y’all should go out of your way to check out, and is now a constant topic of interest in the POST community, why don’t we have an ongoing discussion thread here!
The rivalry between Hamilton and Verstappen is like watching Georges St-Pierre and Matt Hughes back in the day. Who will kick it up a notch to get to the top?
*As this is being created, the first ever Miami Grand Prix is taking place next weekend, Sunday May 8th is the official race.
Great to see this added to the Forum! 100% because of John & Wai I started watching Drive to Survive a few weeks ago, watched the most recent race with my Dad today (he’s a fan and still had it in his PVR) and im all in! Looking forward to lots of discussion on this
So whilst it was a major part of last year’s championship, unfortunately the Hamilton vs Verstappen rivalry isn’t an on going thing this year. With the new rules and regulations brought in, changing the aerodynamics of the cars and the way they run, Mercedes have lost a lot of ground to Red Bull and Ferrari. Although they have been able to be close in the constructors standings due to poor reliability from the Red Bulls in a couple of races this season.
Below is the current Driver and Constructor standings after the Emilia-Romagna GP at Imola
Also a quick heads up, over on the Post Discord, I’ll be running prediction games over the course of the weekend, with big thanks to the Lord Of The Cord Phil Chertok for setting it up, so come over and enjoy the fun
For those who are new to the sport here’s a couple good YouTube channels for you to look into.
First there’s WTF1, who produce a lot of good content. They have a good mix of brief explanation videos, post race analysis and lists as well as looking at the more fun side of the sport
However if you’re looking to get into the more technical and analytical side of the sport, I’d suggest Chain Bear F1. Some of their technical videos explain a lot about what’s going on, with plenty of info there for both novices and experienced fans alike
One podcast I would recommend if you’re heading to work or you’re in a workout would be Chequered Flag from the BBC. Great banter between the hosts, very thorough and a great jumping on point if you’re new to the sport.
Been looking at some of the past races on ESPN, and they’ve just been relying on the Sky Sports feed on all of these broadcasts. If they want to grow this sport here in the States, I think ESPN should implement their own personalities and pundits instead of just simulcasting all of Sky Sports. Even put out their own podcast.
Why though? They have ready made the best production in the business, the best commentary team in motorsports. I get trying to build their own stuff, but it’s a step backwards for the quality of the product you’re showing off to an audience that’s just building. There’s a reason why ESPN, TSN, Fox in Australia all take the British feed. Also look at it the other way round, the majority of American sports shown in the UK take a direct feed from the American broadcaster. The only sport that doesn’t is NFL and that’s because its been on UK TV for nearly 40 years and has always had a British in studio element to it (however that British studio element is only pre, post and in between play, the actual game is the USTV feed)
A couple suggestions for some old races that you should take a look at. First the 2011 Canadian GP. A race filled with rain and incident from start to finish. A drying track causing tricky conditions for the drivers, who at one stage had to wait for a couple hours for the race to restart after a stoppage
Over on the Discord, in the Sportsbook section, the prediction games are up for qualifying tomorrow. You’ll have right up until the beginning of Q1 to make your selections. Just pick the emoji linked to your choice and click on it to register your vote. If you’re not on there already, go to Discord - POST Wrestling | WWE NXT AEW NJPW UFC Podcasts, News, Reviews to join