glitterburn: (F1: HULK SMASH)
From the PA wire (also now on the BBC site):

The BBC will scale back its Formula One coverage next season after a deal with Sky Sports which has secured the rights to show every race live.

The move follows speculation the corporation would pull out of the motorsport altogether for financial reasons.

Under the terms of the agreement it will broadcast half the races and qualifying sessions live - including the British and Monaco Grands Prix - and cover others on a highlights programme.

The six-year deal, running from 2012 until 2018, will see Sky double up on the races shown by the BBC and screen others exclusively.

BBC Radio Five Live's coverage remains unchanged.

Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport, said: "We are absolutely delighted that F1 will remain on the BBC.

"The sport has never been more popular with TV audiences at a 10-year high and the BBC has always stated its commitment to the big national sporting moments.

"With this new deal not only have we delivered significant savings but we have also ensured that through our live and extended highlights coverage all the action continues to be available to licence fee payers."

Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: "This is fantastic news for F1 fans and Sky Sports will be the only place to follow every race live and in HD.

"We will give F1 the full Sky Sports treatment with a commitment to each race never seen before on UK television.

"As well as unrivalled build-up to each race on Sky Sports News, we will broadcast in-depth live coverage of every session."


Fuck you, F1. Fuck you, BBC. Fuck you, Sky. If ever I had a reason to stop watching the sport, this is it. Congratulations. Not even that wanker Vettel and that disgusting bag of slime Horner had managed to completely put me off F1, but that's it. I am fucking done with you.

German GP

Jul. 24th, 2011 03:07 pm
glitterburn: (Default)
It's amazing how much more interesting F1 becomes when Vettel is removed from the equation. Actual racing takes place. Incredible. Who would believe it.
glitterburn: (F1: Jenson)


Jenson you epic, epic man XDDDDDD

Lap 54 - [ profile] diagon: "Are we there yet?"

So glad I decided to watch the restart. That must be the best Canadian GP since 1998. Those last few laps. Jesus Christ. We screamed so loud when Vettel spun and Jenson got the lead. Epic in every way. Last to first, what a race.

let's forget Nico and Adrian's race, wtf guys


glitterburn: (F1: Mika)
[ profile] diagon and I have just spent the past 6 hours watching the 1999 and 2001 F1 season reviews. I never liked Irvine back then but I like him now. Weird. And even though we knew the outcome of the races we still cheered our drivers on. How random is that!

Also, now I remember what I saw in Mika.

I totally blame [ profile] lixia84 for this most unexpected resurgence. Dear me.
glitterburn: (Default)
Title: Recovery
Fandom: F1 RPS
Pairing: Robert Kubica/Vitaly Petrov (implied Robert/Fernando)
Rating: PG
Summary: Every action has a reaction.
Notes: For [ profile] lixia84, who prompted ‘hospital visit, recovery’ over at Write for Relief. I fail at pron atm so this ended up as a thinky character piece instead o_O


Pietra Ligure celebrates the arrival of spring. Outside the window of Robert’s hospital room, a palm tree shakes its leaves beneath a passing breeze. He’s studied the palm tree over the course of several long weeks. There’s a dent in its trunk halfway up, as if some careless person has driven into it. Winter has taken the lower leaves, stolen the gloss from the green, leaving limp brown tatters.

Squares of light pattern the blanket drawn up over his bed. He stretches out his right arm, lays it in the path of the sun. Robert looks at the strips of plaster and bandage still holding him in place. He considers the scars, the flesh over shattered bone. He wonders which contains the most metal—him or his Renault. Except it’s not his Renault any more. Nor is it even a Renault. The team name has changed, an operation requiring just as much delicacy as the surgery that put Robert back together.

If everything had gone to plan, Bahrain would be a recent memory and he’d be thinking about ways to win in Australia. His plans were not what God or Fate or anything else intended. Instead of driving and winning races, he lies in his hospital bed, watching the springtime, and wonders how many seasons will pass before he’s whole again.

Read more... )
glitterburn: (F1: Adrian's sick piano)
In the last ep of Pointless we spotted cute contestant Nosheel who is blatantly the love child of Adrian Sutil and Lewis Hamilton:

His Adrian mannerisms include blinking a lot and being daft (when asked to name a female deer, he said "Duchess").

Korean GP

Oct. 24th, 2010 11:26 am
glitterburn: (F1: Epic Webber Sigh)
What a moronic race. Or as Jenson described it, "hysterical".

I spent 80% of it shouting at the sheer stupidity of the everyone involved. Really wished Mark hadn't rebounded into Nico, that sucked big time. We actually started cheering for Mike at one point but then he couldn't be bothered any more. Adrian seemed to be the only driver who remembered that F1 is a spectator sport and tried his best to be entertaining.

Mainly, this race will go down in the history of the House of Ham as the only race in which we both cheered for Fernando to win.

I also came very close to crying with joy when Vettel's engine blew. GOOD TIMES.
glitterburn: (F1: He's not your babe Fernando)
...but is Fernando kitty material?

[Poll #1591634]

This post brought to you by Srs Procrastination.
glitterburn: (Beer!)
At last, some kind person has put this up on youtube! Lewis playing guitar, Jenson shipping Lewis/Fernando, etc

glitterburn: (F1: EJ scary victory sign)
DC: Rubens, do you have a question for Jenson? (while Ruby and Jenson cuddle) A bit of manlove going on there?
glitterburn: (F1: Flav the sexyhunk)
Legard: "Vettel is pegging Hamilton."

One for the kink meme, perhaps?

Fernando's excuse for doing badly - one injustice puts him off the rest of the race - is given credence by the entire England football team. Alonso to replace Capello as England manager?

Spanish GP

May. 9th, 2010 06:00 pm
glitterburn: (Andy - Crawl)

Martin Brundle: "I bet Alonso is choked up by Lewis sticking it in the hedge." LMAO!

EJ getting bizarrely worked up over Nico's craptastic performance. Did you put a fiver on him, Eddie?

Seb manfully biting his lip on the podium. Bless.
glitterburn: (F1: Flav the sexyhunk)
Webber: "I know Seb inside and out."

glitterburn: (F1: EJ scary victory sign)
Dear [ profile] satanael,

Thank you for supporting Michael and Fernando during this race, but I don't think Adrian got the memo.

Aussie GP )
glitterburn: (F1: Adrian's sick piano)
Brawn: Schumacher good for Rosberg


Ross Brawn believes being paired with Michael Schumacher will help Nico Rosberg


"I view it as a very exciting partnership and I am glad Nico is part of it. [...] I never wanted Michael to dominate. Michael dominated because he was the best. [...] I don't want one driver to dominate the other."

BE PAYING ATTENTION, SLASHERS. Ross wants them to be switches.

*supports Kobayashi instead*


Sep. 27th, 2009 04:37 pm
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cut for bad language )

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