April 07, 2015

F1 on NBCSN: China

After a relatively surprising result in Malaysia, the Formula 1 Circus has bundled itself up and traipsed its way across the South China Sea to find itself in Shanghai, home of the 2015 Grand Prix of China.  Let's take a look at the track map, shall we?  Yes, let's!

Well, one thing's for sure: it hasn't changed.  It's still smoggy, it's still shaped like the Chinese symbol shang, meaning "arise", it's still a Tilkedrome.  It's more likely to cough up a good race than any other Tilkedrome, true, but that's nothing to hang on your wall proudly.  Throw in the perceived dominance of Mercedes and I find myself staring at the schedule and wondering just what I'm doing with my life.   I mean, besides "nothing".

Well, since I'm not doing anything, I may as well watch the race.  Here's NBCSN's planned coverage schedule:
Friday
Practice 2: 1am - 230a live
Saturday
Quals: 2a - 330a live
Sunday
Grand Prix of China: 1230a - 300a live

All times are Pond Central, of course, but please check your schedule, just to be sure we've got the times listed right.  Seriously, Zap2It is a clumsy, awkward, sloppy little piece of moldy cheese of a TV listing software, and I trust it about as far as I can spit an eatanter.  And for the record, I can't spit an eatanter at all... the tail keeps getting snagged.

In other F1 news, Red Bull has stopped whining about Mercedes' so-called engine domination.  Now team principal Christian Horner is calling for a wind tunnel ban.  Given his track record on this sort of stuff, I can only assume that Red Bull is having technical troubles with their wind tunnel.  Either that or they hate the thought of Haas F1 having the best automotive wind tunnel in the world at their beck and call.  Maybe both, who knows?   I'm not even sure Horner knows.  Red Bull is talking about getting out of the sport altogether, Toro Rosso is on the verge of becoming a Renault tean... maybe we can get a team that's concerned about racing on the track, instead of a team that's a marketing tool first, and then a racing team. 

Rant over.  Everybody back on your heads.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 11:22 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Maybe try flipping the eatanter around in your mouth and spitting tail first?

Posted by: Vaucanson's Duck at April 07, 2015 07:26 PM (G6R3M)

2 Well, that way I have less eatanter hanging out of my mouth.  Improvement!

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 07, 2015 07:40 PM (jGQR+)

3 I get the feeling the chickens are coming home to roost over at Red Bull in general... the heyday of being The Brand Most Associated With X-Treem Sports is kind of fading now, and shareholders are probably asking, "We're still spending beau-coup bucks on what, exactly?" With the Baumgartner jump and the winning F1 season(s) behind them, relevance is fading and at that point budgets start to tighten.

Just a guess, though. It's not as if I follow Red Bull's fortunes all that closely.

Posted by: GreyDuck at April 08, 2015 07:22 AM (AQ0bN)

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