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  1. I liked it more than @mexos did, but I think after a relatively strong start it does lose its way a bit. I wonder if there's a much longer edit somewhere, but someone decided it needed to be cut down to a 1h45 feature length. A lot of it does feel brutally rushed, and narratively it's a total mess. It's like it assumes you're totally familiar with his career on track, which is a bit of a reach given that it's going back almost 30 years. I still enjoyed it overall, both for the home-video stuff that I'd never seen before, and for the new footage of Corinna and Mick talking about Michael. (And Gina, though honestly I don't think she adds much of substance). But it's very far from perfect.
  2. I just posted this in the F1 thread so apologies for crossposting but it seems relevant here too:
  3. I'm watching the new Schumacher documentary that just came out on Netflix today. I know we've probably all seen the footage from Imola 1994 many times, but just as a warning in case it's an issue - the documentary includes a full shot of Senna's fatal crash with no cutaway, plus maybe one or two minutes of him receiving trackside attention and being stretchered away. It's about 27 or 28 minutes in. It cuts from an onboard shot of Schumacher following Senna into Tamburello, straight to an offboard wide shot of the impact. I get why they've included it for narrative reasons, and as I say I've seen it many times before, but it still isn't at all easy to watch (nor should it be). I'm on my lunch break from work so I won't get to watch the rest of the film until this evening. Pretty impressive so far though. It's produced in a similar style to the Senna film, with no narrator, just lots of archive footage and talking heads. A fair bit of it is in German and French, so you will need to have the subtitles on.
  4. Look at Lars Ulrich. Grandfather and father were both tennis players. He gets sent off to the USA as a teenager to try and become a tennis pro himself, fucks it off and starts Metallica.
  5. The only thing I'm going to say confidently is that @GwiDan and I won't be winning this year
  6. Didn't they even change the super licence criteria to stop it happening again?
  7. Part of the turbocharger. Recovers energy from the engine exhaust and feeds it into the hybrid electric system (and vice versa - can take energy out of the electrical system and use it to more quickly spin up the turbo to the right speed when boost is called for). The H stands for Heat. Distinct from the MGU-K, which does the same thing but at the rear axle rather than at the exhaust turbine. The K stands for Kinetic (energy). Mercedes is brilliant at making good MGU-H units thanks to many years (decades?) of experience building turbocharged engines for HGVs. Red Bull wants rid of them because with the Honda exit, RBR has to start making its own engines and it doesn't have the same expertise in making a good MGU-H. It'll happen because it will hinder Mercedes and everyone's fed up with them winning.
  8. Oh, my sweet summer car child.
  9. It wasn’t racing at home, it was done in TV studios.
  10. We must both have started watching in 1988! Jean-Louis Schlesser and René Arnoux (both b.1948) were racing that year, and only Räikkönen, Alonso, Hamilton and Vettel were even alive then. My dad was always into F1 when I was a kid, and 1988 is the year when I reckon I started paying attention (because we got Nigel Mansell's World Championship for Amstrad CPC and I loved it). We also had an F1 management game (just called Formula One, I think) for the Amstrad. That had people like Arnoux and Laffite in it. Good times.
  11. Back up to (an admittedly still-discounted) £6.74 now.
  12. GIO dropped, MSC alongside Bottas? (to be clear, this is pure speculation, I haven't heard anything. Just think MSC's agent must be doing everything to try and get him out of Haas - both because it's slow, and because it's increasingly clear that he really can't stand the driver of the no.9 car on any level).
  13. @davejm Hang in there man. Hope you can get things sorted out as smoothly/painlessly as possible.
  14. MSC was three laps down at the end. Russell is classified ahead of him because I guess he retired with just one or two laps of the race left.
  15. Retired one lap after a late pit stop. Presumably they brought him in with a problem, sent him back out but it wasn’t fixed. It wasn’t on TV.
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