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      01-25-2020, 08:09 AM   #1
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We all watch racing and we all hear the commentators. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes cringy and occasionally maddening. I'm watching the 2019 Mexican GP as I type this and get a little housework done and just hear Martin Brundle describe the Ferrari in turns:

"Understeering like a cross-channel ferry."

Later:

"Flat spotted those tires...they don't like being shoved down the track at 100 mph without rotating. (Max re-passing Sainz)

In the German GP of 2018

"Lewis Hamilton in your mirrors driving the works Mercedes is worth about half-a-second a lap."

What other memorable, funny, or vexing messages stuck with you from racing commentators.

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From today "50 days" are remaining .Same here my friend , can't wait !
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i guess most popular ones are..

"..and theyy touchh Martiin.."

"Vettel spun!!" "its somehow its Vettel that went around.."
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i guess most popular ones are..

"..and theyy touchh Martiin.."

"Vettel spun!!" "its somehow its Vettel that went around.."
I've given up Sky as couldn't take Croft's over excited banter any more.
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We all watch racing and we all hear the commentators. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes cringy and occasionally maddening. I'm watching the 2019 Mexican GP as I type this and get a little housework done and just hear Martin Brundle describe the Ferrari in turns:

"Understeering like a cross-channel ferry."

Later:

"Flat spotted those tires...they don't like being shoved down the track at 100 mph without rotating. (Max re-passing Sainz)

In the German GP of 2018

"Lewis Hamilton in your mirrors driving the works Mercedes is worth about half-a-second a lap."

What other memorable, funny, or vexing messages stuck with you from racing commentators.

I can't wait for the season to start.
Any chance of changing your allegiance to Max for this season, Lew has six championships under his belt and Max needs all the support he can get.
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Any chance of changing your allegiance to Max for this season, Lew has six championships under his belt and Max needs all the support he can get.
I've been following Lewi6 for over 20 years. I have to finish the story...
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What other memorable, funny, or vexing messages stuck with you from racing commentators.
Bob Varsha comment,
"The race, much like David Hobbs on a Saturday night, is subject to blackout".
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I've been following Lewi6 for over 20 years. I have to finish the story...
WOWIE!! 20 years that's like a lifetime in racing, well you've got to say a lot of fans will be hoping things will even out a lot in '20 and as you have hinted Merc race strategy and running sequence has been very efficient with just a few mistakes compared to the others.
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We all watch racing and we all hear the commentators. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes cringy and occasionally maddening. I'm watching the 2019 Mexican GP as I type this and get a little housework done and just hear Martin Brundle describe the Ferrari in turns:
"Understeering like a cross-channel ferry."
Martin: “You’re racing for third, you think, today.”
DC: “I think so, I think Ferrari have got a bit of an advantage.”
Martin: “You’d have a smile if they ran into each other on the first corner, that’s about all you can hope for then.”
DC: “Yeah, I’m just curious to know how they managed to sell the strategy to Rubens so Michael can win without him getting upset beforehand.”
Martin: “Ooh, bitchy!”
[http://www.brundlequotes.com]

I met Martin while he was still an F1 driver...got a ride round Donnington with him at the wheel in a Ford Sierra.
Very exciting in a....for Gods sake look where you are going and please please use the brakes at least once this lap....sort of way
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Hobbs and Steve “Matchett per minute” were good times.
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Martin: “You’re racing for third, you think, today.”
DC: “I think so, I think Ferrari have got a bit of an advantage.”
Martin: “You’d have a smile if they ran into each other on the first corner, that’s about all you can hope for then.”
DC: “Yeah, I’m just curious to know how they managed to sell the strategy to Rubens so Michael can win without him getting upset beforehand.”
Martin: “Ooh, bitchy!”
[http://www.brundlequotes.com]

I met Martin while he was still an F1 driver...got a ride round Donnington with him at the wheel in a Ford Sierra.
Very exciting in a....for Gods sake look where you are going and please please use the brakes at least once this lap....sort of way
Awesome!!

I met and hung out with DC at the German Grand Prix many years ago. Hilarious and a very serious party animal. Trust me...you can't hang. Longest next day that I can remember.
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WOWIE!! 20 years that's like a lifetime in racing, well you've got to say a lot of fans will be hoping things will even out a lot in '20 and as you have hinted Merc race strategy and running sequence has been very efficient with just a few mistakes compared to the others.
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Hobbs and Steve “Matchett per minute” were good times.
I remember at the end of the Turkish GP in one of it's last runnings the podium ceremony was taking place and as Bob Varsha was introducing all of the officiants, David Hobbs stepped all over him when a gentleman named Rifat Samethingunpronouncable steps up and Hobbo goes, "As yes, here we have Rifat Umgobulululululululu from the Ministry of Transportation" and without breaking form Varsha says, "Please send all complaints about Mr. Hobbs to Hobbs Honda in Wherever, Ohio attention: David Hobbs.

Literally the jokester and the straight man. It was priceless.
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Who can wait that long??
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Who can wait that long??
My dear friend .For me it takes even longer . Because I'm a bad sleeper ...
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My dear friend .For me it takes even longer . Because I'm a bad sleeper ...
I WAS a snorer lol until I started putting the easy breathe tape over the bridge of the nose..it works wonders.
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I WAS a snorer lol until I started putting the easy breathe tape over the bridge of the nose..it works wonders.
You nailed it my friend . By talking about your nose ...
Don't works for me .Nothing works for me . It's my sinuses in the last 10 years .
My nose....Ohhhh man it really s@cks day and night ! Probably caused by my work stress .
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You nailed it my friend . By talking about your nose ...
Don't works for me .Nothing works for me . It's my sinuses in the last 10 years .
My nose....Ohhhh man it really s@cks day and night ! Probably caused by my work stress .
We had visitors from Europe recently for a short time, a family of three and the brother-in-law of my wife has the same symptoms.He had an operation some years ago but it still came back apparently.
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I ought to make a comment about F1 commentators and I relate to Murray Walker a lot.
A favourite of mine is ''There's nothing wrong with the car except that it's on fire''.
Another one ''Either the car is stationary, or it's on the move''.
To finish ''He can't decide whether to keep his visor half open or half closed''.
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I did enjoy their commentary better. Good times for sure!
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I did enjoy their commentary better. Good times for sure!
I met Leigh Diffy and Steve Matchett at a private car collection featuring Porsche as the manufacturer of focus several years ago and they are really great guys...real car lovers and lovers of racing history. Pretty cool experience.
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I've given up Sky as couldn't take Croft's over excited banter any more.
Same. I mute my TV because of him. I miss Varsha, Hobbs, Matchett.
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