OT: Grand Prix Driver on Amazon - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
991 GT3 GT3RS and 911R
Sponsored by:

OT: Grand Prix Driver on Amazon

Reply

Old 02-11-2018, 09:44 PM
  #1  
Archimedes
Super User
Thread Starter
 
Archimedes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,474
Default OT: Grand Prix Driver on Amazon

Anyone watching it? Just watched the first two episodes and i think it's very good.
Archimedes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2018, 10:29 PM
  #2  
BlueGT3
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
BlueGT3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New York City
Posts: 209
Default

Very much enjoyed it. Wish there was more than 4 episodes
BlueGT3 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2018, 11:12 PM
  #3  
Terrence
User
 
Terrence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 792
Default

I didn’t know it started already. I am looking forward to it. ��
Terrence is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2018, 12:01 AM
  #4  
24Chromium
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
24Chromium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Black Sheep Racing World HQ
Posts: 3,262
Default

Just watched the first two episodes. No wonder they are loosing.
24Chromium is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 02:39 PM
  #5  
Archimedes
Super User
Thread Starter
 
Archimedes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,474
Default

The Lemans show was pretty interesting as well.
Archimedes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 02:41 PM
  #6  
J9277655
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 187
Default

I thought the first 3 episodes were worth a watch. I was totally confused however on the 4th episode because they go from pre-season testing to the end of the season without hardly mentioning a single race or DNF, just the switch to Renault and greener pastures for 2018.
J9277655 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 02:45 PM
  #7  
Archimedes
Super User
Thread Starter
 
Archimedes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,474
Default

Originally Posted by J9277655 View Post
I thought the first 3 episodes were worth a watch. I was totally confused however on the 4th episode because they go from pre-season testing to the end of the season without hardly mentioning a single race or DNF, just the switch to Renault and greener pastures for 2018.
I think the purpose of the show was really about giving insight into the preseason development, testing and preparation process, rather than covering the season. They just added in the end result because it corroborated everything that happened in the preseason. Amazing that McLaren let them have that much unfiltered access.
Archimedes is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 02:54 PM
  #8  
jo_ker
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
jo_ker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Germany/Austria
Posts: 1,513
Default

thank you!

didn┤t know that.
jo_ker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 03:45 PM
  #9  
wareaglescott
User
 
wareaglescott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Alabama
Posts: 738
Default

I watched all four. Thanks for mentioning it here. I was unaware of it. I really enjoyed it. I like F1 a lot and enjoy the behind the scenes stuff. I noticed it was labeled season 1 on amazon. Would love it they are making a season 2. Wonder how the Renault power will work out for them this year.
wareaglescott is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 04:55 PM
  #10  
CAlexio
Super User
 
CAlexio's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 7,782
Default

A close friend has a company here in the US which is working to supply Mclaren with a whole new type of gearing. He believes they will enable to reduce parasitic losses inside engine and gearbox to levels unheard of even in f1. they are creating an entirely new supply chain system which makes them less beholden to unpredictable suppliers which have them by the *****.. some parts are ready for 2018 season. I wish mclaren, and by consequence my friend well I'm turning around a miserable few years.
CAlexio is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 05:05 PM
  #11  
NateOZ
Super User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New York
Posts: 3,431
Default

Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
I think the purpose of the show was really about giving insight into the preseason development, testing and preparation process, rather than covering the season. They just added in the end result because it corroborated everything that happened in the preseason. Amazing that McLaren let them have that much unfiltered access.
McLaren was very open door for the entire 2017 seasons, really refreshing to see. They had their team director on regular interviews mid-race, mid-qualifying, after free practice to really give a lot of insight during the NBC coverage. Really speaks volumes of their culture being willing to talk openly about problems, strategy etc.
NateOZ is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 05:38 PM
  #12  
evilfij
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
evilfij's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: On the internet
Posts: 2,470
Default

Should not have gotten rid of Ron Dennis.

Seems the F1 car is worse than the production models. ;-)
evilfij is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2018, 05:43 PM
  #13  
vodavoda
User
 
vodavoda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 199
Default

Yes, watched it. Well done.
vodavoda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2018, 03:13 AM
  #14  
Alan C.
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Alan C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7,410
Default

Watched all of them. Worth the time.
Alan C. is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2018, 04:47 AM
  #15  
CAlexio
Super User
 
CAlexio's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 7,782
Default

Excellent production.
CAlexio is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: OT: Grand Prix Driver on Amazon


Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: