F1 Bahrain Grand Prix: “…the best driving I’ve ever seen”

Hamilton wins his second straight F1 grand prix Mercedes starts the F1 season strong Following an action packed Bahrain grand prix, David Hobbs of the NBC crew described the action as “some of the best driving I’ve ever seen”.   So after all of the griping about offseason changes, it appears that F1, the FIA, and Bernie Ecclestone have put an exciting product on the track...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

F1: Why the US has the fastest growing viewership in Formula 1

F1 continues to grow in the US The United States viewership for Formula 1 racing jumped from 1.7 millions viewer in 2013 to 11.4M in 2014 (Autoweek, 2/6/14).   This is a remarkable jump made more notable by the fact that viewership worldwide was down 10% and most of the countries that have drivers in the sport were down as well.  How on earth did the American audience grow in...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The V8 Out, The V6 Turbo In, Should We Be Worried?

Ka-Blam-O! If anyone has watched former driver David Hobbs commentating for the Speed Channel in the past years, or for the NBC Sports Network now, you will recognize this term. I’m not so sure it is in the F1 lexicon, but don’t tell Mr. Hobbs that because it is his favorite word to use when describing to the viewer that a driver’s engine just let go. Not that all of the white...
Via Formula 1 Blog
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

AA Podcast #69 - Doc Emrick, NBC Sports

We're pleased to welcome one of the very best announcers in sports back to the AA Podcast - the voice of the NHL, Mike "Doc" Emrick. While most sports fans think of Thanksgiving as football time, NBC has a national broadcast on Black Friday between the Bruins and Rangers. We catch up with Doc looking ahead to that broadcast as well as some other early season storylines...
Via Awful Announcing
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

AA Podcast #66 - David Hobbs, NBC

Ahead of this week's United States Grand Prix it's an absolute pleasure to welcome aboard one of the most venerable voices in sports broadcasting, NBC Formula One analyst David Hobbs. David has announced motorsports on American television for over 35 years and moved to NBC this year with the network's Formula One coverage. In this podcast, we chat with David about this...
Via Awful Announcing
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Buxton Channels Beasties

((HT: Awful Announcing)) Most American television viewers, short of the insomniac or Formula 1 junkie, may have no real clue as to who pit reporter Will Buxton actually is... But this may vault his public Q score a bit... Here's the real version... ((HT: EMI Music)) Our only beef with Buxton is that he took all three parts... The HQ envisioned David Hobbs and...
Via Online Sports Guys
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Motorsports Schedule this Week on NBC Sports

NBC Sports Network will produce 13 hours of motor sports coverage this week with the Formula One™’s Spanish Grand Prix. Leigh Diffey will be the lead announcer with analysis from former racecar driver David Hobbs and analyst Steve Matchett, a former race mechanic for the Benneton F1 team. Will Buxton will be the on-site reporter. Here is the schedule of coverage:
Via Sports Media Journal
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

F1: Reflections From Varsha, Hobbs And Matchett

The highly-regarded announce team of Bob Varsha, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett look back on 17 years of Formula One on SPEED...
Via Speed Network
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

33-year Earnhardt streak nears end

In all probability this Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, someone will pose a question that should never be asked. For the first time in 33 years, a NASCAR Sprint Cup race will take the green flag without an Earnhardt in the field. NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., sits sidelined with a concussion from a crash during testing at Kansas, aggravated by...
Via Fox Sports
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

50th Rolex 24 To Unfold Through SPEED’s Multi-Platform Coverage

David Hobbs, a competitor in the original Rolex race in 1962, returns to broadcast the 50th anniversary race live on SPEED and SPEED.com...
Via Speed Network
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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