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Review: Sky vs BBC

March 19, 2012


Sky’s brand new Formula One channel went head to head with the pared back, but award winning, BBC F1 coverage this weekend. Which was best? I made great strides to watch the qualifying and race sessions live: this is and will continue to be the greatest boost Sky has. Where possible – and I’ll be […]

Farewell to 2011, all hail the conquerors at Red Bull

November 28, 2011


And so the 2011 season ended with another dominant performance from the team at Milton Keynes, albeit with a gearbox problem relegating champion Sebastian Vettel to second place. It was a typically controlled victory for Red Bull and sends them into the winter rightly underlined as the fastest, most effective outfit on the grid. Vettel […]

Fresh thoughts on BBC, Sky and the implications for Formula One

August 3, 2011


Comments today by Williams chairman Adam Parr about cost cutting in Formula One and the new TV deal in the UK have brought the issue back to the front of my mind. As has been extensively documented, Bernie Ecclestone has secured a six season deal, from 2012, for the BBC and Sky to share live […]

Why I’m gutted by today’s Formula One deal with BBC and Sky

July 29, 2011


Today’s news about the split coverage of Formula One between the BBC and Sky has sparked predictable outrage from devoted fans of the sport. And it’s not hard to see why. In the BBC’s desperation to save costs but also to save face, the door has been opened for Bernie Ecclestone to do a deal […]

Losing Formula One from the BBC would be gutting

March 13, 2011


The BBC is considering dropping Formula One from its sports line up, a report by the Guardian has claimed. The story, based on internal sources at the corporation, said F1 is considered expensive and non-peak time programming. The £40m a year deal could be a big step towards saving £600m from annual budgets. It would […]