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    That would explain why David Coulthard seems to have been named as one of the presenters for Top Gear. Probably needs to supplement his income as a retired F1 driver! Don't know if Eddie Jordan will stay on - quite liked some of his controversial comments.
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    Comes to something when the 'behind the scenes' features are more interesting than the race itself.

    Used to love F1 but sadly not now.
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    UK to lose live free-to-air F1 coverage in 2019 with new Sky deal

    Live free-to-air coverage of Formula One in the UK will almost completely end in 2019 as Sky has announced a new deal to broadcast the sport exclusively.
    The British Grand Prix will continue to be shown live on a free-to-air channel, a Sky spokesperson told F1 Fanatic, along with highlights of the races and qualifying sessions from the other rounds.
    Sky, which first broadcast F1 in 2012, has signed a new deal running up to 2024.
    The news signals Channel 4’s three-year deal as broadcaster, announced at the end of last year, will not be extended.
    Sky will also begin broadcasting F1 in Ultra High Definition from next year.

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    Was gutted when Sky took it on but now it's the only reason I have Sky. Best coverage by far.
    Love the sport but would love to see more racing instead of the rules and politics that all to often spoil it these days.
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    Bernie at his finest again,

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    It's just going to lose fans now :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguarpartsadvisor-kyle View Post
    It's just going to lose fans now :/
    I'm one of them. I have followed F1 for 45 years, and still watch all the practices as well as qualifying and the race itself, but with lower and lower levels of enjoyment over recent years.
    Nowadays I often snooze during the race, surfacing only when the voices become animated: That must mean there is something wrong! OK it may be partly due to age, and partly the large G&T which keeps me hydrated while watching, but it is mostly down to boredom.
    IMHO F1 in its current form is not worth paying to view, so it will be goodbye from me.
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    I too used to love F1, but am now looking forward to the start of the BTCC season.
    Real racing and affordable to watch.
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    Plato et el for proper racing

    [QUOTE=Daverichardson;849064]I'm one of them. I have followed F1 for 45 years, and still watch all the practices as well as qualifying and the race itself, but with lower and lower levels of enjoyment over recent years.
    Nowadays I often snooze during the race, surfacing only when the voices become animated: That must mean there is something wrong! OK it may be partly due to age, and partly the large G&T which keeps me hydrated while watching, but it is mostly down to boredom.
    IMHO F1 in its current form is not worth paying to view, so it will be goodbye from me. [/QUOTE
    Could not agree more, like it or not Bernie does not give one jot for spectators of any kind, be they paying to enter a circuit or TV, as long as he is paid by circuit owners BGP at Silverstone, a classic example, or Governments. The Classic GP's are fast disappearing, German, French, Portuguese, Dutch, all gone to be replaced with states whose Government wish to make a political point, and so Bernie can appear along side of the powerful, except the BGP where a club stumps up the folding for it to continue.
    PS Are you related to or perhaps the man himself whose foray in to F1 was so short lived?

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    I <might> even be tempted to pay S** there vast monthly fees if F1 brought back proper cars like the Mansell/Prost/Piquet era snorting turbo beasts.

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