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I have just seen the 10 races that Chan­nel 4 will be broad­cast­ing live dur­ing the 2016 F1 sea­son.

Talk about the bor­ing and the bland. There is no Monaco and no Canada, which means there is no live F1 on non-sub­scrip­tion TV in May.

On four oc­ca­sions there is a one-month gap be­tween F1 races live on Chan­nel 4. Rupert Mur­doch must be laugh­ing all the way to an­other one mil­lion sub­scribers. Garry Simp­son New Mil­ton

Ly­d­den’s tur­moil

I agree with Matt James’ ex­cel­lent com­ments about noise abate­ment or­ders, sadly now af­fect­ing Ly­d­den Hill and many other cir­cuits be­fore it.

My lo­cal cir­cuit is Cas­tle Combe, which has had sim­i­lar is­sues in the past, thus re­strict­ing the level of com­pe­ti­tion we had en­joyed there years ago, al­though the cir­cuit still de­liv­ers ex­cel­lent en­ter­tain­ment and a busy race pro­gramme through­out the sea­son, so hope­fully Ly­d­den Hill will not lose heart and hang in there.

I signed an on­line pe­ti­tion that was cir­cu­lat­ing last year to try and stop this non­sense of noise or­ders around rac­ing cir­cuits. And as you will all prob­a­bly know this went nowhere but we can’t let the se­rial com­plain­ers win or we will be left with no cir­cuits at all be­fore much longer. Per­haps the coun­cils would like to see th­ese cir­cuits turned into 1600-home hous­ing es­tates, that would be bet­ter for the en­vi­ron­ment wouldn’t it?

Be­ing based in Glouces­ter­shire, we have a cou­ple of rea­son­ably large sport­ing sta­di­ums, namely For­est Green Rovers (foot­ball) and King­sholm (Glouces­ter Rugby), all great for the econ­omy of course. I have friends that live next to For­est Green and their lives are made a mis­ery at match day week­ends, in­con­sid­er­ate park­ing, noise, lit­ter anti-so­cial be­hav­iour to name but a few, to such an ex­tent they now go out on Satur­days and will not re­turn till late when the fix­ture is over. But they knew this when they bought their house so they put up with it, they don’t com­plain to the coun­cil ev­ery five min­utes.

I work in Glouces­ter and can hear the roar of 15,000 fans cheer­ing on their rugby teams, I don’t have a prob­lem with that, not­with­stand­ing that foot­ball and rugby takes place most week­ends but I don’t see coun­cils is­su­ing noise/nui­sance or­ders on them.

It’s time our mo­tor­sports and me­dia stood up to this be­fore the lu­natics re­ally do take over the asy­lum. Rob Attwood Via email

Mo­tor­sport News, Jan­uary 27

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