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Bernie Ec­cle­stone says F1 is cheat­ing its fans be­cause the qual­ity of the show is poor. Fine words from the man re­spon­si­ble for much of the mod­ern for­mat.

News that live ter­res­trial TV F1 cov­er­age will cease in 2019 is equally wor­ry­ing.

With a sport driven by spon­sor­ship money, the loss of much TV air-time for liv­er­ied race cars could drive hard-found spon­sors, post the to­bacco ad­ver­tis­ing loss, from the sport, which would have se­ri­ous ram­i­fi­ca­tions for the fu­ture.

That is not to men­tion the loss of many of the hum­ble, such as me, who have no in­ten­tion of sign­ing up to an ex­pen­sive Sky con­tract.

Chan­nel 4 has made an im­pres­sive start to its broad­cast­ing du­ties and I ap­plaud any­one will­ing to keep F1 on the ter­res­trial screen.

For­mula 1 needs a fresh face in charge and not an aged 85-year-old supremo. Steve Cameron Worces­ter­shire

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