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.
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