F1 links: ITV award for Brazil coverage

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

ITV F1 wins 3rd straight BAFTA for Brazil coverage

The BAFTA thing is odd because ITV seem to win it when a British driver does something good, rather than where their coverage is any good. For example, they won it in 2007 at Canada, when Hamilton won his first race, even though so many people complained about their coverage of that race they were forced to apologise. However they did do a genuinely good job at Brazil last year – a lot of other commentary teams missed the significance of Hamilton passing Glock in the closing laps. That said, BBC's F1 coverage is incomparably better and if ITV can win three BAFTAs in a row BBC should do even better.

A bitter pill

Nick Heidfeld: "China was bad enough, but things just got worse in Bahrain. It's not merely that we were too slow; we were also unlucky. Starting from 14th on the grid, there's not a lot you can do with an uncompetitive car, but after the first corner, our position was hopeless."

Hamilton considered quitting F1

Lewis Hamilton: "I wasn't 100% sure I wanted to be here for the next five years [the length of his McLaren contract]. There was so much going on. Do I want to be in the limelight with people slating me?

Alonso dehydrated after race

"The Spaniard, who started seventh, eventually scored a point despite having no drinking water available for the duration of the race."

Montezemolo demands new attitude from Ferrari

Luca di Montezemolo on FOTA: “Unity is good, We will have a meeting in London on May 6th, because here we are and we don’t yet know the rules for next year. “

More woes for Donington GP plans

"The future of the British Grand Prix at Donington Park faces further uncertainty after a council announced a review of its planning permission."

Branson working on new Brawn deal

"The team have become very popular since the beginning of the season. We are negotiating, as are other people, and we may or may not end up doing a full branding exercise."

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