UK F1 TV figures up by half a million

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The latest television audience figures for F1 broadcasts in Britain show recent live Formula 1 broadcasts are attracting half a million more viewers on like-for-like events compared to last year. While last year’s Italian Grand Prix attracted fewer than 2.91m viewers and did not rank among ITV’s top 30 programmes for that week, this year … Continue reading UK F1 TV figures up by half a million

What cricket fans have to say about F1 as the BBC turns its back on them

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Most British F1 fans I know are delighted the sport will return to the BBC next year. But many cricket fans have reacted with anger to the news last week that their sport of choice will no longer be on the same channel – and lashed out at the corporation taking the F1 rights instead. … Continue reading What cricket fans have to say about F1 as the BBC turns its back on them

McLaren want more openness in F1 – they should start with their own pit wall

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Martin Whitmarsh been banging the drum for more open communication between F1 and its fans: I think for us to maintain and develop our fanbase we have to make better use of Formula One as an asset. Those of us that are involved in it have not yet done a good enough job to provide … Continue reading McLaren want more openness in F1 – they should start with their own pit wall

What F1 can learn from NASCAR II

Posted on | Author Robert McKay

Regular F1 Fanatic commenter Robert McKay has written a guest article looking at what F1 can learn from NASCAR – a subject we’ve looked at here before. Here’s his take on America’s favourite motor sport. I?ve recently started watching Sky?s NASCAR coverage. Readers of Keith?s other blog, Maximum Motorsport, will know he?s a bit annoyed … Continue reading What F1 can learn from NASCAR II

ITV F1 wins BAFTA award for race coverage that viewers complained about

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ITV has won a BAFTA award for covering the 2007 Canadian Grand Prix – a broadcast that so many viewers complained about it was forced to issue an apology. Lewis Hamilton won his maiden Grand Prix victory in the race which also saw Robert Kubica’s massive crash. Despite it being one of the most action-packed … Continue reading ITV F1 wins BAFTA award for race coverage that viewers complained about

The Ben Evans column: ITV aren’t bad

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Another early start for the UK’s armchair fans unfortunately didn?t equate to another exciting race last Sunday. Ferrari dominated and McLaren floundered – with Lewis Hamilton struggling get close to Mark Webber?s Red Bull and Jarno Trulli?s Toyota, let alone actually make a move. Yes he may have been driving for points (in the second … Continue reading The Ben Evans column: ITV aren’t bad

Night racing and the environment

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Max Mosley is requiring teams to start using environmentally-friendly technologies on their cars from 2009 in the form of KERS. Meanwhile Bernie Ecclestone has signed a deal with Singapore to hold a race under floodlights, Malaysia looks set to follow and he’s pressuring Australia to do likewise. You have to ask yourself if the pair, … Continue reading Night racing and the environment