You can currently get all the races and most qualifying sessions live on OneHD in Australia, and if you can’t receive that channel or its SD equivalent, you can stream the coverage live through their website. That’s all races live on free-to-air terrestrial with an hour-long pre-race build up show followed by the races broadcast in full with the excellent BBC commentary feed. Whatever they miss through adverts, they try to show you immediately after the end of the break, just like ITV used to back in the UK. That’s a better deal than what F1 fans in Britain, arguably the spiritual, commercial and industrial home of Formula 1, will be getting as of next year.
Certain parts of the world do not get that standard of coverage, that’s true. And I do sympathise with those fans who must put up with that. But show me any of those places where the Formula 1 fan base is as large, as passionate, as knowledgeable, always pack out grandstands during their own GP weekend and have given as much to the sport since its conception as Britain. I think F1 fans in the UK deserve better than this. They certainly deserve the same standard of coverage that Australia has these days at the very least.