Very impressed with the highlights show. Long enough to feel like a live race, and action packed throughout. Great commentary – Ben Edwards is quite excitable on the first lap, but in a good way (not forced) and I didn’t really miss Martin Brundle, so they must have been good. The scene-setting before the race was spot-on, brief but atmospheric, with bonus points for asking the Ferrari boss “12th and 16th?! That’s not good enough, is it?”
They dealt with the safety car very well I thought – Gary Anderson explained why Vettel had got ahead of Hamilton, then they moved on. And they did a bit of extra coverage where necessary, such as the great last-lap midfield shamozzle, with some enlightening input from Paul di Resta and other drivers after the race.
The only downside was avoiding the result until 2pm. Some fool elsewhere in the BBC thought it was a good idea to put news headlines in the middle of a music show on the radio, and name the race winner…they should join Maldonado and Massa on the naughty step for that one.