I felt today’s coverage was better, although some of the same problems remained. Both Lazenby and Hill were better, and there was more of a focus on what was actually happening that weekend. Features may be nice, but a little goes a long way. I also maintain that the SkyBox is a fundamentally good idea, but I would have Anthony Davidson as another pundit and have the big screen with the main action, as everyone would be able to take part.
It’s certainly different to the BBC’s coverage, not least because its got a more serious tone overall, but the niggles I have are mostly ones which can be fixed down the line. I’ll admit I wasn’t able to watch much of the post-race analysis, but it seemed decent enough. Again, Sky have the money and willingness to listen to fix any issues. Brundle also seemed a little more able to let Crofty talk, which was nice, and was excellent as always in the box.
Will I watch the BBC’s live coverage? Maybe, but I’ll probably stick to the Sky commentary. As much as I am a fan of Ben Edwards, that Croft/Brundle combination is a winner in my books. Overall, it’s an 8/10 from me, but it’s certainly worth watching.