I just realized this from another post somewhere where someone mentioned that Vettel won the race by a mile at Singapore yet he got almost no tv coverage and looking back at the race after the 1st corner we didn’t see much of Vettel. If it weren’t for the safety cars, we may not have watched him at all until the finish line. I find it quite ironic:-)
It is not as interesting to watch one guy by himself lapping, as to the on track battles going on. he would have had screen time if he had been fighting for his lead. What I don’t like is when they film people in the garages watching the t.v coverage instead of filming the cars.
Compared to previous years the leader gets a lot of coverage regardless who that might be. In 2011 we would see Vettel at the start, when he pits and when he takes the flag. In Singapore we saw much more than that.
I am pretty sure that the TV producer is employed to show the most entertaining race they can! That would mean more overtaking battles rather than Seb at the front.
All sponsors want to get as much bang for their buck and TV coverage is obviously the key.
We now know why Rocky tells Seb to “save your tyres”, its no race strategy but to get Reb Bull on the TV more LOL :)
@Garns I never realized this but technically getting attention to your car is worth money because you can go back to your sponsors and show them the exposure your car got especially with close shots which are “live commercials”.
That is hilarious – all the midfield teams should be complaining about issues to their drivers so that the director takes close shots. They could even do product placement transmissions. “There is some debris stuck on the Shell decal on your front wing. The Santander rear wing is working great!!!”
There was a painter named Claude Monet who spent his entire career painting water-lilies. You remind me a bit of that painter, Michael. Do you have anything to say on the subject of F1 which is not some variation of “Grrr, I don’t like that Vettel”? Thoughts on “Taxi-gate” perhaps? On the new technical regs for next year? There is much more to F1 than the one individual you are fixated on.
Perhaps it only seemed to you that the camera was not paying much attention to SV because he looms so very large in your own mind?