If as part of the contract the BBC have the right to show the whole race then they’d be mad not to – they’ve paid for it.
I reckon it will be ‘extended’ highlights (whatever that means, highlights are highlights as soon as you edit anything, to describe them as extended is a nonsense) during prime time, and the whole race tucked away late at night where people who care enough can watch it but it won’t be interrupting Casualty or whatever it is that is so important during prime time.
The more I think about and find out about this the more of a mess it seems to me. It is just bizarre. If the BBC were not able to continue covering F1 properly they should have walked away, it is them being selfish and precious over the rights which has led to this.
For the record, I wouldn’t pay Sky £1 a race let alone £61. They can do one. I hope the many thousands who have said they will will have the courage of their convictions and make this a spectacular flop for Sky and all involved.