After watching the race today, I’ll happily concede that I may have been a little too quick to put Sky’s coverage down. It was by no means as good as the BBC coverage last year, but I think it’s a case of taking time to settle in.
I couldn’t disagree more with people who are enjoying the sky coverage. It’s filled with adverts, patronising hosts and every chance they get they either bang on about how it’s in HD and 5.1 (I’m watching it – I KNOW!!) or tell me (in detail) about how to watch F1 with different mediums/devices. The only positive I can draw from it is Crofty and Brundle.
I’m struggling with which broadcast to choose to watch the race. I’m not going to be up at 6, so watching it live isn’t a factor. It just depends on how much the BBC race will be cut down. the BBC qualifying show (on now) really is just highlights. I watched the countdown clock drop from 19:00 to 16:00 to 11:00 in just a minute :/
I will definitely be watching the races that BBC have live with them.