F1 » Is F1 too expensive for BBC?

The BBC has allegedy included F1 among candidates for the axe in a bid to cut the amount it spends on sports programming by £60m a year.

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Stu - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 8:41 AM

If the Beeb drop coverage of F1 can they clause the new contract to say that no ads can be used during the race duration except if red flagged.
ITV made a real pigs ear of coverage whilst the BBC have been fantastic.

James M - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 9:20 AM

It's all part of the Tory's plan to cripple the BBC and make sure anything worth watching can only be see on Sky. No coincidence that Murdoch was the first person to visit Crazy Dave Cameron when he moved into number 10.

BC - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 9:24 AM

So Wimbledon is seen as an institution yet the birth place of GP's isn't. We have 2 Brit world champs currently joined By Paul yet when did we even have a Brit in the Wimbledon finals, I think b4 I was born and I'm 67!!!! I LOVE TENNIS ha hum????

ads - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 9:39 AM

ha ha dont be rediculous. The BBC will not drop either F1 or Wimbledon. they may get outbid but thats a different story. Outside of the Olympics and the World Cup, the F1 season is the most watched sport on TV so it would take an idiot to drop it. (before anyone comments the comparison is against the premiership and not football in general just like I am not saying motorsport in general)


March 14, 2011 9:46 AM

how about they stop paying their 'celebrity' presenters obscene wages and lower the budget of all the programs they produce by 10%? The viewing figures went up last year and they will again this year. I really hope that the coverage stays as it is for a long time.

Marc - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 10:13 AM

Yes, presenters need knocking down a peg or two. Obscene wages for Lineker. Story about Hammond (Top Gear) last week and the cars on his drive, all paid for by the taxpayer. He should feel lucky he has that job TBH. Lets face it, its a real jolly of a job for anyone vaguely able to talk on TV. He's also a mini-me of Clarkson anyway and wouldn't be anywhere if it wasn't for the show. F1 pundits are the same. Coulthard should do it voluntarily for the 'Big Society' (sod off Cameron) as he's fleeced so much from Williams & McLaren over the years for winning precisely... nothing, so he could live off his sqillions and then his dad's if that runs out? All overrated and certainly overpaid.

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