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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March 14, 2011 11:46 AM

Is the 40mill including license cost or purely production? If it's production, then BBC seriously needs to evaluate their costings, coz that figure is obscene. If it includes licensing (ie TV rights) it's a wonder Bernie isn't charging you more! Seriously tho, the whole sport is getting ridiculously expensive. We have countries who can't feed their children...and then we have F1!

Conan the F1 Fan - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 11:52 AM

Just cut everything but commentators, don't even send them to the races. I just want to watch the racing I don't care about the the expensive build up or analysis. Just show the racing, it is all that matters.

Bu@@er the BBC - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 11:55 AM

Can you imagine the scenario, all GP and motogp plus Wimbledon and cricket plus football only accessible if you have Sky!!!. Murdoch already runs four newspapers in the UK and is plainly a megalomaniac. The BBC are desperate to maintain the obscene salaries it pays its top staff plus its 'star performers' even though its viewing base will shrink accordingly. The licence payer is the captive audience here, unable to get out of paying the bloated salaries of its 'superstars' and getting less and less in return. The BBC have not been asked to face a reduction in the licence fee merely a standstill and they are acting like a spoilt child throwing its toys out of the pram. I, and a lot more people will never pay the obscene amounts Sky TV costs.

Stoo - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 11:58 AM

And I continue to pay my BBC TV license WHY!?

EVERYTHING I watch resides on Eurosport, ITV and FX.... I can't remember the last time I watched a Beeb show.. let alone radio or news...

Jonnyg225 - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 12:10 PM

Presenters are ridiculously overpaid. One of the few exceptions is Martin brundle. Whatever he is paid it is not enough. His combination of quick wit and depth of knowledge is unique. The BBC are lucky to have him

Liam - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 12:42 PM

The BBC is brilliant at doing Formula 1, the team of Jake, David, Eddie, Martin, Lee and Ted are fantastic but they aren't good at MotoGP, i hate their coverage of it, so please get rid of MotoGP and give the rights back to Eurosport they are much better their coverage and Toby and Julien are way better than Steve and Charlie at the BBC. This would save them more money, i would love to see Formula stay at BBC their coverage is much better than ITV's coverage was.

Si - Unregistered

March 14, 2011 12:44 PM

Oh for heavens sake , Its NOT the production cost they are talking about, Its what Bernie et al charge for the rights , Ok you have to cost in presenter / kit travel / accommodation etc but that is not the issue here .. ..
Oh and Topgear brings in shedloads of money to the BBC that very easily pays Hammonds wages . .


March 14, 2011 1:34 PM

If F1 leaves the BBC then i will stop watching it because if it goes to another channel the adverts will return and ruin our viewing all over again,whats the point in watching a race when a third of it is clogged up with adverts.BBC you must keep F1!

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