F1 » Ecclestone says BBC/Sky explanation 'not realistic'

F1 commercial rights-holder Bernie Ecclestone insists an explanation for the unpopular BBC/Sky deal is 'not realistic' - as confusion reigns over just how the Beeb will broadcast non-live races...

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Taz - Unregistered

September 05, 2011 2:14 PM

It gets worse by the day this.

The extended highlights package doesn't surprise me, it's not that exclusive if you can see the whole thing in a few hours.

This will cost F1 and it's sponsors in the long run and hell mend them.

toon - Unregistered

September 05, 2011 2:28 PM

what a disgrace to the sport and its fans, just a short sighted cash grab to hell with the fans, it can only damage f1. I for one will not follow the sport when this comes into force and suspect there will be many others will do the same. Guess this is what happens when bernie and murdoch get together these are sad days for f1 .

Snowy - Unregistered

September 05, 2011 2:30 PM

Ecclestone is completely full of s$*t and will just say anything to suit his own purposes - we've seen it over and over. I don't believe anything he says.

p1 - Unregistered

September 05, 2011 2:32 PM

Explanation not realistic because we will know the truth that you did it for the money? Or you're going to be shown for the sham you really are Mr. Ecclestone? Your sir are a liar and a cheat, your power and money hungry ways are ruining a great sport, every time you redeem yourself, you manage to sink yourself back down to a level of a petty little con artist, stooping lower and lower each time, it is about time you handed the reigns to someone else, someone who will do right by the sport, not right by the money (Mr Vatanen would be a logical choice) Bernie, you disgust me, I feel that an explanation this will bring about will show you for the true crook you really are, and if it does, I hope you fall as hard as Murdoch.


September 05, 2011 2:36 PM

Bernie gets more insane day by day. Does he really think that fans will just roll over and pay up?

The world is going through austerity plans, everybody is going to be worse off financialy and F1 has oudacity to ask fans for billions!!!

And now Bernie just refuses to give clear account of his dealings! Outrageous!

Caroline - Unregistered

September 05, 2011 3:01 PM

The deal between Sky and the BBC still hasn't been signed off yet, and when Sky heard about the full race re-runs proposal they 'apparently' went ballistic at the BBC, threatening to pull out, (well that'd be bad ... not).

When Sky say jump the BBC says "how high."

Anti-Rossi fan - Unregistered

September 05, 2011 3:05 PM

OK Rossi fan. You've had your rant, now go and play with your oval tracks and your muscle cars and leave the real stuff to people who understand. As to Bernie, just resign and hand it over to someone who at least has the guts to be honest. The only reason an explanation is "not realistic" is that it will show you up for what you are. As for the BBC, go out and spend some of the licence payers fees on people with vision and backbone.

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