F1 » FOM extends pit lane clampdown

The clampdown on F1 broadcasters in the pitlane is extended to cover an entire race weekend by Formula One Management

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July 12, 2013 12:53 AM

@richard - they do add value. Hoe many times had one on the pit lane, be it Sky, BBC, or NBC, given the audience details how how badly the floor was damaged from a blowup, or suspension damage, whether a car is being retired, whether mechanics are getting ready.

He can't see all of that from the back of a garage of one team. He has to get around, to be close enough to see those details. They're grown ups. They can make their own decisions, no different than the grown ups in cars driving around at 230mph, which most people would consider unnecessary, and something that should be scrapped, especially if it is mere entertainment.


July 12, 2013 4:41 AM
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Jonathan Palmer ( Dr.) was the best pit lane reporter after the unfortunate death of Mr. James Hunt. Tony Jardine did an admirable job as well, when Jonathan was moved up to a SxS with Murray Walker. Man, I appreciated those two, Walker/Palmer as much as Murray and James.

I never cared for James Allen in the pit role, or commentator TBH - nor did I care for Ted Kravitz. The current confused Tom paired with arrogant Lee Mackenzie just pains me.

F1 will just instill remote fly by wire HD camera's, like they have in the NFL for fly bys over the pits and such.

Honestly, the commentators can state the obvious like these current pit reporters do, without the frustration or lack of tact comments usually given by Lee.


July 12, 2013 7:51 AM

sideways. I guess that you are not a true fan of racing, when you class eplodin tyres and offs, as the most exciting part of an f1 weekend! it would appear that yu have a blood lust. sad!

fafa. most if not all of the info that you claim that you want can be obtained from remote cameras and from someone in the garage. remember the rbr in brazil? remote cameras were able to immediately identify the exhaust damage to the car, instantly. it didn't need a reporter or cameraman standing in the pit lane.

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