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F1 insiders' reaction to BBC/Sky Sports television deal

See how the sport's leading figures and insiders have reacted to today's controversial BBC/Sky Sports F1 television announcement - and keep us posted on any more!
Below are some of the Twitter reactions from F1 personalities and insiders to today's BBC/Sky Sports announcement [see separate story – click here]. If you spot any more, post them in the comments section by clicking on the link at the bottom of the story, and we'll try to add them in – the more, the merrier!

Martin Brundle (MBrundleF1):

BBC/Sky/F1 2012+. Found out last night, no idea how it will work yet I'm out of contract, will calmly work through options Not impressed

Jake Humphrey (jakehumphreyf1):

Feels like the right time to say how proud I am of the whole BBC F1 production team & the programmes we've produced for you guys since '09.

The important thing is – BBC are still transmitting F1, every race will be accessible in the UK...AND WE'RE LIVE TOMORROW! #bbcf1

Touching messages of support on Twitter. Keeping some perspective tho, F1 remains on the BBC, and after news of 1 week ago, it's only sport.

Sir Stirling Moss (StirlingMossCom):

in the current economic climate even the most ardent fan would think twice because of the cost implications

#F1 has won many new fans because of the #BBCF1 coverage the last few years, the new deal will loose those not prepared to pay

The coverage will be like going into a restuarant having the starter & then being told you can only have half your main and no desert

As for Sky I would also question the long term effect of the judical enquiry, I would not want to pay Sky to see the rest of the season

For #F1 & more importantly the UK fans I can NOT see this being good over the long term, the casual TV viewing wil drop off significantly

TV viewing figures will fall away and I would question whether sponsors will achieve real value for the UK market

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July 29, 2011 12:22 PM
Last Edited 1532 days ago

It ia a breach of the Concorde agreement. Ecclestone should have cleared the deal with the teams. F1 should reform as another series. Bernie is spitefull, he is trying to kill F1 before he is sacked or jailed.

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