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Statement from BBC Head of F1

'This new F1 arrangement will allow us to tell the story of the whole F1 season for BBC viewers, while providing extended access to the biggest moments on the calendar – including the glamour of Monaco, the excitement of the last race of the season plus the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, which remains one of the highlights of the UK's sporting summer.

'In addition to our award-winning TV output, we will continue with our exclusive radio coverage on 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra, as well as our comprehensive F1 website and mobile services and the regular broadcasts on BBC News outlets. We know F1 fans appreciate the extensive multi-platform coverage we offer and, as well as capturing those big moments on TV, we pledge to keep audiences up-to-date with all the news and action throughout the season, wherever they are.

'You will appreciate these are early days, with much still to decide, including some of the detail around our own production. We will let you know as soon as there is more to say on that front – but in the meantime, there is the small matter of the 2011 season to focus on.'

Courtesy of BBC Sport

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Racing - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 6:25 PM

This is just stupid in my opinion. BBC's F1 coverage is by far the most entertaining thing on TV. FP1,2,3 live on red button. Great quailfying show and a fantastic race day package where you can choose different comentatary feeds, use the driver-tracker AND watch the full race with onboard cameras. NOT TO MENTION the brilliant BBC F1 forum with great insight from MB,DC and EJ. Jake is a great man to lead the show. To sum up, F1 on BBC is fantastic, absolutly amazing. WHY DO THINGS NEED TO CHANGE?

Mr Bob - Unregistered

July 29, 2011 6:47 PM

Clearly, the BBC need to find someone to teach them the definition of 'Commitment', as thats the second over paid fool in a suit to incorrectly use it on this subject today. Maybe F1 fans should demonstrate the meaning of it by showing their commitment to paying for 6 months worth of licence fee instead of the full amount- the BBC in turn could then reduce the salary of these procrastinating buffoons by 50% as a sign of further commitment. The Beeb produces an excessive amount of bilge masquerading as entertainment, pay over the odds for 'talent', who they then shoe horn into every conceivable type of programme possible resulting in us poor sods having to spend well over £100 each year to not watch any of it. At least ITV is free so i can avoid their tripe as i wish without any cost.

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