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Team bosses comment on new UK F1 TV deal

Concerns that the latest deal may contravene the Concorde Agreement are being allayed by claims that the BBC's highlights package allows it to circumvent the need to provide 'free to air' coverage of all races.

"I am sure it has been closely scrutinised and will be the subject of much debate," was Neale's take on the situation, while Lowdon insisted that Ecclestone was unlikely to have done anything to go against an agreement he knows inside out.

Ecclestone, however, has suggested that there may soon by no Concorde Agreement to abide by.

"I shouldn't worry too much about the Concorde Agreement," he told a small group of reporters, including Reuters in Budapest, "We might not have another one...."

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ace.moonpanda - Unregistered

July 30, 2011 8:44 AM
Last Edited 2031 days ago

This is just wrong. How can thet say they will get more viewers. I cannot afford sky and am also thinking great i can watch 10 live races.would the bbc say you can watch 10 episodes of eastenders and then make you pay to watch the next 10 i doudt it. gutted.

Dr Thompson

July 30, 2011 8:46 AM
Last Edited 2031 days ago

I don't know how anyone can see anything positive in it? Look at the fan reaction, that is not a good thing for F1 in any way. I was relying on the teams to do something about this. It's their sponsors coverage that will suffer the most after all, isn't it? How does restricting access equal more viewers?

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