I thought ITV's coverage was good, but as Bernie Ecclestone says in the article, he thinks that the BBC will do it better. Does he mean no adverts? That really irritates me about the F1 coverage, especially when they come on at a dramatic point in the race. I recall Silverstone a few years ago when a spectator got onto the track and just as the cameras picked him up; they went straight to the adverts. I appreciate that they are a commercial television company, but Sky show films, (some longer than an F1 race), without interruption. And as for those daft little Honda pieces at the start and end of the advert breaks last season – I think they had the opposite effect of promoting Honda, as to me, they were just delaying getting back to the race.
ITV have been good in what they have produced, but the ad breaks sometimes come at a cruical time! It's a massive boost for the BBC, but who will they get to do the commentary? F1 back where it should be on the BBC!
I do like some of Martin Brundle's pieces about how the cars work, but I can't abide the way they talk to the micro-celebrities on the track before the race - what insight can the vacuous Dannii Minogue provide into the world of F1.
Let's see what Auntie can do, just don't bring back Murray Walker, he's too old and his only real contribution was to provide entries from Private Eye's Colemanballs "Excuse me while I interrupt myself" and "Two laps before the action starts, unless it's already started" being a couple of examples.
Whatever its costing its an absolute waste of money. Why the hell don't they try and get the cricket back. That's something worth paying for. As you will gather, where I live there is no Sky reception or cable.