The Sunday Times has claimed the BBC will drop its Formula 1 coverage after the 2013 season.
Brundle will take over Legard’s commentary role and Coulthard will join him.
Here are the times for the BBC?óÔé¼Ôäós F1 coverage of this weekend’s European Grand Prix: Friday 21st August 8.55 – 10.35 – Free practice 1 (BBC Red Button and online) 13.00 – 14.30 – Free practice 2 (BBC Red Button and online) Saturday 22nd August 10.00 – 11.00 – Free practice 3 (BBC Red Button … Continue reading European Grand Prix TV times
BBC F1 are doing a marvellous job in their first year back as F1’s broadcasters in Britain. That much is clear on the live blogs whenever fans outside Britain get a glimpse of BBC’s work and comment on how good it is. But although it’s great to finally see some improvement in Formula 1 broadcasting, … Continue reading BBC F1 is great but motor sport coverage in Britain is getting worse
Here are the BBC F1 broadcast times for the Monaco Grand Prix practice and qualifying, and the race itself: Thursday 21 May Monaco Grand Prix first practice: 8.55-10.35am, BBC red button and online (video), BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra (audio) Monaco Grand Prix second practice: 12.55-2.35pm, BBC red button and online (video), BBC Radio … Continue reading Monaco Grand Prix TV times
How is the BBC faring since taking over from ITV as Britain’s F1 broadcaster? Here’s its preliminary viewing figures for the first two races: 2009 Australian Grand Prix live: 2.1m average, 3.4m peak 2009 Australian Grand Prix repeat: 2.8m average 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix live: 4.4m average, 5.2m peak Last year ITV’s replay of the … Continue reading BBC F1 TV ratings for first two races of 2009
F1 Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans, who’s commentated on races at circuits and on television, gives his verdict on the BBC’s F1 coverage. Last year I was lucky enough to get to work on TV side of motorsport making some highlights programmes and subsequently commentating live on-site for the World Series by Renault. I’ve learned … Continue reading BBC F1: a commentator’s verdict
Here are the details of the live Malaysian Grand Prix coverage in Britain. Don’t forget to join us on F1 Fanatic for live blogging during every session. Friday 3rd April Free practice 1: 2.55am – 4.35am, Red Button (video – television), BBC Sport (video – online), 5 Live Sports Extra (audio – radio) Free practice … Continue reading Malaysian Grand Prix TV times
A big talking point on the live blogs during the Australian Grand Prix weekend was how BBC did with their F1 coverage. I thought they did a great job – but reading around some other sites I’ve noticed a few complaints. What did you think of the BBC’s return as an F1 broadcaster?
We?óÔé¼Ôäóre one week away from the start of the F1 season ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ the Australian Grand Prix. Here in Britain the BBC?óÔé¼Ôäós much-vaunted new F1 coverage will make its debut. Here are the times of their F1 programmes ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ please share details of coverage in your country below. You can follow all the sessions live on … Continue reading Australian Grand Prix TV times
The BBC has re-launched its Formula 1 website ahead of the 2009 F1 season. ‘Formula One’ now gets its own tab on the Sport homepage (which, confusingly, is separate from the ‘motor sport’ section). There are some excellent offerings on the site including video clips from past races. There are new columns from pundits including … Continue reading BBC revamps Formula 1 site
BBC head of F1 and football Niall Sloane has left his job only one week after the BBC’s ambitious F1 coverage plans were announced. It follows the planned departure of director of sport Roger Mosey who takes charge of the corporation’s coverage of the 2012 Olympics. Mosey was replaced by Barbara Slater, the first woman … Continue reading BBC F1 boss quits
The details of BBC?óÔé¼Ôäós F1 coverage this year are due to be announced in a press conference today. We already know a lot about their TV plans for 2009. Today I expect some big announcements about their online coverage.
An early schedule for BBC’s F1 coverage posted by Francois shows they will be broadcasting F1 practice sessions live this year. However it is not yet clear whether the practice session on Saturday will be shown as well as the two on Friday. Last year ITV screened Friday practice live online, but not Saturday’s session … Continue reading BBC to show F1 practice live
Over the past year I?óÔé¼Ôäóve been keeping an eye out for details of how F1 coverage will look in 2009 as the BBC takes over from ITV. But this makes little difference for those of you not in Britain, or whose broadcasters do not use the British feed. So, how will you be following F1 … Continue reading How are you watching F1 in 2009?
F1 will not be broadcast in high definition on the BBC in 2009. Director of BBC Sport Roger Mosey said ?óÔé¼?ôwe?óÔé¼Ôäód very much like it to be?óÔé¼?Ø but HD F1 broadcasts are not available yet. He also suggested practice sessions will only be available online and ?óÔé¼?£via the red button?óÔé¼Ôäó, and said the BBC is … Continue reading BBC: No HD F1 in 2009
Formula One goes on economy drive "But what drove me to distraction was all this one-stop strategy, two-stop strategy business and the times when positions only changed when someone stopped at the garage. This virtual overtaking didn't make for satisfactory sport." Early deetails of 2009 BBC F1 coverage "I have also managed to get a … Continue reading F1 links: Provisional BBC F1 schedule
The BBC has officially confirmed Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle as the lead commentators for its F1 coverage in 2009. Brundle is not the only ex-ITV man joining the team as Ted Kravitz will reprise the role of pit lane commentator alongside Lee McKenzie.
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