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Formula One - 2015 Season


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It's not ideal but don't US channels show the race in a box on the screen during ads?

Yeah, most sports which don't offer natural breaks have these split screen things, which is OK.

Regarding the ever increasing costs and this new C4 deal, are NBC in the states getting a good deal, or paying over the odds to attract viewers? It's not free to air per se, but you can be on a pretty basic cable subscription here (around $40/mo) and get NBC Sports, which has all F1 races live, plus every premiership game live (and if the one you want isn't live on TV, just pick one of the others to stream via their app).

I wonder if as a "growing" market or something the yanks get a special deal. They'd only see a tiny percentage of that monthly cable bill (ESPN tend to take the most, ~$3 on that 40).

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BBC website reporting refuelling is being considered again. Even though the stats show refuelling meant fewer overtakes on track. And Pirelli saying the new tyres will have to run at higher pressures to cope with higher speeds. But don't worry, the clueless idiots in charge have made sure the engines are louder (25% louder according to Pat Symons) so that will automatically make the races better, right?

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Refuelling just means all pitstops are now the same lengths and all the cars are the same as they were in qualifying every lap.

So yes, less overtaking, less drama, adds absolutely nothing except a couple of toddlers get to hope to see an entertaining fire and everyone has to spend stupid money on nothing.

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Refuelling just means all pitstops are now the same lengths and all the cars are the same as they were in qualifying every lap.

unless they add an Indy like element - limit the number of personnel so they have to do more and there is more chance to screw up.

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Refueling needs to stay away...

In other news - C4 have announced the races they will cover.

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-announces-2016-live-formula-1-races?hootPostID=fcdd3551d936b801496eb9f5945fd2e3

Pretty good picks imo.

Looks pretty good. The BBC seemed to mainly have the races at crap times last year (like all the early morning ones). I'd assumed it was Sky flexing their muscles over which ones they had exclusively, but perhaps the BBC were deliberately trying to lower the viewing figures to make jettisoning the coverage entirely seem more acceptable.

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