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Old 29-05-2018, 09:18 AM   #1
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Its finnaly happened Sky get F1

According to reports Sky has now got then exclusive rights for F1 live races from 2019 to 2015 seeing the end of live F1 races on standard TV Channel 4 aren't sure if they will continue with showing highlights. I for one think its a bloody disgrace but I guess money talks. As a motor sports and footy fan getting to watch anything live on the TV or in person is getting stupidly expensive nowadays. What are peoples thoughts.
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Old 29-05-2018, 09:31 AM   #2
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Touring Cars are much more exciting to watch and are on free to air tv. Also World Rally. F1 has long since been history for me, just a very similar procession of cars around a very predictable track.


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Old 29-05-2018, 09:32 AM   #3
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It's getting stupid now but until the balance tips the other way and people stop paying it then Sky will keep doing it.
To be honest the highlights will bother me more as I don't watch races live anymore due to lack of time (kids!!) and lack of excitement. To be honest, even the highlights I watch on x16 and play when I see something happen😂
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Touring Cars are much more exciting to watch and are on free to air tv. Also World Rally. F1 has long since been history for me, just a very similar procession of cars around a very predictable track.


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Old 29-05-2018, 09:53 AM   #5
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Totally agree I always watch and prefer the touring cars mate! Its more my sadness at Sky dominating and taking every sport. I have no problem watching the highlights of F1 as its turning into a precession of cars anyway now the issue with highlights is avoiding all TV, Radio and social media all day to avoid hearing the results.
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Old 29-05-2018, 10:42 AM   #6
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doesnt surpise me, its been getting worse for a few years now. I havent been to Silverstone for a couple of years as the prices were going astronomical, may go next year as it will most likely be the lst race there as the contract runs out. Going abroad is also another possibility, watching qualifying and race day is cheaper that just race day here its mental!
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While ever people keep paying silly monthly payments to Sky then they'll always have the ability to outbid other channels.

I've tended to record most of this years F1 and watch back at x6 speed unless it was an interesting part. I recorded Monaco, then deleted it based on the boredom reported during/after the race.
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It's never been the same for me since Murray walker left. So many childhood memories watching it with my grandad. 1996 with hill and Schumacher battling. The only way races are interesting now is if someone crashes or has a blowout. Very little overtaking these days. Look at brawn years back when button won the championship, it's who has the best car. I preferred it when they had to come in for fuel as well. Everything's all analysed and number crunching data stats. I'd be more entertained watching them race in pedal cars
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Old 29-05-2018, 06:43 PM   #9
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It's never been the same for me since Murray walker left.
Totally agree. I've really lost the love for it over the past few years. It's a bit like watching scalextric on tv nowadays.

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The general price of F1 is daft in this country.

I admit, I have Sky and I watch the races.
I enjoy the free to air coverage of BTCC

If I thought it would do anything by cancelling my subscription to Sky, then I would, but I just don't think you'd get the volume of people to have any sort of effect.

F1 this year, you order your tickets at an astronomical price, then it asks if you want parking???
Course I want bl00dy parking.
Thats £15 extra.

Then Silverstone have the cheek to charge you a £10 booking fee.
WTF !!!!
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