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    Not everyone's cup of tea admittedly, but F1 is now to be shown on Channel 4.

    http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35149963
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      Not everyone's cup of tea admittedly, but F1 is now to be shown on Channel 4.

      http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35149963
      I used to love it but it's become so predictable I rarely bother now. Think BBC have done the right thing
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      Amazing isn't it?, the bastion of the British sporting calendar, and for so many years proudly served by the BBC . . . The Grand National, The University Boat Race, Test Match Cricket, and now Formula 1, all hived off to independent channels.
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      Test Match Cricket was a far greater loss to my mind.

      The moment Bernie started taking the dirty money for hosting races in whatever country and dropping the classic European circuits, he grew a foreign market, but he loses his traditional one. F1 is about history and he is frankly is happy to piss all over it.
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      Brilliant! The money saved should allow them to concentrate on making more utter sh*t like bake off,pottery throw down etc. etc.
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      Amazing isn't it?, the bastion of the British sporting calendar, and for so many years proudly served by the BBC . . . The Grand National, The University Boat Race, Test Match Cricket, and now Formula 1, all hived off to independent channels.
      And The Open.

      Still, at least we get to watch lots of people making cakes.
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      Will Channel 4 coverage be the Sky coverage re-transmitted? Can't see them having the money to spend to send their own people out.
      Personally, I watch every race but record it and then fast forward to the best bits. Two hours of the same cars in the same order going around a track would bore me otherwise.
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      And The Open.

      Still, at least we get to watch lots of people making cakes.
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      And The Open.

      Still, at least we get to watch lots of people making cakes.
      Which is still more exciting than watching F1 contrived nonsense and overpaid drivers with egos bigger than pretty much every footballer you'll ever hear from.

      F1 lost the plot when it decided to award double points for the final race. That's a bit like when losing a game 2-0, it is decided with 5 mins to play that "next goal wins". BBC are well out of that one.
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      Which is still more exciting than watching F1 contrived nonsense and overpaid drivers with egos bigger than pretty much every footballer you'll ever hear from.

      F1 lost the plot when it decided to award double points for the final race. That's a bit like when losing a game 2-0, it is decided with 5 mins to play that "next goal wins". BBC are well out of that one.
      They only did the double points once, then binned it. Clearly a terrible idea.
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