The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed

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by Robbo-92 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:40 pm

Sadly that's probably not far off.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:42 pm

If they want to increase audiences they should stop putting it behind a bloody pay wall!

Dicking around with the format instead is just utter stupidity.

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by floydfreak » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:15 pm

The paywall thing which will hit the UK next year will severely damage F1 in the UK. I will not go out my way to watch it or pay to watch it i will read who won see what clips are put on F1's Youtube channel but that's as far i will go.

I reckon they are going to try going to try the race format similar to how it is in Indycar & i would not at all be surprised if they are thinking of doing Caution periods because of a crisp packet is on the track.

Meanwhile Alonso and Button are eager for Le Mans

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:32 pm

Does C4 have the highlights rights for next season? I know all live races will be exclusive to sky and I remember c4 saying that they would consider bidding for the highlights but that’s it.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by floydfreak » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:07 am

Nothing has been said on the highlights for next year as far as i am aware.

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by Vermilion » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:58 am

Received these in the mail yesterday...


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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:51 pm

Had a shock tuning into FP1 to see Alonso fastest.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:54 am

Didn't see quali last night thanks to C4 putting it on at stupid o'clock :(

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Death's Head » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:06 am

Hamilton must be thrilled to be starting next to rising star and safest driver in the paddock Max.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Vermilion » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:12 pm

With any luck he and Max will be in the gravel at turn 1.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by KK » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:49 pm

David Coulthard reveals worries about new F1 exclusivity deal with Sky Sports ahead of next season

The start of the 2019 season will see Sky Sports becoming the sole TV rights holder for F1 in the United Kingdom, marking the first year in a six-year rights deal for the subscription-based broadcaster.

The move will see the live coverage of the sport disappear from free-to-air television across the country - although Sky will have to make their coverage of the British Grand Prix available to non-subscribers each year under the terms of the deal.

Sky currently share the UK broadcast rights to the sport with Channel 4 (a free-to-air platform) although this arrangement will cease at the end of the season.

One man who is concerned by the move is former McLaren driver - and Channel 4 F1 pundit - David Coulthard.

Coulthard shared his views on the situation during a podcast, hosted by Motor Sport - and fears that the absence of F1 on free-to-air television will damage the appeal of the sport in the UK.

The 47-year-old Scot feels so strongly about the issue that jokingly threatened to protest against the move to F1 owners Liberty Media.

"I'm planning a march to the Liberty (Media) offices at the end of the year, and I'm going to get all the Formula One fans to hunker down outside the building and we are not going to leave until they put Formula One back on free-to air television," declared Coulthard in tongue-in cheek fashion, with a sense of seriousness as well.

Coulthard is, however, very much serious about his belief that the move will be a negative for the size of the sport's fan base in the UK.

"I grew up watching it, but back then there was only three channels...Nowadays there are so many more options and stimulations for youngsters...When you reduce the window of opportunity to capture them (by moving to a pay platform), then you are just going to shrink the audience," argued Coulthard.

Sports such as golf, tennis and cricket have all seen a reduction in fan engagement and participation following their own moves to the subscription-only broadcaster, evidence that Coulthard's concerns are far from unfounded.

"There will still be the hardcore fans, Sky do a fantastic job with a dedicated channel so there's no fears in terms of how well served the sport will be, but there will be a smaller audience. It's a shame for Britain. This is the home of motor racing," declared Coulthard, worried about the potential drop in visibility for the sport.

"We are too modest, we don't shout enough about how great our engineering is. People want to come and work here...We have seven teams based here. It's a huge industry and generator of income for the UK economy...If people aren't seeing the sport, then maybe we lose them to other industries."

Whilst Liberty Media have put significant resources into developing the social media presence in recent times, the lack of a traditional broadcast deal across UK television is an undoubted negative for the profile of F1 in the UK.

Sky's rights deal runs until 2025, by which time it would be no surprise to have seen a further shift in the manner in which sports fans consume content.

Indeed, Coulthard himself believes that there is bound to be change. The new deal was originally struck back in 2016. However, in recent times promoters have begun to complain about the spiralling costs of hosting races - making it possible that the value of traditional TV rights will fall when they are renegotiated.

"The revenue from Sky is huge. It does benefit the sport and the teams...Business is business...But the traditional broadcast model of television companies paying those big numbers has peaked."

As frustrated as F1 fans locked out by the "paywall" will be by the broadcast changes, the fact remains that Sky will hold a six-year monopoly over live F1 coverage from next season. It is incumbent upon Liberty Media to ensure that they are as comprehensive and as innovative as possible in the way that they market the sport across other mediums to limit the effect of the new TV on F1's mainstream appeal.

https://www.givemesport.com/1330995-dav ... ext-season

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by andretmzt » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:30 pm

I'm watching the Touring Cars and they had a red flag early on so everyone is back on the grid and having a chat to the cameras. Two guys have already said they are bursting for a piss. :lol:

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PostRe: RE: Re: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Death's Head » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:38 pm

Vermilion wrote:With any luck he and Max will be in the gravel at turn 1.
Hoping for something similar, but most likely scenario is Max somehow takes out Vettel, Bottas and himself, gifting Hamilton the win and 25 points over his rival.

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Jam-Master Jay » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:57 pm

Bloody Brundle asking to be picked up on the grid walk. :fp: :lol:

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by evanswolves » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:14 pm

Yikes

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Snowcannon » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:32 pm

Well this is boring...

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by BOR » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:05 pm

Vettel to win...

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by Snowcannon » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:11 pm

McLOLren

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by BOR » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:13 pm

Off to Indy 500 then...

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PostRe: The F1 2018 thread - #Blessed
by darksideby182 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:29 pm

This is nearly as bad as Monaco for action.

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