Over the past months, F1 bosses and the FIA have been working on a framework, which was presented to the teams and key stakeholders in London last week. But how close are we to getting a final agreement on what the championship will look like in the future?
Brundle, famous for his pre-race grid walks, feels the Sky team has what it takes to give former colleagues such as Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan and Lee McKenzie a run for their money.
- The broadcaster sub-let the free-to-air element of their contract to Channel 4 , in a one-year deal. The free-to-air element covers highlights of every race, as well as live coverage of the British Grand Prix.
- The coverage, which utilizes the direct feed of the U. TV network Sky Sports, wasn't exactly what viewers were expecting, or deserved.
- Much science and wind tunnel testing has gone into the changes, which are only a taster for much bigger revisions planned for Last year Lewis Hamilton won his fifth World Championship.
- ESPN looked at various options for how it could work with F1 to get coverage of the races, qualifying and practice, as well as supporting content.
- However, because of the licence fee freeze and resultant review of cost constraints, it was believed that the BBC were to leave F1 after the season. A new broadcast rights deal was announced on 29 July , stating that Sky Sports would cover all races live, half of which would be exclusively live.
Insisting the driving force behind his decision to defect was the fact Sky will cover all 20 races live, compared to the BBC's 10, Brundle added: 'They Sky talk my language in terms of what they want to do for the sport.
Left behind: BBC presenter Jake Humphrey has lost key colleagues 'It is the future for the way the sport will be covered.
It is good that people have a choice. I remember that when I was a kid I used to have to stay awake until You will have two mighty broadcasters going head-to-head.
It is going to be very competitive. The BBC guys are going to want to show they are still the ones and we'll want to show that we can put a great Formula One show out.
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- Sky One Curfew Fast forward to and Sky Sports is about to redefine F1 coverage again with 20 out of the 21 races being exclusively live broadcast and the biggest line up of on-screen talent, including three former World Champions in the form of Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg and Damon Hill.
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- From only highlights will be available, bringing to an end four decades of live Formula One programmes on terrestrial television.
Sky's advantage is that they screen the first two races in Australia and Malaysia exclusively live, and Croft added: 'We're no different, we want to go into that first race and be the best we can.
It is a commentary team, a partnership.
It's not about individuals.