You don't get qualifying in France on public channels? Just on Eurosport France?
Yup, they decided to broadcast it on eurosport (which belongs to TF1). Pretty stupid decision if you ask me, especially for the asian gp's. Nobody watches tv at 7am. Only F1 fans would, and they're quite a lot in France. Plus, vast majority of french people don't have satellite pay tv (which you need to watch eurosport).
I don't care, I have both (+ streaming if i'm not home)