- all the TV team are returning for 2010, 1 year rolling contract for all except Martin Brundle who is on a 3 year contract.
- most of the radio team are returning, but Ian Phillips is definitely not returning, and there is a question mark for Maurice Hamilton.
- TV coverage is expected to stay the same, race airing from 12:10 to 15:00 for a typical European race and qualifying on from 12:10 to 14:15.
- practice expected to remain on Red Button, but extended in form (i.e. longer than 5 minutes discussion either side of the actual session)
The official BBC F1 2010 press launch is this Thursday (4th February), so expect to get more details then. A key page to keep an eye out on come Thursday is BBC Press Office. Although not confirmed, I suspect Classic F1 will remain for 2010 along with the other website bits and bobs (blogs etc..). No announcement on F1 Forum either, hopefully that isn't ditched.
Last but not least, BBC will NOT be broadcasting F1 in HD (or 3D!!) for 2010. I cannot emphasis this enough. This has been confirmed by both Jake Humphrey and Lee McKenzie on Twitter, so unless FOM have a late change of heart (unlikely), F1 won't be in HD. As far as I know, FOM do produce a HD feed, but are not releasing it to broadcasters because there isn't enough interest yet.
I think that's it... here's hoping for another great year of coverage of F1 on the Beeb!
Edited by D.M.N., 30 January 2010 - 20:05.