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#501 Fastcake

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 18:45

Thanks DMN, might have a look at a few older races if I get the time. But I don't suppose Sky plan on showing any races older than the nineties?

The exact same thing was spouted as if fact this time last year - and yet here we are 12 months on......


Here we are twelve months on with the F1 channel discontinued for new HD customers. They've done half the job so far.

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#502 Harry

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:03

Haven't seen it mentioned anywhere in the schedule from Sky so I did a bit of Googling and the Press Conference for Australia is at 11pm on Thursday, 2 hours before Practice 1 if anyone wants to know.

Edited by Harry, 11 March 2013 - 10:05.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:52

Reminder - all SSF1 and full race unless stated:

Saturday 9th March
20:30 - 1994 Australian Grand Prix Extended Highlights

Sunday 10th March
20:30 - 1999 Australian Grand Prix

Monday 11th March
20:30 - 2003 Australian Grand Prix

Tuesday 12th March
20:30 - 2007 Australian Grand Prix

Wednesday 13th March
20:30 - 2010 Australian Grand Prix

Tuesday 19th March
20:00 - 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix
22:15 - 2001 Malaysian Grand Prix

Wednesday 20th March
20:00 - 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix
22:15 - 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix

Thursday 21st March
20:00 - 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix

Thursday 28th March
21:00 - Debut Wins: 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix

Friday 29th March
21:00 - Debut Wins: 2007 Canadian Grand Prix

All repeated once for Australia and Malaysia races. :)


This is awesome, why did they not do more if this last year? They only seemed to show classic races of Monaco and Silverstone.

#504 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:08

What I'd like to see for tracks where there's been less than 10 races, is classic races on tracks that are no longer used (eg maybe an Imola race, A1 Ring, Magny Cours, Zandvoort, Jerez, Estoril, etc).

#505 D.M.N.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 19:48

Haven't seen it mentioned anywhere in the schedule from Sky so I did a bit of Googling and the Press Conference for Australia is at 11pm on Thursday, 2 hours before Practice 1 if anyone wants to know.

Or live at 04:00 on Thursday morning.....  ;) (yes, they are actually broadcasting that live)

#506 Harry

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 22:41

I thought it was supposed to be live on Sky F1 at 11PM GMT on Thursday? This is not the case then? I thought the conferences were always live on their first scheduled showing...

As for these re-run races they've been doing, is it just me who's not been paying attention or are these cut to shit highlights?

#507 D.M.N.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:34

They are live, and it is at 4AM GMT on Thursday on Sky F1.

It's not really 'shit highlights', still at least 90% of the race - the only bits that are cut out are the bits with lack of commentary from Murray/Martin due to ITV going to breaks.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:48

Very very disappointing if Sky are only going to show archive races in full from the mid 1990s onwards. The 1985 Australian GP for instance was a beauty as was 1986.

If any Sky people do happen to read this thread, make sure you show the 1985 British GP in full from Silverstone! 1986 German GP anyone? And what about 1985 South Africa?!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:31

Very very disappointing if Sky are only going to show archive races in full from the mid 1990s onwards. The 1985 Australian GP for instance was a beauty as was 1986.

If any Sky people do happen to read this thread, make sure you show the 1985 British GP in full from Silverstone! 1986 German GP anyone? And what about 1985 South Africa?!



Give them a chance. It's still early days.

#510 D.M.N.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:33

Very very disappointing if Sky are only going to show archive races in full from the mid 1990s onwards. The 1985 Australian GP for instance was a beauty as was 1986.

If any Sky people do happen to read this thread, make sure you show the 1985 British GP in full from Silverstone! 1986 German GP anyone? And what about 1985 South Africa?!

It's 5 races per week - I think Sky did a good choice with Australia. No need to go with the obvious ones in my opinion.

#511 man

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 13:10

It's 5 races per week - I think Sky did a good choice with Australia. No need to go with the obvious ones in my opinion.


Good choices for those whose interest in Grand Prix dates back no further than the mid 1990's I suspect. If anything, the races selected are nothing but the screaming obvious designed for the playstation generation enthusiast and nobody else.

Still, lets give them time. With the deal they have with Bernie, I assume they have access to every single race in full since 1981 and perhaps even prior to that.

I hope at some stage they will think outside of the box and realise there were truly brilliant GP before the 1990's.

#512 Massa_f1

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 13:21

It's 5 races per week - I think Sky did a good choice with Australia. No need to go with the obvious ones in my opinion.


Agree apart from 2007. It was very boring if I remember correctly. Or might of just been me adapting to the first race without Schumacher.

Edited by Massa_f1, 12 March 2013 - 13:21.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 14:32

Very very disappointing if Sky are only going to show archive races in full from the mid 1990s onwards. The 1985 Australian GP for instance was a beauty as was 1986.

If any Sky people do happen to read this thread, make sure you show the 1985 British GP in full from Silverstone! 1986 German GP anyone? And what about 1985 South Africa?!

So through out last year people are complaining that sky are not showing classic races and then they start showing them and people still complain. We only even know the choices for the first 2 races. I assume with Australia they wanted to show races from the track they are actually racing on (Melbourne) rather than Adelaide. So dont make a judgement like this until we get to a race where there have been races for ages e.g. Monaco.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 14:51

i am watching sky sport f1 italia and they are showing previous grand prix in 30 mins highlights but with italian commentary obviously

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 17:14

SkySport Italia is the package to have this year...

Domanda per il benzine ...
E 'possibile per voi per catturare e inviare alcuni programmi su Internet..?

Jp

#516 MinT

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 17:25

Very very disappointing if Sky are only going to show archive races in full from the mid 1990s onwards. The 1985 Australian GP for instance was a beauty as was 1986.

If any Sky people do happen to read this thread, make sure you show the 1985 British GP in full from Silverstone! 1986 German GP anyone? And what about 1985 South Africa?!


Zeez - some people will slate Sky for absolutely anything.

If you are that disappointed - switch to the other channel showing old re-runs....oh wait you cant !

At least they are showing something - which should be applauded not critizised.

Edited by MinT, 12 March 2013 - 17:36.


#517 chrisblades85

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 17:41

There's always next year to show older races. Then people will moan why they didnt show 1958 race or something.

#518 Harry

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 20:42

Zeez - some people will slate Sky for absolutely anything.

If you are that disappointed - switch to the other channel showing old re-runs....oh wait you cant !

At least they are showing something - which should be applauded not critizised.

You say that but actually you can! BBC often show old races (including ones from the 80's) on the BBC Red Button channel, often before practice sessions.

#519 D.M.N.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 20:43

You say that but actually you can! BBC often show old races (including ones from the 80's) on the BBC Red Button channel, often before practice sessions.

The very rarely show races before 1981 because the rights are not part of FOM's archive.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 20:45

Very very disappointing if Sky are only going to show archive races in full from the mid 1990s onwards. The 1985 Australian GP for instance was a beauty as was 1986.

If any Sky people do happen to read this thread, make sure you show the 1985 British GP in full from Silverstone! 1986 German GP anyone? And what about 1985 South Africa?!

Be glad you have a dedicated F1 channel like that, the UK is probably the one country to have that.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 21:08

The very rarely show races before 1981 because the rights are not part of FOM's archive.

I didn't say before '81 though? :confused:

#522 D.M.N.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 21:27

I didn't say before '81 though? :confused:

Apologies, I thought your post said '70s!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:21

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/21769197

So Lewis will write a column for the BBC, Good catch by them and should make an interesting read.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:26

^ Excellent.

#525 Longtimefan

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:28

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/21769197

So Lewis will write a column for the BBC, Good catch by them and should make an interesting read.


I hope they employ a proofreader, no offence to the guy but it takes me 10 mins sometimes to decipher his tweets.


#526 Markn93

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:30

I hope they employ a proofreader, no offence to the guy but it takes me 10 mins sometimes to decipher his tweets.

No offence but that's probably more you than him. They're rather easy to 'decipher'.

#527 dank

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 18:28

I hope they employ a proofreader, no offence to the guy but it takes me 10 mins sometimes to decipher his tweets.


Not that he'll be writing his columns, of course.

#528 Les

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 21:13

There was an interesting quote here: http://themotorsport...ome-a-long-way/ about Skys coverage this coming season. I presume they mean the Thursday - Post Qualy conferences. Surely they will help by sending a proper journalist up to the podium as well.

'This season will also see a change in the presentation of the press conferences that open the weekend, according to Croft. It is hoped this new approach will allow drivers to draw out of their shells. “Myself, Bob Constanduros and James Allen occasionally are going to be doing some sessions together to make it a little bit more interesting and hopefully make it a bit better for you guys watching at home […] by asking proper supplementary questions.”'


#529 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 21:47

Oh yeah, I'm sure those three will come up with amazing question and even more impressively convince the drivers to answer them.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 22:02

Oh god, Lewis has trouble keeping things sensible with only 140 characters, let alone a whole column...

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:52

Oh god, Lewis has trouble keeping things sensible with only 140 characters, let alone a whole column...


It's not Lewis himself writing, he's having a chat with Benson who will write it down then. Same was with Webber and Gary Anderson

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:56

press conference (not mine link)



#533 SCUDmissile

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 18:06

My main criticism with sky is their trashy PF1 style journalism on their website. What with the BBC guys being descredited by everyone here, sky have a good opportunity to establish themselves as serious experts and journos and get many looking at their website. ESPN and Autosport seem like the main sources of news to me this year, at least. It is a shame as sky have some good insights.

#534 D.M.N.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 18:53

My main criticism with sky is their trashy PF1 style journalism on their website.


http://www.planetf1.com/terms

"Planet-F1 and Planet F1 are brand names of Rivals Digital Media Ltd (Registration No. 04284373), a subsidiary of 365 Media Group Ltd (Registration No. 04134501), which is an indirect subsidiary of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (Registration No. 2247735)."

- http://www.planetf1....e-United-States
- http://www1.skysport...nited-States-GP

Spot the, lack of, difference.

#535 SCUDmissile

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 18:57

http://www.planetf1.com/terms

"Planet-F1 and Planet F1 are brand names of Rivals Digital Media Ltd (Registration No. 04284373), a subsidiary of 365 Media Group Ltd (Registration No. 04134501), which is an indirect subsidiary of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (Registration No. 2247735)."

- http://www.planetf1....e-United-States
- http://www1.skysport...nited-States-GP

Spot the, lack of, difference.

I see. :| Too bad. ESPN and Autosport it is then. Murdoch...

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 21:59

press conference (not mine link)


Cheers!

#537 Fastcake

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 22:07

http://www.planetf1.com/terms

"Planet-F1 and Planet F1 are brand names of Rivals Digital Media Ltd (Registration No. 04284373), a subsidiary of 365 Media Group Ltd (Registration No. 04134501), which is an indirect subsidiary of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (Registration No. 2247735)."

- http://www.planetf1....e-United-States
- http://www1.skysport...nited-States-GP

Spot the, lack of, difference.


Huh, you learn something every day.

#538 pinkypants

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 22:09

Where's Eddie?

#539 ApexMouse

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 22:14

He doesn't bother with the highlight races. You will see him in china.

Though many wish he simply wouldn't bother, period. BTW theres a couple of new Gary Anderson vids up on the bbc site, one is the now de-rigeur mercedes car backpedelling, the other is a fairly good introduction to the way F1 car aero works. For absolute beginners though.

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#540 Longtimefan

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 23:43

He doesn't bother with the highlight races. You will see him in china.


He's got the right idea then. Highlights are pointless. :p



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:41

That Sky intro was the worst thing I have ever seen. I am still cringing.

Edited by Knowlesy, 15 March 2013 - 01:43.


#542 Xeriks

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:48

That Sky intro was the worst thing I have ever seen. I am still cringing.

It was hilariously bad.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 13:45

Had to pop in and say - Pinkham is fiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 13:57

Not one race in yet an the BBC coverage (ie news) is already doing my head in.

It's Hamilton, Hamilton, Hamilton, Hamilton, Hamilton.

Dont they know there are other Brit drivers?


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 14:09

Don't watch the BBC News for your F1 information, then?

#546 Longtimefan

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 14:20

Don't watch the BBC News for your F1 information, then?

I guess, but you are missing my point.

I don't know why the British media is so SO obsessed with Lewis, no one can deny he's not a damn good racer but still theres several other British drivers and if they want to be heavily biased with British drivers, why focus on just one?



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 14:21

Because he's the biggest news story by far. Sure the tabloids are running pics of Chilton's girlfriend on a beach, but people want to read about Lewis.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 14:41

That Sky intro was the worst thing I have ever seen. I am still cringing.


Awful. Typical Sky though. I didn't watch any of the pre-show (bar this part obviously and the display of how ridiculously large the Sky f1 team is shortly after) and fast-forwarded straight to the action. Didn't fancy wasting time listening to the wooden Damon Hill or that clown Lazenby.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 15:02

I have no words for their new "game" to replace the buzz loop thing on Sky's F1 show. Arranging wooden tiles?

Really not a fan of Natalie Pinkham and she's all over the Sky coverage.

It's all still too much style over substance - as indicated by how much more they prefer talking about things like driver helmets rather than car developments.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 15:02

do you think sky are giving bonus's for the amount of time *exclusively's* being said ;)