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#1 Atreiu

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 16:34

... in which it is possible to watch every weekend session from FP1 to the GP live, or not, and include archive footage of the full weekend activities for past GPs up to a decade or so - basically what MotoGP does.

 

Why does F1 not have it?

 

For example, this weekend I missed Moto2 simply because it was too early sumday morning and I prefered to sleep it over. Now, while I go through some files and organize paperwork at work, I have the race going on in my PC and keep an eye on it. And I'm glad because it has been a hell of a race so far.

 

On the other hand, I missed all GP2 action from Spa and the F1 qualifying, which I heard was exciting (probably more than the race) and I have no idea if I'll ever be able to watch it.

 

 

 

Again, is there any specific compelling reason for F1 to not have this?


Edited by Atreiu, 26 August 2013 - 17:12.


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#2 Risil

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 17:24

Possibly their existing TV contracts.



#3 Atreiu

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 17:33

Possibly their existing TV contracts.

Seems shortsighted on their part.



#4 Risil

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 17:38

Quite.

 

Mind you, it's part-and-parcel of F1's dominant position that it can afford to piss off its die-hards. Comprehensive online coverage will not bring many new fans to the sport.


Edited by Risil, 26 August 2013 - 17:39.


#5 Fastcake

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 18:02

They make more money selling exclusive TV contracts to networks than they would operating their own internet service and selling non-exclusive contracts. You see the same with other sports that have large TV contracts in place.