Hey, who remembers tuning into Red Button for free practice, only for some over-running tennis match to be shown instead? I'll agree Sky's pre-race stuff could be better (having to fit in ad breaks naturally leads to some of this, features have to fit each part and it's hard not to have presenters talking either side of the break) but on the whole paying for Sky with a dedicated channel is well worth it to the frustration that came from missing sessions at random like that.
GP2 and GP3 coverage, plus classic races, just serves to sweeten the deal.
It's nothing to with ad breaks. It's just they employ buffoons like Crofty and Herbert and their production team have ran out of ideas to make their coverage interesting so we just get the same drivel every week. The Sky coverage we got in 2012 was worlds apart from the nonsense we get now.