Along with the gold, the are some real garbage elements to Sky F1.
I agree 100% the main feed needs a better director. They've taken criticism to the extreme and now almost never show the first 5 positions. It takes all the narrative out of the race. I would rather see Hamilton on top of his game out front or Vettel and Verstappen chasing him down, than to be shown constant meaningless tit for tat 12th place battles.
I don't watch F1 to see just the mid-field 90% of the race. I don't watch F1 to see how close it is between 14th and 15th.
Then, with the rolling coverage throughout the week with Sky F1 you are basically paying to watch advertising. I have never known any subscription media in my life with so many advertising breaks. Also the mix of content is too repetitive.
Third problem with Sky is I have become allergic to Crofty. The guy's a bozo. No wit, just brain-dead shouting. No sense of tension, he'll shout over the opening of an envelope. Constantly shouts down Brundle. Even a flat Coulthard in the BBC days was a better pairing for Martin.
Then there's Sky's attempt to appeal to a broader, younger audience with the chatty bits. Herbert is a clown. Has no insight at all. Natalie Pinkham sounds like she's just walked out of a nightclub on E! TV. With both McLaren drivers sat down with her after qualifying, Sainz 6th, not once did she ask a qualifying related question or even really an F1 related question. Sainz looked visibly upset and said as much. When she interviewed Kvyat after the race yesterday, she couldn't stop fawning over the baby situation and even just flat out said she was more interested in talking about the baby than the race. I don't pay for this s***
There are many good elements to the Sky F1 package as well but it badly needs fixing.
Natalie needs to be fired. F1 is clearly just a career stepping stone for her on the way to something more mainstream. One of the ex-drivers like DiResta can step up to her position, they are superb pundits.
Crofty needs to be fired. Brundle deserves better in the box.
They need to focus on the sport and get rid of a lot of the trivia. Lots of good banter to be had in the paddock, and amazing drama. We don't need RC cars and Natalie Pinkham shouting down Davidson and Di Resta thanks.