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F1 2012 & the BBC

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by hard top, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. hard top

    hard top Zorg Expert (I)
    Dutch Zeds The M44 Massive

    Dec 5, 2011
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    I now that this is old news but just thought I would check BBC live coverage this year.
    Pitiful is all I can say.... :-q

    (Bahrain will probably not happen, again)

    This means that I will be watching the circus live on Dutch TV and put up with the bloody adverts..... X(

    Rant over.


    China - 15 April
    Spain - 13 May
    Monaco - 27 May
    Europe - 24 June
    Britain - 8 July
    Belgium - 2 September
    Singapore - 23 September
    Korea - 14 October
    Abu Dhabi - 4 November
    Brazil - 25 November

    The 2012 Formula 1 calendar

    18 Mar 2012 Australia Melbourne
    25 Mar 2012 Malaysia Sepang
    15 Apr 2012 China Shanghai
    22 Apr 2012 Bahrain Sakhir
    13 May 2012 Spain Barcelona
    27 May 2012 Monaco Monte Carlo
    10 Jun 2012 Canada Montreal
    24 Jun 2012 Europe Valencia Street Circuit
    8 Jul 2012 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit
    22 Jul 2012 Germany Hockenheim
    29 Jul 2012 Hungary Hungaroring
    2 Sep 2012 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps
    9 Sep 2012 Italy Monza
    23 Sep 2012 Singapore Singapore
    7 Oct 2012 Japan Suzuka
    14 Oct 2012 South Korea Korean International Circuit
    28 Oct 2012 India Greater Noida
    4 Nov 2012 Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi
    18 Nov 2012 United States Circuit of the Americas
    25 Nov 2012 Brazil Interlagos

    As far as I am concerned, this is good news. :-bd

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/formula ... 475306.stm
  2. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
    Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator British Zeds

    Dec 2, 2011
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    I've found it frustrating watching a 2 hour race with adverts, and it does rather take the edge off the excitement! It's such a shame the Beeb can't afford to cover the whole season. Nothing worse than getting to an exciting bit, and then having to watch an advert.

    As for Raikkonen possibly returning it's nice to see some old faces coming back, perhaps we should dust off Mansell next? ;)
  3. board

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    Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator British Zeds M Power

    Dec 2, 2011
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    F1 2012 & the BBC

    I wish they would do the ads in the uk like they do here. They either have extra cgi signage on the side of the track or put up logos in the corner of the screen so that the coverage is never interrupted.

    The cgi stuff is really good and looks like big signs on the side of the circuit but you just see them moving ever so slightly as the camera pans following the cars.