Monday, 20 June 2011

BBC To Drop F1?

The Sunday Times reported yesterday that the BBC is considering dropping it's Formula 1 coverage when the current contract expires at the end of the 2012 season.

The BBC's award winning coverage has been well received by fans, and has seen a year-on-year increase in viewing figures since the sport moved from ITV.

Many people connected with the sport, including Bernie Ecclestone himself have said that would like to see the coverage remain with the BBC.

McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh has said that it would be "unwise" if they do not renew their contract into 2013 and beyond.

Even Formula 1 legend Sir Stirling Moss (@stirlingmosscom) used his Twitter page to support the BBC:
"Stirling is a huge fan of the #BBCF1 coverage @jakehumphreyf1 and the whole #BBCF1 team & hopes it stays firmly where it is now, on the #BBC"

The Sunday Times is part of the NewsCorp Group who were recently rumoured to be considering tabling a bid for Formula 1.

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