F1 on Channel 4

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DS240

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2,705 posts

157 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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Seems logical to start a new thread to cover how C4 are doing with their F1 coverage. (The other threads go back to the speculation of who was going to cover it and talk of petitions to get it back on BBC, which aren't going to do any good)

So here can focus on what they are actually doing presenter wise and how the coverage quality turns out.

THUNDER STORM

1,147 posts

108 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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DS240 said:
Seems logical to start a new thread to cover how C4 are doing with their F1 coverage. (The other threads go back to the speculation of who was going to cover it and talk of petitions to get it back on BBC, which aren't going to do any good)

So here can focus on what they are actually doing presenter wise and how the coverage quality turns out.
Agreethumbup

Adebyebye

rubystone

11,252 posts

198 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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Jake as anchor DC and Ben Edwards in the commentary box. 2 out of that 3 own Whisper, so a shoe-in. Logical to use the independent company the Beeb used for on site too. Job done.

sirtyro

1,824 posts

137 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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Anybody know if EJ will be joining them?

rubystone

11,252 posts

198 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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sirtyro said:
Anybody know if EJ will be joining them?
Not if they have any sense...but I do get the feeling that they won't be bringing him onboard. What could happen is if they elect to present the highlights show solely from the UK (a very real possibility) they could have him in the studio as a pundit...

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jb2410

141 posts

50 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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Hopefully they will sign up lee Mckenzie as well.

deadslow

5,898 posts

162 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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I used to like their rally coverage, so hope F1 will be great on C4.

AlexRS2782

5,258 posts

152 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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I cant see Jake going back to F1, even if it's his own company doing the F1 coverage for C4. He made it clear the reasons why he left F1 in favour of football & a lucrative contract with BT Sport and he seems happy doing what he's doing.

Same for Lee - hasn't she already tweeted (or similar) that she is otherwise contracted to the BBC this year for various sports including athletics, horse trials (I think she did Olympia last year) and the Olympics?

BarbaricAvatar

1,369 posts

87 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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rubystone said:
sirtyro said:
Anybody know if EJ will be joining them?
Not if they have any sense...but I do get the feeling that they won't be bringing him onboard. What could happen is if they elect to present the highlights show solely from the UK (a very real possibility) they could have him in the studio as a pundit...
Rather Eddie Jordan than Simon Taylor or Tony Jardine as ITV once had. Gosh they used to drive me up the wall.

I'd be happy with Allan McNish in any capacity, personally i'd prefer to have 2 drivers doing the commentary like we had in 2011 - i've never enjoyed any commentary team more than Brundle+Coulthard. Maybe Max Chilton's daddy can throw some money at C4 and buy his son a place on the anchor team, he can't possibly be any less exciting doing that than he was in F1.
Mike Gascoyne; he was pretty good in his one-off appearance some years back. He's probably got some spare time in between boat races.
Even Gary Anderson who, despite looking like a trucker, possesses the rare ability amongst Techie Direckies of being able to put complex ideas into simple language (and pictures) so that those who haven't studied aero can actually understand what the chassis-parts are supposed to do.

I don't like Paul di Resta, i hope he's not involved. He spent his whole F1 career whinging and blaming other people and the few TV appearances he's made since proved that he has a charisma deficiency.








thegreenhell

5,199 posts

158 months

Thursday 28th January 2016
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We should also reiterate the list of race coverage in this thread. Live races in bold:

Australia - 20 March (highlights)
Bahrain – 1st-3rd April (4.00pm)
China - 17 April (highlights)
Russia - 1 May (highlights)
Spain – 13th-15th May (1.00pm)
Monaco - 29 May (highlights)
Canada - 12 June (highlights)
Europe (Azerbaijan) – 17th-19th June (TBC)
Austria - 3 June (highlights)
Britain – 8th-10th July (1.00pm)
Hungary – 22nd-24th July (1.00pm)
Germany - 31 July (highlights)
Belgium – 26th-28th August (1.00pm)
Italy – 2nd-4th September (1.00pm)
Singapore - 18 September (highlights)
Malaysia– 30th September-2nd October (8.00am)
Japan - 9 October (highlights)
USA - 23 October (highlights)
Mexico – 28th-30th October (7.00pm)
Brazil - 13 November (highlights)
Abu Dhabi– 25th-27th November (1.00pm)

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-...

Edited by thegreenhell on Sunday 7th February 16:26

MartG

13,730 posts

143 months

Saturday 6th February 2016
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Suzi Perry has announced she will not be moving to C4

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/no-channel-4-mov...

Blayney

2,657 posts

125 months

Saturday 6th February 2016
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thegreenhell said:
We should also reiterate the list of race coverage in this thread. Live races in bold:

Australia - 20 March (highlights)
Bahrain – 1st-3rd April (4.00pm)
China - 17 April (highlights)
Russia - 1 May (highlights)
Spain – 13th-15th May (1.00pm)
Monaco - 29 May (highlights)
Spain - 12 June (highlights)
Europe (Azerbaijan) – 17th-19th June (TBC)
Austria - 3 June (highlights)
Britain – 8th-10th July (1.00pm)
Hungary – 22nd-24th July (1.00pm)
Germany - 31 July (highlights)
Belgium – 26th-28th August (1.00pm)
Italy – 2nd-4th September (1.00pm)
Singapore - 18 September (highlights)
Malaysia– 30th September-2nd October (8.00am)
Japan - 9 October (highlights)
USA - 23 October (highlights)
Mexico – 28th-30th October (7.00pm)
Brazil - 13 November (highlights)
Abu Dhabi– 25th-27th November (1.00pm)

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/channel-4-...
Deary me. If I could choose the 10 live ones I'd have

Australia
Spain
Monaco
Austria
Britain
Belgium
Italy
Japan
USA
Brazil

The only ones that match up are Spain, Britain, Belgium and Italy

I wish they'd bring back the Turkish GP, Istanbul Park is a great track.

Mr_Thyroid

1,655 posts

166 months

Saturday 6th February 2016
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BarbaricAvatar said:
I don't like Paul di Resta, i hope he's not involved. He spent his whole F1 career whinging and blaming other people and the few TV appearances he's made since proved that he has a charisma deficiency.
I reckon any recent F1 driver would do a good job. Of course when they're 'moaning' about their own bad races they may grate a little but they are all trained and have a lot of experience in communicating to all levels of people. They have a lot technical insight and most will have some good anecdotes.

I agree that Paul di Resta was a bit awkward in front of the camera in his first year in F1 but to my eyes seemed to relax and give a good account of himself thereafter.

carinaman

13,208 posts

111 months

Saturday 6th February 2016
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Blayney said:
I wish they'd bring back the Turkish GP, Istanbul Park is a great track.
Agreed.

Scuffers

20,887 posts

213 months

Sunday 7th February 2016
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what happened to Canada?

Smollet

4,524 posts

129 months

Sunday 7th February 2016
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Scuffers said:
what happened to Canada?
Indeed. Good spot.

Blayney

2,657 posts

125 months

Sunday 7th February 2016
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Ha, well noticed. The second Spanish GP is actually the Canadian. I'll swap my "dream coverage" from the Spanish to the Canadian... another one that's not live.

Mojocvh

16,837 posts

201 months

Sunday 7th February 2016
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BarbaricAvatar said:
rubystone said:
sirtyro said:
Anybody know if EJ will be joining them?
I don't like Paul di Rest
Heard that he's not too keen on you either...

BigBob

1,471 posts

164 months

Sunday 7th February 2016
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MartG said:
Suzi Perry has announced she will not be moving to C4

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/no-channel-4-mov...
That's a bonus then!!! smile

BarbaricAvatar

1,369 posts

87 months

Sunday 7th February 2016
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Mojocvh said:
BarbaricAvatar said:
rubystone said:
sirtyro said:
Anybody know if EJ will be joining them?
I don't like Paul di Rest
Heard that he's not too keen on you either...
Dunno what you're trying to achieve with that edit, but well done in your total fail.