Ted Kravitz has gone..........apparently!

Ted Kravitz has gone..........apparently!

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768

4,013 posts

35 months

Sunday 3rd March
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Glad to hear he seems to have come back, by the time I'd heard he'd even gone.

On a slight tangent, I didn't realise Rosanna Tennant wasn't part of the Sky team. I'd rather watch her than Ted, but listening to some of her interviews has been painful.

red_slr

8,018 posts

128 months

Sunday 3rd March
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I suspect EB might end up working with the FIA or LMG.

rscott

8,451 posts

130 months

Sunday 3rd March
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johnoz said:
JonChalk said:
I suppose his blog / website / newspaper columns are still enough for him to keep his media accreditation, then.



Eric was up to something too!
Was he ever Media!

Edited by johnoz on Sunday 3rd March 16:30
Eric's back, working with the French GP organisers - https://www.planetf1.com/news/boullier-back-involv...

rscott

8,451 posts

130 months

Sunday 3rd March
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JonChalk said:
I suppose his blog / website / newspaper columns are still enough for him to keep his media accreditation, then.
Or the fact Sky have already confirmed he's back as part of their team...

Fundoreen

633 posts

22 months

Monday 4th March
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Regardless of the fact ted will be there a lot of viewers wont with the confusing and puzzling sky f1 packages
where you spend big bucks for some vast tv package to get 2hrs of f1 action a couple of times a month over the summer.
q1/2/3 qualifying is all just filler of negligible value like watching footballers doing their warm up and all the midweek replays
of q1/2/3 qualifying is a bit like reading old newspapers again.

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rscott

8,451 posts

130 months

Monday 4th March
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Fundoreen said:
Regardless of the fact ted will be there a lot of viewers wont with the confusing and puzzling sky f1 packages
where you spend big bucks for some vast tv package to get 2hrs of f1 action a couple of times a month over the summer.
q1/2/3 qualifying is all just filler of negligible value like watching footballers doing their warm up and all the midweek replays
of q1/2/3 qualifying is a bit like reading old newspapers again.
There's also F2, which usually provides decent racing and now the full Indycar season live too...

768

4,013 posts

35 months

Tuesday 5th March
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Beats the C4 system where whole race weekends are just missing, sadly. I probably wouldn't bother with Sky if F1 went back to terrestrial, it wouldn't be worth it just for the England autumn internationals.

Norfolkit

2,042 posts

129 months

Wednesday 6th March
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[quote=Fundoreen]Regardless of the fact ted will be there a lot of viewers wont with the confusing and puzzling sky f1 packages
where you spend big bucks for some vast tv package to get 2hrs of f1 action a couple of times?

2 hours?
It's on for 3 fking days every 2 weeks, the race program ltself lasts for a lot longer than 2 hours, then there's f2 and f3 races, F1, f2 and f3 qualifying and all 3 sessions of F1 practice.
No offense but you're talking out of your arse.

red_slr

8,018 posts

128 months

Wednesday 6th March
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I have ditched sky. Wont be watching much F1 this year. First time in 30 years.

Instead I am going to go to a couple of races next year and probably do testing. Would rather do that much more enjoyable.

Big Nanas

85 posts

23 months

Wednesday 6th March
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Fundoreen said:
q1/2/3 qualifying is all just filler of negligible value like watching footballers doing their warm up and all the midweek replays
of q1/2/3 qualifying is a bit like reading old newspapers again.
You think qualifying is of 'negligible value'? You mean where the cars run their highest power settings, with the lowest weight and no tyre wear issues? You know - where the cars are at their fastest?

Maybe Motorsport isn't for you.

bobbo89

2,510 posts

84 months

Wednesday 6th March
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Big Nanas said:
You think qualifying is of 'negligible value'? You mean where the cars run their highest power settings, with the lowest weight and no tyre wear issues? You know - where the cars are at their fastest?

Maybe Motorsport isn't for you.
TBF quali has got a bit stale over recent years but I think that's more down to where certain teams have been with it being pretty predictable who'd be out in Q1 and Q2.

Thinking about it though, Q3 isn't much better with most teams going straight out for a couple of laps to set a benchmark, then sit in the pits until they go out for a glory run.

Stan the Bat

4,590 posts

151 months

Wednesday 6th March
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I like qually, it's all the boring chat that takes up the time.

Fundoreen

633 posts

22 months

Wednesday 6th March
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Stan the Bat said:
I like qually, it's all the boring chat that takes up the time.
maybe this is what I mean. If they just showed it with the numbers up the side of the screen without all the excessive chat it would be fine with me.
But if you have paid for you sky f1 sub I guess you will get up at 2am to watch first practice. Im glad I wont have to.

rscott

8,451 posts

130 months

Tuesday 12th March
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Looks like Ted has a new show this season:-

"Additionally, in an update to this year’s schedule, Sky Sports F1® presenter, Ted Kravitz, will host new show, F1® Midweek Debrief, each Wednesday of the 2019 season. Former Head of Vehicle Performance at the Williams Martini Racing Formula One® team, Rob Smedley, will join Ted for the first show on 20 March at 6pm (repeated at 7.30pm) on Sky Sports F1®.


(From https://www.skygroup.sky/corporate/media-centre/articles/en-gb/Sky_Sports_Gears_up_for_F1_Lights_Out )

Hamsterdam

98 posts

73 months

Wednesday 13th March
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rscott said:
Looks like Ted has a new show this season:-

"Additionally, in an update to this year’s schedule, Sky Sports F1® presenter, Ted Kravitz, will host new show, F1® Midweek Debrief, each Wednesday of the 2019 season. Former Head of Vehicle Performance at the Williams Martini Racing Formula One® team, Rob Smedley, will join Ted for the first show on 20 March at 6pm (repeated at 7.30pm) on Sky Sports F1®.


(From https://www.skygroup.sky/corporate/media-centre/articles/en-gb/Sky_Sports_Gears_up_for_F1_Lights_Out )
Sounds like that’s all he will be doing and won’t actually be at any of the races which is a huge shame.

This show is basically a re hash of the show Natalie Pinkham use to do. So, looks like he’s been demoted.

Jasandjules

62,166 posts

168 months

Wednesday 13th March
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Fundoreen said:
But if you have paid for you sky f1 sub I guess you will get up at 2am to watch first practice. Im glad I wont have to.
No I pay for Sky F1 so I can record it and watch when I have the time.....

Contract Killer

3,667 posts

122 months

Wednesday 13th March
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Hamsterdam said:
Sounds like that’s all he will be doing and won’t actually be at any of the races which is a huge shame.

This show is basically a re hash of the show Natalie Pinkham use to do. So, looks like he’s been demoted.
Just looked at the tv planner, and there is no "Teds notebook".

But there is a program called "paddock walkabout"

So does indeed look like someone else is doing the notebook which im not too sure will work without Ted...

thegreenhell

5,190 posts

158 months

Wednesday 13th March
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They've probably got Karun doing it now.

TheDeuce

618 posts

5 months

Wednesday 13th March
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thegreenhell said:
They've probably got Karun doing it now.
I'd call that an upgrade personally.

No offense to Ted, I enjoyed his presentation. But Karun has a way breaking down the most complex technical details or race occurrences in a handful of words that invariably make complete sense. Not bad for a guy that also manages to be quite ammusing.

Teddy Lop

930 posts

6 months

Wednesday 13th March
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Contract Killer said:
Hamsterdam said:
Sounds like that’s all he will be doing and won’t actually be at any of the races which is a huge shame.

This show is basically a re hash of the show Natalie Pinkham use to do. So, looks like he’s been demoted.
Just looked at the tv planner, and there is no "Teds notebook".

But there is a program called "paddock walkabout"

So does indeed look like someone else is doing the notebook which im not too sure will work without Ted...
sky are arsehats, Ted is one of the only presenters who isn't an interchangable.

He should do a youtube channel or something, wonder if globally enough people would watch to fund it?