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

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

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jonwm

1,066 posts

53 months

Saturday 23rd February
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I'm gutted about this. I used to save the notebook for my mid week fix of F1. Proper loss especially if they replaced him with chandhok.
Never could warm to him.
Sad loss if it turns out to be true

PompeyM3

1,821 posts

144 months

Saturday 23rd February
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jonwm said:
I'm gutted about this. I used to save the notebook for my mid week fix of F1. Proper loss especially if they replaced him with chandhok.
Never could warm to him.
Sad loss if it turns out to be true
Totally agree, he has years of knowledge and experience. I’ve met him a couple of times in and around F1 races and found him to be very polite and engaging to speak to.
Hi and Martin complete my F1 coverage.

chunder27

1,632 posts

147 months

Saturday 23rd February
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Kravitz goes?
The moronic ****tard Croft stays.

tells you all you need to know about SKY.

rdjohn

3,201 posts

134 months

Sunday 24th February
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euphoricmess said:
I thought he was very good until he became a feature/brand himself. Then it all came a bit more predictable.

Better than a lot left on sky mind
I think this is the crux of my issue with SKY coverage.

Ted sat with a load of Sutton images pointing out new developments was insightful.

Ted walking down the pit circulation road talking to his cameraman about nothing of particular interest was just tedious. But probably high on SKY F1’s production values.

F1 is a technical sport. Presenting the technical aspects to a broadly-based audience is what all coverage is missing. Sadly, with SKY’s monopoly, I doubt that we will now be given an opportunity to understand what is going on.

Former racing drivers talking about current racing drivers, plus a little eye Candy, is about as good as SKY F1 will ever get.

And then there is Crofty. Uhhhh! What can you say?

Fire99

9,515 posts

168 months

Sunday 24th February
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I have to say I like Ted. He squabbles a bit with Croft but then who wouldn't? (I'm not a fan of David Croft..)

I hope either it's resolved with Sky or he heads over to C4 or some sort of F1 coverage. As others have said, he seems fairly well respected by the teams and has a good rapport with drivers etc.
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LaurasOtherHalf

14,511 posts

135 months

Sunday 24th February
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Contender for best news of 2019, that utter twerp invading my living room with his inane “analysis” was enough to switch anyone off the sport.

Met him briefly in real life, certainly didn’t change my opinion of him whereas Karun couldn’t have been more pleasant.

StevieBee

7,218 posts

194 months

Sunday 24th February
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keirik said:
Johnny Herbert could barely string a series of corners together
I take it you're not familiar with his story then. Finishing 4th in your first GP with your foot held onto your body with string isn't too shabby.

red_slr

8,018 posts

128 months

Sunday 24th February
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I did like Ted and I think its a mistake to get rid of him.
That said, I have cancelled my Sky so I wont notice. So I wont be watching any live races this year for the first time in 32-33 years.
As someone who has been a die hard fan for my entire life I really cant deal with the current format. Its just way too sanitised and the drivers have turned into big softies.

Teddy Lop

930 posts

6 months

Sunday 24th February
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jonwm said:
I'm gutted about this. I used to save the notebook for my mid week fix of F1. Proper loss especially if they replaced him with chandhok.
Never could warm to him.
Sad loss if it turns out to be true
I'll be annoyed if the whole segment goes - during the race the coverage is generally all biased towards the front runners so the who catch up of who did what and why is interesting - they could even expand it, maybe have some video clips cued up to cut across to to show anything relevant etc.

eliot

8,224 posts

193 months

Sunday 24th February
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I’ve watched many f1 races on x30 speed after the first lap and then watched just the notebook.

REALIST123

10,807 posts

92 months

Sunday 24th February
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I won’t miss Ted, always found him quite an annoying character. His technical understanding was never very deep, which I guess is understandable as he’s a tv presenter, not an engineer, but some of his ‘explanations’ were risible.

I think I’d still prefer him to ‘back in the day’ Chandhok, though. I’m guessing that his incessant droning will soon become tiresome.

Davidson gone as well? One of the very few of the sky team with decent technical knowledge.


gmaz

3,257 posts

149 months

Sunday 24th February
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The hashtag #WheresTed is the most traumatic since #WheresEdd

I always liked his Ted's Notebook feature showing the side of the paddock you don't normally see.

I can't stand DiResta with his whiny tone, much prefer Ant Davison

LaurasOtherHalf

14,511 posts

135 months

Sunday 24th February
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I do think PdR has greatly improved in the last year however, he was surprisingly good when Brundel went missing last season.

Croft is Croft, you’re never (ever) not going to get the shouty one-analytical one in a commentary team and he’s at least a huge fan of the sport.

Lazonby I actually like now which I can’t believe from when he took over from Jake (god, remember Monaco?!).

Slater isn’t too bad now he hasn’t got BE to lick arse to with his “yes sir, three bags full sir” craic.

Herbert is, well a total Herbert but I do enjoy a joker in the pack and he is up for a laugh with the fans.

Hill, as nice a bloke as he is is a bit of a spare part but I do like the bloke immensely.

I actually think brundel is the weakest link, he’s turning into an opinionated old fool who seems to think his opinion trumps everyone else’s.

Tyre Smoke

11,130 posts

200 months

Sunday 24th February
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Ted was a good mix. Able to explain stuff, and give insights from the pit lane. His notebooks, well I could take or leave them.

Rather, much rather have Kravitz than monotone Chandhok.

Lazenby seems to have grown up a lot since his Princess Grace moment. Brundle I like a lot. I like the mix of him and Croft. The rest I wouldn't miss.

ukaskew

4,726 posts

160 months

Sunday 24th February
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Teddy Lop said:
I'll be annoyed if the whole segment goes - during the race the coverage is generally all biased towards the front runners so the who catch up of who did what and why is interesting - they could even expand it, maybe have some video clips cued up to cut across to to show anything relevant etc.
Absolutely this. I love it when he walks down the paddock talking about each team as he gets to their motorhome. So much stuff outside of the top 3 teams is missed/overlooked/ignored in the race, he does a fantastic job filling in those blanks and always got a decent amount of time to do it as well.

REALIST123

10,807 posts

92 months

Sunday 24th February
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
I do think PdR has greatly improved in the last year however, he was surprisingly good when Brundel went missing last season.

Croft is Croft, you’re never (ever) not going to get the shouty one-analytical one in a commentary team and he’s at least a huge fan of the sport.

Lazonby I actually like now which I can’t believe from when he took over from Jake (god, remember Monaco?!).

Slater isn’t too bad now he hasn’t got BE to lick arse to with his “yes sir, three bags full sir” craic.

Herbert is, well a total Herbert but I do enjoy a joker in the pack and he is up for a laugh with the fans.

Hill, as nice a bloke as he is is a bit of a spare part but I do like the bloke immensely.

I actually think brundel is the weakest link, he’s turning into an opinionated old fool who seems to think his opinion trumps everyone else’s.
I’ve never minded Brundle. He at least understands F1 from a racer’s point of view and I’ve never felt him too opinionated.

Let’s face it, his opinion is generally better formed than most of the others.

Teddy Lop

930 posts

6 months

Sunday 24th February
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REALIST123 said:
I’ve never minded Brundle. He at least understands F1 from a racer’s point of view and I’ve never felt him too opinionated.

Let’s face it, his opinion is generally better formed than most of the others.
I've been a big fan of brundle, he set the standard, but I get the feeling his heart simply isn't in the game these days.

S1KRR

9,896 posts

151 months

Sunday 24th February
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Brundle's era was a very long time ago now, hence why he feels tired. He last raced in 96!

Hope C4 can pick up ted, Sky does seem a bit "lads on tour" which does detract from the seriousness the sport needs at times.

euphoricmess

275 posts

4 months

Sunday 24th February
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Reckon. Schumacher could add more insight than "Crofty"

Sky's coverage of sport is so very odd. They spend a fortune to win contracts they hire pundits and commentators that so often detract from the sport. Cricket is the only one they do relatively well.

Only ones who disrespect sport more is BBC. Get an FA cup tie then subject the viewer to Martin Keown, Murphy and Lawro chatting ste in a dull unenthusiastic tone for 90 minutes.

Perhaps it's because they try to speak about the sport for longer than the sport takes place. Too much filler

Smollet

4,524 posts

129 months

Sunday 24th February
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Derek Smith said:
Steamer said:
Teddy Lop said:
Ted's contribution is unique and fun and an enjoyable light hearted rounding off of the event, far better than much of the generic space filler that makes up the hours of filler on a race show, and he has many fans that look forward to it.
Same here - Really enjoyed The Note Book.

Seems odd as Ted seemed to have genuine rapport with many of the drivers, team members and bosses. Shame.
And here.
Sad if he’s gone. Perhaps Sky could bring in Leggard