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

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

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Teddy Lop

930 posts

6 months

Sunday 24th February
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euphoricmess said:
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
I dunno, sky was okay when they first had it and even listened to the feedback enough to ditch that stupid bint, remember her. itv chucking ads in everywhere and cutting Hamilton's podium on his first win was kind of a low point, BBC you never know which channel(s) they're gonna be using which made recording it dodgy. But yeah it's a little tired today; you're nearly always going to have the d!ckhead commentator to pander to the lightweights so the hardcord fans rely heavily on the colour commentator. Brundle I thinks had enough, but he rules the roost a bit and thus the whole coverage is suffering.

Said it again and again, we need two commentary streams, main and geek. They've got enough sodding bodies out there...

paulguitar

2,023 posts

52 months

Sunday 24th February
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StevieBee said:
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.
Exactly. The lack of respect here is truly unbelievable at times.

The Moose

17,312 posts

148 months

Sunday 24th February
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I’m glad he’s gone. Found him annoying. Would prefer to watch C4’s live coverage, but what can you do.

F1 TV is with the sky lot frown

C Lee Farquar

2,347 posts

155 months

Sunday 24th February
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
he’s turning into an opinionated old fool who seems to think his opinion trumps everyone else’s.
My wife says the same about me, I can't see anything wrong with that attitude... but I am also an opinionated old fool

Stuart70

1,121 posts

122 months

Sunday 24th February
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keirik said:
red_duke said:
I can’t believe Johnny “sort of” Herbert is still on the payroll. What a waste of space he is.

At least Ted could string a coherent sentence together.
Johnny Herbert could barely string a series of corners together
You must be one hell of a driver to be so condescending to a former F1 driver, who won 3 races and came fourth in the WDC.

This is where you enlighten me as to your driving god status...
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Grahamdub

1,828 posts

82 months

Sunday 24th February
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I used to love Ted's inane ramblings, they were a bit of light relief and he often covered some quite interesting stuff. His walk down the paddock covering every team will be missed too.
Chandhok I just find very boring and hard to listen to. Herbert might be a joker, but I am currently reading his autobiography and have nothing but admiration for him.

Europa1

7,697 posts

127 months

Sunday 24th February
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I'll miss him. As others have said, the notebook was a lighthearted counterpoint to finish off the coverage, and covered all of the teams in the pitlane.

IanUAE

2,722 posts

103 months

Sunday 24th February
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Stuart70 said:
You must be one hell of a driver to be so condescending to a former F1 driver, who won 3 races and came fourth in the WDC.

This is where you enlighten me as to your driving god status...
And he won Le Mans in the epic Mazda 787 (1st time a Japanese car won the race).

euphoricmess

275 posts

4 months

Sunday 24th February
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IanUAE said:
And he won Le Mans in the epic Mazda 787 (1st time a Japanese car won the race).
Yeah but has he undertook a 320d BMW on a cold winter's night outside stoke while ragging the arse out a 1.1 litre rover 200 at the tender age of 18?


Edited by euphoricmess on Sunday 24th February 16:39

Piginapoke

701 posts

124 months

Sunday 24th February
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I think he will be a big miss; he always understood the point that F1 is about people, and put this across without forcing his views down your throat.


generationx

2,115 posts

44 months

Sunday 24th February
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Ted’s Notebook was the only reason I watched the post-race show. For me this is a disaster.

ukaskew

4,726 posts

160 months

Sunday 24th February
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Bundle definitely seems to have lost his mojo, it's surprising just how noticeable that is actually. He is probably the most trusted media guy out there though so would be a big loss, as they still let him drive pretty much anything (has anyone driven more F1 cars?), so at the very least has a feel for modern machinery.

Between that and Ted going that's kinda the spirit and soul knocked out of the team. Hopefully Button will add a bit of energy at some races.

Altrezia

8,342 posts

150 months

Sunday 24th February
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generationx said:
Ted’s Notebook was the only reason I watched the post-race show. For me this is a disaster.
Same for me. I know he's not everyone's cup of tea, but I've always enjoyed his 'bit'. Don't care for the rest of the Sky team really - Martin is OK, but Croft let's the side down so much that I rarely listen to what martin has to say anymore as it's droned out

Contract Killer

3,667 posts

122 months

Sunday 24th February
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Utter madness, Scott Young deserves to be sacked for this decision....


Over 3.6K signatures (so far) show he was liked.

https://www.change.org/p/sky-sports-f1-keep-ted-kr...


In fact I can't remember F1 without Ted.



HardtopManual

1,098 posts

105 months

Sunday 24th February
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It's common for people (including me) to complain that Sky goes too far in watering down the technical/engineering side of the sport in order to make it more accessible to general "sports fans" (whoever they are), but the replacement of Ted by Karun suggests they are trying a more serious approach, no? Karun always seems keen to explain the finer points of the sport when I see him on TV or YouTube, while the last technical item I can remember Ted Kravitz doing was explaining tyre compounds using coloured pencils.

rscott

8,451 posts

130 months

Sunday 24th February
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Contract Killer said:
Utter madness, Scott Young deserves to be sacked for this decision....


Over 3.6K signatures (so far) show he was liked.

https://www.change.org/p/sky-sports-f1-keep-ted-kr...


In fact I can't remember F1 without Ted.
That could be 3.6k people who end up looking very silly if it turns out Ted was just on holiday.

This all seems to have blown up from one (now deleted) tweet.

Thundersports

359 posts

84 months

Sunday 24th February
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ukaskew said:
Bundle definitely seems to have lost his mojo, it's surprising just how noticeable that is actually. He is probably the most trusted media guy out there though so would be a big loss, as they still let him drive pretty much anything (has anyone driven more F1 cars?), so at the very least has a feel for modern machinery.

Between that and Ted going that's kinda the spirit and soul knocked out of the team. Hopefully Button will add a bit of energy at some races.
Tony Trimmer I would guess has the unofficial record of the number of F1 cars driven.

Norfolkit

2,042 posts

129 months

Sunday 24th February
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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.
Agreed, I loved Ted's input, be a much poorer program without him.




LaurasOtherHalf

14,511 posts

135 months

Monday 25th February
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rscott said:
Contract Killer said:
Utter madness, Scott Young deserves to be sacked for this decision....


Over 3.6K signatures (so far) show he was liked.

https://www.change.org/p/sky-sports-f1-keep-ted-kr...


In fact I can't remember F1 without Ted.
That could be 3.6k people who end up looking very silly if it turns out Ted was just on holiday.

This all seems to have blown up from one (now deleted) tweet.
3600? Talk about damned by feint praise!

I posted about it last year but his final column in evo magazine has a strange tone to it-I actually wondered there and then if he had either been dumped of has quit.

Regardless, his part in the show was indeed most needed with the insight into team battles down the grid. I wholly agree the notebook section must be kept.

It was just him, he was terrible. He reminded me of the prat at school who had zero personality and tried (and failed) to be funny.

Tyre strategies with pencils, halos with a chicken breastbone (I’m not making that one up) and I can’t even remember what it was he was trying to explain with his shopping bag that time. Utter tt.

Karun will be a total credit to the team, he knows how to explain the technical stuff to laypeople and has genuine experience of the field. Him and Anthony Davidson would have been a perfect pairing, AD looking after the driving analysis and KC the pit lane, strategies and technicals.

Big Nanas

85 posts

23 months

Monday 25th February
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rscott said:
That could be 3.6k people who end up looking very silly if it turns out Ted was just on holiday.

This all seems to have blown up from one (now deleted) tweet.
If he's just on holiday then there would have been SOME sort of mention of Ted by the other SkyF1 team. Not one of them have mentioned him on any tweets.
I don't recall hearing him mentioned on last weeks coverage either.

I can't see how that's anything other than bad news.