Drivers object to late race starts but Abu Dhabi wants special start time for finale

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The F1 drivers have collectively voiced their unhappiness about late race start times. A GPDA representative confirmed to Autosport the Malaysian Grand Prix might have been re-started had it not been started so late: It wasn’t the rain that was the problem in Malaysia, because it can rain just as heavily at 2pm as it … Continue reading Drivers object to late race starts but Abu Dhabi wants special start time for finale

BBC F1 TV ratings for first two races of 2009

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How is the BBC faring since taking over from ITV as Britain’s F1 broadcaster? Here’s its preliminary viewing figures for the first two races: 2009 Australian Grand Prix live: 2.1m average, 3.4m peak 2009 Australian Grand Prix repeat: 2.8m average 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix live: 4.4m average, 5.2m peak Last year ITV’s replay of the … Continue reading BBC F1 TV ratings for first two races of 2009

Should F1 have ??twilight? races? (Poll)

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The Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend will, like the Australian Grand Prix last weekend, be another ??twilight? race. These two races have later start times in an effort to improve television audiences in Europe. But is it safe to start races so late, and does it make any difference to the television figures?

Two sides to the Hamilton-Trulli controversy: Hamilton apologises

2009 Australian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton has apologised for his role in the Australian Grand Prix controversy after being vilified in the British and international press this morning. What will be the consequences for Hamilton’s reputation and the team’s? Will it have any repercussions for Hamilton’s career? And how has it affected the fans’ view of him?

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