Post by Rob Brewer Post by M2T
It's the constant switching to the pits that gets on my tits. Grostwat
hits the well - again - oh shock horror the team look pissed off. It
could be a replay every time. The last 8 laps yesterday were all over
the place, to the point they missed the Vettel/Bottas overtake.
I would only suspect that the program directors don't understand much about
GP racing and is a far cry from the excellent BBC presentations with
Raymond Baxter from the 60's. None of the continual close up shots in those
days where you could actually see where the cars were on the track.
Coulthard's waste of time Grid Walk only spoke to one driver and spent his
time talking to 'celebrity' tennis players and footballers - what is the
point of that!
I really don't understand the presenters mindset. Big-it-up Edwards was
almost crying into his microphone when a Ferrari overtook and his
hysterical outbursts at the finish have me reaching for the mute button.
Presumably the Liberty Media's "bells and whistles" are also fed to the Sky
channel so it would be impossible to get away from them.
Sadly this race to the bottom presentation will soon see me finding
something else to do on GP weekends.
The F1 TV director(s) are fulltime employees of FOM. What they show is
what they're told to. When the Dwarf ran the show, he'd ensure we got
sponsors adverts in every shot, no matter if the camera position
compromised showing the actual racing. He'd also stop showing any cars
belong to teams he was having a problem with.
Sky and Ch4 can only show the FOM feed. That includes overlays, replays
and any other crap LM want to force down our throats.
The grid walk is all part of the show. Brundle began grid walks, now
there several, all repeating the same questions. I'm sure some drivers
are pissed off with them. LH has never once given an interview on the
grid. We're expected to go gooey eyed when some failed actor or retired
sport star tells us they've never been to see any kind of car racing
before and they're over the moon to have received a free day out, that
comes with a helicopter ride in and out, 'cos they'd never want to get
stuck in the traffic with the plebs. BTW, the media receive a sheet
from FOM, listing all the invited celebs they might bump into, which is
why DC often says "I believe some bit titted slapper is on the grid, but
I've not got a clue what she looks like".
Commentators are expected to raise the excitement level when something
happens on screen. At least Edwards doesn't shout throughout the race,
unlike that twat on Sky.