My interest in F1 has been diminishing for a few years now; starting with the switch to Sky and fewer terrestrial TV races (I too will not pay any money to the Murdoch empire) and also the rule meddling and corporate conditioning of drivers.herb wrote: ↑Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:16 pmSo this is the last year F1 will be shown on Terrestrial TV in the UK.
Based on last season, and the start of this season, I won't be buying more TV (I already pay my TV licence) to watch F1. You see, not only do I not want to pay any money to Rupert Murdoch's empire, but I don't want to give them my data either. It's valuable to me, and personal.
It seems a shame that the country that started the sport, grew the sport through Terrestrial TV, and has most of the teams based in it, has had this action taken against it.
I hope that Channel 4 continue to show highlights (like the BBC do with Match of the Day) and I'll watch that. If not, I think it's the end of my interest in F1. It's just plain boring, made watchable only by the people who present the shows.
What do you lot think? Will you be paying next year or giving it up? (I would have started a poll but couldn't find the option)
For me, there's just some essential excitement missing these days and I don't hold out much hope for Liberty re-energising the sport.
I'm already at the idle interest stage, and when it finally leaves terrestrial TV, I can't see myself following it much.
I wont stop visiting Pitboard for as long as it keeps going though!