Saturday, 30 June 2012

Rob Smedley Interview: Video



The latest issue of Ferrari racing news includes an interview with Felipe Massa's race engineer, Rob Smedley. Rob talks about his introduction to Formula 1 and how special Silverstone is. Rob also discusses Felipe's form of late.

Also in the video is an insight into the evolution of race overalls.

Friday, 29 June 2012

London GP Santander Video



The London Grand Prix Santander video featuring McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button with commentary by Martin Brundle and David Croft.



Onboard video of London Grand Prix virtual lap.

Monday, 25 June 2012

BBC & Sky European GP Viewing Figures

Viewing figures for the European Grand Prix at Valencia show Sky with an average of 0.5m watching the coverage between 11.30am and 4.15pm. The BBC had an average of 3.8m with a peak of 5.0m watching the coverage between 12.10pm and 3.15pm.

Last year the BBC had an average of 3.9m with a peak of 5.0m for the European Grand Prix so BBC's viewers were almost identical to this year.

Canadian GP Viewing Figures

Spanish GP Viewing Figures

Bahrain GP Viewing Figures

Chinese GP Viewing Figures

Malaysian GP Viewing Figures

Australian GP Viewing Figures

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

European Grand Prix TV Coverage (BBC & Sky)

The television coverage in the UK for the European Grand Prix is as follows -

BBC

Fiday
BBC Red Button Freeview
0855-1035 Live coverage of the 1st practice session.

1255-1435 Live coverage of the 2nd practice session.


Saturday
BBC Red Button Freeview
0955-1105 Live coverage of the 3rd practice session.

BBC 1 & BBC 1 HD
1210-1420 Live coverage of Qualifying.


Sunday
BBC 1 & BBC 1 HD
1210-1515 Live coverage of Race. (Race starts at 1300)

BBC Red Button Freeview
1530-1615 Post-race analysis and debate.


Sky

Friday
Sky Sports F1 HD
0845-1050 Live coverage of the 1st practice session.

1245-1450 Live coverage of the 2nd practice session.


Saturday
Sky Sports F1 HD
0945-1110 Live coverage of the 3rd practice session.

1200-1435 Live coverage of Qualifying.


Sunday
Sky Sports F1 HD
1130-1615 Live coverage of Race. (Race starts at 1300)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Brawn Discusses The Season So Far



Mercedes AMG team principal Ross Brawn talks about Mercedes season so far including the team's frustration with continuous reliability problems on Michael Schumacher's car. Brawn also discusses the "complex puzzle" that are Pirelli tyres this year.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Mark Webber Races Sky Diver



Red Bull's Mark Webber races an Infiniti G37S over the distance of 3,500 meters(11,480 feet) against Red Bull Air Force Manager Jon DeVore doing a sky dive over a distance of 3,500 feet.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Vettel Demo's Route For New York GP



Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on Monday drove the 3.2-mile race course planned for next years Grand Prix of America which will be in Weehawken and West New York.

Race organisers said the roads weren't surfaced at a sufficient standard for Vettel to take an F1 car around the route. So instead the German made do with an Infiniti IPL G Coupe reaching speeds between 85 and 100mph.

Vettel is already impressed with the circuit, "It's a pretty steep uphill and there are some nice corners up there, which makes it really fun to drive.

"It's truly unique" says the world champion and adds "And this," as he pointed behind him to the Manhattan skyline, "is unreal."

Video below doesn't show Vettel driving the whole route but shows him and David Coulthard being filmed with police escorts and doing doughnuts in the Infiniti's. Also included is a brief part of the press conference after which ends when the camera man decides he has no interest in Coulthard's statistics!

Vettel On Letterman Video



Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel appears on David Letterman's prime time US show. Just a pity Letterman interrupts every answer by Vettel with another question and another and another.

Monday, 11 June 2012

BBC & Sky Canadian GP Viewing Figures

The viewing figures for the Canadian Grand Prix show Sky with an average of 1.63m watching the race live(includes race only to get a better comparison with BBC as most viewers just watch the race and not the before and after coverage) and a peak of 1.77m. The BBC had an average of 2.3m with a peak of 3.1m for the entire 120 minute highlight show.

Comparing the figures to the Canadian Grand Prix in 2011 the BBC had an average of 6.27m and a peak of 8.48m for the live coverage.

BBC Canadian GP 2011 live peak = 8.5m
Sky Canadian GP 2012 live peak = 1.8m (-6.7m)

BBC Canadian GP 2011 peak = 8.5m
BBC & Sky Canadian GP 2012 peak = 4.9m (-3.6m)

Monaco GP Viewing Figures

Spanish GP Viewing Figures

Bahrain GP Viewing Figures

Chinese GP Viewing Figures

Malaysian GP Viewing Figures

Australian GP Viewing Figures

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

BBC & Sky Monaco GP Viewing Figures

Viewing figures for the Monaco Grand Prix showed Sky with an average of 0.56m watching the coverage between 11.30am and 4.15pm. The BBC had an average of 3.13m with a peak of 4.16m.

Comparing the figures to the Monaco Grand Prix in 2011 the BBC had a peak of 6.1m for the live coverage. The decrease in viewers from the year before was magnified by the UK heatwave.

Spanish GP Viewing Figures

Bahrain GP Viewing Figures

Chinese GP Viewing Figures

Malaysian GP Viewing Figures

Australian GP Viewing Figures

BBC F1 forum from Monaco below.

Canadian Grand Prix TV Coverage (BBC & Sky)

The television coverage in the UK for the Canadian Grand Prix is as follows -

BBC

Saturday
BBC 1 & BBC HD
2230-2345 Delayed Highlights coverage of Qualifying.


Sunday
BBC 1 & BBC HD
2230-0030 Delayed Highlights coverage of Race.


Sky

Friday
Sky Sports F1 HD
1445-1650 Live coverage of the 1st practice session.

1845-2100 Live coverage of the 2nd practice session.


Saturday
Sky Sports F1 HD
1445-1610 Live coverage of the 3rd practice session.

1700-1945 Live coverage of Qualifying.


Sunday
Sky Sports F1 HD
1730-2215 Live coverage of Race. (Race starts at 1900)

 
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