What the Sky deal really means for F1

What the Sky deal really means for F1

AUTOSPORT's Edd Straw looks at the facts of Sky's deal to share F1 television coverage in the UK with the BBC - a topic which has set the webosphere alight amid fears of grand prix racing becoming a pay-per-view sport grow

The dust has yet to settle on the announcement that live Formula 1 coverage in the United Kingdom will be shared between the BBC and Sky Sports from 2012-2018.

The revelation, which came early Friday morning, took many involved in the BBC's coverage by surprise and understandably internet forums and comments sections on news stories have been ablaze with complaints about the partial loss of free-to-air F1.

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