The racing's great but what about the TV?

The racing's great but what about the TV?

This is one of the most dramatic F1 seasons in years, but Edd Straw argues that the sport needs to do more to showcase the on-track action in its television coverage.

Formula 1 spends an enormous amount of time talking about things it will do to improve the show for fans. Regardless of your stance on Pirelli tyres and the DRS, it has unquestionably succeeded in increasing the drama, but there are many examples where grand prix racing has failed to deliver on its promises.

Take the television coverage, for example. Off the back of some admirable ideas from the Formula One Teams' Association, a fantastic innovation appeared all too briefly. Dubbed the line comparison, it was perhaps the single most revealing piece of television in highlighting driving style and technique.

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