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2012 | 2011

3 items from 2012


Formula 1: A Fourth Win for Red Bull at the Indian Grand Prix

1 November 2012 11:15 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Another win for Sebastian Vettel sends him 13 points clear of Fernando Alonso in the championship standings with only three races left.  The Indian Grand Prix was the penultimate Asian race and we have the race in Abu Dhabi this weekend to look forward to before F1 moves to the Americas.

In Other News…

Nico Hulkenberg has signed for Sauber for the start of next season.  He has impressed everyone with his great driving and overtaking this season for Force India, and is now destined for a team slightly higher up the order.  The front runner in replacing Nico at Force India looks to be Adrian Sutil who used to race for the team prior to 2011.  Jaime Alguersuari has been linked with either replacing Nico or joining him over at Sauber.  Red Bull’s sister team Toro Rosso have confirmed that they are keeping both of their drivers next season.  Daniel Ricciardo »

- James Bale

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Belgium Grand Prix Review – Crash, Bang, Wallop

4 September 2012 6:04 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The summer break for the Formula 1 drivers is now over.  They have had their time to relax and are greeted by one of the most historic race tracks in the calendar. Spa Francorchamps.  The legendary circuit has been part of F1 for well over 60 years (in one form or another) and has always pleased the crowds with great racing, great overtaking and an occasional large incident.  The race at the weekend was certainly all of these.

Friday practice is one of those things that you rarely watch.  If there isn’t a good news breakfast show on or an early film you wouldn’t even know it was there.  Spa’s was utterly washed out.  Nothing massively interesting happened bar what could only be described as the longest pad I have ever heard a commentator do.  Top marks to James Allen and Jaime Alguersuari (former Toro Rosso driver from 2009 to »

- James Bale

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F1 2012: race is on between BBC and Sky

12 March 2012 5:04 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sky has plundered the BBC for its new pit crew but the battle between the broadcasters will be as intense as anything out on the track

In 1992, when BSkyB launched its deal to broadcast live Premier League matches, the tone of the promotional strategy was typically bombastic. We were promised a "whole new ball game" to justify the expense of subscribing to a service that had formerly come for free albeit with limited scope. The advertising blitz to accompany the birth of its new bespoke channel, Sky Sports F1, which shares the rights to 10 grands prix with the BBC and will show the other 10 exclusively live, reflects a more sophisticated approach to seduction.

Of course it stresses passion, range and innovation but also emphasises continuity, familiar faces and voices. In the three years since recapturing Formula One from ITV the BBC has expanded the audience for the sport and won a Bafta for its coverage. »

- Rob Bagchi

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