In the round-up: Bernie Ecclestone says the BBC stood in the way of a deal with another free-to-air broadcaster.
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“I spoke with ITV too, and came up with the same problem as Channel 4 had. We had a contract with the BBC which didn’t run out until 2014. We couldn?óÔéĽÔäót very well do a deal with other people for them to start doing ?é?ˇsomething next year, because we had that contract.”
“To my knowledge, FOTA is just a name and it’s not really existing if you take it in the real world.”
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TribalTalker thinks FOM can learn from Codemasters when it comes to filming races:
Great gameplay video clip compilation. Very realistic, the easiest way to tell it?óÔéĽÔäós game footage is that the camera angles are way better than reality. Come on TV people! Improve your coverage ?óÔéĽÔÇŁ games can show you the way!
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A great question from Fer No. 65: what is the best sound in motor sport?
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On this day in F1
Two years ago today the F1 teams’ association agreed not to use KERS in 2010. They dropped the agreement this year: