Why the BBC must not axe F1

Why the BBC must not axe F1

With rumours abound that the BBC will ditch its Formula 1 coverage at the end of 2013, Tony Dodgins puts forward the case for keeping the sport free-to-air and does a bit of golf research in the process

Last weekend's Sunday Times suggestion that the BBC will axe its Formula 1 coverage at the end of 2013 - with the budget freed up going towards saving BBC4 - has caught lots of attention.

There have been some doubts cast as to the veracity of the figures quoted in the story relative to what F1 actually costs the BBC, but, as ever, the bigger picture needs to be looked at.

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