The potential upsides of the Sky deal

The potential upsides of the Sky deal

News of the Sky/BBC TV rights share deal shocked many in Formula 1 in Hungary, but Tony Dodgins argues that it may have been the only pragmatic option for the sport

The news that Sky Sports and the BBC would share Formula 1 coverage from next year until 2018, with Sky the only place to see all races live, hit the paddock like a bolt from the blue early Friday morning.

Many of the BBC team, Martin Brundle among them, were clearly unimpressed, as much as anything about the lack of information.

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