Why F1 fans should count their blessings

Why F1 fans should count their blessings

As the Sky/BBC television controversy rolls on, Tony Dodgins looks back to the 1970s - a time when Formula 1 fans had to make great sacrifices for their daily news fix

Post-Hungary, before heading off on holiday, I suggested in this column that while the BBC/Sky scenario may not be quite what Formula 1 fans have at present (an excellent, live, free service), we should look at the positives because it could have been worse.

A couple of readers responded suggesting that I didn't know what I was talking about. One of them wrote: "No amount of positive spinning is going to alter the fact that the fans feel they've been screwed, and constantly repeating the 'BBC had to make cuts' mantra isn't going to change a single opinion – if anything it just makes people even more bitter and resentful."

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