Why F1 is selling fans short on TV

Why F1 is selling fans short on TV

The speeds achieved in Formula 1 are nothing short of spectacular, but TV coverage can often leave the viewer feeling underwhelmed. Why doesn't that translate on screen, and what can be done to improve 'the show'?

Formula 1 cars are fast. Even a few years ago, when many claimed they weren't, they were seriously quick by any measure. In 2017, they are the fastest cars ever around conventional road courses. The problem is, they don't look that way to many of those watching most of the time.

At Copse during the British Grand Prix weekend, cars were taking the right hander in the neighbourhood of 180mph. That's a corner taken two-and-a-half times faster than you can legally go on any road in the country Silverstone is in. Not that you'd have known that while watching the television coverage - which many of those viewers have to pay serious money for.

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