New "A1" Series Motor Racing

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#1
What does everyone think? http://www.a1gp.com

Sounds like a nice format to me, I particularly like the qualifying method and the sprint race to qualify for the grid in the main race, should generate a lot of attention. :)
 
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Look good on the face of it - who has the broadcast rights. Do we know ??


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I'm not really sure, but from the way that Sky news has been reporting it, probably them . :D
 
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Oh dear :(


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I suppose there maybe feeds there somewhere throughout the series for some of us, but as you say they could do with a fan base here first. Tomorrow the world !

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I like the idea of everything being the same, chassis, engine, tyres and it is just down to the skill of the mechanics engineers and driver
 
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al jazerra has rights too. heard on another board it will be on JSC-Sports1 on 7.0W. Just tuned in, getting perfect picture here in croatia and its FTA. Hope its on this channel
 
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In the UK its Sky Sports. We MUST have someone else fta for us taking the coverage. Its not established enough yet for it to be tied up for pay tv services.
 
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Voted 'not really sure' but would like it to be a success. TBH I've become bored with F1 so a rival may be what we need. Agree with the comments about coverage though.
 
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Heard Jos Verstappen being interviewed this morning, he said that it was very frustrasting to start a Formula 1 grand prix, when he knew that he had no chance of getting on the podium.
 
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Not looking good for fta only viewers. Heres the transmission partners.

EUROPE
BSKYB LTD United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands
RTP Portugal
SKY ITALIA Italy
PREMIERE Germany, Austria, Switzerland
SOGECABLE Spain
SPORT TV Russia
SUPERSPORT Greece, Cyprus
RTS/TV Montena F.Y.R.O.M, Serbia, and Montenegro (including Kosovo) Bosnia,Croatia and Slovenia
365 Media Iceland
RTL7 The Netherlands

AFRICA
SABC South Africa
Rest of Africa ( Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Namibia,Botswana, Angola, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Africa DTH, Sle, Burundi, Mauritius, Zanzibar, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Equat., Sudan, Gambia, Liberia, STP, Guinea, Congo, Senegal, Gabon, Corp Af, Togo, Benin, Burkina Fs, Seyche, Niger, Cent Africa, Chad, Comores, DjiBout, Mayott, Mali

MIDDLE EAST
AL-JAZEERA SPORTS Bahrain, Iran, Iraq,Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khamimeh, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah), Yemen, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Djibouti, Mauritanina, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia

ASIA
ESPN STAR SPORTS Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mirconesia, Mongolia, Myanmar,Nepal, New Caledonia, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Beijing TV China
Shanghai TV China
8TV Malaysia
Global TV Indonesia

OCEANIA

FOX SPORTS Australia
TV3 New Zealand
AMERICAS
Setanta Sports / DirecTV USA
TELEVISA SPORTS Mexico
GLOBO TV Brazil
 
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I'll take Al Jazeera sports1 7E then. :)


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rolfw said:
Heard Jos Verstappen being interviewed this morning, he said that it was very frustrasting to start a Formula 1 grand prix, when he knew that he had no chance of getting on the podium.
Says it all Rolf.
 
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watched qualifying, wasnt impressed, seemed confusing n lack narrative cos u couldnt follow anyones entrie lap.
 
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i like the whole format, the fact its country vs country and that its not going to be dominated by a manufacturer is good, it means its the same for everyone.

knowing that makes it more enjoyable, and the eventual winner IS the best driver.

if there is a race of 10 cars, 9 Deawoo Matiz and 1 Subaru Impreza Turbo..... surely no one is impressed when the subaru keeps winning. that sums up F1 for me.

so good luck to A1
 
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Is there still a way to get it in the UK? I've tried Al Jazeera but of course it's always pointing to the middle east.
 
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Its still on SKy Sports as far as I know.
 
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Okay, thanks :)
 
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Well I watched bits of the first couple of races, but being launched exclusively on pay tv has taken its toll, as I never hear anyone talking about it anymore, in fact haven't heard anyone talking about it since a couple of weeks after the launch.
 
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