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F1 Mole | 14:18 UK time, Friday, 27 March 2009

Mole has been busy today and managed to unearth a sneak preview of the opening titles of BBC Sport' s Formula 1 TV coverage.

The title sequence uses the iconic track "The Chain", a song recorded in 1976 and released on Fleetwood Mac's best-selling album Rumours.

As fans will know, it was used as the theme song for BBC Sport's Grand Prix programme from 1978 until the end of 1996, when ITV Sport took over the rights. And now it's back. Here are the first few seconds of our new titles - see what you think...

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(The titles will first be played in full when F1 returns to BBC One for coverage of qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday 28 March. Coverage of qualifying starts at 0500 BST (BBC One/Red Button/5 Live sports extra/online). There will be a re-run at 1300 BST, BBC One.)

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  • 1. At 5:34pm on 27 Mar 2009, Dave wrote:

    I like it. :)

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  • 2. At 5:34pm on 27 Mar 2009, TomIbrahim wrote:

    Well, its good to have The Chain. But who thought the squealing tyre noises were a good addition? Slick tyres never squeal like that. It makes the theme sound like a cartoon soundtrack!

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  • 3. At 5:38pm on 27 Mar 2009, TomIbrahim wrote:

    oh.... and the 'crash' sound effect is also a joke surely?

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  • 4. At 5:38pm on 27 Mar 2009, GFasulo wrote:

    It really really annoys me when theme tunes have added sound effects over the top. Brilliant that The Chain is back, but that cheering at the end is a bit irritating. Other than that, brilliant.

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  • 5. At 5:40pm on 27 Mar 2009, modtl1 wrote:

    Awesome. It's the original Chain!

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  • 6. At 5:42pm on 27 Mar 2009, BOOM BOOM BOYCOTT!!!!!! (saint-le-tiss) wrote:

    Its 'The Chain'. Enough said. You could have an elephant taking a dump on screen and it would still be cool with that tune.

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  • 7. At 5:44pm on 27 Mar 2009, lozzer90 wrote:

    very good

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  • 8. At 5:45pm on 27 Mar 2009, GFasulo wrote:

    On second listening it isn't cheering it's the screeching of tyres. Anyway, I cannot wait to turn my TV on in the early hours, with my cup of tea and chocolate biscuits and listen to the best ever theme tune back where it belongs.

    Brilliant.

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  • 9. At 5:48pm on 27 Mar 2009, Grogsy24 wrote:

    Yes!! It's back! The Chain just brings back memories of me growing up with F1. Great work BBC - obviously the graphics will have to be judged when the full sequence is aired but with that sneak preview they look awesome! Formula One is back where it should be!

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  • 10. At 5:49pm on 27 Mar 2009, Grogsy24 wrote:

    I forgot to say is the guy in the white suit at the start the Stig by any chance?!

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  • 11. At 5:50pm on 27 Mar 2009, tpott55 wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 12. At 5:51pm on 27 Mar 2009, j-ache wrote:

    Glad to hear The Chain is back! Is that The Stig?

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  • 13. At 5:51pm on 27 Mar 2009, Jayce79 wrote:

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  • 14. At 5:51pm on 27 Mar 2009, boy007 wrote:

    To be honest, you could hardly have failed. Just a black screen and The Chain is good enough for me.

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  • 15. At 5:54pm on 27 Mar 2009, FreddyOfGreggs wrote:

    No clips? Seems a little odd. But decent nonetheless.

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  • 16. At 5:57pm on 27 Mar 2009, legendknowlesey wrote:

    Its great to hear the chain again instead of that noise on ITV, graffics are good aswell.

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  • 17. At 6:09pm on 27 Mar 2009, tpott55 wrote:

    So posting Youtube links is prohibited? Rather petty.

    Like i said considering you are BBC, you could have done far far better!

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  • 18. At 6:10pm on 27 Mar 2009, relana wrote:

    Wow, you managed too copy the Renault advert from a year ago ! and we're supposed too congratulate the bbc team on this ?

    It does also show the level of all previous F1 coverage was a complete joke, and makes me wonder what other sports get a bum deal because you haven't got the TV rights ?

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  • 19. At 6:12pm on 27 Mar 2009, SayNoTaSilva wrote:

    @#6 For 12 years we HAVE had the sound of an elephant taking a dump preceeding our F1, and if I ever hear that 80s cock-rock "Rocket yeah" song again I will always be wondering if I am missing the only overtake of the race! I am very happy to hear the Chain back without any horrid remixes (now fix the snooker BBC!)
    Great coverage so far of the practise sessions - have to say really enjoyed Anthony Davidson's insights too - he knows what he's on about and speaks his mind, great stuff.

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  • 20. At 6:25pm on 27 Mar 2009, connors-75 wrote:

    lovin it!!

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  • 21. At 6:37pm on 27 Mar 2009, SayNoTaSilva wrote:

    Ha! i think inside F1 on the BBC news channel just showed the second half of the title sequence! I'll have to wait until 5am to see if I'm right :p

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  • 22. At 6:43pm on 27 Mar 2009, geniusRich wrote:

    I have goosebumps already :)

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  • 23. At 6:56pm on 27 Mar 2009, Rodcreegan wrote:

    It's great to have F1 back on BBC it should not have left no more adverts and the return of the chain is brilliant it remines me of the mansell days maybe Murry Walker could make a guest appearance it would nice to here the voice of F1 again long live F1 on BBC.
    Good luck to Hamilton and button

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  • 24. At 6:57pm on 27 Mar 2009, dantheman1 wrote:

    They look quite good! Can't wait to see the full opening titles! :D

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  • 25. At 7:01pm on 27 Mar 2009, VonBlade wrote:

    Phew. Having caught another bit of BBC preview the implication was that it was a remix of The Chain. Fantastic that you haven't touched it. Just get rid of those cheesy sound effects. We know what cars sound like. Nobody is going to accidently watch the F1.

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  • 26. At 7:06pm on 27 Mar 2009, James wrote:

    Certain the second half of the opening sequence was shown on BBC News Channel earlier today.

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  • 27. At 7:16pm on 27 Mar 2009, niceRobWilson wrote:

    im not to keen on it....yes im glad the chain is back it fits perfectly with f1. i just hope the hidden second half of the intro is awesome...

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  • 28. At 7:32pm on 27 Mar 2009, niceMike1987 wrote:

    THANK U BBC. it is awesome. the chain is bk.
    2009 formula 1 season is go go go

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  • 29. At 7:33pm on 27 Mar 2009, LordWoz wrote:

    Liking the Chain, but i'm not sure if I like the noise in the background......

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  • 30. At 7:38pm on 27 Mar 2009, johnwillcocks wrote:

    Great first attempt, but agree that squealing tyres are unwanted.

    Cut the aqueals and let the unadulterated Chain and images do their magic.

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  • 31. At 7:40pm on 27 Mar 2009, kernowmike wrote:

    The soundtrack is just awesome, the vidio is just boy racer naff and basically an insult to anyone who loves F1.

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  • 32. At 7:43pm on 27 Mar 2009, Julietalz wrote:

    • 6. At 5:42pm on 27 Mar 2009, BOOM BOOM BOYCOTT!!!!!! (saint-le-tiss) wrote:
    Its 'The Chain'. Enough said. You could have an elephant taking a dump on screen and it would still be cool with that tune.
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    WELL written and said!! Didn’t hear it as happened to be in the library now : (; but will hear and experience the Real thing tomorrow morning. They can “play” with the tune as you say. Don’t know about the elephant though : ). Too heavy, maybe? : )

    And, guys, couldn’t finish reading your post either; but that’s it…

    Have to go now. And will listen to the ORIGINAL a bit… : )

    Good luck to everyone watching tomorrow and on Sunday!!!


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  • 33. At 7:45pm on 27 Mar 2009, wboy111 wrote:

    Brilliant. That really brought back some childhood memories. Still remember getting up as a kid to watch Mansell's tyre explode. Same you can't bring back James Hunt as well, now there was a man who spoke his mind.

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  • 34. At 7:50pm on 27 Mar 2009, wombat42 wrote:

    Err... whaddya mean "Coverage of qualifying starts at 0500 BST"? Are they doing summer a day early this year?

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  • 35. At 7:57pm on 27 Mar 2009, potsworth81 wrote:

    I think the most annoying def leopard 'rocket' commercial break had to be the rather bemused looking white poodle (always a cue to change the channel) - someone actually got paid for coming up with those....

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  • 36. At 7:59pm on 27 Mar 2009, stressedsmurf wrote:

    It's great to be hearing 'The Chain' once again, Shame it's not going to be with a live broadcast at the start of the season.

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  • 37. At 8:05pm on 27 Mar 2009, SamsMatchReports wrote:

    The new titles look good.
    The song is obviously a classic and a good lookalike of the Stig.

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  • 38. At 8:08pm on 27 Mar 2009, ChrisRF1 wrote:

    Relieved that they haven't tampered with The Chain. The CGI and other visuals look as hi-tech as what the sport has become. Only slight downside being the sound effects which are a bit heavy in the mix compared with the classic tune. Overall though it looks to be a great intro sequence :) Roll on 5am Saturday morning!

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  • 39. At 8:10pm on 27 Mar 2009, daveyk62 wrote:

    i think its brilliant.so glad its back on the bbc.

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  • 40. At 8:22pm on 27 Mar 2009, Nadaliator wrote:

    Don't tease me BBC!!!! 10 seconds of action and 30 seconds of the most iconic sporting soundtrack in history!!!!!!!!!!

    I got up for practice this morning and at last, I don't need to turn the sound down whilst listening to 5live and watching ITV..........HALLELUJAH!!!

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  • 41. At 8:23pm on 27 Mar 2009, SawTheLight wrote:

    I'm so pleased that dear old auntie listened to us fans and didn't dump it as yesterdays news. The Chain is the ultimate F1 musical intro which just sets the pulse racing for us petrol heads to " Get in the Mood "!
    I can't wait, bring it on Beeb.

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  • 42. At 8:26pm on 27 Mar 2009, F1Suzie wrote:

    Thanks BBC - so good watch race practice laps on I-player for those who are at work or forgot to set alarm this morning to watch live!

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  • 43. At 8:27pm on 27 Mar 2009, Mikeyboy45 wrote:

    It's great to have F1 back where it belongs. Very impressed so far with the coverage by the BBC, nice to be able to watch the practise sessions on the red button after getting home from work.

    Keep up the good work

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  • 44. At 8:28pm on 27 Mar 2009, mufc0808 wrote:

    rubbish

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  • 45. At 8:29pm on 27 Mar 2009, 3thernet wrote:

    Chain = Awesome :)

    the annoymous driver reminds me of the stig, though the bodyshape looks like Button to me...

    I like the car coming together from the parts I think that looks good, reminds me of the Redbull promotion for their 2k9 car which stood out for me. I hope the rest of the intro is just as good although the tyre squeeling will be a little annoying at 5am tomorrow morning.

    I guess they couldn't just play the chain, these designer types are under pressure to think of something new instead of just doing something and effective that was done before.

    Overall though good job BBC :) keep it up!

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  • 46. At 8:34pm on 27 Mar 2009, Stevie357 wrote:

    I swear that's The Stig at the start of the titles.

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  • 47. At 8:39pm on 27 Mar 2009, fazergra wrote:

    Does anyone else think that it would have been even better if the driver was the Stig ?

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  • 48. At 8:40pm on 27 Mar 2009, Anthony Dickinson wrote:

    Is that The Stig getting into the car? I like it, The Chain and squealing tires are the very elements of GP racing to me.

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  • 49. At 8:49pm on 27 Mar 2009, mondo83xx wrote:

    Glad to hear that theme tune back. :D

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  • 50. At 9:01pm on 27 Mar 2009, LaudaThanBombs wrote:

    All well and good, but surely the impact of the WHOLE THEME TUNE is in the first note isn't it?, and it's been obscured by a lightning strike. Either start with the lightning - pause - then theme tune, or dispense with the lightning altogether is my school of thought.

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  • 51. At 9:06pm on 27 Mar 2009, Fac51_TheHacienda wrote:

    Sorry, but the music aside, I don't really like it. Whats with using a silly fake driver and silly fake car for the startup? Much better to use footage of the real drivers and real cars with that music. The intro for the 1994 season (currently on the BBC F1 site under 'greatest GPs') was far better for instance.

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  • 52. At 9:14pm on 27 Mar 2009, Jack_McGhee wrote:

    Nicely done.

    I hope the final edition will have soon actual footage in it though.

    Very good job on those effects though, liking that.

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  • 53. At 9:26pm on 27 Mar 2009, skidpan56 wrote:

    It's great that the Chain is back.

    If we have to have sound effects in the titles, let's have some real ones made by 2009 F1 cars.

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  • 54. At 9:29pm on 27 Mar 2009, Claire S - BBC Sport wrote:

    yup sorry folks (thanks to 'livewombat' for pointing out the error), those times should be GMT - ie coverage of qualifying starts at 0500 GMT - 3rd practice at 0300 GMT. We will be covering it all live here at bbc.co.uk/f1.
    To others, yes the middle section of the titles were indeed used on the BBC 6 o' clock news today. We will put up the full version over the weekend.

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  • 55. At 9:31pm on 27 Mar 2009, dre wrote:

    The Chain - yeah well its undeniably the best F1 track but, excuse me, it's sooooo yesterday! Hasn't anyone moved on, what happened to creativity, innovation? Is everyone on BBC's F1 team too scared to do something "different"! I'm not knocking The Chain, but hey its 2009 and Lewis is world champ, remix it or something! Give me something original!

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  • 56. At 9:31pm on 27 Mar 2009, The STIG wrote:

    Hey... I've been cloned!

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  • 57. At 9:35pm on 27 Mar 2009, Roy Rhubarb wrote:

    BBC + The Chain = Proper F1 coverage.
    Welcome home!

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  • 58. At 9:37pm on 27 Mar 2009, WebbyFoxes wrote:

    Ah, nice to hear the iconic tune again.
    Thank you BBC, Ive been humming that all week and now its back in its true form.
    If you naffed it up, they would be anarchy on the streets outside TV Centre.
    ITV have given F1 Coverage the big kick up the arse it needed with LIVE races, LIVE Qualifying (3/4 of the time) and a bigger team, please BBC, dont muck it up!

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  • 59. At 9:39pm on 27 Mar 2009, TurningVane wrote:

    the chain - bbc- ah the memories...pity about the noise

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  • 60. At 9:45pm on 27 Mar 2009, Doonytime wrote:

    Good to have THAT theme back - iconic music that IS Formula One

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  • 61. At 9:49pm on 27 Mar 2009, MiahF1 wrote:

    I hear a Drum & Bass remix of this theme on the radio 5 live intro and I think that sounds better. Anyone else heard it?

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  • 62. At 10:05pm on 27 Mar 2009, starwarshoarder wrote:

    I just hope the main titles are better than the "teaser" promo we have been seeing. The Greatest Car chase....... Your promo producer needs a kick up the bum, as it was very poor. Less is more guys!....always has been always will. It's called a "teaser" for a reason. If you need me to sort this out for you no problem, I am available.

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  • 63. At 10:05pm on 27 Mar 2009, fubb54 wrote:

    Yep i have to agree with everyone that "The Chain" is F1 and its great to have it back. However I reserve judgement on the BBC coverage so far. I had to visit the oppositions website to get reasonable up to date information on the diffuser issue, absolutely nothing on the BBC pages.

    We want to read up date inside information not wait until its 3 or 4 days old. Where is the inside track on whats happening in the different teams. BBC pull your finger out and keep us updated on the latest issues please.

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  • 64. At 10:24pm on 27 Mar 2009, Blythy wrote:

    LOOK! a faceless driver! as it should be! not some video of lewis looking daft or some snake. The sound effects though.......

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  • 65. At 11:00pm on 27 Mar 2009, sadisticend wrote:

    It's pretty good. I'm glad the chains back.

    I think if you add some real footage of the new cars and some of the drivers after that section it will be cool.

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  • 66. At 11:08pm on 27 Mar 2009, SayNoTaSilva wrote:

    OK watched it a few times and saw the other part of it on the 6 o clock news. Detailed critique: The Chain is great, although I agree about the start being drowned out by the lightning. The sound effects in general are OTT and too loud in the mix. How about slightly more subtle sfx like in the 90s titles? Sound effects in the quiet bit before it kicks off take away from the suspense of the music. Graphics: They look better than ITV's snakes and flames, but I don't like the CGI car races, why not some real footage? Has real F1 got so boring there isn't any modern footage to make the titles look exciting enough? At the very least turn the sound effects DOWN!

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  • 67. At 11:16pm on 27 Mar 2009, hernan_madman wrote:

    dre_sprints, your comment is true to a degree, but sadly in the 21st century whenever someone attempts anything new, it's always so soulless.

    The Chain will always be an amazing theme tune, but sadly BBC have rarely had great visuals in the title sequence to match. I remember watching Fuji TV Japan coverage a few years back - title music which was up there with The Chain - but amazing title sequence as well!!

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  • 68. At 11:18pm on 27 Mar 2009, flogblog wrote:

    Great titles, iconic sound track. Not sure about the tyre squeals but hey, least the Beeb have managed to include Top Gear's Stig in the opening sequence!! Great web coverage of both practices so far, very informed commentary too, keep up the good work!!

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  • 69. At 11:21pm on 27 Mar 2009, anisboy wrote:

    Am I the only person that can't stand The Chain and finds it incredibly boring.

    ITV may not have been briliant byut BEEB, you've got award winning coverage to live up to, please don't spoil your opportunity by using dated music that harks to bygone coverage.

    Please buy James Allen, at least he puts some excitement into his commentary. JL sends me to sleep so I hope the on track action can more than make up for it.

    Good luck with you coverage :)

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  • 70. At 11:41pm on 27 Mar 2009, colonelbloodnock wrote:

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  • 71. At 00:01am on 28 Mar 2009, Philip wrote:

    I approve of the Chain, and the visuals, what we see of them look right to me.

    You messed the sound up a little though. Cut the fx down... use sound from whatever clips you have on the visual and keep the levels low! Much more effective imho. Don't get me wrong; it's not bad but should be better.

    Lightning is a good touch but wait till the sound dies away before you cut to the Chain. The first note MAKES the theme and should not be obscured by any other sound fx.

    Other than that, I'm happy. Fix the sound and it'll be a blast.

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  • 72. At 00:04am on 28 Mar 2009, daveyk62 wrote:

    bbc have done great job,looks like a good season,slicks back, no flipping ads to ruin it.good luck jenson.

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  • 73. At 00:16am on 28 Mar 2009, clubracing wrote:

    Managed to make a mess of the one bit that was already done for you, the music, by putting rubbish sound effects over the top. Nobody wants to see CGI cars or you trying to tag F1 onto the success of Top Gear with a 'Stig' lookalike either.

    Just the music and some footage of real drivers and cars, that was great for the first 18 years so why ruin it now?

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  • 74. At 00:18am on 28 Mar 2009, pSynrg wrote:

    This utterly dreadful piece of middle of the road pop rock will not deter me from watching everything F1. I made through that dross of Moby's they served up on ITV ("Hit me now, hit me now. Harder and Harder...Hit me now...etc.")
    I just wish the nostalgia crowd would realise that F1 has moved on and we should stop looking back. The current World Champ wasn't even a twinkle when this dinosaur was hatched!
    Anyway, onto the action :)

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  • 75. At 00:48am on 28 Mar 2009, MikePiscean wrote:

    It's great to have The Chain back but the glimpses of the title sequence to go with it are very disappointing...they look dated and I think amateur attempts on youtube are far superior. This doesn't capture the imagination or spirit of F1 in my opinion sorry.

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  • 76. At 00:51am on 28 Mar 2009, 0ggers wrote:

    Good tune of course but I don't rate the rest of it.

    Who said slicks don't squeal? They certainly do!

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  • 77. At 01:25am on 28 Mar 2009, jennyin wrote:

    Seems I like the look of this opening. So long as there is no pink snake it is fine by me. Looking forward to seeing all of it later.

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  • 78. At 01:30am on 28 Mar 2009, pomwombat wrote:

    I like the sound of the FX, except the lightning that interferes with the opening bars of The Chain - and it is those opening bars that are so iconic. The rumble leading-in is enough, without the crash. Rumble-fade-twang would be much better.

    The faceless bloke is OK, but it really does start out like Jenson - especially as ITV used a similar back-lit image for his part of their intro. It was my first thought seeing that - a copy...

    The colour-switching of the helmet is good - although switching between the real helmet colours of the real drivers would have been better there.

    We're left to guess what happens to the video while the music/FX continue (and I didn't see the news earlier). I hope it becomes live action, rather than CGI, but maybe this will change as the season progresses and the bank of interesting shots increases.

    Appetite whetted. It'll do, so far, said t' Yorkshireman.

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  • 79. At 01:45am on 28 Mar 2009, Tooslo Byarf wrote:

    Bring it on!!!!

    Well Done the Beeb!

    Now give us the cricket and I'll be in heaven!

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  • 80. At 01:58am on 28 Mar 2009, 03barretttom wrote:

    it's good but for goodness sake-CHANGE THE SONG! the bbc have already used that song for 97,000 years!

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  • 81. At 02:01am on 28 Mar 2009, 03barretttom wrote:

    and another thing-they should use "stop don't panic" by "jamiroquai" as the theme tune instead of this prehistoric relic!

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  • 82. At 02:03am on 28 Mar 2009, rocketcar9 wrote:

    It is alright, but i can see that doing something in computer graphics is only going to make us all look back in horror in years to come with the realisation of how bad it is.. unlike the itv ones over the last few years. Yes it is good there is the chain, but why not use clips of cars, everything has got all techno colourful this year

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  • 83. At 07:17am on 28 Mar 2009, Einveldi wrote:

    Yes. We like that.

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  • 84. At 07:27am on 28 Mar 2009, nitaishf1 wrote:

    Fantastic title sequence!!! Glad its back on the BBC! Great job!

    Now.... When do we get it in High Definition??

    :-)

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  • 85. At 07:30am on 28 Mar 2009, John H wrote:

    Get rid of Lightning.

    Just have the chain music with no background noises.

    Keep it simple with tasteful graphics. You are trying to be too clever.
    I never thought I would actually prefer the ITV version.. sorry.

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  • 86. At 07:31am on 28 Mar 2009, privatewow wrote:

    Fantastic

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  • 87. At 07:47am on 28 Mar 2009, missfangirl wrote:

    Great the chain is back. The initial sequence with the driver and the car being built is ok but i really dont like the rest of it. With 50 years of footage to look back on i would rather see real f1 cars than computer generated ones

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  • 88. At 07:48am on 28 Mar 2009, pauld234 wrote:

    The Chain is fantastic but the title sequence is awful. The cars are not based on 2009 regs - would much prefer shots of real cars and drivers. The coverage of qualifying was brilliant, shame title sequence didn't match up to the quality.

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  • 89. At 08:06am on 28 Mar 2009, Tim Bayliss wrote:

    Its great - Original, inventive, and with the ORIGINAL music!

    YES BBC!

    Within 5 minutes it had already surpassed the whole of ITV's coverage for last season.

    Kept Brundle, got rid of Allen, what more can you do.

    You've already made a perfect start, Now bring us HD.

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  • 90. At 08:09am on 28 Mar 2009, War Baby wrote:

    What a pity to spoil a good sound track with the output of some nerd playing with his (they're usually male) cgi software.

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  • 91. At 08:15am on 28 Mar 2009, Sean Sutton wrote:

    Brilliant! Love the old "Fleetwood Mac"! Just couldn't get along without it!

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  • 92. At 08:16am on 28 Mar 2009, EffyF1 wrote:

    Its like Im back 13 years.

    New team on pole...great presentation and of course the theme tune.......its not all about Bernie Ecclestone and the politics to try and improve the spectacle...Just bring in the BBC and "The Chain".
    Just needed to find the right time to make a cuppa so I didnt miss too much......im not complaining though

    How bout bring back Murray Walker for one more British Grand Prix???


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  • 93. At 08:35am on 28 Mar 2009, Katyaa wrote:

    I love it, classy and colourful - well done.

    GO JENSON !!! yeh!!!

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  • 94. At 08:52am on 28 Mar 2009, sportslover1 wrote:

    Excellent! The music has a perfect ring of familiarity to it and the graphic scene of the car coming together one component at a time is in keeping with the hi-tech evolution of the sport. Superbly done. Let's hope the season follows with the same promise and expectation!

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  • 95. At 08:56am on 28 Mar 2009, richgolf03 wrote:

    thank you BBC for leaving Fleetwood Mac's iconic track alone. The title graphics always cause difference of opinion. For me, just hearing the tune again was enough!
    All we need now each week is a playback of a vintage "Murray's Magic Microphone Moment" and it'll be business as usual.

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  • 96. At 09:06am on 28 Mar 2009, liamvine wrote:

    I like it, looks good but lose the tyre sound effects!! Great to hear the Chain again though!

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  • 97. At 09:08am on 28 Mar 2009, alwill747 wrote:

    At last! We have waited 12 years for this. Certainly ITV did a good job of F1 but all those breaks - so dammed annoying. We have just watched qualifying live, DC and Eddie are going to be a fantastic team. All we need now is Murray alongside Martin in the commentary box - F1 heaven!

    An exciting season is in prospect and we have the tools in place to deliver the coverage we, the fans want.

    Alistair (France)

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  • 98. At 09:12am on 28 Mar 2009, quicksesh wrote:

    great to see f1 back on the bbc .. agree about the cartoonish sound effects on the title sequence, but just keep the coverage standards high and you'll be fogriven

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  • 99. At 09:28am on 28 Mar 2009, MURRYF1 wrote:

    Great to have F1 and the Chain back on BBC. The Chain needs no special effects or sound added
    On a more serious note if this is to be the last British GP @ Silverstone, how about as a one off having the voice of Motor Racing MURRY WALKER commentating live for the BBC if Murry agrees of course?
    If the army of Murry fans who feel this would be a fitting closure to a great period of British Motor Sport in general would like to add their support via this blog lets see what can be done

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  • 100. At 09:35am on 28 Mar 2009, mrbenc wrote:

    As others have said, great to have The Chain back, there really is no other song to accompany F1. Think the BBC has really missed an opportunity with the visuals though. The graphics didn't seem that hot, and the crash scene was awful. But mostly, I just felt that it could have featured omages to some of the classic F1 moments: 2 cars wheel to wheel down a main straight with sparks flying, a car taking another one out on a sharp (Australian) right hander, a sizzling over taking on the outside of a long curve. O, and those sound affects are just plain annoying.

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  • 101. At 09:40am on 28 Mar 2009, Keirdre wrote:

    I would have preferred an intro sequence with real footage of F1 from the past 60 years - you'd get a better sense of the history. I'm not too keen on the computer-game style graphics, nor the cheap sound effects on top. It's acceptable though.

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  • 102. At 09:40am on 28 Mar 2009, only1keeno wrote:

    Awesome! Great tune and back home! The graphics are great, love the motion to the night race

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  • 103. At 09:55am on 28 Mar 2009, megaladyhall wrote:

    Lovin the titles hope DC can live up to his new role bring back the wonderful MW

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  • 104. At 10:03am on 28 Mar 2009, Gary wrote:

    Excellent!!!!! The Chain is back but I am already missing Murray Walker.
    F1 should never have left the BBC
    I would like to see a BBC sport channel featuring complete re runs of all the coverage including the friday warm up sessions.
    Surely this would be better than football which is currently shown on almost every channel 28 hours a day 9 days a week.

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  • 105. At 10:03am on 28 Mar 2009, Spann0r wrote:

    i'd prefer mickey mouse in a noddy car rather than what i've just seen, but on the other hand, i'm very happy with 'the chain' still being here!

    seriously though, i would of much preferred some actual real car shots rather than computerised nonsense, but i do respect that the bbc possibly doesn't own a great deal of modern footage.

    how about a computerised intro morphing the cars from the early 20's Bentleys to the modern cars?

    don't do drugs kids
    and
    don't let non motorsport techys have a say in things they don't understand!

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  • 106. At 10:13am on 28 Mar 2009, knee0cortex wrote:

    I think its great! I liked ITV's coverage. But honestly Im glad the BBC has it back again. I like the new lineup too. Its very easy to be critical when a network re-hosts something - but I say "well done", and keep it up!

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  • 107. At 10:20am on 28 Mar 2009, captainsupermole wrote:

    Fantastic - the chain is the perfect theme tune for F1, it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up! Great opening titles, just wish you hadn't added silly car noises.

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  • 108. At 10:24am on 28 Mar 2009, mblooman2001 wrote:

    I have to say the music i actually liked on ITV, although it is good to have the old familiar start of the chain back - you know something good is coming!!

    However, visually the titles are pointless. Why spend money on CGI cars when u could have images of previous championships. You might as well just close your eyes instead of watching that rubbish.

    Also i can't understand why everyone likes Murray Walker so much. Towards the end of his career he was more annoying as he couldn't get anything right. I was screaming at the TV about something and it took someone like a producer or Martin Brundle to tell him before he realised!! He's past it. Though Jon Legard was atrocious in qualifying. If you want to see why, go to the highlights and check out the last minute of qualifying. All he was talking about was Button this Button that and not bothering to even look who was actually crossing the line like Brundle was. Hopefully they can sort out this partnership otherwise we need James Allen back - And thats saying something!!!!

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  • 109. At 10:27am on 28 Mar 2009, f1obsessive wrote:

    love the fact the chain is back but im sorry to say thats about all im glad of with this intro. i mean whats the point of using cg F1 cars in the intro and making up mini action moments in it. im wondering if you guys even looked on youtube to even see what people were saying they liked on all the fan made intros because the most popular ones were full of action from the real cars. i mean did anyone see this one?
    (UPDATED) F1 BBC 2009 intro: inspiration?
    look it up i read lower down you cant post youtube links so that is just the name. its made by an F1 fan and it has an edge to it the bbc's cg one just cant give you. im sorry bbc everything else is good (except maybe jake humphreys) about the whole programe im loving it but the intro is the biggest let down.

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  • 110. At 10:53am on 28 Mar 2009, petersinclair wrote:

    F1 back where it belongs AND with appropriate soundtrack!! Just remove the sound effects and it'll be perfect. Thank you BBC.

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  • 111. At 10:55am on 28 Mar 2009, Spann0r wrote:

    109. At 10:27am on 28 Mar 2009, f1obsessive wrote: 'i mean did anyone see this one?
    (UPDATED) F1 BBC 2009 intro: inspiration?
    look it up ~you cant post youtube links'

    that just made the official version look expensive, silly and boring!
    but as i said earlier, the problem will be down to ownership of the images and wherever the beeb is willing to use footage from anyone other than themselves

    either way it shows the lack of actual motorsport understanding in the official version.
    i can see the board meeting now... lets have a lightning bolt, that's dramatic, and we have to show as many helmets so to not be over supportive of one person/team, and we have to have a crash, but not a real one as that might offend someone, and we have to make it look like an x-station game as i hear lots of people have them... etc.

    god i really hate this intro now!

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  • 112. At 10:58am on 28 Mar 2009, petersinclair wrote:

    Re: Feedback 81 - You MUST learn not to "mess with the best"!! The Chain" is the ONLY theme for F1.

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  • 113. At 11:23am on 28 Mar 2009, jacksonpr wrote:

    I agree - great to hear the chain again - it gave me goosebumps. What I love about the title visuals is that they focus on the cars and racing (rather than drivers and dollies). Well done BBC, hope the broadcasting lives up to the titles!

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  • 114. At 11:26am on 28 Mar 2009, Walruzoar wrote:

    It's brill & great to have "The Chain" back too!
    Any chance of the Beeb releasing this sequence as a screensaver?

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  • 115. At 11:35am on 28 Mar 2009, DCLane wrote:

    F1 - back where it belongs. Goosebumps and great memories.

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  • 116. At 11:36am on 28 Mar 2009, Perryashburtongroves wrote:

    What a complete waste of licence-payers' money. Not only have you wasted our money buying coverage of a sport that only about three people in the country acually participate in but you have actually managed to surpass yourselves by makig the worst, most-dated title sequence in broadcasting history. This looks like a rubbish GCSE student remake of that terrible 80s film Tron. Perhaps you could buy some cricket rights and manage to show an interest in broadcasting live coverage of one of this country's national sports instead of expending time and our money with a complete minority event.

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  • 117. At 11:39am on 28 Mar 2009, DaveStyx wrote:

    Brilliant,Welcome back, at last. It seems that you've been away far to long.

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  • 118. At 11:50am on 28 Mar 2009, fosterp wrote:

    Well at least the music sounds good. as for the video and graphics..... :o( take a look at this effort and you'll see how it should have been done...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtms1IppbPg

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  • 119. At 11:57am on 28 Mar 2009, georgeh678 wrote:

    I find these title sequences slightly tedious. It is just fake cars driving in a straight line. The only interesting bit was when the car was made up of its parts.

    I think they should have it more a la MOTD with the current sort of thing interchanged with the real thing from drivers.

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  • 120. At 12:21pm on 28 Mar 2009, ballackmegranma wrote:

    So good to hear that opening rif again!

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  • 121. At 12:37pm on 28 Mar 2009, Peter Gibbs wrote:

    Roy_Rhubarb wrote:

    BBC + The Chain = Proper F1 coverage.
    Welcome home!
    -------------------------------------
    Nuff said!! Spot on Roy, but BBC, get rid of the stupid sound Fx's in the titles.
    Practice sessions via the red button were great, well worth staying up for. Qualifying coverage was lovely, and so was the chat afterwards. Can't wait for the race and after. Wecome home F1.

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  • 122. At 12:41pm on 28 Mar 2009, DJR wrote:

    Having seen the whole thing, I have to say I'm quite bitterly disappointed. Why are there no clips of real Formula One? Lots of people have posted links to the unofficial video on YouTube, and I have to say I agree with them. CGI graphics are all well and good in small doses, but we watch F1 for real cars, real drivers, real people - not computer animations. Why not show the reality? I'd argue clips from reality are much more charged, much more exciting, and invoke much more passion from your viewing audience - that YouTube video being a prime example.

    I assume we're stuck with this for the rest of this season now, but please listen to what I'm fairly sure is the majority of us before you create next year's one. I daresay we'd all have traded the "surprise" of the new intro for preview clips months ago where we could have left feedback.

    However, The Chain - obviously - is great.

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  • 123. At 12:43pm on 28 Mar 2009, smilingrobbie57 wrote:

    Slick Graphics, just what we expect from the BBC these days

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  • 124. At 12:48pm on 28 Mar 2009, eepy wrote:

    As most people have said, having "The Chain" back is fantastic. Since I heard the little teaser at the end of the F1 preview a few weeks back I've been looking forward to the start of the season purely and this morning's qualifying didn't disappoint.

    It's amazing how a piece of music can feel so right and when my 14 month old daughter started dancing to the titles I couldn't stop smiling!

    Great to have F1 back on the BBC!

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  • 125. At 12:51pm on 28 Mar 2009, vitalspark73 wrote:

    Guessing once you've got a few races under your belt and have the rights to footge it'll be remade with current F1 cars in action. When all is said and done though, "The Chain" is back as the F1 theme - and that's a good thing! Looking forward to glorious uninterrupted race coverage for the first time in over a decade...

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  • 126. At 12:53pm on 28 Mar 2009, Riggadon wrote:

    Good stuff, glad to see the original music has'nt been messed with.

    But those sound effects have GOT to go. Maybe for future programmes you will have built up some good archive footage from the early gp's of this season, and you can use some of the more exciting moments from those in the opening titles, but whatever happens, the sound effects from the current titles have to get killed.

    Now bring back Cricket, and live football on saturday's/sunday's and then the "progress" of the last 20 years of televised sport will be back at a level that actually feels like progress, because the last 20 years of having sky, setanta, and ITV put commercials all over everything has seemed like backwards movement.

    Progress eh? 20 years ago we had FREE top level football on a saturday/sunday on the BBC, we had top level cricket, tests and sunday league, golf and god knows what else....we had all that for free, no commercials....it was BLISS.

    Like I said....."progress" eh?

    I welcome F1 back to it's proper home...now bring the other sports back and put these greedy tv companies where they belong.

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  • 127. At 1:03pm on 28 Mar 2009, fantasticsmudger wrote:

    I think we should all be pleased that formula one has returned to the BBC1! coverage once again without advert breaks!!!

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  • 128. At 1:04pm on 28 Mar 2009, hardrockcol wrote:

    The chain is great thanks BBC for keeping it, neeed to turn down the tire noise, but the graphics are very good.

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  • 129. At 2:33pm on 28 Mar 2009, SivillF1 wrote:

    As soon as that first note of the chain came on, BBC's coverage of F1 was instantly better than ITV's! Well done BBC for bringing the classic sound of F1 back! Was sick of the annoying dance music the ITV used! And sick of Adverts! So role on 2009 and beyond with the BBC!

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  • 130. At 2:34pm on 28 Mar 2009, Rob301 wrote:

    Opening titles are great, good tune, good colours. Very pleased to see F1 back on BBC. No adverts, great coverage, website and red button.
    Well done

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  • 131. At 2:39pm on 28 Mar 2009, helippek wrote:

    Well who'd have thought it! It appears from the graphics at the start that The Stig's a GP jockey.

    It's good to have Formula One back home at the BBC where it belongs. Now all we need to do is get rid of that annoying presenter, dust off Uncle Murray and get him back in his rightful place in the commentary box.

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  • 132. At 2:44pm on 28 Mar 2009, paulsf1fix wrote:

    Excellent!!!!!!! Every thing has been great so far, I'd Love to see Murray Walker to come back for Silverstone this year. Then it will be like the "Old days"

    Thanks to the BBC for getting F1 back to where it belongs, great coverage!! And I'm not missing James Allen!!!
    Many Thanks once again

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  • 133. At 2:45pm on 28 Mar 2009, Hookers_armpit wrote:

    Glad The Chain hasn't been messed about with.

    As for the rest? Complete nonsense - I don't want to watch computer generated drivel.

    Generic cars in an invented cliche landscape? Why? Its rubbish - show real cars, really racing!
    After all its what you paid so much of license fee payers money to be able to show! Its what fans of motor racing want to see! Not a computer game!

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  • 134. At 2:58pm on 28 Mar 2009, The STIG wrote:

    Unfortunately, it turns out that the title sequence is just about the best bit of today's coverage. I watched the quali re-run and nearly fell asleep, by heck was that boring.

    still what do you expect from F1?

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  • 135. At 3:14pm on 28 Mar 2009, SayNoTaSilva wrote:

    Glad to see you turned the sound effects down and got rid of the lightning bolt sound at the start - proves you're listening to us! The general concensus is that you need to ditch those awful CGI cars racing and get some real footage instead - don't try to be too clever, the visuals in the sport and its history speak for themselves and are far more exciting than CGI.

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  • 136. At 4:17pm on 28 Mar 2009, james wrote:

    Great music [the rest of it is rubbish!]

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  • 137. At 5:18pm on 28 Mar 2009, jimarama wrote:

    I have to agree with what most people are saying about the new title sequence being very good except for the the sound affects over the top of the music! General sound of the cars I can live with but the tyre screeching is awful, as is the canned 'cheering' at the end.

    Top work on the Formula One web pages as well. Very entertaining and informative. Slight gripe about the 'qualifying' and 'grid' tabs on the results pages though. What's the point in having two tabs with exactly the same information on? Could you not have one tab with times and positions immediately after qualifying and the other tab with times and positions after penalties, etc?

    Also TV commentary, I really enjoyed. Legard has done a really good job for his first attempt at TV commentary and his genuine enthusiasm really makes the action more entertaining. However as some people have said his radio origins do mean he states the obvious a bit too often and he definitely needs to let Brundle talk more. I'm sure it will fall into place in time though.

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  • 138. At 5:54pm on 28 Mar 2009, GFasulo wrote:

    Having seen the full intro, my opinion is that it is ALMOST perfect.

    Please get rid of the squealing tyres and various sound effects over The Chain. As I said earlier, it's just something that really irritates me. Do that and then it will be perfect.
    Well done on keepign The Chain. 100% the right decision and the best theme tune on television in my opinion.

    How about for the highlights programme an alternative intro: A selection of clips from the Grand Prix weekend?

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  • 139. At 6:09pm on 28 Mar 2009, TOMMYW1983 wrote:

    I like the footage but afraid to I don't like the music I think out of date.

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  • 140. At 7:08pm on 28 Mar 2009, robbieg84 wrote:

    hahaha pathetic! if your going to use CGI at least make it original!
    Some reason i feel like ive seen this all before, why over complicate it?? looked cheap,
    It just needed a montage??? thats what the BBC's good at!! the amount you make us watch on bbc sport personalty, i remember one you did for indoor bowls made me almost want to sell my motorbike and join a club, But this is just Borring, FAIL

    just out of interest why is everyone making a fuss over the SFX's thats the least of its problems

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  • 141. At 7:14pm on 28 Mar 2009, tonrup wrote:

    Yes, it's good to have F1 back on the BBC and that they've brought back The Mac's The Chain as the theme tune. Liked the car 'building' around the driver, but thought the rest was very poor computer game graphics. A shame as it starts well. As a previous comment has said, the driver looks more Button than Stig. The BBC is receiving a lot of credit for their previous coverage of F1, but I go back to the late 60's and 70's, during which period the BBC refused to show F1 coverage, even though they had the rights, as Surtess were sponsored by Durex. How amazing and stupid does that decision now seem. It was extremely frustrating at the time and should not be forgotten.

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  • 142. At 7:36pm on 28 Mar 2009, Spitfire_F1 wrote:

    I set my TV to come on a 5am and wake me up. Set it perfectly to be woken up to this. Awesome.

    Well, I say awesome, the opening seen here with the driver and ca being assembled is awesome, the rest is ok.

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  • 143. At 8:58pm on 28 Mar 2009, tippaman wrote:

    i like the tune, but i like lack of ads better

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  • 144. At 9:47pm on 28 Mar 2009, gp-gudgy wrote:

    Fantastic... great to have F1 back where it belongs with the theme tune it deserves!

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  • 145. At 9:54pm on 28 Mar 2009, redbaron wrote:

    Frankly it rocks!

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  • 146. At 10:17pm on 28 Mar 2009, Peter Gibbs wrote:

    I thought the titles were ok untill I saw the ones in the link (below) 'fosterp' put up, They are fantastic and make the beebs look tired and look like a computer game title, The one's in the link look the real thing!! and they are SOOO GOOD. Really BBC, why did'nt YOU think of that. Or were you so intent on being clever, that you forgot what it really was all about.

    http://www.yout
    ube.com/watch?v=Dtms1IppbPg

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  • 147. At 10:22pm on 28 Mar 2009, Peter Gibbs wrote:

    One thing I should have said in my last post. The titles SHOULD have passion and the one on the link has it by the bucket load, sadly the beebs has none.

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  • 148. At 10:46pm on 28 Mar 2009, MSL wrote:

    What a fantastic title sequence!

    Of course, the BBC has no access to footage of this season as there has been no races yet - so CGI was the only option. And clip-based titles are very old-fashioned.

    Overall, a brilliant title sequence that contains everything F1. Congratulations for a bold, innovative and creative sequence.

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  • 149. At 10:51pm on 28 Mar 2009, emmasell wrote:

    The best title sequence I've ever seen. Absolutely incredible. Well done BBC. This and the MOTD sequence are my favourites of all time - and for the visuals - not the tracks.

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  • 150. At 10:57pm on 28 Mar 2009, Stoke Fan 4 Ever wrote:

    well done bbc the good old music is back on bbc sport well done guy's jenson to win first grand prix

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  • 151. At 11:35pm on 28 Mar 2009, Schumi4ever wrote:

    The music is great but the sequence (and sound effects) are terrible! Why can't we have clips of past (and current) masters doing what they do best? Is F1 so boring that we need to make up some far-fetched computer generated action?

    Overall, however, the coverage this morning was good. Jake and DC worked very well (not so sure about Eddie's cameo though). As for the commentary, Martin was at his usual best but was unduly interrupted by Leggard's ponderous and often pointless dialogue. DC or Anthony Davidson would probably be a better companion for Martin in the commentary box. If the commentary continues in a similar fashion, I'll probably reach for the red button and listen to 5 Live instead...

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  • 152. At 11:40pm on 28 Mar 2009, jiggyjaggy1 wrote:

    I'm ecstatic that F1 is back on the Beeb!

    The quality of coverage is already far superior to that of the previous broadcaster that had annoying retail opportunities that lasted circa 2 min 45 sec...
    (In the course of a grand prix race, that was 10 laps of missed action...)

    The professionalism of the presenters and pundits is impressive.
    Maurice Hamilton and Ian Philips were extremley entertaining with their commentary during the practice sessions on Friday.

    I also enjoyed the second practise broadcast with David Croft together with F1 jockey, Anthony Davidson. Holly Samos (Holly Hotlips) was knowledgeable in her reports from the pit lane - also found the banter between the commentary booth and Holly laid back and informative.

    Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle were great together, and I'm glad to see that Ted Kravitz came over from the "other side" to continue his interviews with the key people and probe the current key issues of the race weekend.

    Even though Jake Humphrey has worked on other BBC Sports programmes before, I am glad that he has been chosen to front a more "high profile" sports event such as F1 coverage.

    The only criticism I have at this point in time is that Jonathan and Martin tend to talk over each other, but hey, its early days and they have time to iron out these initial teething troubles.
    ...ohh and er, Eddie Jordan, great to have him as a pundit with his wit and wisdom but give David Coulthard more airtime for his views!


    It's great that the signature Fleetwood Mac tune is back, and with regard to previous bloggers comments about the generic F1 computer graphics I think they work well - much better than the indent F1 preview between programmes of so-called F1 cars driving downtown in a South African city.

    Counting down the hours for the first Grand Prix of 2009 - here's hoping for a great race Down Under.

    JigggyJaggy1

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  • 153. At 00:15am on 29 Mar 2009, DJR wrote:

    I should say, despite my earlier criticisms of the CGI graphics, every other facet of BBC's coverage so far has been on a whole different planet of awesome. Everything, from radio to red button to online to BBC1 and iPlayer. I love being in Britain purely for the joy of having the BBC and BBC Sport. ITV should just give up sports - they're not even on the same planet, leave alone division, as BBC.

    All that is needed is some slick clips of real F1 footage in the intro, and you have yourself the greatest broadcast package in history.

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  • 154. At 00:42am on 29 Mar 2009, nutter13579 wrote:

    The Chain! Auntie Beeb...........Welcome home! :)

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  • 155. At 04:56am on 29 Mar 2009, Mattikake wrote:

    We all knew The Chain would be back ages ago, so no surprise wow factor for that.

    The CGI is good, but it can't replace real action. It's the only thing really wrong with it.

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  • 156. At 06:27am on 29 Mar 2009, flyemruben wrote:

    Good too see F1 back on the BBC, glad to hear the chain back, graphics are good in the intro, much better than the last few years, I agree that the sound effects added are not as cool, but 98% isn't bad.

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  • 157. At 10:25am on 29 Mar 2009, niknkay wrote:

    brilliant race coverage fantastic race out come, well done braun but we do miss louise in the pit lane

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  • 158. At 10:26am on 29 Mar 2009, danford23 wrote:

    I think its quite a good sequence and it's brilliant to have the chain back!!!!! better then anything ITV could do, but with such a classic tune i thought the BBC would have used proper F1 clips to go with the song. the graphics seem to me to be to modern for the song

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  • 159. At 11:17am on 29 Mar 2009, johncarleen wrote:

    Like "the chain". I was hoping that getting rid of ITV would mean we had a commentator at last who could pronounce "sixth". Sadly no change there. I know it's minor but I find it infuriating - and judging by Mclaren's performance so far we could be hearing "sickth" a lot this season.

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  • 160. At 11:22am on 29 Mar 2009, paulmac888 wrote:

    It's great to have the Chain back!The graphics would look better in High Definition. In fact, all F1 would be better in High Definition. Some countries may have issues with this, but there are some where it shouldn't pose a problem. Come on BBC get with it!!

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  • 161. At 2:04pm on 29 Mar 2009, anisboy wrote:

    Having just watched the coverage, well done BBC.

    Please please get someone else other than Legard, Brundle completely outclassed Legard. Even my other half who can't stand F1 said it was like watching a race of yester-year with JL's commentary. James Allen wasn't the best but even he could make a boring race seem exciting.

    Whatever you do, don't bring back the dinosaur for even one commentary. Yes, Murray was brillant in his day but he got more than annoying towards the end. Move on!!!

    Congratulations to Brawn and the team, brilliant result.

    Keep up the good work Beeb :)

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  • 162. At 11:43am on 30 Mar 2009, hondawongagonna wrote:

    Baby, baby, baby!!!

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  • 163. At 5:33pm on 30 Mar 2009, acbreeze wrote:

    Commentary!
    Really enjoyed the coverage of the race and the new BBC team except the commentary by Jonathan Legard.
    Several of my friends all said the same. He sounded like he was commentaing on a horse race and it sounded like he thought we could not see what was going on. Martin brundle could not get a word in.
    Please get someone else to share the mike with MB.

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  • 164. At 7:28pm on 31 Mar 2009, MURRYF1 wrote:

    Superb Coverage apart from commentary if it had not been for MB input we would not really had any idea of what was happening or why, can only put it down to first day nerves lets`hope it gets better, MW on a bad day was far better, and it would seem i am not the only one to think so
    having seen sequence on u tube WOW!! come on BBC Pull your socks up re edit use old footage if you have to
    Enjoyed the race what a result Braun deserved the dream finish how good to see two team mates so pleased for each other lets hope Ross Braun now finds additional sponsors . Lets not forget how well Lewis did in getting into the points gifted 3rd or not he showed again his talent and determination
    Good to see F1 cars looking like racing cars again

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  • 165. At 7:27pm on 02 Apr 2009, cobrakaidojo1 wrote:

    WoooooHoooooo! F1 back on the BBC :-) love it and the commentators are good as well, DC and EJ are great. long may it continue on the BBC

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  • 166. At 01:32am on 06 Apr 2009, BxmBell wrote:

    2009=BBC=Good Team=F1=The Chain=Say no more!

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  • 167. At 12:42pm on 04 May 2009, DiscountNinja wrote:

    Just keep The Chain and everything will be fine :D the rest I care not about :D

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  • 168. At 12:15pm on 30 Nov 2009, tony wrote:

    dont know what the persons giving the awards were looking for in a film of F1 - Plaudits are reasonable for the snazzy fast moving screens but it would be more attractive to me if there were more technical detail - like it began with - i love the technical details of F1

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