Listed below are comments made by Maffia between Wednesday, 6th July 2011 and Friday, 24th May 2013.
68.At 15:37 28th Sep 2011, TeniPurist wrote:
A lot of people here don't seem to realise that it is Bernie Ecclestone who has sold you loyal BBC F1 fans down the river... not the other way round.
Some very naive people here as to the commercial realities of life, quite surprising the ignorance! Bernie and the people with the controlling interest over F1 were free to decide who to sell the rights to and for what price - how can you expect the BBC, an organisation with a budget that has to cover all form of programming (not just sport) to compete with a humungous, sports dedicated channel like sky sports? In these difficult financial times, they probably genuinely couldnt swing a bid for the full season.