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Originally Posted by fjames
I saw that a few days ago and couldn't tell if he was referring to just the network coverage (like Fox did with same) or all of it.
Doesn't really matter to me, Hobbs is the only one I listen to - camera and director work is much more important to me and the F1 crew does much better than what you used to routinely see in the states. The directors clearly didn't understand racing, constantly cutting to other cameras just when a (perfectly predictable) pass was being initiated. The F1 coverage has its issues, but they get the basics better than most anything else I've seen.
I'd say prepare yourself for maximum hype for the guys though. Hopefully it will calm down as the season wears on. At least they're all racing guys, no generic TV host idiot fulfilling his life-long fantasy to be a carnival barker.
The "cutting to other cameras" is handled by the local TV resource, not by Speed (or now NBC). That is why they will often follow a local driver (or favorite) when there is a critical moment elsewhere on the track. This was frequently mentioned by the Speed announcers.
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