Review of "ITV - F1"
It's that time of year again. Time to sit down on a Sunday with a nice cold coke (or beer). Turn on the TV and watch the fast paced, action packed sport of Formula One. Now, we don't have much choice as to what channel to watch it on. Apart from on Sky or Cable, ITV is the only channel that you can watch F! on.Commentated by James Allen and Mark Blundell, you can have confidence that they know what they're on about. They keep youinformed as to exactly what is happening, exactly when it happens. The excitement of the commentators rubs off on you, and you get really stuck in to the race. As well as the two main commetators, Ted Kravitz keeps you informed about the going ons in the pit. This is helpful because it is quite confusing at times as to what the mechanics are doing. Louise Goodman is also around somewhere trying to find drivers who have retired form the race to ask them just what went wrong.
The camera work is excellent, however this is not down to ITV, as they just broadcast the pictures that F1 give them. Even so, the commentators keep up perfectly with the images. Every so often, a G-Force meter or speedometer pops up on screen. This is quite interesting, as it shows just how much stress a driver can be put through.The content of the program before the race starts is quite interesting as well. They have interviews with the drivers, look at the careers of veteran drivers or look at the highlights of the season so far. It is very hard to get bored whilst you are waiting for the race to start.
The only problem with the coverage on ITV is the commercial breaks. They can get quite annoying at times. However, they are not that often, and give you a chance to get more coke (or beer).Overall, I would reccomend watching the F1 on ITV, as it is a great sport and the ITV crew really know what they're on about. Don't worry if you miss a crash or somthing, they will replay it plenty of times.
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