May 11 - A former Formula 1 driver has hit out at the live television coverage of last weekend's Spanish GP.

"I've never seen such bad TV coverage of Formula 1 in my whole life," Christjan Albers, a former Minardi driver, told the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.

"I don't know who was pushing the buttons, but it was really extreme," he said.

"There was a really exciting fight between Hamilton and Verstappen, which is about the world championship, and all of the tense moments between them were completely ignored by the director.

"The back-markers were especially covered and it really annoyed me," the 42-year-old Dutchman added. "I am really starting to notice the poor direction of this aspect of Formula 1."


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5 F1 Fan comments on “Former F1 driver slams Spanish GP TV coverage

  1. Oldtwit

    No it's about time we saw some of the cars at the back for a change, gets boring looking at the leader getting a blue flag to go past the tail end again and again, stop the blue flag if they are that good pass if you can, too much is put into "The Championship" these days it's a race on that day and thats what is important to the fans, a good race.

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  2. 407guy

    ^ Agree. The front of the race was BORING to me. It was only good when they would move towards the back of the field to show the battles. To me, a 2 second gap between P1 and P2 should not be shown when P5, P6, and P7 are all within a second of each other. Now I'll let the haters hate in response....

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    • ReallyOldRacer

      Great comment. Not sure what 'exciting fight between Hamilton and Verstappen' we missed. The only battle was in the strategy calls.

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