Archive for September 29, 2006


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Just as I said the other day here, you have to be wary of Channel 10’s broadcast times for the Chinese F1 Grand Prix this weekend. The time that Channel 10 has advertised that the race will be broadcast is at 11.40pm on Sunday night, which is also the time that the Herald Sun newspaper has it listed as. However, after just looking at the RPM website, I have now noticed that Channel 10 is saying that they will broadcast the race at 10.30pm. Yes, it seems that at this late stage they have moved the broadcast time to a more reasonable, but still very much delayed, time. (And of course they are not making a huge song and dance of this, just like Japan last year, so as to get minimum viewers!!!)

So, what will Channel 10 be showing at the real time that the Grand Prix is being run?! Formula One qualifying!!! Channel 10 obviously believes that we would all much prefer to watch qualifying than the actual race. Who knows what the brainiacs at our Home Of Motorsport will do next?!

It should also be noted that we won’t be getting to see the Japanese Grand Prix next week live either. They have advertised the broadcast time as being at 11.05pm. It is perhaps understandable that this will be delayed as the V8s will be racing at Bathurst at the same time!!! Hopefully they won’t do what they did last year and show a condensed Japanese GP straight after the “taxis”. We missed around 1/3 of the most exciting race of the year!!!

Channel 10 calls itself the Home of Motorsport but I think a more apt title would be the Home of Repeat Episodes of The Simpsons!!! Seriously!!!

This thread on the RPM Pitboard Forum is dedicated to 10’s shabby treatment of those of us who wish to watch the Chinese Grand Prix at a reasonable hour!!!