Watching the MotoGP on Saturday from the Netherlands, they cut to the pitlane for a report, and the sound cut out. It was excellent – all you could hear were the bikes hammering round. Which led me to thinking: why don’t the Beeb offer that as an option via the Red Button for the F1?
It’s obviously good to have commentary on so you know what’s happening, but every now and again it would be cool just to hear the cars/bikes.
That sound is rarely heard unencumbered by chatter on any broadcast, so it would be a BBC Sport first too.
And while we’re at it, as we’ve had a few races to take it all in, what else would/wouldn’t you like from your F1 coverage?
Maybe Clarkson in the commentator’s chair?