Friday, May 22, 2009

What would make the BBC Formula One Coverage perfect

Regular readers will know how much I love the BBC Formula One Coverage. I think with its combination of no ads, bitching, banter and Brundle it is the best sports reporting team ever.

Its website is pretty darned good as well with a regular video blog from Murray Walker, as much background information as you could ever wish for and, at the moment, video highlights of five classic Monaco races, from Stirling Moss winning in a little bug like thing in 1961 to the thrilling event in 1996 when Olivier Panis eventually won after numerous changes of lead.

There's one thing missing though - a Twitter feed. The BBC has numerous Twitter feeds from everything to jazz to football to good food and lots of regional radio and tv stations have them too. There are some vaguely related feeds. Thanks to Duncan for pointing me in the direction of @5liveF1 and @LeeMck but neither were active during and around practice yesterday. In fact, if you wanted to communicate with the commentators (who were fabulous by the way, including one who was held up giving her report because she was "kissing Roger". The subsequent revelation that Roger turned out to be Mark Webber's fitness trainer just added to the sense of jealousy at not being there.), you had to resort to texting. I mean, how old fashioned is that?

So, let's have a Twitter feed where you tell us what's coming up and the Twitterverse sends you its observations and questions. If finding someone to do it is a problem, I'd be happy to volunteer........

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1 comment:

Toran Shaw said...

Yes, it would be good to have a live Twitter feed of the race and the build up to it and the aftermath. It would also be good for us twits to communicate directly with the team. Something similar along the lines of @606itsyourtweet.

Like you, I would be more than happy to volunteer to help run such a live twitter stream :0).


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