I know ITV are a commercial station and therefore rely on adverts during the F1 for their income so this rant isn't going to be about that, however much it annoys me, but do they have to be the complete and utter, grade A c**ts and spoil the late highlights for those of us that didn't see the race earlier?
All day I've been avoiding looking at papers, listening to the radio and other places likely to say something about F1 on purpose, so I didn't know the results before watching the highlights. So what do ITV news go and do? They go and announce the results as one of their lead stories!!!! AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!
WTF! They never used to do that, they used to leave it till the 'sports' section and even then they would tell you to look away if you didn't want to know the results (for the very reason the highlights show would be on later and not everybody had seen the race live so was waithing for the highlights)
I know Hamilton has acheived some amazing things in his short F1 career but ever since he rolled into town ITV have been in a Hamilton love fest. Fair play to the guy, he's a Brit and he's doing rather well but ITV only used this as a 'lead' news item, not as a celebration of the talented individual, but to boost interest in their own coverage knowing that many people had switched off years ago. They couldn't care less if it spoils things for the fans that never left!!
I expect other stations to broadcast the results on purpose, simply because they don't show F1, but the station that actually provides the coverage? ITV are f**king w**k and should stick to the myriad of bilge, such as 'talent' shows and 'reality' tv, that they think passes as entertainment!
The sooner F1 is shown on another channel (even if it Pay-Per-Race) the better!!!!!!!!!