End of an era - F1 on NBCSN - 2013-2017

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  • Zachery Alderton
    Zachery Alderton 8 days ago

    This year should have been 7 years

  • Vista Android
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  • Antonio Mercury Reborn
    Antonio Mercury Reborn 2 months ago +1

    3:07 RIP F1 On Nbc 2013-2017

  • Jeffrey Cook
    Jeffrey Cook 3 months ago

    0:12 is that bad news barret from WWE

  • Iceman
    Iceman 3 months ago

    A Finnish driver wins the first race for NBC, and a Finnish driver wins the last race for NBC

  • Christoph5782
    Christoph5782 5 months ago

    These guys were such an amazing broadcast team, great commentary, and just an amazing experience. Honestly they were more enjoyable to listen to than the Sky Sports coverage. At least Will Buxton is still doing coverage with the F1 TVclip channel

  • Bailey Brown
    Bailey Brown 6 months ago +2

    Can nbc maybe get formula one back by 2021

  • Fany Morales
    Fany Morales 8 months ago

    NBCSN put F1 to a checkered flag.

  • ZACHERY Alderton
    ZACHERY Alderton Year ago

    This year should have been 6 years

  • David Burns
    David Burns Year ago

    In this "new world" of F1 race coverage, I have very little, no, zero appreciation for what I am hearing.
    Screaming about the obvious is not "announcing". This clown, now shouting about EVERYTHING on the screen, makes F1 seem like every soccer match I have ever spent three nano seconds running for the remote to get rid of. What in ____ makes the race better by constant screaming and shouting? F1 viewers are a bit more sophisticated (I thought) than this idiotic verbal assault would imply. Please, please, I beg anyone with any invovement, get this clown out of my sight and hearing range. I am, for now, done with F1. I don't need a stick in the eye to show me there is a stick in my eye. OMG, what fools!!!

  • Michael T
    Michael T Year ago

    I think matchet and hobbs should do a few indycar races.


    To the American friends, I would like to ask a question, I who am Brazilian and I could see some tapes of old Formula 1 (of the 80 and 90) and I have seen it to be transmitted by several stations. Which broadcasters have exhibited the category since the 60's (or was it there in the 70's that it came to be displayed?) In the US? I've seen footage from CBS with Ken Squier in narration, from ESPN with Bob Varsha and from NBC Sports recently.

    • Weber Niraschtoe
      Weber Niraschtoe  Year ago

      ABC is the first one, starting in 1962, mostly tape-delay coverages. Also, they did not broadcast the full season. Then ESPN picked up from ABC, and then Speed picked up until it died and became ad-fulfilled FS1, NBCSN took over and now it is on ABC/ESPN with English commentary from Sky Sports

  • NightSmoke
    NightSmoke Year ago

    Between this and the addition of the halos...f1 is dieing in my heart

  • Braga
    Braga Year ago

    Karma is a bitch for them. That’s what they get for leaving the other poor fellow from speed tv.. not sorry for them.

  • madrid dd
    madrid dd 2 years ago +15

    As F1 fan it's sad to watch this, even though they had those long commercials I still loved their broadcast, pre-race shows, post race-shows, Will Buxton from the paddock, etc. but one of the best thing about them was their unbiased coverage, they were true professionals compared to "Hail Lewis" skysports f1 team.

    • Dennis Bowen
      Dennis Bowen 10 months ago

      They do a good job with nascar for the most part. Plus they havr the cute kelli stavast which works,and good personalities.

  • Leon L
    Leon L 2 years ago +2

    Smh.....this sucks that it's over.

  • Tazio Volare
    Tazio Volare 2 years ago +2

    We all miss the NBC F1 broadcast!!! You guys did it best..broadcasters and program directors . ESPN sucks!!!! No sets,no content, they just re-distribute UK broadcast( nothing against Martin Brundle ) espn doesn't give a bleep about the American F1 fan....NBC please come back.............

  • Scott Cantor
    Scott Cantor 2 years ago +13

    Truly a big blow to the sport. These four commentators; Diffey, Hobbs, Matchett, and Buxton had a unique chemistry that made watching the race, as well as the pre-race and post race, coverage a true delight. I’ve just finished watching the pre-race coverage and am thoroughly disappointed by the inferior coverage provided by ESPN. Instead of picking up the ball and running with it ESPN has stumbled and fallen! Instead of taking a step forward they’ve taken two steps back. What a shame, and disappointment!!

  • MrHondaguy1
    MrHondaguy1 2 years ago +19

    Gonna Miss Hobbs and Matchett, they ARE the voice of Formula 1 in the United States.

  • Michael Coombs
    Michael Coombs 2 years ago +5

    I'm so sad this has happened

  • Still I Rise4485
    Still I Rise4485 2 years ago +1

    God I'm going to miss them. And Bob Varsha who wasn't full time anymore, but I remember he came back few times since disintegration of Speed channel. GODSPEED

  • RV3N
    RV3N 2 years ago +1

    Really going to miss David Hobbs voice i don't suppose theres any chance he would switch to ESPN?

  • chris smith
    chris smith 2 years ago

    If we get the Sky sports broadcast I'll be pleased. I've always wanted to subscribe to SKy sports to watch their F1 broadcasts, but have never had the option.

  • Derek Roig
    Derek Roig 2 years ago +2

    I REALLY hope Leigh at least moves to ESPN. IMO he’s the best announcer in all of F1, even from Sky Sports. I’m also gonna miss “WOAAH” from David Hobbs

    • Chris Guardiano
      Chris Guardiano Year ago +1

      Derek Roig Leigh is still with NBC as part of their NASCAR and Indycar coverage

  • Antpaok
    Antpaok 2 years ago

    man f1 is going to shit

  • Dyslex Official
    Dyslex Official 2 years ago +2

    No more clag!?!?

  • Nick R02
    Nick R02 2 years ago

    It’s sad that this had to happen, I always loved the pre race openings that they put up right before the lights went out as well as the presentation, but I can only think that ESPN will be the same with Ads and possibly going to a cheaper alternative for commentary who knows somewhat they are doing. Plus I’m looking forward to seeing that annoying scrolling bar on the bottom of the screen during the race.

  • V-rodder S
    V-rodder S 2 years ago +1

    Hope sky sports relay come here with good commentary.... not like nbc oooh whooo ahhhh funny guys

  • V-rodder S
    V-rodder S 2 years ago

    They must follow ads of chevy and shit nfl

  • V-rodder S
    V-rodder S 2 years ago

    Shit relay 5 min once ad comes it’s boring to watch in nbcsn thank goodness they are leaving

  • Matthew Splett
    Matthew Splett 2 years ago

    Why in the US is only one broadcaster allowed to cover a sport? Why cannot ESPN and NBC both cover F1? Require the broadcasters compete on quality of coverage.

    • eudofia
      eudofia 2 years ago

      NBC Sports did not like the new terms Liberty Media was offering them to renew the contract. The terms are confidential of course, so we cannot point you to any specifics. But NBC made it clear that the terms were unfavorable to them, and decided not to sign a new contract. ESPN picked it up, but there will be doing it on the cheap. They will not have any local production or in studio commentators like NBC did. They will just transmit the feed from Sky UK, and probably insert a commercial break every ten minutes. SAD.

    • eudofia
      eudofia 2 years ago +1

      Matthew- That is what I heard, that Liberty Media may be introducing a streaming service or something along those lines. I tell I for one would consider such a service, if the price is right that ie. I remember when traveling, I could not get NBCSN at the hotels. I used to suffer from F1 withdrawal syndrome during such weekends. An F1 streaming service could be just what is needed when one is on the road. Or you just don't feel like dragging yourself out of bed at odd hours to watch the race on TV.

    • Matthew Splett
      Matthew Splett 2 years ago +1

      eudofia You are right, I read that NBC didn't want to compete with Liberty media which NBC expects will further undermine viewer marketshare.

    • eudofia
      eudofia 2 years ago +1

      Matthew Splett The F1 market in the US is not big enough. I don't think two broadcasters will be able make money with F1 transmission. Probably the number of F1 fans is high in the US, but the market is fragmented. Now throw in two English language broadcasters to be stealing viewers from each other, both might end up abandoning F1 altogether as they won't be making money. Also Univision already does the Spanish transmission of F1 in the US. So if you add another, that will be three. And that is one too many.

    • Weber Niraschtoe
      Weber Niraschtoe  2 years ago +2

      TBH in UK, Sky will be the exclusive live broadcaster starting from 2019.

  • Kristoph Glez
    Kristoph Glez 2 years ago +1

    Thank god i don’t have to watch f1 in Univision any more with all your fucking commercial breaks !!!

    • PlayStationDude5380
      PlayStationDude5380 2 years ago

      Least theirs sky sports. It has no ads though

    • V-rodder S
      V-rodder S 2 years ago

      Kristoph Glez super dude me was fk frustrated of 5 min shits commercial while race is goin on thank god these nbcsn shits are out

  • Benjamin Schneider
    Benjamin Schneider 2 years ago

    A future Indy 500 winner at 5:07.

  • Víctor F. Amaya
    Víctor F. Amaya 2 years ago +5

    NBCSN aired way too many commercials and their supporting coverage was subpar (interrupting parts of the race or podium celebrations to show Nascar stuff? really?). The US deserves a broadcast with a level similar to the one provided by SkySportsF1 in the UK. I am looking forward to subscribing to F1's official OTT streaming service.

  • W N
    W N 2 years ago +5

    David Hobbs, the BEST commentator of F1 since the 80s. Thanks Dave, always enjoyed your commentary since I started following F1 with the Prost-Senna-Mansell years.

  • jpmformula1
    jpmformula1 2 years ago +8

    Well, this just puts the shit icing on the shit cake that F1 is becoming.

    • Brandon Herrera
      Brandon Herrera 2 years ago

      Guns, Muscle Cars and More It really does man. Fuckin sucks

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    anandguruji83 2 years ago +12


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    Incitatus 2 years ago +2


  • MegaYetiVSMiniGreatWhite X

    Gutted by the decisions of ESPN and Liberty Media. Truly shameful. They reminded me of Phil Rizzuto and Bill White. Such perfect chemistry. Now we'll likely be stuck with some generic, whatever, instantly replaceable commentators. I like the old school commentators. They had real personalities and kept anything and everything interesting. What the heck are they thinking? How is this good for the sport in US? Many are the group we grew up listening to, they are like old friends at this point. It really puts a damper on enthusiasm for next year. It's unique and interesting characters and chemistry that make for great broadcasts and all the more so when it's a team you've been watching for years.

  • continentalrcinglg
    continentalrcinglg 2 years ago +9

    NBC was far from a perfect broadcast partner (mostly on commercials, though), but at least they made an effort for the diehards. It's funny to see their effort help ratings to increase in the US, yet, Greg Maffei insults their deal by calling it a "popcorn fart". So, getting $3 million for rights is a "popcorn fart", but letting ESPN acquiring the rights for nothing isn't a problem. OK. Have fun watching your ratings in the US drop, because ESPN puts no effort into F1 like they used to in the '90s.

    • MegaYetiVSMiniGreatWhite X
      MegaYetiVSMiniGreatWhite X 2 years ago +3

      Sounds like an inside job since the Liberty Media guy who set up the deal used to work for ESPN.
      What a sad joke. They are robbing us of some of the last, best characters and personalities left in sports broadcasting. Great way to lose fans in the US when they need to building more.

  • Craig Purdie
    Craig Purdie 2 years ago +9

    It appears we have lost the integrity and commentary of a team that I have come to enjoy and look forward to for the past 5 years. It's a shame that Liberty Media may not give the same care and personal touch to a sport with 400 million world-wide viewers. Especially considering that a company should want to GROW it's new venture. You could then further expand your growing American audience, by explaining some of the inside info and reveal personalities in the sport. Indications so far are of a reliance on the International Feed, with little in the way of what we had with the NBCSN team. What a shame.

  • eudofia
    eudofia 2 years ago +8

    This comes as a huge surprise to me. I couldn't watch F1 Extra today, so I missed the announcement. So who will be taking over F1 broadcast in the US? The only media company I can think of is FOX.

    • chris smith
      chris smith 2 years ago

      ?? We already have foreign accents--as you've just said with David Hobbs & Steve Matchett. in fact, all of the crews accents were foreign.

    • TsKingdom
      TsKingdom 2 years ago

      I hope it's good their Nascar coverage was terrible imo

    • Jay Cartwright
      Jay Cartwright 2 years ago

      adssadasd sdadasda He used to do GP2 (now F2) on Sky but stopped

    • sik59rt
      sik59rt 2 years ago

      ESPN is using a British broadcast team

    • s d
      s d 2 years ago +1

      I hope buxton goes to sky sports or another feed, would be sad to see him staying on nbc to interview track stars

    TERRY 2 years ago +11

    Thanks so much gentlemen and NBC...We hope to see you again...soon,,,,