Ted Kravitz apologises as he steps in to commentate amid Sky technical points at Mexico GP | F1 | Sport

Ted Kravitz was pressured to apologise after Sky Sports activities F1 had been hit with a technical glitch forward of free observe on the Mexican Grand Prix. David Croft began the printed however then his microphone was reduce minutes earlier than the beginning of the session. 

Kravitz shortly intervened to keep away from confusion because the session began. He mentioned: “I have to apologise for the lack of commentary. Simply as David Croft and all the remainder had been preparing and into the swing of issues it looks as if we have misplaced commentary however we’ll work extraordinarily exhausting to get that again for you.”

Kravitz then continued to fill Sky’s protection, talking to Haas staff boss Guenther Steiner about F1’s value cap saga. Sky Sports activities then shortly in the reduction of to presenter Simon Lazenby and pundits Danica Patrick and Martin Brundle.

They finally posted a message on the backside of the display warning viewers concerning the challenge. It learn: “We apologise for the lack of commentary.”

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Croft and Paul di Resta returned after 20 minutes as Sky managed to repair the problem throughout a business break. Croft admitted he hadn’t seen as many apprehensive faces amongst his producers when he lastly got here again on air.  

Nevertheless, social media customers appeared to benefit from the lack of commentary on the channel so they might hear the vehicles’ pure sounds. Twitter consumer @LM_2302 posted: “Tbh, with these commentary points on Sky, it is good simply listening to the vehicles as they race across the observe, quite than having commentary the entire time.”

@unclefuzz added: “Completely having fun with this various commentary model of FP1 from Sky. They need to do that extra usually.” @Zac_greaves10 commented: “Sky please hold us on the ambient sound, I do not need commentary anymore.”

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@hacketmale remarked: “Sky’s F1 commentary staff feed isn’t working. So now Ted’s chanting the chances. It’s unfair however I’d love Ted to commentate from the pit-lane.” However, some used the chance to take a swipe at Sky Sports activities F1 protection. 

@alextranger1993 claimed: “I would not be stunned if somebody unintentionally disconnected a cable within the UK and / or Mexico, however given how a lot Sky pay F1 (and the way a lot #SkyF1 count on viewers to pay) it is embarrassing that almost all viewers favor protection with out commentary.”

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