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Brawn unimpressed by ITV's F1 coverage

Former Ferrari technical director Ross Brawn says he has been unimpressed by Formula One's television coverage in Britain.

Brawn, currently on a sabbatical from Formula One, has not returned to the paddock since last year, and has instead watched the first three races of the season on television.

The Briton says he has been left frustrated by the experience, and admits he misses the amount of information he used to have available to him.

"It's definitely a new experience for me to watch it with a different perspective and also the quality of commentators on English TV," Brawn told Autosport magazine.

"I sympathise with you - it's a very frustrating business to watch F1 on British TV.

"We're used to having all the data and all the split times and we can see the race developing. What's clear when you watch it on the TV is that you don't get that information.

"Our commentators don't seem very good at conveying what is going on. It's very frustrating to watch a race and not have that information which is available to everyone at the track. So condolences for that."

Formula One in Britain is broadcast by ITV, whose line-up includes James Allen, Steve Rider and former Grand Prix drivers Martin Brundle and Mark Blundell.

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