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Behind the scenes with Sky F1
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The military precision involved in bringing F1 broadcasts to life

Like a swan cruising across a lake, a Formula 1 TV broadcast might
 give the impression of seamless grace. But, below the surface,
the legs are paddling hard. OLEG KARPOV delves behind the scenes with Sky Sports F1 to see how the magic happens

 It’s Friday morning, three minutes into the planning meeting for the final round of the championship. The Sky Sports F1 production team are briefing their colleagues on the day’s programme – but a momentary distraction causes a brief pause.

“Can you note that down?” asks Simon Lazenby – a presenter who has been with the
Sky team since it started broadcasting F1 in 2012 – as he turns to GP Racing. “Terrible production,” he jokes, and leans back in his chair, satisfied to have provoked a burst of laughter in the room. The first, but by no means the last, joke directed at an outsider allowed
into Sky’s field operations centre in the TV compound area of the Abu Dhabi circuit.

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