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Why F1’s quest for more isn't always better

As Formula 1 expands, so does its coverage, but MARK GALLAGHER reckons that more isn’t always better

Formula 1’s a serious business. If it’s laughs you’re looking for I can recommend avoiding official press conferences, media briefings and interviews in the pen, where serious interviewers come up with serious questions to ask drivers who would rather be having a massage.

While the Irish comedian Conor Moore can raise a laugh with his clever impersonations of drivers and team principals, F1 isn’t a popular topic with mainstream comedians. David Mitchell, star of TV comedies including The Mitchell & Webb Look, Upstart Crow and Would I Lie to You, positively hates it. So incensed was he by the boredom caused by watching the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix that he wrote a column about it in The Guardian. 

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