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Dodgy Business

After covering Formula One from the paddock for 15 years, watching a race on television is just not the same, as Tony Dodgins finds out

Due to family circumstances I ended up watching the Turkish GP on TV from a sofa rather than from the Istanbul press room. And, no disrespect to the ITV crew, which does a good job and is not the cause of the problem, it hammered home just how much is missed and how difficult it is to tell the true story of a Grand Prix in 'real' time.

On Saturday and during the race build-up, I gleaned that Ferrari and Michael Schumacher were odds-on favourites. Okay, Michael had screwed up his qualifying lap and been pipped by Massa, and was vulnerable to Alonso's Renault off the line from the dirty side of the track, but once that was rather forcefully sorted, surely there was only one winner?

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