Updated: 15/07/2013 19:07 | By Press Association

BBC sorry for Hamilton F1 blunder



Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for last weekend's German Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for last weekend's German Grand Prix

The BBC has apologised after more than 700 viewers complained that the result of the Formula One German Grand Prix qualifying was given away before the highlights were broadcast.

Sports fans tuning in to BBC1's Wimbledon coverage at the weekend were told that Lewis Hamilton had made pole position for the German Grand Prix ahead of the qualifying footage being aired.

The corporation has received 713 complaints so far about the gaffe on Saturday that occurred during a plug for the race itself which took place the following day.

The BBC has now reminded production staff to check schedules to avoid further bungles.

The corporation said: "The reference to Lewis Hamilton having secured pole position in the Formula One German Grand Prix Qualifying earlier that day was an unfortunate error made by the Wimbledon production team.

"The intention was to promote BBC1's coverage of the German Grand Prix final the following day but, in doing so, the team failed to realise that at that point BBC1's highlights of the qualifying had yet to be broadcast.

"We apologise for this error and that it affected some viewers' enjoyment of our qualifying highlights programme. BBC Sport have reminded their teams of the importance of checking transmission schedules before such promotions."

42Comments
10/07/2013 14:51
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they do it with the football every week so whats the difference ??????????????
10/07/2013 19:28
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er ,you could have heard it anywhere,BBC are losing it
10/07/2013 21:14
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To Keith White who calls Lewis Hamilton "An overrated Prat",  he is obviously a fan of Jenson Button who only out qualified Lewis, 3 times in 2 years, and is a vastly inferior driver - ask McLaren who they would rather have driving for them ?. You are obviously a RACIST there is no other explanation for your stupid comments. Since Lewis has been at Braun he has hardly ever finished lower than 3rd/4th/5th which is brilliant, when you consider that with the great Michael Shumaker driving for them, they only managed to get onto the Podium "once" in 2 years - and that was with good luck in that race. Be fair and judge people on merit - not what colour their face is. Ask F1 fans if they think this very exciting driver is an "Overrated Prat" ? I know, and you know too - what their answer would be. By the way how childish to bring up rubbish about his girl friend - I think YOU are the "Prat" - not him.

 

                                             PS-  I notice your name is "WHITE" -  how sad

10/07/2013 19:15
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Surely a fan wants to know the result as it happens?.
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Why have people nothing better to do than complain, I have nothing better to do thats why im wrighting this and reading them, and clicking on thumbs. What exciting lives we all lead.
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The BBC has already given away half the live coverage to sky after promising to provide full coverage and now they announce the results before one is allowed to see the coverage. Once again proving how daft the controllers are. Please, please let ITV win the bid next time. 
10/07/2013 20:55
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BBC stop running the FULL race after 24hrs.

Race was on Sunday - i went to BBC iPlayer on Monday night - it was no longer available - only the highlights show.

BBC are hopeless.

12/07/2013 16:12
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Is Lewis Hamilton the BBC's love child?
12/07/2013 22:36
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kimi s the best,keep quiet and drive.!!!!
14/07/2013 11:21
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the beeb do this sort of thing so ruddy often it is beyond belief...one example is the village..brilliant bit of telly well worth watching....last episode we saw ..joe off to fight in ist ww..fans all wondering if he will make it back in one piece..bbc breakfast then STUPIDLY RUINS THE ENTIRE SERIES FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILYand thousands of fans by showing the next episode..which guess what?/ has joe coming home!! thankyou bbc breakfast..thankyou ruddy bbc..this is happening  so ruddy often, also happened with downton abbey, the midwife to name just a few..if you are going to talk to the stars of programmes...please please will you show clips from EPISODES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN AIRED!! thankyou.
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Latest from Hammy and Mercedes . 

Lewis Hamilton has voiced his concern at the dangers being faced by Mercedes in missing next week's young driver test.

Mercedes are banned from the event at Silverstone from July 17-19 as a penalty imposed for breaking the rules in running their 2013 car - with Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the wheel - at a Pirelli tyre test in Spain in May.

The young driver test, however, is now also open to race drivers for one day, but only to conduct running on Pirelli's new specification of tyre due to be introduced from the Hungarian Grand Prix later this month.

Mercedes believe it is vital they obtain some data about the new tyre before heading to Budapest, the Brackley -based team has lobbied to do some running, THEY Can't BE SERIOUS !

 

Hamilton Whinged:

"We are going to go to Hungary when other people have gone and tested (the new tyres )with different ride-heights, different pressures, got their car ready for a long run so they arrive ready.

"We don't have any of that information so when we get there we're going to go into it blind.

"We shouldn't be in this position in sport"

 

So there we have it the powers that be should change the tyres every two weeks until such time as Hammy wins a race on his own specially/ preferred  set. Thimples

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THERE'S A ON OFF BUTTON IS THERE NOT....

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Auntie Beeb is turning into an Aunt Sally.
20/07/2013 11:06
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hamilton will not win any races with a second rate car which has shown its self to be inferior against red bull he left a good organisation for money and is now reaping the cost
20/07/2013 15:00
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Does anyone give a MONKEY about ham his facial hair is definately chimpy now.
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FOOTBALL SUCKS

TOO MANY LIERS AND PITCH ACTORS IN FOWLS.

ITS NOT FOOTBALL ANYMORE. ITS FRAKKING JOKE


13/07/2013 11:15
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I THINK BBC IS A WASTE OF SPACE I SWITCH IT ON TO WATCH THE ONLY THE HIGHLIGHTS WAS ON I DON'T NO WHY WE PAY FOR OUR TV LICENCE IF THIS IS WHAT THEY DO
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Todays MSN posts reference Hammie

 

Next weeks headline: Hamilton swops inadequate soaking wet  handkerchief for a table cloth.

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SO THIS IS THE HUMAN RACE EEYY FOLKS


NOTHING BUT CHEATERS AND LIERS

ITS EVEYWHERE.  AAHHHH SOD IT, NOT FOLLOWING THESE TWERPS


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