F1 season ends and building of the broadcasting paywall begins | Richard Williams

Only the British Grand Prix will be on UK terrestrial TV next season, as F1 cuts itself from the masses

While Lewis Hamilton performed his doughnuts in front of the grandstand and then removed his fireproof vest in order to display his tattoos on the podium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday night, Channel 4’s lineup of commentators, presenters and analysts were packing their bags, having broadcast the race to an average audience of 2.3 million, as live grand prix coverage in Britain prepared to disappear behind a paywall.

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