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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

Pledge “rescuebbcf1”

"I will donate £13 towards the BBC keeping free-to-air F1 coverage but only if 5,000,000 other UK people will do the same."

— Mo E, BBC F1 fan and pipedreamer

Deadline to sign up by: 31st December 2011
29 people signed up, 4999971 more were needed

Country: United Kingdom

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Further to the announcement today that the BBC has handed over coverage of half their races to BSkyB until 2018, the Guardian ran an article saying that the BBC did it to save approximately £30m per year, that the deal was worth £65m, and that the viewing figures for the British GP were roughly 5m.

My thought is therefore that if 5m of us commit to contributing £13 each (a total of £65m) to the BBC, we can keep what I believe is the best motorsport coverage ever seen on a free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster, for at least 2012 and 2013.

After that, who knows - but at least we can show Bernie that F1 is about us - the fans - and not lining his pockets with (yet more) gold...

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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Mo E, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Chris Heron
  • Karl Goodfellow
  • Gary Hodgson
  • Hou Man
  • james milton
  • Karl Robinson
  • Kate Loader
  • Dave Bell
  • Steve Ennever
  • simon mitchell
  • Stephen Bray
  • Steve B
  • Adam Redman
  • David Giles
  • Callum Drury
  • stephen garbett
  • Steve Tripp
  • Steve Howell
  • James Tumilty
  • Nick Lowton
  • Peter Edwards
  • richard evans
  • martin dutton
  • 6 people who did not want to give their names

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