Formula One: Steve Jones “F1 is like a soap opera”

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The new lead anchor of UK network Channel 4’s free-to-air coverage, Steve Jones, compared its twists and turns to Hollyoaks ( UK Soap Opera) , saying that he’s just as fascinated by what goes on behind the scenes as he is by the racing action.

“Only 20% of what’s going on [in F1] is on the screen when the cars are on track,” life-long F1 fan Jones told reporters at Channel 4’s official launch.

“Beyond that, there’s the politics behind it, it’s almost like Hollyoaks on wheels! There’s so much going on behind the scenes.

“It is just fascinating and that’s been the thing that I’ve been so honoured to be around, and watch it and just yum it up. All those little relationships between the drivers and the team principals, between the teams themselves.

“That’s what I’m hoping to bring to our coverage, really – just to get those relationships.”

With less than a week to go until season finally gets underway, Channel 4 have been heavily promoting thier coverage through social media.

You can follow C4 F1 coverage on twitter through this link

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