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The reliability failure that left F1 scratching its head

When Formula 1's F1 TV streaming service crashed during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, it left many fans frustrated. The championship's engineers are assessing what went wrong, but it's a problem F1 cannot afford to repeat

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If the customer is always right, then Formula 1 got itself into a very tricky place last weekend as some of its most committed fans were badly let down.

Just two laps into the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - which looked set to be a thriller on the back of an incident-packed build-up – the official F1 TV live streaming service crashed. As fans worldwide desperately refreshed their web pages so they could follow the action, they were left facing a spinning 'wheel of death' as the stream froze.

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