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The reliability failure that left F1 scratching its head

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The reliability failure that left F1 scratching its head
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May 3, 2019, 9:33 AM

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

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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