F1 must wait until 2012 for HD broadcasts

Stephan Heublein

Formula one fans are facing a long wait for the sport to be broadcast on television in High Definition.

The newly-published results of the recent FOTA-commissioned fan survey showed that 70 per cent want the track action televised in HD.

On Saturday night in Montreal, members of the media were given a demonstration of both HD as well as new 3D technology -- after a Lotus car carried a 3D camera in practice sessions at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.