I’ve very much enjoyed catching up on the IndyCar series with the Fast Forward highlights.
30 minutes is EXACTLY the right time for highlights of a two hour race. F1 has 7 minute highlights, which is enough for the start, some spins and crashes, a few overtakes, and the end. You don’t get a feel for the race though, like someone dropping back through the pack and then catching back up, or long spells where someone is looking to get past a lapped car or something. Formula E races are just an hour long anyway, and their extended highlights have about 45 minutes of racing, removing just the red and yellow flag periods and things like that.
So even though IndyCar post the entire races to watch later, I’ve preferred the 30 minute highlights.
Also, because IndyCar isn’t in the news and generally in the air, I can watch way later and not know the result already. With Formula 1 the result just randomly turns up on TVs in airports, which is annoying. Also a sponsor of a F1 team advertised to me on Twitter, by reposting the official F1 account for some reason, spoiling the race result (even though I didn’t mind as I was only going to watch the 7 minute highlights). I don’t follow F1 accounts for this very reason… so don’t insert spoilers into my twitter feed!
Catch up with the season so far in just 2 hours: