Bad news for F1 fans. The FanVision company, previously known as Kangaroo TV, has been unable to agree terms with the Formula One group to continue to provide its personalised TV units for individual fans at race tracks around the world. The problem, inevitably, was money. The company has struggled in the course of its five-year contract to create interest with prices that were seen as being rather too high, although teams and their sponsors used the systems to great effect. For the last couple of years the prices have been coming down and demand has increased, while the company was also working deals with promoters to include the units in the ticket price.
That service is now gone and while FanVision will go on in NASCAR, NFL and golf, Formula 1 will either have to develop its own systems, which will be complicated in legal terms, or the fans will simply have to do without and go back to relying on diamond vision screens and commentary.