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Was Mercedes’ Television Coverage Intentionally Cut at the Bahrain Grand Prix?

At last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton cruised to his third victory in four races this season. Meanwhile, his team-mate, Nico Rosberg, spent the evening battling the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. After the race, one of the talking points was that the television coverage seemed to miss some of the key moments and, in particular, that the Mercedes cars did not get much screen time. "Inside the press room," wrote ESPN F1's Kate Walker, "the director's decision to avoid broadcasting footage of the Mercedes pair unless it was unavoidable to do so for the narrative of the race was so apparent that we took to shouting out every time a Silver Arrow appeared on-screen." Meanwhile, longtime Formula One journ...

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