‘This video is no long available due to a copyright notice by FOM.’ This is a message that many fans of F1, who trawl the world of youtube, will be familiar with. It is a notification that informs the recipient that the F1 video they were hoping to watch online has been taken down in violation of copyright; a reminder of FOM's refusal to join the rest of us in the 21st century and fully embrace the internet revolution and online digital content. While they host 2 minute video summaries of the last race along with a shortened version of the FIA Gala which provides a summary of the season neither is particularly satisfying, somehow failing to really edify its’ audience. The videos are edited extremely creatively with no care given to linearity, the music is often bland and the minute insights gleaned from pit radios don't appear worth it when compared with the often juddering freezing mess of a player FOM thinks acceptable to present to us. That this is the only source of F1 content aside from the FIA reviews that is legally allowed, is both disheartening and frustrating in equal measure. FOM are not wrong in upholding their right to protect their own copyright, but are wrong in not presenting a satisfactory alternative and choosing instead to adhere to a dinosaur model of solely selling rights to individual broadcasters which is fast becoming obsolete, neither making commercial nor marketable sense, and which ultimately is costing them revenue, fans and profit.