Sky favourite for rebel F1 TV rights
Friday, June 19 2009, 14:15 BST
By James Welsh
Sky has been made 11/8 favourites to secure the TV rights to FOTA's proposed breakaway Formula 1 championship.
Ladbrokes have ITV at 9/4, the BBC at 11/4 and Five on the outside at 6/1.
The Formula One Teams Association, comprised of Williams, Sauber, Brawn, Force India, Renault, Red Bull, Ferrari, Toro Rosso, Toyota and McLaren, said last night that they intend to set up a rival championship for 2010 because of a row over the FIA's proposed budget cap and governance of the sport.
"Sky have demonstrated in the past their willingness to snap up breakaway competitions," said Ladbrokes spokesperson Nick Weinberg.