heres the 2000 channel 9 f1 intro. The sport was treated with almost no respect by 9 - Quali was a 30 sec highlights package and races were shown on delay - there were often occasions when they would show a newsbreak during the coverage giving away the result! It was often suspected by fans 9 only brought the rights for season to enable them to show the aussie race and didn’t care about the rest
in 2003 coverage moved to 10 who treated it with respect - Quali and races were generally live on one (or minimally delayed). I remember the talk in the paddock at the 2002 aus GP when it was rumoured not only 10 had the 2003 rights but were showing qualifying live - there were alot of happy people. In terms of production and commentary nothing changed - we took the world feed with James Allen and Martin Brundle so all it meant for fans was better timeslots
of course now on foxtel we have F1 in 4K with live practice, quali and races with pre and post quali and race shows.