One thing I found interesting was that for football the news would warn that they're going to give the results so you should turn off or mute before they did, but for F1 there was never any such warning. Again though, F1 isn't all that popular, and since I routinely watch the news or listen to a radio what you're suggesting is I cut off all news of the world until I can put aside 3 hours to watch the race. I get what you're saying but in the end the best solution is just not to bother any more. The sponsors lose out, the sports channel loses out, all because the news stations need to fill a couple of seconds to say who won a race an render 3 hours of build up and the excitement of the race moot because I would then know the outcome. I tried watching but knowing the winner completely ruined the race for me and cutting myself off from the world for 12 hours until I could get home from work and watch the recording isn't practical. I doubt I'm alone in this and it really isn't self inflicted, there are so many sources of news around us it was virtually impossible to avoid finding out but there we are. I have indeed found something better to do with my time though and now build models instead which I find very satisfying.