BlogF1 seems to be getting a lot of hits from search terms like “ITV F1 Theme Tune”, and “What happened to Jim Rosenthal?”. So, to please some of the newbies who have arrived here looking for something that isn’t actually available on BlogF1, I thought I would do a quick five minute search myself to see what came up.
According to Desmond Elmes who commented on Doctorvee, the theme tune to ITV’s F1 coverage this year is Moby’s “Lift Me Up”. In previous years, it was a tune composed by the colourful-hatted Jamiroquai, and the BBC used a classic riff by Fleetwood Mac.
As for Jim? Well, it is reported that Mr Rosenthal decided to concentrate on boxing, which is a particular passion for the man, apparently. This is all I have been able to gleam from the interwebs so far, but it would appear that he was not sacked, and that Jim just decided to work on other things.
I hope that answers some of your questions, but don’t stop searching, Googling and clicking – the more I know about what everybody wants, the better I can make BlogF1.
Update: F1-Blog.co.uk F1 Theme Music Page – From here you can download ITV’s tune in Midi, WMA or MP3 format. The BBC theme is also featured on this page.