Sky races to exclusive coverage of leading 2014 Grands Prix

Editor | 22-12-2013

After a hugely successful 2013 season covering the Formula 1 racing championship, Sky Sports has confirmed its coverage of every race next season, with ten exclusively live.

The channel, which recently won ‘Best TV Broadcaster Award for Outstanding Coverage’ for the second year running from the events governing body the FIA ,will show exclusively three of the first four races and two of the final three - namely, the races taking place in Australia, Bahrain, China, Monaco, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Singapore, USA and Brazil.

Sky Sports F1 HD viewers will be able to watch every practice and qualifying session live plus uninterrupted race coverage from each and every Grand Prix weekend on its dedicated Formula 1 channel. Viewers can also watch live on TV with Dolby 5.1 surround sound, on mobile and tablet devices via Sky Go or using Race Control accessed via the red button, or the Sky Sports App for iPad. Race Control users can choose camera angles, including onboard and pit lane cameras, and data streams to watch on split-screen.

Commenting on the deal, Sky Sports executive producer of Formula 1, Martin Turner said: “The rule changes mean 2014 is the most eagerly awaited season in years and only on Sky Sports F1 HD can viewers enjoy the full story live. From the first corner in Australia to the chequered flag in Abu Dhabi, we’ll be there, offering our viewers unrivalled live coverage and analysis. Our ten exclusively live races include several of the season’s key Grands Prix including three of the first four, two of the final three and of course, Monaco, the most glamorous weekend on the calendar. We can’t wait.”