Sky Sports F1 to show every 2017 Grand Prix in UHD
For the first time in UK TV history, viewers in the UK and Ireland with Sky Q can watch every Grand Prix of the 2017 Formula 1 season in ultra high-definition with picture quality four times that of normal HD TV. Sky Sports F1 will show every Formula 1 Grand Prix, qualifying and practice session live in 2017.
When the new season begins on March 26, Sky Sports will also show both of the new campaign’s opening two races — the Australian GP and the Chinese GP on April 9 — and two of the final three races exclusively live. Ten of the year’s 20 races will be exclusively live on Sky Sports, including the Canadian, Mexican and Brazilian GPs. Viewers with Sky Q can also enjoy split viewing, with different race camera angles and highlights alongside live coverage.
Sky Sports Head of Formula 1 Martin Turner said: “With UHD it’s Formula 1 like you’ve never seen it before. It will be the hardest, fastest, loudest season in years with new rules, new cars, new engines and new, massive tyres. From the opening Grand Prix of the year to the season’s home-stretch, Sky Sports F1 remains the definitive place for fans to see every twist and turn of the season.”
Sky Sports’ dedicated F1 channel will have bespoke programming throughout the year, from live coverage of every practice and qualifying session to F1 Report, Ted’s Notebook and Race Control via the red button.
Sky Sports News HQ and skysports.com will have all the latest news throughout the course of the year as constructors look to close the gap on Mercedes.
In addition to watching every session of qualifying, practice and race in the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship, viewers can enjoy live coverage of F1 feeder series GP2 and GP3.