Young F1 fans to present Hungarian Grand Prix live on Sky Sports in parallel broadcast to Sky Sports F1 channel coverage

Sky Deutschland is leading the way with young presenters and commentators live on TV with Sky Next Generation. The whole Sky Germany production team is finding working with children on Sky Next Generation inspirational

Sky Sports is giving three young Formula 1 fans the opportunity to step in front of the cameras and present the Hungarian Grand Prix action live on Sky Sports.

For the first time, Zac, a young go-kart racer, and Braydon and Scarlett who present Sky Kids show FYI, will join F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg and former NASCAR and IndyCar racer Danica Patrick as they present F1 Juniors, live from Budapest’s Hungaroring during July’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

F1 Juniors follows December’s Premier League Juniors which saw young football fans join Kelly Cates as they took on similar roles during the Premier League fixture between Brentford and Liverpool.

Read more on Sky Deutschland’s work to bring the younger generation to live sports coverage here: Beyond the Bundesliga: Sky Deutschland “overwhelmed” by success of Sky Next Generation

Over the course of the race week, the young recruits will try their hand at various broadcasting roles including interviews with their favourite drivers and other big names from the paddock, co-hosting with Natalie Pinkham and the Sky Sports F1 team, and commentating live during the race.

Formula 1 will provide a dedicated International Feed, including bespoke graphics, sound effects and special features, including 3D augmented graphics on specific camera angles, that will enhance the broadcast for younger audiences in the UK and Germany.

The F1 Juniors will also showcase their knowledge on all things F1, presenting their analysis and punditry after the race as with traditional F1 coverage.

Sky Sports F1’s Jenson Button said: “We are really excited about giving the next generation of F1 fans a platform to show their passion and excitement for the sport as F1 continues to grow in popularity amongst younger audiences. We may just find our next Crofty or Naomi Schiff!”

Ian Holmes, director of media rights and content creation at Formula 1 said: “We want to ensure that our fans of all ages can enjoy and fall in love with Formula 1, so working with our long-standing partners at Sky on this project to target younger audiences is really exciting. This is a first of its kind in motorsport and I am excited to see the broadcast come to life and to watch the next generation of presenting talent!”

F1 fans will be able to watch the race fronted by Sky Sports F1 regulars on the Sky Sports F1 channel, also available in UHD.

The F1 Juniors coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix will be broadcast live on 23 July on Sky Sports

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