Fans of Formula One will be heading to the pub to watch it as Sky Sports’ dedicated F1 channel will show every Formula 1 Grand Prix live next season, with ten races exclusively live including the opening two from Australia and China, the Italian Grand Prix from Monza, and two of the final three races.
With reigning champion Nico Rosberg retiring at the end of 2016 and Mercedes yet to announce their second driver, the new season is already proving to be an unpredictable one. Sky Sports’ dedicated F1 channel will have bespoke programming throughout the year for Sky Sports venues, from live coverage of every practice and qualifying session to F1 Report and Ted’s Notebook.
David Rey, Managing Director of Sky Business, said, “This year’s F1 season will be fascinating with the certainty of a new champion being crowned, and landlords can look forward to drawing in customers with all the live action from every single Grand Prix, only on Sky Sports. From the opening Grand Prix of the year to the season’s home-stretch, Sky Sports F1 remains the definitive place for pub viewers to see every twist and turn of the season”.
In addition to watching every session of qualifying, practice and race in the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship™, pub goers can enjoy live coverage of F1 feeder series GP2 and GP3.
The 2017 Formula 1 season adds to Sky Sports offering which includes more Premier League games than ever before, the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, England cricket, golf’s biggest tournaments, ATP tennis, Super League rugby, NFL and more.
2017 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Sky Sports F1® schedule in full:
1 26 March Australia Exclusively live
2 9 April China Exclusively live
3 16 April Bahrain Live
4 30 April Russia Live
5 14 May Spain Exclusively live
6 28 May Monaco Live
7 11 June Canada Exclusively live
8 25 June Azerbaijan Live
9 9 July Austria Exclusively live
10 16 July Great Britain Live
11 30 July Hungary Exclusively live
12 27 August Belgium Live
13 3 September Italy Exclusively live
14 17 September Singapore Live
15 1 October Malaysia Live
16 8 October Japan Exclusively live
17 22 October USA Live
18 29 October Mexico Exclusively live
19 12 November Brazil Exclusively live
20 26 November Abu Dhabi Live