List of Formula One broadcasters
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This is a list of Formula One broadcasters and 'World Feed' producers. Formula One, the highest level of circuit racing defined by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, motor sport's world governing body, can be seen live or tape delayed on television in almost every country and territory around the world.
TV broadcasters all take what is known as the 'World Feed', which starting with select races in 2004, has been produced by FOM (Formula One Management), for almost every round of the World Championship.
Previously, a 'host broadcaster' from each nation produced the World Feed for their home race, for example TF1 for the French Grand Prix. This led to a two-tier system which was unpopular with viewers due to local broadcasters focusing heavily on local teams and drivers, whilst missing key moments.
The World Feed has been produced in 16:9 widescreen since the 2007 Australian Grand Prix. Host Broadcasters did trialled widescreen broadcasts for local viewers sporadically prior to the 2007 season – FujiTV and Australia are some of the broadcasters who did.
For the 2011 season, FOM released a high definition feed to broadcasters for the first time, and for 2012, the footage was filmed with 5.1 channel Dolby Digital surround sound audio. From 2017, footage began being broadcast in 4K ultra-high definition.
For the 2018 season, the World Feed is produced by FOM for every race apart from the Monaco Grand Prix, which is produced by Télé Monte Carlo.
Alongside the main World Feed, FOM also produce a Pit-lane channel, showing shots from the pitlane and alternative camera angles, along with detailed weather and tyre information, and extra team radio. FOM also produce onboard channels, showing live video from cameras installed on the drivers' cars. The channels switch between different cars throughout the session. FOM also make available a "Driver tracker" channel, showing live positions of all the cars on the track during a session, as well as a timing screen showing live lap-times and circuit sector information.
Currently, broadcasters offering coverage of these FOM-produced extra channels include Sky Sports F1 (UK), Fox Sports Australia, Sky Sport F1 (Italy), Movistar F1 (Spain) and Play Sports (Belgium). Out of the 9 on board channels, Fox Sports Australia only shows the Master onboard channel to its viewers, whereas Sky Sports F1 makes all the on board channels available. The Pit lane, Driver Tracker and Live Timing channels are available to Sky viewers in the United Kingdom.
In 2018, FOM launched an over-the-top streaming platform known as F1 TV, providing live commercial-free coverage of all races including access to all on-board cameras. The service launched initially in Germany, France, the United States, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and parts of Latin America.
United Kingdom and Ireland
In 2011, Sky Sports signed a seven-year deal with the BBC (who had already had broadcasting rights for several years), to show live Formula One on Sky in the United Kingdom for the first time. The deal which ran between 2012 and 2015 saw Sky Sports show live coverage of every session of the season on their own F1 dedicated channel, Sky Sports F1. Sky Sports F1 show all races and qualifying sessions live without the interruption of adverts. In 2016, Sky extended their contract to 2024, and will be the exclusive live rights holders in the UK and Ireland from 2019; the British Grand Prix and highlights of all other races will be shown free-to-air, on a channel which has "90% technical availability". At the same time it was announced that Sky will broadcast all events in ultra-high-definition (UHD) from 2017. Sky Sports F1 have broadcast every practice, qualifying and race since 2017 in 4K Ultra-HD, exclusively for Sky Q 2TB customers.
BBC. Following the commencement of their deal with Sky, the BBC continued to broadcast live coverage of half the races and all 20 races had "extended highlights". In 2012, they broadcast live coverage from China, Spain, Monaco, Europe (Valencia), Britain, Belgium, Singapore, Korea, Abu Dhabi and Brazil. They also showed live coverage of practice and qualifying sessions from those races. The deal set that the British Grand Prix and the final race had to be shown live on the BBC.
For each Grand Prix (even if live) the BBC showed "extended highlights" of the race just a few hours after it had been broadcast. Late afternoon for early hours races and/or early evening. Late evening races were shown on the day and repeated on Monday evening. The BBC Radio 5 Live coverage was unaffected.
Due to financial pressures, the BBC ended their television contract early after the 2015 season, transferring their rights to Channel 4 until the end of the 2018 season. Sky Sports F1 remained unaffected and BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra's coverage was extended until 2021.
Channel 4 like the BBC before them, always show the British Grand Prix and the final race live. Non-live races have "extended highlights" of the race shown a few hours after it has taken place. Highlights of races held early morning are broadcast mid-afternoon, with afternoon races shown early evening and late evening races shown later in the evening. Their live broadcasts for 2016 until 2018 were Bahrain, Spain, Europe, Britain, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico and Abu Dhabi. In July 2018, it was understood that Channel 4 were in final negotiations with Sky and Liberty Media to continue with the free-to-air rights. From 2019-2022 Channel 4 airs the British Grand Prix live plus the remaining races as highlights.
Cable television network ESPN aired Formula One races in the United States between 1984 and 1997. From 1998 to 2000, coverage was split between Speedvision (full live coverage) and Fox Sports Net (usually taped delayed). From 2001 to 2012, Speedvision (later renamed Speed) had full coverage of the championship, with select races also airing on broadcast networks (ABC in early years, CBS in 2005, Fox from 2007 to 2012).
On 14 October 2012, NBC Sports signed a four-year deal to broadcast Formula One races in the United States. The majority of its coverage (including most races, and all practice/qualifying sessions) was broadcast by the pay channel NBCSN (with CNBC as an overflow channel), while four races were aired by the free-to-air NBC network per-season. The network also streamed additional camera feeds through its digital platforms.
On 4 October 2017, ESPN announced that it had acquired rights to Formula One under a multi-year deal beginning in 2018. ESPN had previously broadcast Formula One from 1984 to 1997. The majority of coverage will be carried by ESPN2, but two races (Monaco, Britain) will be carried on the main ESPN channel, and three races (Canada, United States and Mexico), as well as an afternoon encore of the Monaco Grand Prix (following its Indianapolis 500 telecast in 2018), will be broadcast free-to-air on ABC. Unlike the previous contract with NBC Sports, Formula One will retain over-the-top rights, ESPN will reportedly not pay a traditional rights fee, and it was originally announced that the broadcasts would rely primarily on the world feed. However, it was later announced that ESPN would utilize Sky Sports' coverage.
Formula 1 Online
From 2018, Formula 1 officially started to show live streaming of each race online with many other features. The F1 TV service includes many other features like a live view of each driver's car and replay of all Formula 1 races. As of 2019,[update] Formula 1 TV restricts viewing to the country of residence, and requires the user to have a valid credit card in that same country. Due to rights restrictions, it is not possible to watch F1 TV from outside one's home country.
|2021 TV broadcasters|
|Country||TV network||Free-to-air / Free-to-view / Pay||Practice 1||Practice 2||Practice 3||Qualifying||Race||Notes|
|Albania||RTSH||Free||No||No||No||Live||Live||HDTV. It can also be broadcast on Sport channel if channel one has a different schedule. Rights until 2023.|
|Andorra||DAZN F1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Rights until 2023.|
|Armenia||Setanta Sports||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Australia||Network 10||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||SD/HD Feed, Australian GP only|
|No||No||No||No||Highlights||SD feed, highlights of all other races|
|Fox Sports||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Using Sky Sports F1 coverage. (No advertisement breaks. Every Practice, Qualifying, Race live). Available in 4K.|
|Austria||ORF eins||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live/Delayed||HDTV. 12 races live. Rights until 2023.|
|Servus TV||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live/Delayed||HDTV. 12 races live. Rights until 2023.|
|Sky Sport F1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Ultra HD. Rights until 2024.|
|Azerbaijan||Idman TV||Free, DVB-S FTA on Azerspace1 46°E (EU)||No||No||Live||Live||Live|
|Setanta Sports||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Belarus||Setanta Sports||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Belgium||Play Sports||Partial. Since 2021 selected races and qualifying sessions are shown on their free-to-air Play Sports Open channel.||No||No||No||Live||Live||Choice of different perspectives at qualifying and race|
|VRT||DVB-C and DVB-T Free in Belgium, DVB-S with encryption on Astra 19.2°E (EU)||No||No||No||Live||Live||HDTV. 16:9 feed. Belgian GP only. Highlights of other races.|
|Tipik||DVB-C and DVB-T Free in Belgium, DVB-S with encryption on Astra 19.2°E (EU)||Live||Live||Live||Live*||Live*||HDTV. Practice sessions for the Belgian Grand Prix are broadcast live. *Some races on RTBF La Une.|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Sport Klub||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Ultra HD|
|Brazil||Bandeirantes||Free||No||No||No||Live*||Live||HDTV. Rights until 2022. *Band decided to simulcast the BandSports feed only for the affiliates located in the state of São Paulo.|
|Bulgaria||Diema Sport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Canada||RDS||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||HDTV, Side-by-Side coverage during the race (live broadcast only). All practices live for Canadian GP. Rights until 2024.|
|TSN||Pay||No||Live||No||Live||Live||HDTV, Sky Sports F1 coverage, Side-by-Side coverage during the race (live broadcasts only). Rights until 2024.|
|Caribbean||Star Premium||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HDTV feed. Exclusive TV rights from 2018 to 2022.|
|Central Asia||Setanta Sports||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|China||CCTV-5||Free||No||No||No||Sometimes delayed||Live||CCTV will broadcast approximately 100 hours of live coverage across the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season.|
One of the two channels will live one section. (qualifying or race)
|Guangdong Sports||Free||No||No||No||Sometimes delayed||Sometimes delayed|
|Cyprus||CytaVision Sports||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||Rights until 2019|
|Czech Republic||Sport 1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Also in HD on Sport 1 HD and Sport 2 HD.Rights until 2023.|
|Denmark||TV3+/TV3+ HD||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HD 16:9 – Some sessions on TV3 SPORT 1/2 or TV3 Puls. Rights until 2024.|
|Finland||MTV3||DVB-T Free in Finland, DVB-S Encrypted on Thor 1°W (EU)||No||No||No||No||Delayed||HDTV. Race shown on the next day.Rights until 2021.|
|C More Max||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV|
|France||Canal+||Pay||No||No||No||only once||Live||Race available in UHD. Rights until 2024.|
|Canal+ Sport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Delayed||FPs and Qualification in HD only|
|C8||Free||No||No||No||No||Live||HDTV. Bahrain GP, Monaco GP, French GP and 2 other races (chosen by broadcaster)|
|Georgia||Setanta Sports||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Germany||RTL Television||DVB-T2 with encryption, DVB-S FTA (only SD) on Astra 19.2°E (EU)||No||No||No||No||Live||4 races live: Emilia Romagna, Spain, Italy & Saudi Arabian. Rights until 2022. |
|Sky Sport F1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD. Exclusive coverage from 2021. Rights until 2024.|
|Greece||ERT||DVB-T Free in Greece, DVB-S/2 with encryption on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13°E (EU)||Live*||Live*||Live*||Live||Live||HDTV 1080i. From the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, qualyfying and race are now broadcast by ERT1.|
|Cosmote Sport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV 1080i|
|Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Southeast Asia and Taiwan||Fox Sports Asia||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||SD/HDTV Channels. Rights until 2021.|
|Hungary||M4 Sport||DVB-T Free in HU, DVB-S2 FTV on Eutelsat 9B 9°E (EU)||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV 1080i|
|Iceland||Viaplay||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Rights until 2024.|
|Indian subcontinent||Star Sports||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Rights until 2022. 16:9 SD/HD feed.|
|Ireland||Channel 4 UK||DVB-T Free in UK, DVB-S FTA on Astra 28.2°E (UK)||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV, British GP only. Sky and Virgin customers only.|
|No||No||No||Highlights||Highlights||HDTV, All other races. Sky and Virgin customers only.|
|Sky Sports F1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD|
|Iran||MBC Persia||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in HD|
|Italy||Sky Sport F1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Choice of different perspectives. Available in Ultra HD. Rights until 2022.|
|TV8||DVB-T FTA in Italy, DVB-S2 FTV on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13°E (EU)||No||No||Delayed*||Live/Delayed||Live/Delayed||HDTV. 5 races live, other races delayed. Sky Sport F1 coverage with Side-by-side commercials. *Only for the Emilia Romagna, Spanish and Italian GPs.|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||From 2016, the free broadcast on Fuji TV and BS Fuji was ended. HDTV.|
|Kosovo||Art Sport||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||HDTV. Choice of different perspectives.|
|Latin America (except Mexico)||ESPN||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Some races live. 16:9 SD/HDTV feed. Exclusive TV rights from 2018 to 2022.|
|Star Premium||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HDTV feed. Exclusive TV rights from 2018 to 2022.|
|Liechtenstein||SRG SSR||DVB-T Free in Switzerland, DVB-S Encrypted on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13°E (EU)||No||No||No||Live||Live||The qualifyings and the races are broadcast on RSI La 2, RTS Deux and SRF zwei. Rights until 2021.|
|Sky Sport F1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD. Four free-to-air races also available on News channel from 2021. Rights until 2024.|
|Luxembourg||RTL||Free||No||No||No||Live||Live||Qualifyings and races are broadcast on RTL Zwee. Rights until 2023.|
|Sky Sport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. Rights until 2024.|
|Malta||Total Sports Network||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Uses the commentary of Channel 4's coverage in the UK, broadcast on TSN.|
|Mexico||Fox Sports||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HDTV feed. Some races live. Exclusive TV rights from 2018 to 2022.|
|Star Premium||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HDTV feed.|
|Canal 5||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. 16:9 feed. Mexican GP only.|
|Middle East and North Africa||MBC Action||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV feed. All races are live. Rights until 2023.|
|Moldova||Setanta Sports||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||16:9 SD/HD feed|
|Montenegro||Sport Klub||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Ultra HD|
|Netherlands||Ziggo Sport Totaal||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. Rights until 2021.|
|Ziggo Sport||Free/Pay||Live*||Live*||Live*||Live||Live||HDTV. * Subject to other (live) events. Ziggo Sport Totaal will broadcast all sessions live. The Dutch GP is free broadcasting on Ziggo Sport.|
|New Zealand||Spark Sport||Pay||Live & Highlights||Live & Highlights||Live & Highlights||Live & Highlights||Live & Highlights||Rights until 2021.|
|North Macedonia||Sport Klub||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV.|
|Norway||Viasat Motor||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD. Always Norwegian during race. Partly Swedish during some P and Q. Rights until 2024.|
|Poland||Eleven Sports||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. Live streaming on web page, desktop and mobile apps. Rights until 2022.|
|Polsat Sport||Pay||No||No||No||No||Highlights||HDTV. Live streaming on web page, desktop and mobile apps.|
|Portugal||Eleven Sports||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HD feed. Rights until 2021.|
|Puerto Rico||ABC||Free||No||No||No||No||Live (Except Monaco)||Four races (Monaco, Canada, USA, Mexico). HDTV, Commercial-free (live only) Sky Sports F1 coverage. Rights until 2022.|
|ESPN||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV, Commercial-free (qualifying and race only) Sky Sports F1 Coverage. Broadcast channel for Practice 1 and 2 is on a race by race basis. Spanish broadcasts on ESPN Deportes. Rights until 2022.|
|Romania||Telekom Sport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV All sessions live. Rights until 2022.|
|Digi Sport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. All sessions live. Race available in Ultra HD. Rights until 2022.|
|Look Sport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. All sessions live on Look Sport 3 Motors & Fights. Rights until 2022.|
|Russia||Match TV||Free||No||No||No||Live||Live||HDTV. Rights until 2023.|
|Match! Arena||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Replay||Replay||HDTV without advertising.|
|San Marino||Sky Sport F1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Choice of different perspectives. Available in Ultra HD. Rights until 2022.|
|Saudi Arabia||SSC||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Ultra HD|
|Serbia||Sport Klub||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Ultra HD|
|Slovakia||Sport 1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Also in HD on Sport 1 HD and Sport 2 HDRights until 2023.|
|South Korea||Star Sports||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Selected races|
|JTBC Golf&Sports||Pay||No||No||No||No||Delayed||Delayed HDTV feed on cable/IPTV|
|Spain||DAZN F1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Choice of different perspectives and Ultra HD only available on Movistar+' IPTV service. Rights until 2023.|
|Telecinco||Free||No||No||No||Live||Live||Only Spanish GP|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV. Rights until 2022.|
|Sweden||Viasat Motor||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD. Rights until 2024.|
|Switzerland||SRG SSR||DVB-T Free in Switzerland, DVB-S Encrypted on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13°E (EU)||No||No||No||Live||Live||The qualifyings and the races are broadcast on RSI La 2, RTS Deux and SRF zwei. Rights until 2021.|
|Canal+||Pay||No||No||No||only once||Live||Only race on C+. Rights until 2024.|
|Canal+ Sport||Live||Live||Live||Live||Delayed||Only race on C+|
|Sky Sport F1||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD. Rights until 2024.|
|Tajikistan||Varzish TV||Free||No||No||No||sometimes delayed||sometimes delayed|
|Turkey||S Sport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||All sessions internet Ssport+ And FP3-Q-Race Ssport 1-2 HD Feed. Rights until 2023.|
|Ukraine||Setanta Sports||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||SD/HD Feed|
|United Kingdom||Channel 4||DVB-T Free in UK, DVB-S FTA on Astra 28.2°E (UK)||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV, British GP only|
|Sky Sports F1||Pay)||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Available in Ultra HD|
|United States||ABC||Free||No||No||No||No||Live (Except Monaco)||Four races (Monaco, Canada, USA, Mexico). HDTV, Commercial-free (live only) Sky Sports F1 coverage. Rights until 2022.|
|ESPN||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||HDTV, Commercial-free (qualifying and race only) Sky Sports F1 Coverage. Broadcast channel for Practice 1 and 2 is on a race by race basis. Spanish broadcasts on ESPN Deportes. Rights until 2022.|
|Argentina||ESPN 107,9 FM||Spanish|
|Australia||3AW (Australian Grand Prix only)||English|
|Italy||Rai Radio 1||Italian|
|Netherlands||NPO Radio 1||Dutch|
|Grand Prix Radio||Dutch|
|United Kingdom||BBC Radio 5 Live||English|
|BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra||English|
Official internet broadcasters
|Country||Website||Free/pay||Practice 1||Practice 2||Practice 3||Qualifying||Race||Notes|
|Worldwide||F1 TV||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live video of all races in select regions only|
|YouTube||Free||Highlights||Highlights||Highlights||Highlights||Highlights||Sky Sports F1 Commentary with race highlights.|
|Formula One App||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Audio only; with BBC Sport commentary|
|Australia||10 Play||Free||No||No||No||No||Live||Australian GP only|
|Foxtel Now||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||All races live|
|RDS Direct||Pay||No||No||No||Live||Live||All practices live for Canadian GP|
|China||Tencent||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Pay for Qualifying|
|Denmark||Viaplay||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Viaplay streams the broadcast of Viasat Motor HD and Viasat Sport. Viaplay is available on web-apps, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows 8.x, smart-TV, Android and iOS (phones and tablets). One hour with highlights from Viasat Motor (via Viasat's Viafree). Commercials every 15 min.|
|Finland||C More Suomi||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||All races live on C More Max. Highlights of all sessions (except practice 3) on Sub.|
|Germany||Sky Go||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||rights until 2024. Exclusive coverage from 2021.|
|Greece||ERT Play||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Only for viewers in Greece|
|Cosmote OTT||Pay||Only for viewers in Greece|
|Hungary||Mediaklikk||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||All races live|
|Indonesia||Vidio||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||Using Fox Sports Asia coverage.|
|Middle East and North Africa||MBC||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||on Shahid|
|New Zealand||Spark Sport||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||DStv Now||Pay||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live|
|United Kingdom||All 4||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||British GP only; highlights streamed as live broadcast and available for 7 days|
|BBC Sounds||Free||Live||Live||Live||Live||Live||audio only; UK only|
World Feed producers
|Austrian||Red Bull Ring||2014–|
|German||Hockenheimring||2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018–|
|United States||Circuit of the Americas||2012–|
|Abu Dhabi||Yas Marina||2009–|
Former producers (1950–2018)
Below are the previous World Feed Producers for Grands Prix from 1950 until 2015.
- Between 1997 and 1999 the Brazilian GP World Feed was produced by FOM. What was shown was a reduced version of the F1 Digital+ main feed, mainly lacking onboard angles and without the pay per view graphics. Rede Globo continued to produce an alternative National Feed for Brazilian viewers.
- From 2001 to 2003, the Australian Grand Prix was produced and broadcast nationally in native widescreen (16:9) on Channel 9 Digital (2001–2002) and Channel 10 Digital (2003). For National Viewers watching on Analogue TV, they received a letterbox (14:9 feed in a 4:3 frame) version of the Feed, while international viewers got a standard 4:3 feed. When FOM took over the broadcast in 2004, the local coverage was reverted to 4:3 – from 2004 to 2006, only the Channel Ten studio, pit lane reporters and support races' onboard cameras were in widescreen.
- In 2001 and 2002 the US Grand Prix was broadcast locally by ABC Sports. However, they did not ever produce the World Feed.
- In 1991, the French GP was broadcast in France by La Cinq, which held rights for F1.
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races on ORF are commentated by ORF's sport correspondent Ernst Hausleitner with aid from Alexander Wurz. Occasionally other co-commentators like Adrian Sutil or Christian Klien substituted for Wurz. In 2021, they share the broadcast with ServusTV with different commentators. Andrea Schlager presenting the coverage, while Andreas Gröbl joined by Nico Hülkenberg and Christian Klien in the commentary position. Both broadcasters will each airing 12 races live.
With the beginning of the 2009 Formula One season, Hausleitner took over the Formula 1 commentator position from Heinz Prüller, who is a legend in Austrian television history because of his enthusiasm for the sport and immersion into the races.
In Azerbaijan, the commentators for İdman TV are Siyavush Aliyev with Rahim Aliyev.
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races in the Band network are called by Sérgio Mauricio. Former IndyCar driver Felipe Giaffone and journalist Reginaldo Leme are serving as race analysts. Pit reports are provided by Mariana Becker.
On BandSports, all practices, qualifying and races are also called by Sérgio Maurício, with Brazilian motorsports journalist Reginaldo Leme and former F1 Test Driver Max Wilson serving as analysts. Pit reports are provided by Mariana Becker
Ivan Tenchev, Trayan Sarafov, Georgi Ivanov and Momchil Manchev.
In China, the main commentators for CCTV are Sha Tong and Cheng Congfu. The commentators for Great Sports (Shanghai Sports) are Li Bing, Ye Fei and Zhou Haoran. Main commentator for Tencent are Chao Yiwen and He Xin. The following people also commentates on selected races: Jin Haonan, Shi Yiying and Liu Yao.
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races and qualifications on Arenasport which is only available on MAXtv because of exclusive rights commentated by Ivica Blažičko with Neven Novak as co-commentator. Ante Vetma jumps when Blažičko is not available
Eastern Europe (except Russia)
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship qualifications and races are available on Setanta Sports Eurasia. Vyacheslav Kobrzhytskyi has taken over as commentator from Volodymyr Klapan for 2020 season.
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races were available on MTV3's pay-TV-channel C More Max. Current main commentator since 2017 is Niki Juusela. Before him Formula One Championship races commentate Matti Kyllönen (1985–2009) and Oskari Saari (2004–2016). Nowadays co-commentators are Ossi Oikarinen, Mika Salo, Toni Vilander, Aaro Vainio and Tommi Pärmäkoski. Studio host is Ville Lepistö.
Full live coverage is available in France on Canal+. Current main commentator is the journalist Julien Fébreau, alongside the 1997 Canadian world champion Jacques Villeneuve. Thomas Sénécal led the coverage, while former driver Franck Montagny and reporter Laurent Dupin giving analysis from the paddock and pit lane. Free-to-air channel TF1 (or another channel of the group like TMC) broadcasts 4 Grands Prix per season, including Monaco & French GP + 2 others races to choose. The main commentator is Adrien Paviot, with former F1 driver and 2017-18 Formula E world champion Jean-Eric Vergne.
Since 2021, full live coverage is available on Sky Sport. Coverage led by Peter Hardenacke while commentary is provided by Sascha Ross alongside former F1 drivers Ralf Schumacher and Timo Glock. Sandra Baumgartner handling paddock reports. Coverage also available in Austria.
In Greece, the commentators for COSMOTE TV (pay tv) are Kostas Psarras with Giannis-Marios Papadopoulos. In free-to-air coverage from ERT, main commentators are Nikos Koromilas with Ilias Papaioannou.
In Hungary, the commentator is Zoltán Szujó, who had been previously pit reporter between 2002 and 2012. The colour commentator is the former Seat Leon Eurocup Champion and the former chief-editor of F1 Racing Hungary, Gábor Wéber. The studio analysts are the two-time FIA European Truck Racing Championship champion, Norbert Kiss, the two-time WTCC Yokohama Driver's Trophy winner and WTCR champion, Norbert Michelisz, and the current TCR Europe, former WTCC driver, Dániel Nagy. The pit reporters are (in changing each other) Róbert Bobák, Máté Ujvári and Ádám Szeleczki. The translator of the after-quali and after-race interviews is Lőrinc Pattantyűs-Ábrahám. The presenter is Andrea Petrovics-Mérei. From 2019 Spanish Grand Prix, Szujó left/was fired from M4 Sport channel, he was replaced on the race by Máté Ujvári. From the Monaco Grand Prix, Wéber taking the role of main commentator, and Norbert Kiss and Norbert Michelisz will be the colour commentators (in charge). The pit reporters also will taking part in broadcasting of the practices. The first Hungarian commentators were Sándor Dávid and Jenő Knézy. At one time Andrew Frankl also participated in the broadcasts. The most famous Hungarian commentator was László Palik, who commented the races between 1990 (French Grand Prix) and 2010 (British Grand Prix), who had a unique commenting style with emotions in exciting situations, also with funny moments, mistakes, but also teased his colleague, Gyula Czollner. Their couple was the most famous and notorious in the history of Formula-1 Broadcasting in Hungary.
In Italy, Sky Italia's commentator is Carlo Vanzini, with co-commentary provided by ex-F1 driver and Ferrari test driver Marc Gené or Jacques Villeneuve and journalist Roberto Chinchero. Davide Valsecchi, Jacques Villeneuve and Matteo Bobbi serve as pit lane reporters. The paddock reporter is Mara Sangiorgio, and the presenter is Federica Masolin. On Rai Radio 1 the commentator is Massimo Angeletti.
Middle East and North Africa
MBC Group covers all races live with the full coverage on practice sessions, qualifying and race in two languages. Jordanian Firas Nimri is the commentator in Arabic, alongside Khalil Beschir as the expert. MBC Persia also covers races live in Persian language. Iranian Hamed Majd commentates in Persian and it's been co-commentated by Iranian racing driver, Kourosh Khani.
All races with full coverage is broadcast on Ziggo Sport. Presenter Rob Kamphues led the coverage from studio in Hilversum and joined by regular analysts Robert Doornbos, Tom Coronel, Tim Coronel and numerous guest analysts including Giedo van der Garde, Robin Frijns or Ho-Pin Tung. Main commentator is Jack Plooij on free practice and Olav Mol on qualifying and race. Plooij and Mol alternately also served as pit reporters. 2021 will be Ziggo's last season after nine years of broadcasting as their confirmed the loss of the broadcast licence.
In Poland, Eleven Sports' commentator is Andrzej Borowczyk, co-commentated by Formula 1 journalist Mikołaj Sokół or Eleven Sports' commentator Filip Kapica. On TVP Sport commentator is Maciej Iwański, co-commentated by Formula 1 journalist Sławomir Kwiatkowski
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races were available on [ELEVEN], with Oscar Gois in the commentary, João Carlos Costa as the lead lap-by-lap commentator, Sergio Veiga and Nuno Pinto after the race in the studio
Since 2015 Formula One in Russia is broadcast on Match TV and Match! Arena including free practices. Vladimir Bashmakov comments on free practices. And Alexey Popov alongside with Natalya Fabrichnova comment qualifying sessions and races.
In the pay-per-view channel DAZN, which holds the rights of the entire championship exclusively in Spain from the 2021 season replacing Movistar F1, the main commentator is journalist Antonio Lobato. Co-commentators for the qualifying and the race are former Arrows, Jaguar, McLaren, Sauber and HRT driver Pedro de la Rosa and F1 engineer Toni Cuquerella, who worked for Williams, Ferrari, and HRT. Cuquerella is also the co-commentator for Free Practice 3 while journalists Jacobo Vega and Cristobal Rosaleny alternate the co-commentating on the Friday Free Practices. They comment from a TV studio in Madrid, except for the Spanish Grand Prix, where journalist Nira Juanco acts as presenter. Pit reporters are journalist Noemí de Miguel and former F1 engineer in Super Aguri and HRT Albert Fàbrega. Also, Ferrari test driver Marc Gené provides analysis from the circuit before, during and/or after every session. Other contributors include Miguel Portillo and former GP2 driver Roldan Rodriguez.
In Teledeporte, the sports channel of the Spanish national public TV, which offers a 60-minutes time highlights of every race (except the Spanish Grand Prix, which is shown live in the TVE main channel La 1), journalist Marc Martí is the main commentator, with GP3 Series driver Alex Palou as co-commentator. In the live broadcast of the Spanish Grand Prix, they were joined by FIA World Endurance Championship and former Manor Marussia F1 driver Roberto Merhi and journalist Juan Carlos Garcia, who was the pit reporter.
In Catalan channel TV3, which has the same coverage as TVE, the main commentator is Francesc Latorre, with veteran journalist Francesc Rosés as co-commentator. In the live coverage of the Spanish Grand Prix, they were joined by former HRT and current DTM engineer Arnau Niubó, with journalist Jordi Gil as pit reporter.
Spanish-speaking Latin America
Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races on Mediapro-owned Canal F1 Latin America are called by lap-by-lap announcer Christian González Rouco, son of Argentine motorsports journalist Eduardo Gocuntlez Rouco, and grandson and grandnephew, respectively, of Isidro González Longhi and Andrés Rouco, with Colombian motorsports journalist Diego Mejía as race analyst. Pit reports are provided by Spanish sports journalist Nira Juanco, who previously worked on Antena 3's F1 broadcasts, and has been with Canal F1 since its launch in 2015.
In Mexico and Latin America, The races are called by Argentine motorsports journalist Fernando Tornello, with Mexican motorsports journalist Luis Manuel "Chacho" López as analysts and Juan Fossaroli handling the pit reports and pre-race interviews. This coverage is airing on Fox Sports Latin America (Mexico only), ESPN Latin America, Fox Sports Chile, STAR Premium Latin America, and also available on ESPN Deportes in the US. All broadcasters have the rights until 2022.
Televisa broadcasts in Mexico a one-hour almost complete race show hosted by Mexican sports journalists Rafael Bolaños and Carlos Jalife, sometimes accompanied by a third commentator which has been Ignacio Alva, Giselle Zarur or Sam Reyes in the past. The show edits the races to about 50 minutes from start to the checkered flag and is broadcast around midnight on race days on free air TV, channels 4 or 9 in Mexico. They also broadcast live the Mexican Grand Prix from Practice 1 to the Race from the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, since 2015, with Rafael and Carlos accompanied by Eric Fisher. Televisa has done the broadcasting of F1 since the beginning of the century on free air TV and they used to do all the races live, sometimes delayed if the time zone was not Sunday daylight in Mexico, and now they are the only option if you don't have pay TV.
(Cine5) Emre Tilev and Aytaç Kot interpreted the 1995-1996-1997 seasons. (NTV) Fuat akdağ-Erkan Arseven & Okay Karacan-Serra Yılmaz duo commented on the 7 seasons between 1998-2004, respectively. (Cnn Turk) Cem Yılmaz-Serhan Acar duo interpreted the 2005-2008 seasons. (TRT 2009-2010-2011) (Sporsmart, 2012-2013-2014-2016) (Tivibuspor and Ligtv 2015) (S Sport 2017-) Broadcast Channels. Serhan Acar interpreted all the races from 2007 to the present.
United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and Ireland
As of 2019, Sky Sports F1 is the primary English-language broadcaster within the UK. David Croft commentates with Martin Brundle or occasionally Paul di Resta. Depending on the race, one of Ted Kravitz or Karun Chandhok contributes from the pit lane. For practice sessions, Croft is often joined by Paul di Resta, Anthony Davidson, Johnny Herbert, or Chandhok with Brundle providing trackside analysis. Simon Lazenby hosts the coverage. This coverage is used for highlights on the F1 YouTube channel. Damon Hill, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button, along with Brundle, Di Resta, Davidson, Herbert and Chandhok are the analysts, with Natalie Pinkham, Rachel Brookes and Craig Slater, as relief presenters and reporters who conduct interviews on the broadcast.
Coverage of the British Grand Prix is also covered live by Channel 4. Channel 4 also produces a highlights show for each race with an exclusive set of commentators. Play-by-play is handled by Alex Jacques, while ex-F1 driver David Coulthard acts as the analyst. Ben Edwards and Mark Webber occasionally cover for both Jacques and Coulthard respectively. Lawrence Barretto and Lee McKenzie serve as the main relief presenters and reporters. Steve Jones hosts the coverage. Eddie Jordan, Mark Webber, and Billy Monger also contribute as analysts.
An exclusive broadcast called the "Pit Lane Channel" is available to "F1 TV Pro" subscribers, alongside an exclusive commentary feed. Commentators as of 2021 include contributions from Will Buxton, Rosanna Tennant, Alex Brundle, Jordan King, Matt Gallagher and Sam Collins.
The official English-language radio coverage within the UK is produced by BBC Radio 5 Live, with Formula E lead commentator Jack Nicholls on play-by-play alongside ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, presenter and reporter Jennie Gow and reporter Andrew Benson. Edwards again acts as occasional cover for Nicholls.
In the United States, ESPN airs the commercial-free broadcast produced by Sky Sports, with Croft and Brundle on commentary. From 2013 until the end of the 2017 season, NBC produced their own broadcast, with now-IndyCar lead commentator Leigh Diffey handling play-by-play alongside Steve Matchett, David Hobbs, and Buxton.
In Canada, TSN airs the Sky Sports broadcasts with commercials. TSN's lead F1 reporter is Tim Hauraney. In the province of Quebec, RDS broadcasts the race with Pierre Houde and Bertrand Houle as lead commentators.
In Australia, Foxtel airs the Sky Sports F1 commercial free coverage.
Both the Sky Sports and Channel 4 TV broadcasts are also available in the Republic of Ireland.
Univision Deportes serves as the official F1 broadcaster for the Spanish community in the United States, with Sergio Rodriguez handling lap-by-lap commentary, Gustavo Roche handling race analysis and Christina Romero handling pit reports.
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