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.

It attracts one of the largest global TV audiences after the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games, with a total global audience of about 352 million people for the 2017 season.[1]

Overview[edit]

TV broadcasters all take what is known as the 'World Feed', which since 2007 has been produced by FOM (Formula One Management), for almost every round of the World Championship. Every race is produced in 16:9 widescreen.

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.

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.

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 by Sky Sports F1 in the UK.

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.[2] The service launched initially in Germany, France, the United States, Mexico, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and parts of Latin America.

Broadcasters[edit]

United Kingdom and Ireland[edit]

In 2011, Sky Sports signed a seven-year deal with the BBC 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.[3] Sky Sports F1 show all races and qualifying sessions live without the interruption of adverts.[4] 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".[5] At the same time it was announced that Sky will broadcast all events in ultra-high-definition (UHD) from 2017. 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.[6]

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.[7] They also showed live coverage of practice and qualifying sessions from those races.[8] 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.[9] The BBC Radio 5 Live coverage was unaffected.

BBC ended their television contract after the 2015 season, transferring their rights to Channel 4 until the end of the 2018 season.[10] Sky Sports F1 remained unaffected and BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra's coverage was extended until 2021.[11] Like the BBC, Channel 4 always show the British Grand Prix and the final race live.

Channel 4's live broadcasts for 2016 were Bahrain, Spain, Europe, Britain, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico and Abu Dhabi.[12] 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.

Sky Sports F1 have broadcast every event since 2017 in 4K Ultra-HD, exclusively for Sky Q 2TB customers.

United States[edit]

On 14 October 2012, NBC Sports reached a 4-year deal to broadcast Formula One races in the United States, replacing Speed and Fox Sports—who have been long-time F1 broadcast partners. 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 4 races were aired by the free-to-air NBC network per-season. The network also streamed additional camera feeds through its digital platforms. NBC's broadcast team consisted of David Hobbs, Steve Matchett, and Leigh Diffey (who commentated from NBC Sports' headquarters in Stanford, Connecticut), with Will Buxton as pit reporter.[13]

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 four races (Canada, United States, Mexico, and Brazil), as well as an afternoon encore of the Monaco Grand Prix following its Indianapolis 500 telecast, will be broadcast free-to-air on ABC.[14] 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.[15][16] However, it was later announced that ESPN would utilize Sky Sports' coverage.[17]

2018 TV broadcasters[edit]

These are the broadcasters for the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.

2018 TV Broadcasters
Country TV Network Language Free-to-air / Free-to-view / Pay Practice 1 Practice 2 Practice 3 Qualifying Race Notes
Albania RTSH Sport Albanian Free No No Live Live Live HDTV. Choice of different perspectives.
Andorra Movistar F1 Spanish Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV. Choice of different perspectives.
Armenia Setanta Sports + Russian Pay No No No Live Live 16:9 SD/HD feed
Asia Fox Sports Asia English, Cantonese, Indonesian, Malay, and Thai. Pay Live* Live* Live* Live Live SD/HDTV Channels. *Subject to other live events. For more information, visit the TV Schedules:[18]
Australia Network Ten English Free Live Live Live Live Live SD/HD Feed, for Australian Grand Prix.
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 during Race or Qualifying. Every Practice, Qualifying, Race Live)
Austria ORF eins German DVB-T Free in AT, DVB-S2 with encryption on Astra 19.2°E(EU) No Live No Live Live HDTV. Live all sessions for Austrian GP
Azerbaijan Idman TV Azerbaijani Free, DVB-S FTA on Azerspace1 46°E (EU) No No No Live Live
Setanta Sports + Russian Pay No No No Live Live 16:9 SD/HD feed
Belarus Setanta Sports + Russian Pay No No No Live Live 16:9 SD/HD feed
Belgium Play Sports Dutch Pay No Live No Live Live Choice of different perspectives at qualifying and race.
Sporza DVB-C and DVB-T Free in Belgium, DVB-S with encryption on Astra 19.2°E(EU) No No No No Highlights HDTV. 16:9 feed. Only Belgian GP (Qualifying and Race) live. Highlights of other races.[19][20]
No No No Live Live
RTBF La Deux French DVB-C and DVB-T Free in Belgium, DVB-S with encryption on Astra 19.2°E(EU) No No No Live* Live* HDTV. *Some races on RTBF La Une, subject to other live events.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sport Klub Bosnian Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV. 16:9 feed. Except Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria Diema Sport Bulgarian Pay Live Live Live Live Live 16:9 SD/HD feed
Diema Sport 2 Pay Live Live Live Live Live 16:9 SD/HD feed
Brazil Globo Portuguese Free No No No No Live 16:9 feed and HDTV. Every race live except for Canada, US and Mexico which are shown delayed on Sunday night.
SporTV Pay Live Live Live Live Delayed HDTV. Live coverage of Canada, US and Mexico GPs.
Canada RDS French 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 2019.[21]
TSN English Pay No Live No Live Live HDTV, Sky Sports F1 coverage,[22] Side-by-Side coverage during the race (live broadcasts only). Rights until 2019.[21]
Central Asia Setanta Sports + Russian Pay No No No Live Live 16:9 SD/HD feed
China CCTV-5 Mandarin Chinese Free No No No No Live CCTV will broadcast approximately 100 hours of live coverage across the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season.[23]
CCTV-5+ Pay No No No Live No
Great Sports Free No No No Sometimes delayed Sometimes delayed
Mad Sports Pay No No No Live Live
Guangdong Sports Cantonese Free No No No Sometimes delayed Sometimes delayed
Croatia Arena Sport Croatian Pay No No No Live Live HDTV, TV commercials included. Only available on MAXtv
SPTV Free No No No No Highlights 60 minutes highlights in the evening
Czech Republic Sport 1 Czech/Slovak Pay Live Live Live Live No Also in HD on Sport 1 HD and Sport 2 HD.[24]
Sport 2 No No No No Live
Sport 3 Live Live Live Live Live Onboard Feed, SD only.
Cyprus CytaVision Greek Pay No No No Live Live Rights until 2016.
Denmark TV3+/TV3+ HD Danish Pay Live Live Live Live Live HD 16:9 and SD 4:3 – Some sessions on TV3 SPORT 1/2 or TV3 Puls, subject to other live events.
Estonia Kanal 12 Estonian Free No No No No Highlights 60 minutes highlights in the evening.
Finland MTV3 Finnish 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.
C More Max Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV.
Sub DVB-T Free in Finland, DVB-S Encrypted on Thor 1°W (EU) Highlights Highlights No Highlights Highlights 30 minutes highlights of practices and 60 minutes highlights of qualification and race are shown at 7 pm EET on the same day.[25]
France Canal+[26] French Pay No No No only once Live Only race on C+
Canal+ Sport Pay Live Live Live Live Delayed Only race on C+
TF1 Free No No No No Live HDTV. 4 races live per season: Monaco, French, Belgian, and Italian GPs.[27][28]
TMC Free No No No Live No HDTV. French GP only.[29]
Georgia Setanta Sports + Russian Pay No No No Live Live 16:9 SD/HD feed
Germany n-tv[30] German DVB-T2 with encryption, DVB-S FTA (only SD) on Astra 19.2°E(EU) Live* Live* No Highlights Highlights *Not all FP1 and FP2 live on TV. Shows highlights on Saturday and Sunday evening.[31][32] Shows live qualifying when not on RTL.
RTL Television DVB-T2 with encryption, DVB-S FTA (only SD) on Astra 19.2°E(EU) No No Highlights Live Live HDTV feed confirmed (HD feed encrypted and part of HD+ package, SD is FTA). Some live qualifying sessions are moved to n-tv. Rights until 2020.[33][34]
Greece Cosmote Sport Greek Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV 1080i
ERT DVB-T Free in Greece, DVB-S/2 with encryption on Eutelsat 9A / Hotbird 13B No No No No Live* HD feed. Australia, China and Japan GP are tape delayed.
Hungary M4 Sport Hungarian DVB-T Free in HU, DVB-S2 FTV on Eurobird 9A 9.0°E (EU) Live Live Live Live Live HDTV.
Iceland Stöð 2 Sport Icelandic Pay No No Live Live Live
India Star Sports English Pay Live Live Live Live Live
Ireland Eir Sport 1 English Pay Live Live Live Live Live With Channel 4 commentary team.
Channel 4 UK DVB-T Free in UK, DVB-S FTA on Astra 28.2°E (UK) Live Live Live Live Live HDTV, only selected 10 races.[10] Sky and Virgin customers only
No No No Highlights Highlights HDTV, Every race as well as live. Sky and Virgin customers only
Sky Sports F1 Pay Live Live Live Live Live Available in Ultra HD[35]
Israel Sport 5 Hebrew Pay No No No Live Live HDTV.
Italy Sky Sport F1 Italian Pay Live Live Live Live Live Choice of different perspectives. Available in Ultra HD. Rights until 2020.[36]
TV8 Free in Italy, DVB-S with encryption on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13°E (EU) No No Live* Live Live HDTV (available only for Sky customers), 5 races live per season (Italy, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Abu Dhabi). Sky Sport F1 coverage with Side-by-side commercials. * FP3 live only for the Italian Grand Prix.
No No No Delayed Delayed HDTV (available only for Sky customers), delayed broadcasts of qualifying and races that are not live in their entirety. Sky Sport F1 coverage with Side-by-side commercials.
RAI Free in Italy, DVB-S with encryption on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13°E (EU) Live* Live* Live* Live* Live* HDTV * Only for the Italian Grand Prix.
Japan Fuji TV Next Japanese Pay Live Live Live Live Live From 2016, the free broadcast on Fuji TV and BS Fuji was ended. HDTV.
DAZN Pay Live Live Live Live Live
Kosovo Art Sport Albanian Pay No No No Live Live HDTV. Choice of different perspectives.
Latin America (except Brazil) Fox Sports LatAm Channels Spanish Pay Live Live Live Live Live 16:9 SD/HDTV feed. Exclusive TV rights from 2018 to 2022 (Except Brazil)[37]
Liechtenstein SRG SSR German, French and Italian DVB-T Free in Switzerland, DVB-S Encrypted on 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 2019.[38]
Malta GO English Pay Live Live Live Live Live Uses the commentary of Channel 4's coverage in the UK.
Middle East and North Africa beIN Sports Arabic / English Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV feed. Rights until 2019.[39]
Macedonia Sport Klub Serbian DVB-S2 Encrypted on Eutelsat 16A (16.0°E) Live Live Live Live Live HDTV feed, only available on Sport Klub 1 Serbia, but this channel currently is forbidden (Not Available) for broadcasting in Macedonia.
24 Vesti Macedonian DVB-S Encrypted on Eutelsat 16A (16.0°E) No No No Live Live SD feed.
Moldova Setanta Sports + Russian Pay No No No Live Live 16:9 SD/HD feed
Montenegro Sport Klub Serbian Pay Live Live Live Live Live 16:9 feed, HDTV.
Netherlands Ziggo Sport Totaal Dutch Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV.[40]
Ziggo Sport Go Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV.[40]
Ziggo Sport Free for Ziggo subscribers No No No Live* Live HDTV. * Subject to other (live) events. Ziggo Sport Totaal will broadcast all sessions live.[41][42]
New Zealand Sky Sport English Pay Live Live Live Live Live
Norway Viasat Motor and Viasat Sport Norwegian / Swedish Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV on Viasat Motor HD. Always Norwegian during race. Partly Swedish during some P and Q.
Viaplay Pay Live Live Live Live Live Viaplay streams the broadcast of Viasat Motor HD. Viaplay is available on web-apps, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows 8.x, smart-TV, Android and iOS (phones and tablets).
Viasat 4 Norwegian Free No No No No Highlights One hour with highlights from Viasat Motor. Commercials every 15 min.
Papua New Guinea Fox Sports Asia Channels English Pay Live* Live* Live* Live Live SD/HDTV Channels. *Subject to other live events. For more information, visit the TV Schedules:[18]
Poland Eleven Sports Polish Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV. Live streaming on web page, desktop and mobile apps.
Puerto Rico ABC English Free No No No No Live Five races. HDTV, Side-by-Side coverage during race, mobile streaming available through ESPN app.
ESPN Family of networks Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV, Side-by-Side coverage during race (live broadcast only), mobile streaming available through ESPN app. Using Sky Sports F1 Coverage. Broadcast channel for Practice 1 and 2 is on a race by race basis.
Univision Deportes Network Spanish Pay No No No Live Live [43]
Portugal SportTV[44] Portuguese Pay Live Live Live Live Live HD feed.
Romania Telekom Sport Romanian Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV.
Digi Sport Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV
Russia Match TV Russian Free No No No Live Live HDTV
Match! Arena Pay Live Live Live Replay Replay HDTV without advertising.
San Marino Sky Sport F1 Italian Pay Live Live Live Live Live Choice of different perspectives. Available in Ultra HD. Rights until 2020.[36]
RAI Free in San Marino, DVB-S with encryption on Eutelsat Hot Bird 13°E (EU) Live* Live* Live* Live* Live* HDTV * Only for the Italian Grand Prix.
Serbia Sport Klub Serbian Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV
Slovakia Sport 1 Czech/Slovak Pay Live Live Live Live No Also in HD on Sport 1 HD and Sport 2 HD.[24]
Sport 2 No No No No Live
Slovenia TV3 Slovenija Slovenian Free No No No Live Live SD on antenna, HD on cable
South Korea JTBC3 Fox Sports Korean Pay No No No No Delayed Delayed HDTV feed on cable/IPTV.
Spain Movistar F1 Spanish Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV. Choice of different perspectives (only for IPTV subscribers).
Sub-Saharan Africa Supersport English and Portuguese Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV.
Canal+ Sport French Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV.
Sweden Viasat Motor Swedish Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV on Viasat Motor HD.[45]
Switzerland SRG SSR German, French and Italian DVB-T Free in Switzerland, DVB-S Encrypted on 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.[38]
Canal+ French Pay No No No only once Live Only race on C+
Canal+ Sport Live Live Live Live Delayed Only race on C+
Tajikistan Varzish TV Tajik Free No No No sometimes delayed sometimes delayed
Turkey S Sport Turkish Pay No No Live Live Live SD/HD Feed
United Kingdom Channel 4 English DVB-T Free in UK, DVB-S FTA on Astra 28.2°E (UK) Live Live Live Live Live HDTV, only selected 10 races.[10]
No No No Highlights Highlights HDTV, Every race as well as live
Sky Sports Mix Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV, only selected British Grand Prix & at least two prime time races.[10]
No No No Highlights Highlights HDTV, Every race.
Sky Sports F1 Live Live Live Live Live Available in Ultra HD
Ukraine Перший автомобільний[46] Ukrainian Pay Live Live Live Live Live SD Feed
United States ABC English Free No No No No Live Five races. HDTV, Side-by-Side coverage during race (Scrapped after Australia race), mobile streaming available through ESPN app. Using Sky Sports F1 Coverage.
ESPN and the ESPN branded networks (Excluding ABC) Pay Live Live Live Live Live HDTV, Side-by-Side coverage during race (live broadcast only), mobile streaming available through ESPN app. Using Sky Sports F1 Coverage. Broadcast channel for Practice 1 and 2 is on a race by race basis.
Univision Deportes Network Spanish Pay No No No Live Live [43]

Radio broadcasters[edit]

Country Network Language
Argentina ESPN 107,9 FM Spanish
Australia 3AW (Australian Grand Prix only) English
Brazil Bandeirantes-BandNews FM Portuguese
Denmark Danmarks Radio Danish
France RMC French
Hungary Kossuth Rádió Hungarian
Italy Rai Radio 1 Italian
Malaysia AMC[47] English
Netherlands NPO Radio 1 Dutch
Grand Prix Radio Dutch
Slovenia Val 202 Slovene
Spain Radio Marca Spanish
Cadena SER Spanish
Cadena COPE Spanish
United Kingdom BBC Radio 5 Live English
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra English
United States
Canada
SiriusXM[48] English

Official internet broadcasters[edit]

Country Website Practice 1 Practice 2 Practice 3 Qualifying Race Notes
Worldwide F1 TV Live Live Live Live Live Live video of all races in select regions only[2]
Formula One App Live Live Live Live Live Audio only; with BBC Sport commentary
Asia FOX+ Live Live Live Live Live All races live; Philippines and Singapore only.
Australia Tenplay No No No No Live live stream of the Australian Grand Prix only.[49]
Fox Sports Australia Live Live Live Live Live All races live.[50]
Brazil Globo Play No No No No Live
SporTV Play Live Live Live Live No
Canada TSN App No Live No Live Live
RDS App No No No Live Live All practices live for Canadian GP.
China Tencent Sports Live Live Live Live Live All practices and races are free to watch, qualifyings requires VIP subscription.
Croatia MAXtv To Go Match Live Live Live Live Live
Finland C More Suomi[51] Live Live Live Live Live All races live on C More Max. Highlights of all sessions (except practice 3) on Sub.
Germany TV Now Live Live Highlights Live Live All races live.
India Hotstar Live Live Live Live Live Premium
Japan DAZN[52] Live Live Live Live Live
Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport Live Live Live Live Live
Middle East and North Africa beIN Sports Connect Live Live Live Live Live
Poland Eleven Sports Live Live Live Live Live available also on Player, Ipla
Portugal SportTV Multiscreen Live Live Live Live Live
Sweden Viasat Live Live Live Live Live
United Kingdom All 4[10] Live Live Live Live Live Ten live races; highlights streamed as live broadcast
Sky Sports[53] Live Live Live Live Live
BBC iPlayer Radio Live Live Live Live Live audio only; UK only
United States WatchESPN Live Live Live Live Live
Univision NOW Live Live Live Live Live

World Feed producers[edit]

Current producers[edit]

For the 2018 season, only the Monaco Grand Prix is not produced by FOM.

Grand Prix Circuit Broadcaster Year
Australian Melbourne FOM 2004
Bahrain Sakhir FOM 20042010, 2012
Chinese Shanghai FOM 2004
Azerbaijan Baku FOM 2017
Spanish Catalunya FOM 2007
Monaco Monte Carlo TMC 1961
Canadian Montreal FOM 20052008, 2010
French Paul Ricard FOM 2018
Austrian Red Bull Ring FOM 2014
British Silverstone FOM 2007
German Hockenheimring FOM 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
Hungarian Hungaroring FOM 2007
Belgian Spa-Francorchamps FOM 2007
Italian Monza FOM 2007
Singapore Marina Bay FOM 2008
Russian Sochi FOM 2014
Japanese Suzuka FOM 2012
United States Circuit of the Americas FOM 2012
Mexican Mexico City FOM 2015
Brazilian Interlagos FOM 19971999, 2008
Abu Dhabi Yas Marina FOM 2009

Former producers (1950–2018)[edit]

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 broadcast locally in widescreen (16:9) on Channel 9 Digital (2001–2002) and Channel 10 Digital (2003). For Non-Digital Local viewers, they received a letterbox (16:10 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.
  • 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.
Grand Prix Circuit Broadcaster Years
Australian Adelaide Nine Network 19851995
Melbourne 19962002
Network Ten 2003
Argentine Buenos Aires Telefe 19951998
Austrian Red Bull Ring ORF 19761987, 19972003
WIGE 19972003
Belgian Spa-Francorchamps RTBF 19902002, 20042005
Brazilian Interlagos Globo 19721977, 1979, 19901996, 20002007
Band 1980
Jacarepaguá Globo 1978, 1981-1989
British Silverstone BBC Sport 19531954, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 19871996
ITV Sport 1969, 19972006
Brands Hatch 1970
BBC Sport 1964, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986
Aintree 1957, 1959, 19611962
Canadian Montreal CBC 19902004
Caesars Palace Caesars Palace NBC Sportsworld 19811982
Detroit Detroit ABC Sports 1982
CBS Sports 19831988
Dallas Dallas CBS Sports 1984
European Brands Hatch BBC Sport 1983, 1985
Donington Park 1993
Nürburgring RTL Television 19841985, 19951996, 19992006
WIGE
FOM 2007
Jerez Telecinco 1994, 1997
Valencia FOM 20082012
Baku FOM 2016
French Paul Ricard TF1 1990
Magny-Cours 19912006
FOM 20072008
German Hockenheimring RTL Television 19902006
WIGE
Nürburgring FOM 2009, 2011, 2013
Hungarian Hungaroring Magyar Televízió 19902001
RTL Television 20022006
WIGE
Indian Buddh FOM 20112013
Italian Monza RAI 19812006
Imola 1980
Japanese Suzuka Fuji Television 19872006, 20092011
Fuji 19761977, 20072008
Korean Korea FOM 20102013
Luxembourg Nürburgring RTL Television 19971998
WIGE
Malaysian Sepang TV3 19992003
RTM
FOM 20042017
Mexican Mexico City Imevisión 19861992
Pacific TI Circuit Fuji Television 19941995
Portuguese Estoril RTP 19901996
San Marino Imola RAI 19812006
South African Kyalami SABC 19791980, 19821985
DStv 19921993
Spanish Jerez TV3 1990
Catalunya 19912006
Turkish Istanbul FOM 20052011
United States Watkins Glen ABC's WWOS 1966, 1974
CBS Sports 19761978
Mizlou 19791980
Phoenix ESPN 19891991
Indianapolis 2001
Fox Sports Net 2000
F1 Digital+ 2002
FOM 2002, 20052007
Speed Channel 20032004
United States West Long Beach CBS Sports 19761983

Commentators[edit]

By zones

Austria[edit]

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.

For the entire 2015 Formula One season, Pascal Wehrlein was Hausleitner's main co-commentator.

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.

Brazil[edit]

Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races in the Globo network are called by Galvão Bueno, Luís Roberto or Cléber Machado, with Reginaldo Leme and former F1 driver Luciano Burti serving as race analysts. Pit reports are provided by Mariana Becker or Guilherme Pereira.

On SporTV, all practices, qualifying and races except for Canada, US and Mexico GPs, are called by Sérgio Maurício or Daniel Pereira, with Brazilian motorsports journalist Lito Cavalcanti and Stock Car driver Max Wilson as analysts. For Canada, US and Mexico GPs, the commentary team is Sérgio Maurício, Reginaldo Leme and Luciano Burti and the race commentary is the same shown on the Globo delayed Sunday night broadcast. Pit reports are provided by Mariana Becker or Guilherme Pereira.

Bulgaria[edit]

Ivan Tenchev, Trayan Sarafov, Georgi Ivanov and Momchil Manchev.

China[edit]

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 Shi Yiying. Main commentator for Tencent are Liu Yao and He Xin. The following people also commentates on selected races: Jin Haonan, Shi Yiying and Shao Yiwen.

Croatia[edit]

Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races on Arenasport which is only available on MAXtv because of exclusive rights and on the MAXtv To Go Match via Internet are commentated by Ivica Blažičko with Neven Novak as co-commentator. Free practice sessions commentating Ante Vetma and Zvonimir Martinčević.

Finland[edit]

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 Tomi Tuominen.

Greece[edit]

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.[54]

Hungary[edit]

In Hungary, the commentator is Zoltán Szujó, who had been previously pit reporter between 2002-2012. 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 FIA European Rallycross Championship driver Tamás Pál Kiss, the two-time FIA European Truck Racing Championship champion, Norbert Kiss, and the two-time WTCC Yokohama Driver's Trophy winner WTCR driver, Norbert Michelisz. The pit riporters are (in changing each other) Róbert Bobák, Máté Ujvári and Ádám Szeleczki.

Italy[edit]

In Italy, Sky Italia's commentator is Carlo Vanzini, co-commentated by ex-F1 driver and Ferrari test driver Marc Gené or Jacques Villeneuve. Davide Valsecchi, Jacques Villeneuve and Matteo Bobbi serve as pit lane reporters. Paddock reporter is Mara Sangiorgio. Presenter is Federica Masolin.

Portugal[edit]

Live broadcasts of Formula One Championship races were available on Eurosport (through the Eurosport 2 Xtra channel) for the 2016 Formula One season only, with João Carlos Costa as the lead lap-by-lap commentator, former F1 driver Tiago Monteiro and DTM driver António Félix da Costa as the co-commentators and Pedro Nascimento as the pit reporter. Currently broadcasts are available on Sporttv.

Spain[edit]

In the pay-per-view channel Movistar F1, which holds the rights of the entire championship exclusively in Spain from the 2016 season, the main commentator is journalist Antonio Lobato. Co-commentators 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. They comment from a TV studio in Madrid, where journalist Iñaki Cano acts as presenter. Pit reporter are female journalists Noemí de Miguel and Roberto Rodríguez, Miguel Portillo, as well as former F1 engineer in Super Aguri and HRT Albert Fàbrega. Also, Ferrari test driver Marc Gené provides analysis from the circuit during some periods throughout the weekend.

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[edit]

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.

Fox Sports, who was formerly the official Latin American Formula 1 broadcaster from the 2002 until the 2014 seasons, broadcasts, in the 2016 season, ten races live and the other eleven races on a delayed basis. The races are called by Argentine motorsports journalist Fernando Tornello, with fellow Argentine motorsports journalist Adrián Puente and Mexican motorsports journalist Luis Manuel "Chacho" López as analysts and Juan Fossaroli handling the pit reports and pre-race interviews.

ESPN Latin America broadcasts the highlights show ESPN F1, hosted by Mexican sports journalists Javier Trejo Garay and Adalberto Franco in Mexico and Central America. The show highlights the races, from the practices to the checkered flag and shows interviews with the F1 drivers.

United Kingdom, United States and Ireland[edit]

In the UK, Channel 4's commentator is Ben Edwards, co-commentated by ex-F1 driver and 13 time GP winner David Coulthard, with some races a third man commentary team in Mark Webber is used.[55] Also, Karun Chandhok and Lee McKenzie serve as pit lane reporters. For Sky Sports F1 and ESPN, David Croft commentates with Martin Brundle[56] with Ted Kravitz in the pit lane. In practice sessions for both broadcasters have the same lead commentators as they do for the races but the co-commentator for Channel 4 is either Karun Chandhok or Tony Dodgins whilst for Sky and ESPN, either Anthony Davidson or Paul di Resta will co-commentate during practice sessions. Both coverages are also available in the Republic of Ireland. For BBC Radio 5 Live and the Formula One App, Jack Nicholls (or Tom Clarkson when Nicholls is unavailable) commentates with Allan McNish or Mark Gallagher.

United States[edit]

In the US, NBC's F1 commentary team was composed of lap-by-lap announcer Leigh Diffey and analysts David Hobbs and Steve Matchett. However, they would call the Monaco, Canadian, and United States Grands Prix on location. Hobbs and Matchett previously worked on F1 broadcasts on the defunct Fox-owned network Speed, along with former F1 lap-by-lap announcer Bob Varsha. Former GP2 commentator Will Buxton served as pit reporter. In 2018, F1's broadcast rights moved to ESPN, with commentary from Sky F1's David Croft and Martin Brundle.[57]

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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