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Sky Sports F1® puts best-ever offer on the starting grid

Formula 1® fans can look forward to a new season of twists and turns with the best-ever Sky Sports offer to bring live and exclusive coverage for just £10 a month.


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Just weeks before lights out and away we go, every new car now unveiled and tested this week in Barcelona, and Sky Sports will have it all covered. Customers are able to add the channel for only £10 from 1 March and the offer comes with a two-year price guarantee.

The new channel price coincides with the launch of the Sky Sports F1® 2019 TV ad, which celebrates the rich history and tradition of F1® and excitement for a new chapter. Travelling through time to show the evolution of the sport and some key moments in history, the iconic Fleetwood Mac song ‘The Chain’ pays homage to all that has happened so far and builds anticipation for what will come next.

And 2019 promises to be enthralling - Lewis Hamilton can create more history aiming for a sixth world championship, only Michael Schumacher has won more; Charles Leclerc will create competition at Ferrari alongside Sebastian Vettel; much is expected of Max Verstappen two years on from becoming the youngest ever race winner, and there are two new British drivers in Lando Norris and George Russell.

Sky UK and Ireland Chief Executive Officer Stephen van Rooyen said: “Seven years ago we rewrote the rules and created a dedicated channel for F1, pushing the boundaries of sports broadcasting. Each year we challenge ourselves to go further and this year will be a whole new chapter"

“We are extremely proud to partner with F1, honouring the history and traditions of this great sport, whilst also taking fans even closer to the track and share our excitement for the future.”

Sky Sports F1® coverage will reflect the changes and excitement with some new and returning faces joining the lineup. 2009 world champion Jenson Button joins the team, adding to Sky Sports’ roster of world champions alongside Damon Hill and Nico Rosberg.

Martin Brundle’s expert analysis and famed grid walks will be a key feature in the coverage, while Karun Chandhok who worked on Sky Sports F1® in the past returns to the fold. Johnny Herbert and Paul Di Resta complete the lineup of experts helping to excite and educate fans throughout the season.

Sky Sports will broadcast all 21 races in 2019 starting with the Australian Grand Prix on 17 March from Melbourne. Every practice session, qualifying session and race will be shown exclusively live, with the exception of the British Grand Prix.

About Sky

With 23 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group.

We have 31,000 colleagues and together we want to connect our customers to more of what they love, including our award-winning original productions, like Patrick Melrose and Save Me, and great shows from our partners including HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. And our ever-improving technology makes it even easier for customers to watch more of the shows they love with personalised recommendations and voice control and, our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.

We treat our customers better than anyone else in our field, as Ofcom’s complaints data shows, and we look after our staff too. Sky is one of The Times Top 50 employers for women and we’re in Stonewall’s list of Top 50 LGBT-Inclusive employers.

We also use our position as the leading entertainment business in Europe to do the right thing. As part of Sky Ocean Rescue campaign we’re committing to be completely single-use plastic free by 2020, we’re investing £25million over five years in ocean-saving tech and we’re supporting the WWF to protect our oceans with designated Marine Protected Areas.


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