F1 TV to broadcast live coverage of pre-season testing
For many fans, pre-season testing represents one of the most exciting times of the year, as the teams put their new cars through their paces for the first time and a new pecking order is established. And now fans will be able to follow all the action from the first winter test in Spain live with F1 TV Pro.
From February 18-21, subscribers will be able to watch eight hours of live track coverage from Barcelona per day, followed by a one-hour daily Review Show.
The Review Show then returns for Test 2, which runs from February 26 to March 1. Formula1.com and the Official F1 App will also feature extensive coverage from testing, including news, video and exclusive features.
Fans in the UK will be able to watch testing live on Sky Sports F1, as well as follow all the news and action on Formula1.com.
“Following the beta launch of F1 TV last year, our goal is to continue to enhance the product to include more markets, content and platforms,” said Frank Arthofer, Director of Digital, Licensing and New Business at Formula 1.
“Our ambition is to provide fans with a terrific product that allows them to personalise their viewing experience and deepen the insight available to them about the sport they love. By broadcasting testing for the first time, we are ensuring F1 TV Pro subscribers are rewarded with all the latest action from pre-season."
Launched at the beginning of the 2018 season, F1 TV Pro was made available across 59 territories worldwide*. In addition, this season F1 will also be rolling out F1 TV to subscribers in eight new territories from 18th February, including: Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Sweden, with more to be shared throughout the season.
Also available on the platform is a new feature-length documentary “Michael Schumacher: The Making of A Legend”. This is the first ever documentary produced by Formula 1 and made available exclusively to all F1 TV subscribers – Pro and Access.
*2018 F1 TV territories: Argentina, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Saint Maarten, Slovenia, South Tyrol, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ukraine, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela.
Subscribe to F1 TV and you will also get access to Formula 1’s fantastic historical archive of Grands Prix.