It goes without saying, that anybody with a whiff of petrol in their veins will be eagerly anticipating next Sunday’s Australian grand prix from Melbourne. The start of the 2012 Formula One season.
With Caterham F1 due to launch their 2012 car in less than 48 hours, Kimi Raikkonen out on track in the 2011 Lotus Renault…
So, Sky have announced the deal that we’ve all known about for quite some time, namely that ex-F1 driver and BBC commentator Martin Brundle will leave the Beeb to join Sky’s new dedicated F1 channel, Sky F1 HD.
If you have access to the National Geographic channel – available on Sky Channels (526, 543-HD) and Virgin Media (230, 232-HD) – then tune in this Sunday 4 September, 2011 at 9.00pm (UK time) for a veritable smörgåsbord of design and engineering excellence.
After weeks of rumour that the BBC would be dropping its coverage of F1 in a bid to save costs, a seven-year deal was announced this morning which will see both the BBC and Sky providing coverage across their broadcast and digital properties.
“With this new deal not only have we delivered significant savings but we have also ensured that through our live and extended highlights coverage all the action continues to be available to licence-fee payers,” said the BBC’s Head of Sport, Barbara Slater.