Sky Sports to provide ultra-high-definition Formula 1 coverage in 2017


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Sky Sports F1 will be offering its Sky Q customers the ability to watch every grand prix of the 2017 F1 season in ultra-high definition.

The format offers picture quality that is said to be four times that of normal HD TV, whilst also being able to access split screen viewing, with different race camera angles and highlights, available to enhance the live coverage experience.

All rounds of the 2017 Formula 1 world championship will be live on the Sky Sports F1 channel, with ten races being run exclusively on Sky, including the first two races of the season in Australia and China, as well as Mexico and Brazil, which take place prior to the season finale.

Bespoke programming will also feature throughout the year, which will include live coverage of every practice and qualifying session, to the F1 Report, Ted’s Notebook and Race Control via the red button.

Viewers with NOW TV can purchase a Sky Sports pass from just £6.99 per day.

Martin Turner, Head of Formula 1 at Sky Sports, was excited about the prospect of the UK TV history first, viewers will have access to in 2017.

“With UHD it’s Formula 1 like you’ve never seen it before. It will be the hardest, fastest, loudest season in years with new rules, new cars, new engines and new, massive tyres.

“From the opening Grand Prix of the year to the season’s home-stretch, Sky Sports F1 remains the definitive place for fans to see every twist and turn of the season.”

Sky Sports F1 Schedule - 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship
DATELOCATIONLIVE STATUS
26 MarchAustraliaExclusively live
9 AprilChinaExclusively live
16 AprilBahrainLive
30 AprilRussiaLive
14 MaySpainExclusively live
28 MayMonacoLive
11 JuneCanadaExclusively live
25 JuneAzerbaijanLive
9 JulyAustriaExclusively live
16 JulyGreat BritainLive
30 JulyHungaryExclusively live
27 AugustBelgiumLive
3 SeptemberItalyExclusively live
17 SeptemberSingaporeLive
1 OctoberMalaysiaLive
8 OctoberJapanExclusively live
22 OctoberUSALive
29 OctoberMexicoExclusively live
12 NovemberBrazilExclusively live
26 NovemberAbu DhabiLive