Sky Sports F1® to show first two races of 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship™ exclusively live

Sky Sports F1® to show first two races of 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship™ exclusively live

Sky Sports F1® will be the only place to watch every Formula 1® Grand Prix live next season, with ten races exclusively live including the opening two from Australia and China, and two of the final three races.

And for the first time in UK TV history, viewers in the UK and Ireland with Sky Q can enjoy every Grand Prix in stunning ultra high-definition with picture quality four times that of normal HD TV. Customers with Sky Q can also enjoy split viewing, with different race camera angles and highlights alongside live coverage.

With reigning champion Nico Rosberg retiring at the end of 2016 and Mercedes yet to announce their second driver, the new season is already proving to be an unpredictable one. Sky Sports’ dedicated F1® channel will have bespoke programming throughout the year, from live coverage of every practice and qualifying session to F1® Report, Ted’s Notebook and Race Control via the red button. 

Sky Sports News HQ and will have all the latest news throughout the course of the year as constructors look to close the gap on Mercedes.

Sky Sports Head of Formula 1® Martin Turner said: “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.”

In addition to watching every session of qualifying, practice and race in the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship™, viewers can enjoy live coverage of F1® feeder series GP2™ and GP3™.

Fans with NOW TV can purchase a Sky Sports pass from just £6.99. 

The 2017 Formula 1® season is part of a sensational year of sport on Sky Sports which includes more Premier League games than ever before, the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, England cricket, golf’s biggest tournaments, ATP tennis, Super League rugby, NFL and much more.

2017 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Sky Sports F1® schedule in full:
26 March, Australia, Exclusively live
9 April, China, Exclusively live
16 April, Bahrain, Live
30 April ,Russia, Live
14 May, Spain, Exclusively live
28 May, Monaco, Live
11 June, Canada, Exclusively live
25 June, Azerbaijan, Live
9 July, Austria, Exclusively live
16 July, Great Britain, Live
30 July, Hungary, Exclusively live
27 August, Belgium, Live
3 September, Italy, Exclusively live
17 September, Singapore, Live
1 October, Malaysia, Live
8 October, Japan, Exclusively live
22 October, USA, Live
29 October, Mexico, Exclusively live
12 November, Brazil, Exclusively live
26 November, Abu Dhabi, Live