Monaco GP breaks records for Sky

Sky Sports said that it saw a record audience for last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. The sportscaster said that the race was the first European race to receive an audience larger than 2 million on Sky Sports F1 with average viewership of 2.01 million. The audience peaked at 2.25 million. In addition, the qualifying session […]

F1 Pro to launch in Brazil as championship signs deal with Rio Motorsports

Motorsport championship Formula One will launch its F1 Pro OTT service in Brazil as a part of a five-year media rights deal with investment firm Rio Motorsports. Rio Motorsports will distribute the F1’s rights in the country through to 2025, with commercial broadcaster Globo’s broadcast deal ending this year after 40 years. The F1 Pro […]

Stefano Domenicali appointed F1 CEO with Carey to become non-executive chairman

Stefano Domenicali has been appointed as the new president and CEO of F1. Domenicali, the former principal of Ferrari’s F1 team between 2008-2014, will replace Chase Carey from January who himself will become F1’s non-executive chairman. It marks the Italian’s return to the sport, having spent the past four years behind the wheel of Lamborghini. […]

Virtual F1 attracts 30 million viewers 

The Formula One Virtual Grand Prix Series attracted a record audience of 30 million viewers across TV and digital platforms during lockdown. A collective audience of 30 million – 21.8 million on digital platforms including the official Formula 1 YouTube, Twitch and Facebook channels as well as Weibo and Huya channels in China – watched […]

Ecclestone replaced as Liberty Media completes F1 takeover

Liberty Media has completed its US$8 billion takeover of Formula 1 and appointed Chase Carey as CEO, replacing longstanding F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. After some 40 years in charge of the sport Ecclestone now becomes ‘chairman emeritus’ and will be available as “a source of advice” for the F1 board. Carey, who also serves as […]