Formula One

Canal+ extends F1 rights to 2029

Canal+ has extended its broadcast rights deal with Formula 1 through to 2029. The French broadcaster has held the rights to the competition in the country since 2013. It said that the sport’s popularity is exploding, with the first two races of the 2022 season already ranking among the top five ratings of all time […]

F1 terminates Russian Grand Prix contract

Formula 1 has terminated its contract with the Russian Grand Prix, following the cancellation of the scheduled race in Sochi later this year. While other sporting bodies such as UEFA have also moved landmark sporting events away from the country, this move effectively severs the F1’s ties with Russia for the foreseeable future.  September’s grand […]

Sochi F1 Grand Prix on chopping block as Russia continues Ukraine invasion

Russia could be stripped of the annual Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom as the latest sanction against its invasion of Ukraine. The news comes after UEFA reached a decision to move the 2022 Champions League Final away from St Petersburg. The race is provisionally set to take place in September, but it looks likely […]

Formula 1 records 1.55 billion viewers in 2021

The 2021 Formula One season, which wrapped up in controversial fashion, was watched by more than 1.5 billion viewers around the world, the league has said. Revealing its viewership and attendance statistics for the season, the F1 said that the cumulative TV audience for 2021 was 1.55 billion, up 4% from 2020. The most-watched race […]

Canal+ extends motorsports rights

Canal+ has renewed its rights deal with Formula One through to 2024. The two season extension is a continuation of a partnership that was first established in 2013, and also includes rights to every Formula Two and Formula Three session. Canal+ will broadcast every Grand Prix, qualifying and practice session live, along with a post-race […]

Ziggo confirms end of F1 deal with NENT waiting in the wings

Dutch broadcaster Ziggo Sport will not look to renew its broadcast partnership with Formula One when its latest deal wraps up after this season. The broadcaster, which has held the F1 rights for almost a decade, confirmed the news on Twitter, posting: “From 2022, Formula One will unfortunately move to another channel. We have proudly […]

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. […]

Sky Italia renews F1 deal

Sky Italia has announced a two-year extension of its broadcast rights deal with Formula One. The deal was initially set to end this year, but Sky will now broadcast the premiere racing competition through to the end of the 2022 season. As per its previous deal, Sky Italia will air live coverage from each practice […]

Bundesliga confirms rights sale

The German Bundesliga has announced the distribution of its domestic rights for the four seasons from 2021-22 with Sky, DAZN and Sat.1 all picking up matches. The value of the rights has decreased from the current deal of €4.64 billion, as previously reported, with the sale being worth €4.4 billion. Sky and DAZN will be […]