There are 10 live races coming for all the car racing fans. They will come to you all for free. Well, it’s a gift from Channel 4 and we are happy to take it in this new year.
According to the Telegraph UK, Channel 4 broadcaster has announced 10 live races for the Formula One this season. The live coverage of the British Grand Prix will remain on free-to-air television this year, quotes the source.
“Channel 4 will show a total of 10 races live, with the other 11 covered in highlights packages. Sky Sports will continue to show all 21 races live. The inaugural race in Baku, Azerbaijan, will also feature in Channel 4’s schedule,” writes the Telegraph UK in their recent article.
The announcement comes just after BBC dropped its coverage rights as part of £35 million of savings. Channel 4 will host the Bahrain Grand Prix in April and then a series of other races.
The Daily Mail UK quotes Stephen Lyle, Channel 4 Head of F1, as saying, “We are delighted to announce the full line up of races we will be showing live across 2016.”
“The British Grand Prix is a huge highlight of the sporting calendar and we’re looking forward to covering all the action live from Silverstone this summer.”
“All races will be add-free, while live coverage will include all practice sessions and qualifying.”
Their coverage is set for the Australian Grand Prix over the weekend of March 18-20. The sources suggest that the Channel will not show the Melbourne race live.
Channel 4 is also set to rope in Eddie Jordan to play a role in the live coverage. They will be announcing their full commentary team in a few days.
The Channel is measuring every step carefully and do not want all the BBC team members in their GP production. They only want highly accomplished and selected personnel.