Speed TV has confirmed a new deal to broadcast F1 live in America – including the first deal to show official Formula 1 video online in the USA.
A statement from the channel said:
Speed will continue to offer its long-running live coverage of the FIA Formula One World Championship, including live coverage of qualifying and practice sessions.
As has been the case in recent years, four yet-to-be-named races will be shown
live on Fox.
The deal to show F1 clips online is long overdue. American motor sports fans are used to a much higher quality of coverage from NASCAR and Indy Car racing including multiple live online feeds as well as HD footage.
F1 hasn’t had a race in America since 2007 and its following in the United States is best described as modest but passionate as Speed commentator Bob Varsha alluded to:
Anyone who was a part of the paddock fun at the old USGP at Indy knows that our fans are smart, loyal and vocal. I look forward to trying to give them what they expect on Grand Prix weekends for years to come.
We’ll have the biggest field of cars since the ’90s, so knockout qualifying will be crazier than ever. Three new teams, including one from here in the USA, new tracks, new rules, a new points system, no refuelling, narrower front tyres, the return of the Canadian Grand Prix and, we are told, the return of Michael Schumacher! What more can we ask?
What do American F1 fans think of Speed’s new deal? Do they do a good job of broadcasting F1?
Thanks to Gerard for the tip
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