FORMULA 1: British Grand Prix 2012 – Live on BBC Two & Sky Sports F1

July 2, 2012

One of the most exciting Formula 1 campaigns to date continues with the British Grand Prix, and BBC TV and Sky Sports F1 will have all the action covered for fans throughout the weekend.

Forming part of bumper summer of sport on British soil, Silverstone will be the setting for the ninth round of this year’s Formula 1 World Championship.

This year’s race is expected to be a complete sell-out, a clear sign that the sport’s devoted British following will be out in force to support their local heroes, featuring British trio Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and Paul di Resta, who will all harbour ambitions of ascending the Silverstone podium.

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FORMULA 1: 2012 season on the BBC – Everything you need to know

March 14, 2012

Formula 1 on the BBC enters a new era in 2012, with the corporation aiming to build on its multi-award-winning coverage over the last three years and provide fans another compelling year of racing.

It is the first time since the sport returned to the BBC in 2009 that they will not be showing every race live on TV, after the corporation decided to approach Sky Sports to form a controversial shared arrangement last year.

But terrestrial viewers can still follow the entire 20-race season on BBC Television, with full live coverage of 10 grands prix, along extended highlights of the other 10 events throughout the season.

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FORMULA 1: 2012 season on Sky Sports F1 HD – Everything you need to know

March 5, 2012

Sky Sports F1 HD launches this Friday (March 9) and the new channel will be the only place to see every single session from each grand prix live throughout the 2012 Formula 1 season.

With more in-depth coverage and airtime dedicated to F1 than ever before, Sky boldly promises to revolutionise the way the sport is brought to its fans.

Sky Sports F1 will screen all 20 Formula One races this season, with 10 of those events exclusively live on the channel.

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FORMULA 1: Sky Sports News promises to deliver ‘the ultimate F1 news service’

January 26, 2012

Sky Sports News will be on-site at all 20 grands prix for up to six days and present at every day of each test session in the build-up to the 2012 season.

The channel has confirmed its coverage plans for the new Formula 1 season, and pledges to provide fans with breaking news stories, detailed analysis and extensive coverage of each grand prix, including on-site build-up and reporting for all 20 races.

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FORMULA 1: Damon Hill joins Sky Sports F1

January 17, 2012

Sky Sports have announced that former world champion Damon Hill has joined their team to cover the 2012 season on their new dedicated Formula 1 channel.

Hill, who won the world title with Williams in 1996 and raced in 115 grands prix between 1992 and 1999, will provide expert analysis on Sky Sports F1’s comprehensive coverage at 10 of this year’s race meetings.

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FORMULA 1: BBC announces 2012 season line-up

January 11, 2012

The BBC has confirmed the names that will form its new-look Formula 1 team for the 2012 season.

Following the high-profile departures of commentator Martin Brundle and pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz to Sky Sports, the corporation has found two experienced replacements to fill those roles.

As reported in December, Ben Edwards will partner David Coulthard in the commentary box, while technical analysis and expertise will be provided by former F1 technical director Gary Anderson.

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FORMULA 1: Ben Edwards to join BBC as lead commentator

December 14, 2011

Popular motorsport broadcaster Ben Edwards has confirmed that he will step in to replace the departing Martin Brundle as the BBC’s lead Formula 1 commentator next year.

Edwards will join forces with David Coulthard in the commentary box for 10 live grands prix in 2012, as well peak-time highlights of every non-live race.

He announced on Twitter: “So, it looks as though it’s really happening. I will be the BBC F1 commentator in 2012 and I can’t wait!”

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