The three-year agreement will see Match TV show all the action across each race weekend, including free practice, qualification, and race day action. It also includes three more the Formula 2, Formula 3 and the Porsche Supercup racing championships. For the first time ever the entire Formula 1 season and support races will also be launching in market on F1TV.
Commenting on the development, Ian Holmes, director of media rights Formula 1, said: “We are thrilled
to announce a three-year extension with Match TV, they have been a great partner over the years and our new agreement clearly demonstrates their commitment to fans and to the sport. We are also pleased to be launching F1TV in Russia for the first time which will complement their offering and ensure that Formula 1 fans receive unprecedented coverage across all of our properties”.
Aleksey Popov, Match TV commentator, added: “After such a brilliant season opener at the Red Bull Ring last weekend, we are thrilled to announce this exciting three-year agreement with Formula 1 and continue to expand our motorsport offering for fans. Despite a slightly later start to the season than planned, we can’t wait to see what the next stage in the competition will bring as will bring as all the teams battle it out for the FIA Formula 1 World Championship”.