The climax to the Formula 1 season in Abu Dhabi that has Hamilton and Verstappen locked on equal points will be shown live on Sky Sports and Channel 4.
Sky has announced a partnership with Channel 4 that will allow the terrestrial broadcaster to screen Sunday’s race live – it already has the right to screen highlights of the race – Sky Sports will also show Saturday’s qualifying.
Sky Sports has enjoyed record viewing with the penultimate race in Saudi Arabia watched by a peak audience of 2.7 million viewers.
Victory would move Hamilton above Michael Schumacher’s record seven titles. For Verstappen it would be a first title for the 24-year-old Red Bull driver.
Stephen van Rooyen, EVP & CEO UK & Europe Sky said: “Sunday’s Grand Prix is one of the biggest sporting events in the last decade, and could be a historic moment for British sport. We’ve chosen to gift the race to the whole country at Christmas through our partnership with Channel 4, so everyone can be part of a huge national moment as Lewis Hamilton goes for a historic eighth World Championship title.”
Sky Sports F1 will carry live build-up on Sunday from 11.30am in UHD with the ‘Sports Recap’ function available throughout the race, which is due to start at 1pm. The live race will then see Sky Sports’ coverage aired across Sky channels and Channel 4, including the Sky commentary team and expert analysis.