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Sky Sports set to launch F1 channel

Sky Sports is to launch a dedicated channel for its new Formula 1 coverage starting this month

Sky Sports is to launch a dedicated channel for its new Formula 1 coverage starting this month. This new home of Formula 1 will be the only place to enjoy live coverage of the whole Grand Prix season, including all practice and qualifying sessions and every race in the calendar.

From launch Sky Sports F1 HD will give viewers every moment of each race live in HD without the interruptions of adverts. Every practice and qualifying session for each Grand Prix will be shown live on one channel, Sky Sports F1 HD. There is also extra live content through Sky's interactive service, fans can follow the action through on-board cameras, go behind the scenes with the teams in the pits, and follow race data, to take them further inside the sport.

Announcing the new channel, Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said "Formula 1 followers are hungry for more and we want to give them the ultimate experience. It's not just every minute of every race but a channel devoted to Formula 1. We can now tell the whole story of the season, from every Grand Prix, from start to finish. Formula 1 will get the full Sky Sports treatment. We have big plans for live shows and a rich line-up of Formula 1 programmes; getting to the drivers, exploring the technology and lapping up the drama. With a dedicated channel for Formula 1 we can also give all sports fans the depth and breadth of sports they demand every weekend, right through the year."