Channel 4 renews F1 highlights, live British GP deal for 2023

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Channel 4 has announced that F1 fans in the UK will once again enjoy free-to-air highlights of all races and a live broadcast of the British Grand Prix in 2023.

Last week, Sky extended its exclusive broadcast rights deal in the UK with Formula 1, as did Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland for their respective countries.

While Formula One Management did mention that Britain's home race would be shared on free-to-air, there was no specific mention of Channel 4, until today.

"It’s fantastic news that motorsport fans will be able to follow all the action during the 2023 Formula 1 season on free to air television thanks to this latest deal with Sky," said Alex Mahon, the chief executive of Channel 4.

"Our strong, long-standing relationship with our excellent partner Sky has delivered some fantastic moments for viewers.

"Last year’s thrilling Formula 1 season finale between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, England’s dramatic win at the 2019 Cricket World Cup and Betfred Super League rugby have all been made available to British audiences on free to air television thanks to our close working relationship with Sky, and it’s great to see this continuing into 2023."

To cover its F1 events and highlights, Channel 4 is expected to retain its long-standing main team of presenters and commentators, namely anchor Steve Jones and David Coulthard and Mark Webber.

Stephen van Rooyen, the executive vice president and CEO of Sky UK & Europe, added: "Our partnership with Channel 4 succeeds thanks to our shared values.

"We both support the UK’s cultural economy across TV & film production, journalism, and the arts, and of course we’ve shared some of the UK’s great sporting moments together over the last few years.

"Together with Channel 4 we look forward to giving racing fans in the UK all the twists and turns from the 2023 season."

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