BBC TV and Sky Sports have been awarded the live rights to Formula One from next season in a deal which runs until 2018.
The move will bring increased choice and coverage to Formula One fans in the UK and Ireland, with the new broadcasting partnership including:
- All races, qualifying and practice sessions live on Sky Sports as well as online and via mobile devices.
- Half the races and qualifying sessions remain being broadcast live on BBC TV, including key races such at the British Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix and the final race of the season.
- Extensive highlights on BBC of all races and qualifying sessions that the broadcaster is not covering live.
- Build-up coverage of each Grand Prix on BBC News, Sky Sports News and Sky News.
- Extensive multi-platform coverage including red button and on both the BBC and Sky Sports websites.
Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: "This is fantastic news for F1 fans and Sky Sports will be the only place to follow every race live and in HD.
"We will give F1 the full Sky Sports treatment with a commitment to each race never seen before on UK television. As well as unrivalled build up to each race on Sky Sports News, we will broadcast in-depth live coverage of every session.
"Sky customers with Sky Sports will also be able to enjoy F1 across multiple platforms and devices, including Sky Go."