Free-to-air protection of the 2021 Formulation 1 World Championship shall be broadcast on Community 10 in 2021.
Query marks had arisen over the free-to-air broadcast accomplice for the game on the again of Supercars’ new television deal with the Seven Network.
That deal sees Fox Sports activities cowl each Supercars occasion reside with chosen rounds lined on free-to-air accomplice Seven, coupled with on-line and highlights packages.
As a consequence there have been questions raised relating to the published of the Australian Grand Prix occasion, and the broader F1 season, with options it might change networks for the approaching yr.
It’s now been confirmed by ViacomCBS, the proprietor of Community 10, that F1 will stay on the community for 2021.
“All of us love our sport and in 2021, 10 is proud to be masking a number of the greatest and finest occasions on the Australian sporting calendar,” learn a ViacomCBS media launch.
“After a yr with out racing on the well-known Albert Park circuit, the Formulation 1 Australian Grand Prix shall be again in 2021 with all its thrills and spills.
“The excessive stakes and even increased speeds of the MotoGP World Championship will return and 10 will once more be house to all of the glamour of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.”
Whereas the assertion highlighted the Formulation 1 Australian Grand Prix, Speedcafe.com has confirmed that the community will preserve the identical stage of protection all through 2021 because it did via 2020.
That can see it present highlights of each occasion apart from the Australian Grand Prix, which can obtain full reside protection.
Anti-siphoning legal guidelines mandate that each the Australian Formulation 1 and MotoGP occasions should be proven on free-to-air tv, together with others such because the Bathurst 1000.
Protection of MotoGP can also be unchanged, with all occasions set to air on Community 10 as they at the moment do.
It creates the distinctive state of affairs the place the Australian GP occasion shall be broadcast on a special FTA community to Supercars’ personal accomplice.
Beforehand when Supercars’ broadcast accomplice has differed from that of Formulation 1, races on the Grand Prix have been non-championship.
Formulation 1 had additionally traditionally provided a visit hazard with it prohibiting the championship from operating points-paying races, a situation which changed for the 2018 edition of the event.
Supercars boss Sean Seamer has said that it will compete at Albert Park in a championship capability.
“If we’re on the AGP we’ll be racing for factors,” Seamer stated final month when the Supercars TV deal was introduced.
“I feel if we’re racing, any race we do, must be a part of the championship,” he defined.
“(Given) The price of going racing, I don’t assume we’ll be doing any exhibition races within the quick to medium time period.”
That was supported by Australian Grand Prix Company sources who confirmed to Speedcafe.com that it holds a contract for a championship occasion.
The 2021 Formulation 1 calendar is but to be introduced, although Australia is poised to open the season in its ‘conventional’ date, almost certainly the March 18-21 weekend.