Formulation One will proceed to be broadcast within the U.S. on ESPN networks for the following three years as a part of a brand new contract between the game and the broadcaster.
ESPN’s commercial-free presentation will proceed, with a minimum of 16 races as a result of air on ABC and ESPN every season.
The brand new deal additionally consists of extra direct-to-consumer rights, permitting ESPN to roll out content material in numerous methods over the following three years.
The prolonged relationship comes throughout a increase time for F1 within the USA, with a race in Miami becoming a member of the schedule this yr and Las Vegas as a result of host a brand new race in 2023.
It additionally follows the biggest U.S tv viewers for a stay F1 race in historical past, when a median 2.6 million viewers tuned in to look at this yr’s Miami Grand Prix on ABC.
“We’re delighted to announce that our partnership with ESPN will proceed,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali stated. “Formulation One has seen unimaginable development in the US with sold-out occasions and report tv audiences, and the addition of Las Vegas to the calendar subsequent season, alongside Austin and Miami, will see us host three spectacular races there.
“The ESPN networks have performed an enormous half in that development with their devoted high quality protection. We’re excited to broaden our relationship and proceed to convey the eagerness and pleasure of Formulation One to our viewers within the U.S. collectively.”
Burke Magnus, ESPN president of programming and unique content material, added: “Formulation One and ESPN have been a powerful and profitable staff, and we’re delighted to increase our relationship. We look ahead to serving followers in some new and progressive methods within the subsequent three years as we proceed to convey the attain and relevance of the Walt Disney Firm networks and platforms to Formulation One.”