ESPN to use Sky Sports for F1 coverage


ESPN will use Sky F1 coverage for viewers in the United States when the season gets underway in March.

This year ESPN replaced NBC as the US broadcaster of Formula 1 in deal that was announced last October.

Details of their coverage emerged on Wednesday with ESPN revealing that it wil carry commentary from Sky Sports F1 for all 21 grands prix through 2018.

These will be broadcast on ESPN and ABC.

“We are excited to work with the Sky Sports team,” said Kate Jackson, ESPN coordinating producer, motorsports.

“Their coverage of F1 is second to none and we look forward to bringing their expertise and authenticity to our audiences.”

Scott Young, Head of Formula 1 at Sky Sports, added: “We are delighted to be working with ESPN and ABC, and with this partnership extend Sky Sports F1’s award-winning coverage overseas.

“Each season we look to find new ways to improve the broadcast and entertain our viewers and this year will be no different.”