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ESPN expands F1 coverage on major channels by 2023 Sport-rated




ESPN will show a record number of Formula 1 races live on ABC and ESPN channels this season, with 18 of the 23 rounds receiving billing as interest continues to grow.

The broadcaster has held the rights to F1 in the United States since 2018 and has been expanding its offering in that time, recording 2022 as the most-watched season of the sport on American television. This season begins a new three-year deal, and with the continuation of commercial-free broadcasts, ESPN will carry 18 of the races on ABC or ESPN, with the Monaco Grand Prix airing live on ABC for the first time.

Also on ABC will be races in Miami, Canada, Mexico and Austin, with ESPN’s 13 races also setting a new record. The remaining five rounds will air on ESPN2, while there is also an 18-race simulcast on ESPN+.

This year, ESPN will have pre- and post-race coverage on SportsCenter, while there will be an increased focus on qualifying during the 2023 season, with most qualifying sessions airing on ESPN or ESPN 2 throughout the year.

F1 enjoyed its first season in American television history averaging a million or more viewers per race last year, and ESPN will continue to use its partnership with Sky Sports for its coverage, beginning with the Bahrain Grand Prix. of this weekend.

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