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Formula 1: This is how you can follow Formula 1 on Sky in 2021

This is how you can follow Formula 1 in 2021

There will be a big change for Formula 1 fans in 2021. The Formula 1 races will only be broadcast by Sky in 2021.

R.TL ends the Formula 1 broadcast after around 30 years. If you want to follow the premier class of motorsport in 2021, you have to switch to Sky. That costs additional money, but it’s worth it – especially in 2021. Mick Schumacher is new, Sebastian Vettel drives Aston Martin instead of Ferrari and Red Bull could really heat up Mercedes.

That is what Sky offers

But it is not only worthwhile in terms of sport. Sky is setting up its own TV channel for the new era from 2021: Sky Formula 1. Here there is motorsport 24 hours a day. All training sessions, all qualifying sessions, all races always live and without commercial breaks. Sky also broadcasts the Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup races. The press conferences for the drivers on Thursday, the team bosses on Friday and the top three of the race on Sunday will also be broadcast live. The program also includes historical races and special programs.

Commentator Sascha Roos and expert Ralf Schumacher provide technical support through the program. Schumi II will only co-comment half of the races of nephew Mick Schumacher’s. Former RTL expert Timo Glock will take over the other half, replacing Nick Heidfeld.

The Formula 1 races will only be broadcast by Sky in 2021.

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As early as 2020, an average of 510,000 viewers took advantage of the Sky offer. The question now is how many of the average 3.98 million viewers switch from RTL to Sky. Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes the ratings will drop: “Experience shows that the ratings drop drastically after such a change in the first phase.” After all, four races should be free and free of charge (which ones are still unclear).

New commentator at Sky

Attention: Formula 1 is not included in the sports ticket for ten euros a month. Instead, customers have the choice between a monthly cancelable subscription for 19.99 euros per month or an annual ticket for 17.50 euros per month.

Sky is paying quite a bit for the exclusive broadcasting rights for Formula 1 in Germany – allegedly four times as much as RTL so far. Therefore, customers can no longer take out a subscription to the Formula 1 streaming service F1 TV. Only existing customers are allowed to stay on board. But if you want to stream on-demand access to repeats and historic races, you can get F1 TV Access for 26.99 euros per year.

By the way: The Formula 1 races will no longer start at “ten past” in 2021, but on the hour. Usually at 2 p.m. local time.

The Formula 1 TV start times 2021:

March 28, 2021: Sachir / Bahrain – 5 p.m. (CEST)
April 18, 2021: Imola / Italy – 3 p.m. (CEST)
May 2nd, 2021: still open
05/09/2021: Barcelona / Spain – 3 p.m. (CEST)
May 23, 2021: Monte Carlo / Monaco – 3 p.m. (CEST)
06/06/2021: Baku / Azerbaijan – 2 p.m. (CEST)
06/13/2021: Montreal / Canada – 8 p.m. (CEST)
06/27/2021: Le Castellet / France – 3 p.m. (CEST)
04.07.2021: Spielberg / Austria – 3 p.m. (CEST)
07/18/2021: Silverstone / Great Britain – 4 p.m. (CEST)
08/01/2021: Budapest / Hungary – 3 p.m. (CEST)
08/29/2021: Spa / Belgium – 3 p.m. (CEST)
05.09.2021: Zandvoort / Netherlands – 3 p.m. (CEST)
12.09.2021: Monza / Italy – 3 p.m. (CEST)
09/26/2021: Sochi / Russia – 2 p.m. (CEST)
10/3/2021: Singapore – 2 p.m. (CEST)
10/10/2021: Suzuka / Japan – 7 a.m. (CEST)
10/24/2021: Austin / USA – 9 p.m. (CEST)
October 31, 2021: Mexico City / Mexico – 8 p.m. (CET)
07.11.2021: Sao Paulo / Brazil – 6 p.m. (CET)
11/21/2021: Melbourne / Australia – 7 a.m. (CET)
05.12.2021: Jeddah / Saudi Arabia – 5 p.m. (CET)
12/12/2021: Abu Dhabi – 2 p.m. (CET)
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