TSN is Canada’s Home for the Complete 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, Beginning with the AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX this Sunday, March 26
— March 22, 2017
– TSN’s exclusive coverage begins with this weekend’s AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, kicking off with practice on Friday, March 24 at 12:45 a.m. ET on TSN2 –
– 2017 FORMULA ONE season features the debut of Canadian driver Lance Stroll –
– TSN delivers Sky Sports’ award-winning FORMULA ONE broadcast coverage for the second straight year, including pre-race and post-race coverage, and commentary from acclaimed broadcasters David Croft and Martin Brundle –
– TSN’s FORMULA ONE schedule is available online at TSN.ca/Formula1 –
TORONTO (March 22, 2017) – As 18-year-old Montréal driver Lance Stroll gears up to become the first Canadian to debut on the FORMULA ONE circuit in more than two decades, TSN has fans covered all season with exclusive live coverage of all 20 races of the 2017FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ – one of 60+ iconic championships that live on TSN. With a slate of multi-platform coverage including practice, qualifying, and live race content, the high-octane action begins this Sunday, March 26 with the AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX. A complete broadcast schedule can be found online at TSN.ca/Formula1.
For the second consecutive year, FORMULA ONE races on TSN feature Sky Sports’ award-winning F1® broadcast content with pre- and post-race coverage, and commentary from acclaimed broadcasters David Croft and Martin Brundle.
TSN’s AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX coverage begins with practice this Friday, March 24 at 12:45 a.m.ET on TSN2, followed by qualifying on Saturday, March 25 at 1:55 a.m. ET on TSN5. Race-day coverage begins Saturday, March 25 at 11:30 p.m. ET on TSN5 with the AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX airing Sunday, March 26 at 1 a.m. ET on TSN.
Throughout the week, SPORTSCENTRE primes fans with a slate of features from TSN racing analyst Tim Hauraney spotlighting rookie Canadian driver Stroll, including a look at the physicality of F1® races, the pacing of F1® cars, and more.
TSN’s FORMULA ONE coverage is available live and on demand to TSN subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO mobile app. French-language FORMULA ONE coverage is available on RDS.
Stroll makes his debut on the F1® circuit as part of Williams Martini Racing alongside teammate Felipe Massa. Stroll becomes the 14th Canadian racer to compete in FORMULA ONE, and the first since legendary Canadian driver and 1997 FORMULA ONE World Champion Jacques Villeneuve retired from F1® racing in 2006.
TSN delivers pre-race and post-race coverage for all 20 races on the F1® calendar, including lead-in coverage, race coverage, and post-race coverage. As part of the network’s complete coverage of every F1® race throughout the 2017 season, TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of the only Canadian race on the F1® calendar: the CANADIAN GRAND PRIX – the most-watched motorsport event on Canadian soil.
In 2014, TSN and RDS reached a new media rights extension with the Formula One Group, allowing the networks to maintain complete Canadian exclusivity of the entire FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™.
TSN and RDS have delivered F1®coverage in Canada since 1992 and 1994, respectively.
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