Formula 1 on Sky Sports is back and bigger than ever with the arrival of HDR

Formula 1 on Sky Sports is back and bigger than ever with the arrival of HDR

Thursday 17 March 2022
The Sky Sports F1 team, from left to right: Natalie Pinkham, Ted Kravitz, Johnny Herbert, Anthony Davidson, Danica Patrick, Damon Hill, Naomi Schiff, Jenson Button, Martin Brundle, Karun Chandhok, Simon Lazenby, David Croft, Paul Di Resta and Rachel Brookes

Sky Sports has revealed fans will be able to get closer to the action on track than ever before with the 2022 Formula 1 season set to be broadcast in High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the first time in its history.

The new Formula 1 season is here as the sport enters an exciting new era with countless talking points, new rules, new cars, new driver pairings and new rivalries, all available for fans to view in UHD HDR for the first time.

Customers simply need to say “Hello Sky, Formula 1” to Sky Glass or into their Sky Q voice remote to find all the latest news and analysis from Sky Sports F1, as well as bespoke F1 content shows Any Driven Monday and Ted’s Notebook, films and documentaries including Sky Originals Duel: Hamilton v Verstappen, Race to Perfection and the latest season of Netflix’s iconic behind the scenes docudrama Formula 1: Drive to Survive.

Bringing brighter, sharper and bolder imagery to the sport than ever before will result in a true-to-life picture for every moment of suspense, every emotion and every podium this season. The move marks Sky Sports’ latest step in its ambition to make HDR the new standard.

Jonathan Licht, Managing Director of Sky Sports said: “We are pleased to bring the 2022 Formula 1 season to life in a way fans won’t have experienced before. The stunning picture quality offered through HDR will make viewing the new Formula 1 season even more exciting and impactful than ever.

“As the exclusive home of live Formula 1 in the UK and Ireland we will bring Sky customers the drama from every circuit around the world straight into the comfort of their own homes.”

Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights and Content Creation at Formula 1® said: “As we enter an exciting new era of Formula 1, it is fantastic that fans will now get to experience the 2022 season, and enjoy Sky Sports’ extensive Formula 1 coverage, in HDR. This is the latest in a long line of innovations in F1's production that allow us to bring racing to fans in new and engaging ways and we can’t wait to see it in action.”

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From this Friday 18th March, viewers can watch the beginning of the most anticipated Formula 1 season in recent history get underway as it all kicks off in Bahrain this weekend.

The Sky Sports F1 team will build-up right through the week before covering all the action live from the Bahrain International Circuit, from Friday's first practice session through to Sunday's season-opening Grand Prix.

Sky Sports F1 experts Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Naomi Schiff, Ted Kravitz, Natalie Pinkham, David Croft and Simon Lazenby will all be out in Bahrain bringing fans unrivalled analysis and insight.

The drivers' press conference will take place on Friday morning before both practice sessions. Then Saturday's qualifying and Sunday's race - both live at 3pm - will be followed by Ted's Notebook.

Watch every race of the 2022 F1 season exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 and NOW, click here for more information. Fans can follow all the action online and on the Sky Sports app. Plus now, Sky Sports customers can use Recap and catch up on all the key highlights during live races in a short burst.

Sky Glass, the streaming TV from Sky, is packed with the latest technology - simply plug, pair and play to enjoy stunning screen quality and powerful sound. A 4K Ultra HD Quantum Dot screen delivers crystal-clear picture, while the 10-bit HDR screen supports HLG, HDR10 and Dolby Vision® to produce vibrant, more intense colour. To experience Sky Glass in all its UHD glory, upgrade to the Ultra HDR and Dolby Atmos pack for an incredible cinematic experience from the comfort of your own home.

Sky Glass starts at just £13 a month. Click here to find out more.

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