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F1 on TV in 2017: Sky to show opening two races exclusively live; all races in UHD

Sky Sports F1 has announced more details of its coverage of the sport in 2017, with the channel showing ten races exclusively live, including the opening two from Australia and China, and two of the final three races.

And for the first time, viewers in the UK and Ireland with Sky Q can enjoy every Grand Prix in ultra high-definition with picture quality four times that of normal HD TV. Customers with Sky Q can also enjoy split viewing, with different race camera angles and highlights alongside live coverage.

Sky Sports Head of Formula 1 Martin Turner said:
“With UHD it’s Formula 1 like you’ve never seen it before. It will be the hardest, fastest, loudest season in years with new rules, new cars, new engines and new, massive tyres. From the opening Grand Prix of the year to the season’s home-stretch, Sky Sports F1® remains the definitive place for fans to see every twist and turn of the season.”

In addition to watching every session of qualifying, practice and race in the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship, viewers can enjoy live coverage of F1 feeder series GP2 and GP3.

In addition to being available to Sky subscribers, the Sky Sports F1 channel is also available via streaming service NOW TV, where access to the channel is part of the 'Sky Sports pass' , available from £6.99 for a 24 hour pass. Sky Sports F1 is also carried on Virgin Media and TalkTalk TV. HD is only available on Sky and Virgin, UHD only via Sky Q.

As last year, a selection of races will be shown free-to-air on Channel 4:

Full details of all the free-to-air and pay TV races in 2017...