SPEED and Formula One Management have reached an agreement to extend a relationship that dates back to 1996, the network’s first full season on the air. SPEED will continue to offer its long-running live coverage of the FIA Formula One World Championship, including live coverage of qualifying and practice sessions.
SPEED began covering F1 racing in 1996 with delayed race broadcasts, moving to live coverage in 1997. Beginning in 2010, SPEED also will have on-line clip usage rights from F1.
Four F1 races will air on FOX this season with the SPEED on-air team calling the action. Those four races, which will be consecutive events, have yet to be named.