Sky Sports to Broadcast GP2 & GP3 on New F1 Channel

February 2, 2012

Sky Sports has announced that its new Sky Sports F1 HD channel, which will go active in March, will also broadcast support Motorsport series GP2 and GP3.

In 2012, GP2 have an extended calendar after combining its Main and Asia Series, whereas GP3 will be in action over European Formula 1 weekends.

This year, the United Kingdom has a split television deal for F1, with Sky showing all races live on a pay-per-view package as the BBC broadcasts ten live events free-to-air, starting with Round 3 in China. On top of its support race coverage, Sky has confirmed that its weekly magazine show – hosted by Georgie Thompson and Ted Kravitz – will also provide coverage, analysis and discussions between races.

“We are delighted to be showing GP2 and GP3 live on Sky Sports F1 HD,” says Martin Turner, Sky’s Executive Producer. “There are six former GP2 Champions in Formula 1 this season, including Lewis Hamilton and last year’s winner Romain Grosjean. The series promises nail-biting and fascinating racing and we’ll track gifted drivers through the ranks as they aim for Formula 1.”

GP2 will begin in Malaysia, with GP3 kicking off in Barcelona.