There’s now less than two weeks to go until Formula 1 fans will finally get to see all the cars that will compete for the 2020 FIA Formula 1 World Championship™ on track together for the first time.
Wednesday 19th February -
There are two sessions, both at the Barcelona-
More access to media and fans
This will be the first year that the pre-
Thanks to unanimous agreement from the ten teams, fans will be able to follow testing in far greater detail than in the past. One important element is that teams are no longer allowed to deploy vanity screens at the front of their garages while the track is open in the morning and afternoon. The only exceptions to this are if a car needs to be repaired following a crash or a technical failure. It means that, right from the very start of winter testing, the ten new cars will be fully visible to the media in pit-
Live streaming on F1 TV Pro
F1 TV Pro, Formula 1’s OTT platform, will broadcast testing from 9am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm (CET.)
Subscribers to F1 TV Pro will also be able to watch Sky UK and F1 round-
SKY F1 viewers in the UK and Italy can also watch testing live.
Alongside the live broadcasts, F1 TV is also producing various on-
Each day in “Tech Talk”, Formula 1’s Digital Presenter, Will Buxton, will be joined by a host of guests to discuss the latest technical developments and analyse the performance of the teams.
At the end of each three-
For those who are hard at work during the week, there will be an on-
On Friday 28th, after the final chequered flag of the second session, Jolyon Palmer, who drove in 35 Grands Prix, will give an initial assessment of how things went and his prediction for the start of the season.
Another new initiative for the media present at testing is that, during each one of the six lunch-
Sky in Italy and the UK will be co-
Formula 1 enthusiasts in the UK and in Italy will be able to follow all six days of track action at the Circuit de Barcelona-
The main purpose of the six days in Barcelona is for the teams to test their new cars, but it is also a great opportunity for Formula 1 and the FIA to field test systems used at the races at F1’s M&TC in line with F1 and Sky UK sustainability initiatives.
Innovative initiatives aimed at allowing some functions to be controlled remotely produced. The coverage will include live action, on track activity, pit lane and garage filming, live graphic explainers and pit and track side reporting from Sky and F1 pundits.
Improved live timing available
On top of such a wide content offer, all F1 TV subscribers will have access to a much richer Live Timing page on the F1 Official App.
Fans will be able to follow live all drivers’ performance lap by lap, not only through the usual three-
Full live timing and a suite of content – including, among other features, in-
New territories and pricing added to Formula 1’s OTT platform
The full coverage – live and VOD – of the six days of testing will mark the debut of further eleven new countries through F1 TV Pro, bringing the total to 78:
Angola, Argentina, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France (new lower price), Ghana, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Sint Maarten, Slovenia, South Africa, South Tyrol, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.