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F1 title decider to be shown on free-to-air TV after Channel 4 executes Sky Sports deal

Formula One world championship race will be broadcast for free as Channel No. 4 notice it will screen Grand Prix Abu Dhabi direct.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are locked with 369.5 points at the top of the drivers’ standings heading to Sunday’s race at Yas Marina Circuit.

Their win-lose battle will now be shown live on Channel 4, as well as on Sports sky, which organizes all F1 races through its subscription services, is said to have paid more than £1 billion for a five-year deal in 2019.

A similar deal was made with Amazon Prime in September to show Emma Raducanu’s US Open win.

Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon said: “We are delighted that the whole country will be able to watch the most thrilling final of an F1 season in vivid memory as Lewis strives to become Champion The most crowned world enemy. anytime.

“After bringing Test cricket to free-to-air television for the first time in over a decade and allowing millions to share in the joy of Emma Raducanu’s US Open win, we are delighted to partner with Sky to make enabling as many spectators as possible to share this historic sporting moment. ”

Sky, UK and Europe CEO Stephen van Rooyen said: “Sunday Grand Prix is ​​one of the biggest sporting events of the past decade, and could be a historic moment for British sport.

“We have chosen to gift the race to the entire country for Christmas through our partnership with Channel 4, so that everyone can participate in the national moment when Lewis Hamilton wins the title. historic eighth world championship.”

Formula One President Stefano Domenicali added: “We are delighted that Sky will be making Sunday’s Grand Prix available to Channel 4 viewers so that everyone can watch the thrilling finale of this epic season live. .”

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