Sky Sports F1 scoops Best TV Broadcaster Award for Outstanding Coverage

Formula 1 racing channel wins award for second consecutive year

Eoin Clarke
by Eoin Clarke on 10th December, 2013

Sky Sports F1 has scooped the Best TV Broadcaster Award for Outstanding Coverage from the FIA for the second year running.

The exclusive F1 channel on Sky Sports was recognised for the breadth and quality of its coverage at the 2013 FIA awards ceremony in Paris.

Chief executive of Formula One Management Bernie Ecclestone presented the prize which now means Sky Sports have won it in consecutive years since launching their exclusive Formula 1 coverage.

Sky Sports F1 provides fans with coverage of every Grand Prix event, including every practice and qualifying session throughout the F1 season.

There is also additional programming including The F1 Show and Race Notebook hosted by Ted Kravitz, as well as the F1 Legends series presented by Steve Rider.

Fans can also rely on Sky Sports News, and twitter at @skysportsf1 for breaking news and additional coverage throughout the season.

“Formula 1 is a sport with passionate and knowledgeable fans that deserve the ultimate coverage,” explained Martin Turner, executive producer for Sky Sports F1.

“If you’re not at the Grand Prix, we want Sky Sports F1 to be the next best place to be. This award gives us another reason to keep improving and we’re working on several exciting ideas for next season.”

The channel continued its innovative approach to Formula 1 coverage in February when it covered the third winter test live in 3D.

From the start of the season, drivers replayed and scrutinised their own laps live on air while Martin Brundle and David Croft entered the pits to talk to race teams and Team Principals.

Croft regularly answers twitter questions from fans live on the red button while expert analysis comes from former and current drivers including Damon Hill, Anthony Davidson and Johnny Herbert.

Sky Sports coverage will continue into 2014 with regular programming focusing on the build-up to the new F1 season and the test sessions in February.

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