Formula One will continue to be broadcast in the Latin America and Caribbean regions after extending its TV deal with ESPN.
Excluding Brazil and Mexico, the flagship racing league will be present in all homes in LatAm and the Caribbean until 2025 on ESPN, as the extension kicked in during the F1 curtain raiser at the Bahrain Grand Prix, which was won by current world champion Max Verstappen.
F1 fans in LatAm and the Caribbean will also be able to switch ESPN on to gain live coverage of all practice and qualifying events, F1 Sprint Events and Grand Prix’s throughout the course of the 2023 season and beyond.
Ian Holmes, Director of Media and Content Creation, Formula 1, said: “ESPN’s broadcast of Formula 1 over the years has enabled the sport to increase its global reach and attract a new and diverse fan base.
“We are delighted to renew our partnership and continue our long tradition of bringing top quality broadcasting to our fans in Latin America and the Caribbean.
“Over the next three years, we will work together to honour our shared commitment of servicing our fans and ensure they continue to enjoy the entertainment and spectacle of Formula 1 for seasons to come.”
ESPN has made it even more accessible to watch F1 races via their streaming service Star+, which will broadcast all sessions of the 2023 championship on the platform.
Additionally, F1 will be broadcast on ESPN Extra and digitally on ESPN Play in the Caribbean, and on ESPN and the Fox Sports networks in Argentina and Chile. There will also be dedicated F1 coverage across ESPN.com and social media throughout the season.
Michael Walters, VP Programming & Acquisitions at ESPN, added: “This new agreement between ESPN and Formula 1 allows us to expand our relationship with the top category and will result in the most attractive motorsport offering, coming week after week to different corners of the continent, with exciting races to be enjoyed on ESPN and via streaming on Star+”.