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Formula 1 2019: A new era for the sport on television as well as on track

Formula 1's relationship with the British public undergoes a huge shift this year. For the first time in more than 40 years, audiences in the UK will not be able to watch regular live coverage of the F1 season as part of their basic television package. The only race available to watch live on free-to-air television - requiring only a licence fee - will be the British Grand Prix. Britain's five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said during pre-season testing that this development was "definitely not cool", as he recalled settling down to watch grands prix live as a child. It is the result of a new contract between F1 and pay-television company Sky, which was signed by former F1...
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