Sky Sports F1 is a television channel created exclusively for Sky’s UK coverage of Formula One, with Sky having a package of UK rights from the 2012 season to the 2018 season. From 2019 to 2024, Sky Sports F1 will have the exclusive rights to live Formula 1, and will sub-licence the British Grand Prix plus highlights and qualifying sessions of all races on a free-to-air basis on a free to air channel, expected to be Sky Sports Mix. From 2017, Sky Sports F1 will broadcast Formula 1 in UHD for the first time
2018 Pre-Season Testing: Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has been the fastest driver in both pre-season tests in march. He also set the record for fastest lap time in over a decade in Barcelona at 1:19.024. McLaren suffered several mechanical problems while Mercedes were also quick with new driver Valtteri Bottas setting a record lap time before Vettle on Thursday, 09 March 2017.