Formula One on FOX
|Formula One on FOX|
Mike Joy (1998-2000) |
Bob Varsha (2007-2012)
Leigh Diffey (2010)
Derek Bell (1998-2000)
David Hobbs (2007-2012)
Steve Matchett (2007-2012)
Peter Windsor (1998-2000, 2007-2009)
Will Buxton (2010-2012)
|Country of origin||USA|
|Running time||Race: 1.5 to 2.5 hours (depending on race length)|
|Production company(s)||Fox Sports|
Fox Sports Net |
Before the 1998 Formula One season started, ESPN lost the rights broadcasting F1. so Speedvision (later known as Speed channel and then Speed.) got rights to broadcast all races live, Fox got rights to broadcast selected races live. They had their coverage on Fox Sports Network. The broadcast team had Mike Joy and former racing driver Derek Bell as commentators and Peter Windsor as pit reporter.
For 1998, five races were broadcast live, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Canada and Japan. The remaining eleven races were taped delayed at San Marino, Spain, Monaco, France, Britain, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Italy and Luxembourg.
For 1999. only the Brazil, Canada and Japan was live. The remaining thirteen races were taped delayed at Australia, San Marino, Monaco, Spain, France, Britain, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Europe and Malaysian.
In 2000, The Brazil, Canada, United States and Malaysia was live. The remaining thirteen races were taped delayed at Australia, San Marino, Britain, Spain, Europe, Monaco, France, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Italy and Japan. At the end of 2000, Fox lost the rights of F1 coverage to Speedvision and ABC.
Fox regained the right of F1 coverage in 2007 from CBS but the deal was Fox to broadcast four races a year and Speed to do the rest of the races in the season. Fox used SPEED's broadcast team of Bob Varsha former racing driver David Hobbs and former mechanic Steve Matchett as commentators and Peter Windsor as pit reporter.
On October 12, 2012, Speed and Fox Sports, then owned by Fox announced that it was unable to renew its contract to air Formula One racing after the conclusion of the 2012 season. Two days later, NBC Sports announced that it had reached a new four-year deal to broadcast F1 races starting in 2013.
Fox F1 broadcasts
Races covered by Fox
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