ESPN and Formula 1 have set a multi-year linear and digital partnership bringing the FIA Formula One World Championship back to its original U.S. TV home starting in March 2018. ESPN and ABC – where Formula 1 first aired in 1962 – will televise all 21 races in the championship.
All races will air live in the U.S. on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. From March through November, more than 125 hours of Formula 1 programming, including all practice sessions, qualifying and races, will air live and in replay across ESPN platforms. NBC had been airing the races since 2013.