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Formula 1 has never looked better as Sky Sports adds HDR to 4k for 2022 season

Sky Sports Sky Q F1 menu screen

The 2022 F1 season will be available in 4k with HDR on Sky Sports, for the first time. The prospect will have fans of motor sport, and AV enthusiasts salivating.

HDR expands the dynamic range of images, complementing the improved resolution of 4k UHD, adding greater depth and punch to images.

F1 in 4k HDR is available on Sky Q and Sky Glass, the new all-in-one streaming TV solution from Sky; subscribers can say “Hello Sky, Formula 1” to Sky Glass or into their Sky Q voice remote to find all the latest news and analysis,  plus bespoke F1 content.

Coverage begins from Friday March 18’s first practice session through to Sunday’s season-opening Grand Prix, at the Bahrain International Circuit. 

Jonathan Licht, Managing Director of Sky Sports said: “We are pleased to bring the 2022 Formula 1 season to life in a way fans won’t have experienced before. The stunning picture quality offered through HDR will make viewing the new Formula 1 season even more exciting and impactful than ever.”

F1 in 4k HDR is available on Sky Q and Sky Glass, the new all-in-one streaming TV solution from Sky…

Sky Glass delivers Sky Sports in4k HDR with no dish required

Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights and Content Creation at Formula 1 said: “As we enter an exciting new era of Formula 1, it is fantastic that fans will now get to experience the 2022 season, and enjoy Sky Sports’ extensive Formula 1 coverage, in HDR. This is the latest in a long line of innovations in F1’s production that allow us to bring racing to fans in new and engaging ways and we can’t wait to see it in action.”

Every race of the 2022 F1 season is exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 and NOW.  Fans can also follow on Sky Sports app. Recap technology allows catch up on all the key highlights during live races in a short burst.

Covering the opening weekend for Sky Sports will be Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Naomi Schiff, Ted Kravitz, Natalie Pinkham, David Croft and Simon Lazenby.

The drivers’ press conference takes place on Friday morning, before both practice sessions. Then Saturday’s qualifying and Sunday’s race,  both live in 4k HDR at 3pm,  will be followed by Ted’s Notebook, sans 4k HDR.

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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