By: Tanner Watkins
March 1, 2019 | 8:00 AM
A breakthrough for open-wheel racing fans in the United Kingdom has seen Sky Sports F1 confirmed as the region’s flagship television partner for NTT IndyCar Series coverage in 2019 – just a week before cars hit the track for the season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Sky Sports will show each round of the 2019 IndyCar season on the Sky Sports F1 channel as part of this new agreement, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500 and each qualifying session for the 17 races.
“We are pleased to reach a deal with Sky Sports to showcase the NTT IndyCar Series on the Sky Sports F1 channel for the next several seasons,” said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company.
“INDYCAR values the commitment Sky and NBC have made to the series and the support of Comcast-NBCUniversal to help make this deal possible. We look forward to starting our season next week on Sky.”
IndyCar Series fans will be able to watch the action in high definition via Sky Q, on the move with Sky Go, or via the Sky Sports App. Fans can also stream INDYCAR via NOW TV – a contract-free streaming service offering day, week and month
“The NTT IndyCar Series is one of the most thrilling competitions in motor racing, crowned by the world renowned ‘Indy 500’, and it’s great to be able to work with our new partners at NBC to bring it to a whole new audience here in the UK and Ireland,” said Steve Smith, Director of Content and Production at Sky Sports.
“Alongside our biggest ever season of F1, it will be part of an incredible line-up of motor racing on Sky Sports this year.”
The NTT IndyCar Series goes green for its first race of the season on Sunday, March 10 in the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Header image by Karl Zemlin/INDYCAR.