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Abu Dhabi Sports to telecast Formula 1 GP

Countdown programmes, which include documentaries and biographies of prominent F1 drivers, to begin from Monday

  • staff report
  • Published: 16:40 October 19, 2013
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: The Etihad F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, one of the region’s most awaited annual sports events, will be telecast live on the Abu Dhabi Sports network channels 2 and 6.

Starting from Monday, Abu Dhabi Sports will launch the F1 coverage, which will include eight special programmes and documentaries along with three weekly shows from the network’s archives on the history of Formula 1 as well as the biographies of prominent F1 drivers. The programmes will also showcase challenging moments and accidents that have happened in the past.

Mohammad Najeeb, Head of Abu Dhabi Sports, said in a press release from Abu Dhabi Media: “Abu Dhabi has become a global hub for hosting major international events, including Formula 1, which has garnered the attention of sporting fans all around the world, including interest from our viewers. We will ensure that we continue to offer up-to-date coverage.”

The Grand Prix is scheduled for November 1-3, with daily 12-hour live coverage from several correspondents located across Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Interviews will be held with drivers, officials, organisers and visitors to Abu Dhabi; in addition to other activities taking place each day from 9am. Summaries and highlights from this year’s Formula 1 season, including snapshots of races from several circuits in major cities around the globe are also scheduled for broadcast.

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