Why F1 Bahrain GP is not broadcasted on Hotstar and Star Sports this weekend?

Formula 1 returns to India with the race in Bahrain on Sunday but with a few surprises as for the first time in over 33 years it won’t be broadcasted on Hotstar Disney plus and also for television (Star Sports), getting the fans to wonder how to watch the races.

What is F1TV Pro

F1 TV Pro will stream all sessions during race weekends, including practice, qualifying, sprint events, and the main race. In addition to this, subscribers can also access live telemetry, all 20 driver onboard cameras, and team radio channels, along with F1’s pre- and post-race analysis. All of this is ad-free, so there are no breaks mid-coverage.

Also with one buying F1TV Pro one can also watch F2 and F3 races with Jehan Daruvala being the sole Indian representation at the F2 level.

What is Cost of Buying an F1 TV Pro Subscription

First-time subscribers will get a free seven-day trial, but this deal is only available for a limited period of time. Following that, F1 TV Pro will be available for Rs 399 ($3.99) a month or Rs 2,999 ($29.99) annually.

While the platform offers plenty of exclusive content for die-hard F1 fans, there’s no denying it’s a steep price, especially in a cost-conscious country like India.

Hotstar’s base plan, for comparison, costs Rs 899 a year – that’s nearly one-third of F1 TV Pro’s asking price. Moreover, the Hotstar plan gave people access to plenty of other sports and entertainment content.

Difference between F1 TV Access and F1 TV Pro

For those who want to catch all the races live, make sure you purchase F1 TV Pro and not F1 TV Access. The TV Pro package carries all live streaming, while the Access package only carries on-demand content and delayed replays (dependent on the country). Both subscription types give full access to Live Timing, though.

Where can you watch F1 TV?

F1 TV Pro can be accessed on online browsers, mobile and tablet devices (iPhone 6 and above with iOS7+ and all Android devices with OS7 and above), and TV apps (for Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV).

And F1 TV Pro also allows one to chrome cast on Television as well and also u can share your F1 TV pro account with your friends but only one of them will be able to watch the race.

The Team for F1 TV Pro

Will Buxton known from Drive to Survive, will lead F1 TV’s analysis, along with presenters Laura Winter, Rosanna Tennant, and Lawrence Baretto.

Alex Jacques will lead the commentary team, with former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer and IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe as co-commentators. Thirteen-time F1 race winner David Coulthard will also provide commentary for a number of races throughout the season, with Sam Collins coming in as a technical analyst.

And the viewers have a chance to change commentary from the SKY sports to the F1 TV Team Commentary any time they wish to like.

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