Eurosport India, “the home of world-class sports titles” has won the broadcasting rights for the FIA Formula 2 Championship. With enthralling eight rounds, comprising of 3 races per round, motorsports fans are geared up for the 24-race season.
After an action-packed round-2 weekend in Monaco, fans and motorsports enthusiasts are awaiting the upcoming Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2021, which will take place over 51 laps of the 6.003- kilometre Baku City Circuit on Sunday, June 6.
The fifth FIA Formula 2 season commenced with the Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 on Sunday, 28 March and will end with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021, which will take place over the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday, December 12.
The 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship will also visit iconic circuits such as Silverstone, Monza, Sochi and Jeddah. The championship is spread over eight weekends with two sprint races on Saturday, which will precede the feature race on Sunday.
Indian racing driver Jehan Daruvala is competing in the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship with Carlin Motorsport. He currently sits in eighth place in the driver standings after round 2 in Monaco. Chinese racing driver Guanyu Zhou is currently leading the table with 68 points. G. Zhou has set a strong start to the season by winning the round 1 feature race in Sakhir, Bahrain followed by a Sprint 1 win in Monte Carlo, Monaco last Saturday.
Being a leading global sports channel, Eurosport has a rich heritage of broadcasting some of the best motorsports’ championships in the world including the MotoGP, the Dakar Rally, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the NASCAR Cup Series, Indycar, FIM World Superbike Championship and Formula E. Acquiring the broadcasting rights for FIA Formula 2 Championship complements Eurosport India’s existing list of motorsports properties which includes NASCAR Cup Series, MotoGP, FIM Moto Endurance (EWC), British Superbikes and WTCR.
Commenting on the nation’s growing interest in motorsports and rising consumption; Vijay Rajput, Head of Eurosport India, said, “we are delighted to expand our rich library of varied sports content by acquiring the rights of the 2021 FIA F2 Championship.”
Action for FIA Formula 2- Baku, Azerbaijan featured race on June 6 will be broadcasted live on EUROSPORT and EUROSPORT HD. You can also watch the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship live by streaming the Eurosport channel feed on the discovery+ app.