Sky to show all four days of second Barca test live and in 3D from 28 Feb to 3 March!
A world first for viewers...
Last Updated: February 12, 2013 5:37pm
In a world first, Sky Sports will be offering live coverage of the second Barcelona test in 3D!
Sky 3D and Sky Sports F1 viewers will be able to watch live action from the Circuit de Catalunya on all four days of the test - the last before the 2013 F1 season starts in Australia - from 28 February to 3 March.
"This is a special moment for Formula 1 fans and exactly the kind of innovation and access that Sky Sports F1 promised," enthused Sky F1's Martin Brundle. "3D will show us the real challenges of the race track with added depth and perspective. It will be a new, immersive experience for viewers and I can't wait to see what F1 action in 3D will reveal."
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Sky is at the forefront of the world's 3D sports production and F1 will become the 14th sport to be broadcast in 3D by Sky. The coverage will be presented by Simon Lazenby with commentary from David Croft and special guests.
"This is groundbreaking," added Sky Sports F1's Executive Producer Martin Turner. "We're as excited as the next fan to see what Formula 1 will look like in 3D. It's uncharted territory, but this is a big opportunity to experiment and innovate, and we're grateful to Formula One Management for working with us on this.
"Sky is a world-leader in the field of 3D broadcasting, so in partnership with Formula 1 we're in the best position to answer public appetite and take up the challenge of bringing live F1 in 3D for the first time."
The unprecedented coverage of pre-season testing on Sky 3D and the dedicated Formula 1 channel Sky Sports F1 HD will include:
• LIVE 3D COVERAGE - Every day of the final test from 28 February-3 March from 2pm on Sky 3D - also available live on Sky Sports F1 channel in 2D.
• DAILY COVERAGE - Every day of every test including daily features of Ted's Test Notebook and a programme airing at 9pm on Sky Sports F1 HD
• LIVE COVERAGE - Daily live reports from every test on Sky Sports News HD and live reports from Ted Kravitz in episodes of the F1 Show on 22 February and 1 March
Sky 3D is available at no extra cost to Sky customers with the Sky World package, the HD pack and a 3D TV.