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Star Sports to broadcast classic F1 races in India

10th Apr 2020 5:30 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit pause on motorsport, but fans now have to chance to relive some of the most memorable F1 races.

Suffering from motorsport withdrawals? As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing becomes the new norm, racing series around the globe have understandably been forced to hit the brakes. However, there is some respite for all those Formula 1 fanatics out there, with Star Sports India announcing that it will be broadcasting a host of classic races on its ‘Select 2’ channels (SD and HD) in the coming weeks.

Starting from today, Star Sports Select 2 will be broadcasting the highlights of four races every week – one each on Friday and Saturday (7-8pm) and two on Sunday (7-9pm). While the races on Friday and Saturday have been preselected, fans will be able to vote on social media for the races they want to watch on Sunday.

The line-up for this week includes the 1984 Monaco GP (Friday, April 10) and 1986 Spanish GP (Saturday, April 11). The former is famous for marking the birth of the legendary rivalry between Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, while the 1986 Spanish GP saw a spectacular three-way battle for the lead between Nigel Mansell, Prost and Senna. The race that fans voted for to be shown this Sunday (April 12) is the 1989 Hungarian GP – a race that Mansell won for Ferrari after battling his way up the grid from 12th place. That will be followed up by a repeat broadcast of the 1984 Monaco GP.

For the coming weeks, the pool of races that Star Sports will broadcast, and fans will be able to select from, include:

1988 Japanese GP

1990 US GP

1991 Japanese GP

1992 Monaco GP

1993 European GP

1994 Brazilian GP

1996 Spanish GP

1997 European GP

1998 Belgium GP

1999 Canadian GP

2000 Japanese GP

2001 Brazilian GP

2002 Austrian GP

2003 Hungarian GP

2003 Japanese GP

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