F1 to make classic race available online

F1 to make classic race available online

22 September 2017 – Formula 1's official website will make a classic Malaysian Grand Prix available online for fans to watch later this month, as the sport prepares to bid farewell to the country.

Malaysia's Sepang International Circuit will host its 19th and final race on October 1 and, to mark the occasion, F1 will share one previous race online, in full, for a 19-day period.

Fans can choose from Michael Schumacher's victory in the rain in 2001, Kimi Räikkönen's first win in 2003 and Fernando Alonso beating Sergio Pérez in a wet/dry encounter in 2012.

It is the latest step in the sport's digital development, following Liberty Media's takeover.

F1's commercial chief, Sean Bratches, outlined earlier this year that there were some "really creative, exciting ideas" on the way in terms of digital content.

Asked by GPUpdate.net back in June whether there were plans to do more with video online, and perhaps make old races available to download, he said: "100 per cent.

"There are great times ahead if you're a Formula 1 fan.

"We plan to use the digital platform to engage the next generation of fans and super serve those that are there today, and we have some really creative, exciting ideas."

Votes can be made via the official F1 website and through social media.

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