South Africa can now watch live races with the F1 TV Pro available online and via the F1 app. This communication was made for the debut of season 2 of the reality show, Formula 1: Drive to Survive.
F1 TV Pro live streams all F1 races, as well as F2, F3 and the Porsche Supercup series as an on-demand service with a live stream of every track session for every Grand Prix.
F1 TV is available since 2018 in South Africa but didn’t offer local viewers the opportunity to watch live racing.
The 2020 pre-season testing started on 19 February with all 6 days of testing that was shown live on F1 TV Pro for the first time.
F1 TV Pro provides also a daily Tech Talk show analyzing the latest innovations the various teams are trialing for 2020. It also highlights full coverage of various press conferences.
Besides South Africa, F1 TV Pro is also present in several other African countries including Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
F1 TV Pro cost $4.99 (R75.51) monthly and $44.99 (R680.81) for an annual subscription and will compete with Netflix South Africa, MultiChoice’s Showmax, Amazon Prime Video, Vodacom’s Video Play and Apple TV+.
Furthermore, it was announced that Formula 1 will be back on the South African soil in the form of an immersive fan festival.
The last time a South African Grand Prix was part of F1 was in 1993. Together with Heineken the F1 Joburg Festival, in collaboration with Gauteng Province, will highlight a live car run with three F1 teams including Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, and Renault F1.