'This new F1 arrangement will allow us to tell the story of the whole F1 season for BBC viewers, while providing extended access to the biggest moments on the calendar – including the glamour of Monaco, the excitement of the last race of the season plus the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, which remains one of the highlights of the UK's sporting summer.
'In addition to our award-winning TV output, we will continue with our exclusive radio coverage on 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra, as well as our comprehensive F1 website and mobile services and the regular broadcasts on BBC News outlets. We know F1 fans appreciate the extensive multi-platform coverage we offer and, as well as capturing those big moments on TV, we pledge to keep audiences up-to-date with all the news and action throughout the season, wherever they are.
'You will appreciate these are early days, with much still to decide, including some of the detail around our own production. We will let you know as soon as there is more to say on that front – but in the meantime, there is the small matter of the 2011 season to focus on.'
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