Channel 4 will show the 2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix live, as well as race highlights from every round of the season.

Sky Sports had secured exclusive live rights to broadcast F1 from 2019 as part of a five-year deal, meaning F1 was set to move from terrestrial to pay-to-view TV from next season.

But an “innovative content partnership” agreed between Sky and Channel 4 - announced on Wednesday - will result in Channel 4 continuing its coverage in the form of race highlights, while it has also secured rights to broadcast the British Grand Prix live.

Channel 4 Chief Executive Officer Alex Mahon said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to establish such an exciting and innovative partnership with Sky which will ensure that the British Grand Prix and highlights of the 2019 Formula 1 Championship remain available on free-to-air television for UK viewers.”

Channel 4 became the home of F1 on terrestrial TV in 2016 after taking over the BBC’s contract to share a certain amount of races throughout the season, with the rest being exclusive to Sky Sports F1.

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