RTL-exit after 30 years: formula 1 only on Pay-TV?

The television channel RTL gets out after 30 years from the live coverage of the formula 1. This is the transmitter that has transmitted the 1991 at the Grand P

RTL-exit after 30 years: formula 1 only on Pay-TV?

The television channel RTL gets out after 30 years from the live coverage of the formula 1. This is the transmitter that has transmitted the 1991 at the Grand Prix races live, announced, on Sunday. As the reason for the exit with the end of the season 2020, RTL-managing Director Jörg Graf called the decision to want to in the future, on "soccer as a TV sports number one" focus.

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Apparently, the acquisition of the rights of the most important Motorsport category no longer appeared in the Cologne-based station economically viable. "If competitors are in the game that are willing to offer Double that amount, and must deal with an opt-out scenario, necessarily," said RTL sports chief Manfred Loppe, the German press Agency (dpa).

Given the departure of Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari at the end of the season is uncertain whether next year a German Pilot in the formula 1 is at the Start. Vettel should not contract with another Team to sign, it appears likely that reported for the first time since the Grand Prix of great Britain in 1991 no German driver at a Grand Prix is.

RTL was the Transfer of the Grand Prix of France in Magny-Cours on 7. In July 1991, in the continuous Live coverage, joined and accompanied the rise of the race series as the most popular Sunday TV sports the freshly re-United Germany, with the Grand Prix debut of Michael Schumacher on 25. August of that year began in Spa-Francorchamps. Each of the 91 Grand Prix victories Schumacher's RTL broadcast, as well as the 53 victories, Vettel's 23 victories to Nico Rosberg's, who have won six victories, Ralf Schumacher, and the three Grand Prix, Heinz-Harald Frentzen.

Updated Date: 21 June 2020, 09:19

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