Formula 1, Sky Sports and NBCUniversal Global Distribution mark F1 70th Anniversary with exclusive seven-part series

Formula 1, Sky Sports and NBCUniversal Global Distribution are pleased to announce the launch of a new Sky original seven-part docuseries called ‘Race to Perfection’ marking and celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Formula 1.

The exclusive series goes behind the scenes of the past 70 years, in partnership with the iconic sport, to celebrate the landmark date in its history.

From the launch of the sport in 1950 through to the modern day, the series will cover all the high-octane drama that has enthralled audiences across the world for decades. From Fangio to Schumacher, Senna to Hamilton, the stories of the sport and the personalities that have driven it will be told in a new light through unseen archive footage and exclusive interviews and will include:

  • Rarely seen and never-before-seen archive footage
  • 40+ exclusive interviews with some of F1’s biggest names
  • A fresh perspective to the history of the popular sport

The joint collaboration will see F1 making available it’s rich and impressive archive footage to create an exclusive seven-part docuseries. The series, which will be shown exclusively in the UK on Sky Sports, was produced in-house by the Sky Sports F1 team and will be made available to a vast network of TV channels and streaming services across the world via NBCUniversal Global Distribution.

View the trailer here:

Scott Young, Director of Sky Sports F1, said:

“Formula 1 is an iconic sport with rich history, ever-changing as technology has rapidly developed over the last seven decades. We’re delighted to partner with F1® and produce seven programmes to tell that story in full detail.

“It’s a time to remember the storylines and glory of the past but also look ahead to the future. Our partnership with F1® over the next five years will give customers exclusive access as that captivating story continues to unfold.”

Ian Holmes, Director of Media Rights Formula 1 said:

“We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with Sky and creating an exclusive docuseries which showcases the sport across the ages and celebrates our rich heritage in motorsport. Fans will be able to witness on a global scale some of our oldest footage brought back to life though the docuseries and give fans a real insight into the history of F1 to mark our 70th anniversary.”