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Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick | 16:36 UK time, Friday, 29 July 2011

On the BBC Sports Editors' blog this afternoon, Ben Gallop, Head of Formula 1, explains why the BBC will be sharing coverage with Sky from next season. He says:

The headline is that under a seven-year deal starting next season, we will be showing 10 of the races in the F1 calendar, plus the corresponding qualifying and practice sessions, live on BBC TV. We will broadcast extended highlights for the rest of the grands prix just a few hours after the chequered flag has been waved. Sky will have live action from all races, qualifying and practice sessions...

Read the rest of Ben's post and leave a comment on the BBC Sports Editors' blog, read the story on the BBC Sport web site and in the BBC's press release.

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