CCTV shows coverage of F1’s Austrian Grand Prix with rights deal reportedly on horizon

Guanyu Zhou of China and UNI-Virtuosi Racing celebrates on the podium during the Silverstone race of the Formula 2 Championship on July 18, 2021. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV over the weekend showed its first coverage of this year's Formula 1 season, with local media reporting that a new rights deal is being finalised.

CCTV showed coverage of the qualifying and main race from the Austrian Grand Prix. The state broadcaster has shown recent Formula 1 seasons but a deal was not agreed in time for the start of the 2022 season.

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