Eleven Sports set to renew F1 rights in Poland until 2022

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports is set to agree a three-year renewal for rights to the Formula One motor racing championship in Poland, SportBusiness Media understands.

Eleven’s deal, agreed with Formula One Management, the commercial rights-holder of the F1 championship, will run from 2020 to 2022.

The broadcaster has held F1 rights in Poland since 2016. Its two previous deals – one covering 2016 and 2017, another covering 2018 and 2019 – were agreed with the MP & Silva agency, which acquired rights from FOM in a six-year deal from 2014 to 2019. After the collapse of MP & Silva last year, Eleven had to re-sign a deal with FOM for rights to this year’s championship.

The return of Polish driver Robert Kubica to F1 this year, after a seven-year absence, should increase F1 interest in the country.