On the morning of Saturday’s US Grand Prix, ESPN and Formula 1 announced a three-year extension on their TV deal. According to Jeff Gluck, the races will continue to air on ESPN’s platforms with no commercials.
ESPN and F1 officially announce a three-year extension of their TV deal.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) October 22, 2022
The best news here: **ESPN will continue to show the races commercial-free.** pic.twitter.com/ipPmZx4Epz
F1 has grown tremendously in popularity in the United States, largely due to Netflix’s “Drive to Survive” documentary series. The show was picked up for a fifth and sixth season. With this TV deal, we are heading towards F1 potentially having multiple events on the calendar in the United States. There has been a F1 event in Miami, and one is planned for Las Vegas in 2023. Chicago is hosting a NASCAR street race in July, setting the city up to potentially hold a F1 event in the future.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Max Verstappen is the favorite to win the US Grand Prix at -240. Lewis Hamilton is second at +550, while Charles Leclerc rounds out the top 3 at +1000.