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Formula 1 and beIN Sports exclusively for fans in Thailand

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Formula 1 is undoubtedly the most popular car racing competition worldwide. The 2022 season averaged an audience of 1,21 million in the United States and a total of over 470 million TV viewers around the globe.

For the first time, fans from Thailand and 9 other Asian countries will be able to watch all 23 races of the 2023 Formula 1 season, thanks to the partnership between Formula 1 and beIn Sports. This brings an end to the Formula 1 drought in Asia, which meant that enthusiasts could not watch live races on their television sets, and had to find alternative ways to watch their favorite drivers.

What Does the Partnership Bring to Asian F1 Fans?

The new deal between beIN Sports broadcaster and Formula 1 brings the Formula One World Championship to 10 new countries across Asia from Thailand to Indonesia.

The partnership is valid until the end of the 2025 season and highlights beIN’s ambitious plans in the region. F1 fans from all 10 territories will get unparalleled access to races, F1 Sprint events, qualifying, and practice sessions.

Motorsports Popularity in Thailand

The interest in motorsports, especially car racing, has been constantly growing in Thailand in recent years. The success of Thai drivers in international competitions, coupled with major motorsports events taking place in the region, have contributed to this status quo.

Buriram-born driver Alex Albon is one of the vital factors contributing to motorsports success in Thailand. His rise to F1 made Albon the first Thai driver to participate in the competition since 1954.

Furthermore, the development of world-class racing facilities, such as the Chang International Circuit, helped to attract major motorsports events to the country. The circuit, situated in Buriram, is one of the most modern such venues in Asia, with a capacity of 100,000 spectators.

Finally, the government is an active supporter of motorsports development as a way to boost the economy and promote tourism. They came with numerous projects like tax incentives for businesses or establishing the Thailand Motorsport Institute to boost the phenomenon in the country.

The partnership between Formula 1 and beIN Sports is another crucial step forward. The deal means local fans will no longer have to rely on Thai-language betting sites with live-streaming services to watch the Sunday races.

High Stakes for the 2023 Season

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Even though Max Verstappen ended Hamilton’s four consecutive F1 championship wins, there’s no lack of competition for the new season. Mercedes are surely determined to fix the hiccups that made the car less competitive in 2022 so that Lewis can go toe to toe with the Dutch driver in every race.

Nobody should underestimate Ferrari’s top talents either – Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz either. Leclerc’s second place in the driver standings for 2022 makes him a threat to Verstappen’s third consecutive title. Especially if the car is at least as competitive as the one the Italian team lined up for the previous season.

Alpine is another team that fans should keep an eye on. A contender for the team of the year last season, the French squad took fourth place in the constructor’s championship in fierce competition. Considering they went up against Red Bull, Mercedes, and Ferrari, the fourth position speaks volumes about their potential in the new season. It’s true that Fernando Alonso also played a vital role in their success. However, Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon have what it takes to grab podiums and even victories.

The show starts with the Bahrain Grand Prix between 3 and 5 March. With all the teams already uncovering their cars for the current season, the excitement is higher than ever to watch them on track. After Bahrain, the caravan will travel across the globe to bring joy to hundreds of millions of fans.

Returning to the beIN sports deal to cover F1 races in Asia, it should be noted that the Singapore Grand Prix night race taking place on 17 September will now be available on live TV so local car racing enthusiasts won’t have to find alternatives to watch their home Grand Prix.

Final Thoughts

To conclude, the partnership between Formula 1 and beIN Sports is an exciting development for motorsports fans in Thailand and other Asian countries. It represents a significant step forward towards further growth of car racing on the continent. With exclusive coverage of all 23 races of the 2023 season, as well as bespoke content and expert analysis, fans will be able to enjoy the drama and excitement of Formula 1 like never before.