*** As with last season's thread, we'll be talking freely about races without spoiler tags, so please beware if you watch races on a delay! ***
How to watch in the US:
- ESPN carries races live both on their various broadcast channels, but also on their various apps as long as you’ve got a TV provider login with the appropriate access to ESPN.
- F1TV is an official streaming service that offers two tiers. The “Pro” tier lets you stream races live for about $80 a year, but you can get on demand streams of all races for a much more reasonable $26 a year if you don’t fancy waking up at 5 AM or something for like 2/3rds of the races. There are also month to month subscriptions available, and if you sign up before the season starts you can get a 25% discount with the EARLYBIRD25 promo code.
- The official F1 YouTube channel doesn't offer full replays, but they do have great highlights packages for every practice, qualifying, and race session throughout the year, as well as great interview an analysis coverage throughout race weekends, and a variety of other miscellaneous interesting video clips in between.
Who are the teams?
Spotter's guides aren't quite available yet because Renault is still using a temporary testing livery, but here's a fun pixel art thing in the meantime.
Short team descriptions from the F1 Official YouTube channel (more will be added as they are published)
Other Useful Links:
GWJ F1 Fantasy League: https://fantasy.formula1.com/league/790
The invite code to join is: c5479a3832
Drive to Survive, Netflix's excellent documentary series about the sport, an EXCELLENT way to introduced yourself to the sport. You'll learn all about the sport in general, meet the current drivers, and get a full recap of the 2018 and (once the second season is available at the end of February) 2019 seasons of the sport.
Shift-F1, a podcast about F1 hosted by video game media personalities Drew Scanlon (Cloth Map, formerly of Giant Bomb), Danny O’Dwyer (No Clip), and Rob Zacny (Waypoint).
Fantasy Formula 1
F1 Reddits: Formula 1 , Formula 1.5 , Formula 1 Posters, Inspector Seb
I'll be editing in more resources and links to this main post as we go along, but I figured that since preseason testing has started, we should get a thread going for the year.