Formula 1 kicked off its 2021 season yesterday at the Sakhir circuit. For the occasion, Canal + had decided to broadcast the Bahrain Grand Prix unencrypted on its antenna.
After motor sports yesterday on Canal +, with the launch of the Formula 1 World Championship season 2021 in Bahrain and the start of the new MotoGP season in Doha in stride.
For the occasion, the encrypted channel had decided to broadcast these two tests in clear on its antenna. And it is clear that motor sports enthusiasts have responded! The Bahrain Grand Prix, won by Lewis Hamilton at the end of the suspense, gathered 1.89 million viewers, with a peak audience of 2.34 million during the last laps of the race. It is neither more nor less than a historic record for a Formula 1 Grand Prix on Canal +!
Broadcast in the wake of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, the MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar attracted 1.46 million viewers on average, peaking at 1.61 million viewers at the start of the race. , finally won by Maverick Vinales riding his Yamaha ahead of the Ducati of Frenchman Johann Zarco.
The next Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in three weeks in Emilia-Romagna, on the Imola circuit, while the next MotoGP championship event is already scheduled this weekend, again in Doha.
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