Sky Sports win best F1 broadcaster for second consecutive year

MARTIN TURNER 1.Still001Sky Sports has won the FIA’s award for the best international broadcaster of Formula One, picking up the accolade at the annual prize giving in Paris last night.

The great and the good of the motorsport world convened in the French capital for the gala as Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull received their world championship trophies for the fourth consecutive year. However, a number of other awards were given out for the other FIA series (such as the World Endurance Championship) and a few individual trophies, such as the Personality of the Year award which was won by Robert Kubica. However, the award for broadcasting was won for the second consecutive year by Sky Sports whose dedicated coverage in the UK has proven to be highly successful.

Executive producer Martin Turner received the award from Bernie Ecclestone, and reinforced his commitment to making the coverage ever better in 2014.

“Formula One is a sport with passionate and knowledgeable fans that deserve the ultimate coverage,” Turner said. “If you’re not at the Grand Prix, we want Sky Sports F1 to be the next best place to be. This award gives us another reason to keep improving and we’re working on several exciting ideas for next season.”

Former F1 driver and Sky Sports F1 commentator Martin Brundle was delighted to be part of the award-winning team once again, following their win in 2012. “This second consecutive award for Sky Sports F1 recognises the impressive creativity and passion of a great team of men and women who work tirelessly behind the cameras and mixing and editing galleries,” he said. “It’s a pleasure to work with them.”

Sky Sports F1 saw off competition from a further 90 broadcasters to win the award, and with a dedicated channel that broadcasts 365 days of the year, this award is no less than they deserve.

Image courtesy of Sky Sports F1.

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