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F1 converts to HD television coverage

It has been confirmed by Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Management (FOM) that the sport will be broadcast in full High Definition (HD) television coverage from the 2011 season onwards, therefore ending months of speculation over whether the innovation would be introduced this year.

From Bahrain in mid-March to Brazil on the final weekend of November, the entire campaign will be brought to our screens in HD, with the international world feed now being provided at a data rate of 42 megabits per second and in MPEG-2 format.

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Texas signs 10-year deal for US Grand Prix

The American Grand Prix will be returning to the calendar in 2012 as Austin, Texas hosts what is set to be the country’s first race since 2007. The confirmation comes following much speculation regarding a Grand Prix in the country, with races in New York and its surrounding area having been the main topics.

After plans for a New Jersey street circuit were scrapped just a day after they were revealed, the Upper State New York Monticello circuit put forward a proposal last week although it has now been confirmed that a deal has been signed between Texas and sporting commercial rights holder Formula One Management (FOM).

The contract for Austin – nicknamed ’Silicon Hills’ due to being one of the most prominent regions in the USA for the technology industry – to serve as host city to the event will begin in 2012 and run through to 2021, with the race taking place at a purpose-built venue.

"We are extremely honoured and proud to reach an agreement with the F1 commercial rights holder," said Tavo Hellmund, Managing Partner of race promoter Full Throttle Productions, after confirming the deal with FOM head Bernie Ecclestone.

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