As it is now 2017, wanted to start a new thread for this season as the conversation continues in the 2016 thread.
The race season will start on March 24th, 2017 with FP1 and FP2 in Melbourne.
Testing will be conducted February 27th to March 2nd, and again from March 7th to March 10th at the Barcelona Catelunya circuit.
Car launches are schedule by the various teams to be in mid-February.
This year we have a Canadian driver - Lance Stroll - taking a seat at Williams.
TSN will continue to have the races in Canada - the assumption will be that most of the coverage will be on TSN5 with some of the programming changing from time to time. TSN will continue to use SKY's feed from the UK. TSN2 will typically carry FP2 TSN 5 will typically have Qualifying along with pre and post shows, and the Race along with pre and post shows.
TSN GO carried the coverage from the TSN channels live last year, and had the Qualifying and Race sessions available approximately 6-20 hours after they occurred for watching later.
NBC will also broadcast some races that will be available in Canada, with the assumption that they will follow the pattern from the last few years broadcasting the Monaco, Canadian, U.S., and Mexican grand prixs.
BBC Radio 5 will also have radio discussions available pre and post race weekend available to download in MP3 format.
SKY F1 last year had some coverage available on their website - it was hit and miss and assume the same again. Sky will cover the race in 4K, but we won't be seeing that format.
The various car changes, rule changes, driver changes, etc. have been discussed in the 2016 thread and as they come confirmed, we can discuss and analyze.
Looking forward to this season!