F1 Gives U.S. Its Own Limited TV Coverage Hosted By Daniel Ricciardo and Will Arnett | Automotiv

F1 Gives U.S. Its Own Limited TV Coverage Hosted By Daniel Ricciardo and Will Arnett | Automotiv

Let’s be trustworthy, System 1’s tv protection has not been the identical since Liberty Media began F1 TV and ousted NBC from the protection throne. Ever since, there’s a sure void left by the previous NBC crew (Leigh Diffey, David Hobbes and Steve Matchett) that F1 TV and Sky Sports activities F1 have struggled to fill, other than Will Buxton’s position, as a result of he’s on F1 TV and we nonetheless get our grid walks. Regardless, protection simply hasn’t been the identical. However what may very well be probably the most ridiculous F1 protection you could ever watch is now simply days away.

ESPN shared Thursday {that a} new, alternate F1 protection present is coming to its personal ESPN2 community beginning with the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix and shall be hosted by what may very well be probably the most surprising of duos: Purple Bull reserve driver Daniel Ricciardo and actor Will Arnett, finest recognized in fact for Arrested Improvement.

“The Grandstand with Daniel Ricciardo and Will Arnett” could have a restricted run of broadcasts for the 2023 season, set for the Canadian GP, the U.S. GP in October, and the Las Vegas GP November 18. ESPN studies the telecast is a collaboration with Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions, which if any of you’re soccer followers, you is perhaps accustomed to his “ManningCasts” on Monday Evening Soccer.

The entire thing does really feel like one other step added to the circus that’s Liberty Media’s plan on making an attempt to benefit from the rising curiosity of People to allow them to persuade them it’s price paying hundreds of {dollars} for grandstand tickets on the upcoming U.S. races. Nevertheless, offering acquainted faces who might make the racing, actually enjoyable, may truly be a extremely good transfer. And the pair are clearly enthusiastic about it. From ESPN:

“That is going to be a hoot!” Ricciardo stated. “As you’d count on Will and I are going to have some enjoyable with the present, however we’re hoping it simply feels such as you’re watching F1 together with your mates.

“We could have some superb friends, loads of laughs and with some luck, convey followers one other step nearer to the game I really like a lot. Buckle up America!”

Arnett added: “The extra I find out about System One, the extra I’m intrigued by it. The chance to work with Mika [Hakkinen, two-time F1 champion] on my podcast was incredible, and I’m actually wanting ahead to doing this present with Daniel. We’re going to have enjoyable, and so will the viewers.”

Should you’re undecided about this unlikely pairing, you’ll need to give a hearken to Ricciardo’s look on the “Smartless” podcast again in September 2021. The present, hosted by Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes, is an all-smiles episode, as anticipated when Ricciardo is concerned. The interview begins with Ricciardo laughing and never seconds later, Hayes compliments Ricciardo on his smile. After all, as a result of they’re all comedians it will get out of hand, rapidly.

9/9/21: An Interview with Daniel Ricciardo | SmartLess w/ Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett

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