"I and many of my friends in usa want to watch UK-version of Formula 1 in season 2012.As far as I know, Bernies FOM restrict translations outside TV-company country, therefore free live BBC translations were available only for customers inside UK."
The BBC and Sky Sports will broadcast Formula 1 in the UK between 2012 and 2018 under a new rights deal.The BBC has been the exclusive broadcaster of F1 in the UK since 2009 but its contract with Formula One Management was due to expire after the 2013 season.
This year the BBC will be providing live coverage of 10 races in the 2012 Formula 1 season across all its platforms.
The BBC will have highlights on TV, online and mobile for any race it is not showing live, and all races will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 live.
The remainder of the live races will be available on Sky Go, with their new dedicated F1 Channel. Sky Sports will also show every race, qualifying session and practice live.
Watch Formula 1 Online outside the UK on BBC
You can now watch channels live on your computer, including Sky Sports and Sky Movies. Experience fantastic viewing on your PC or Mac, with a choice of quality levels to suit your bandwidth. Browse and change channels with our online TV Guide just like on your Sky box.Watch thousands of hours of TV programmes and movies on demand. There's catch-up TV from Sky1 and the BBC, a great selection from National Geographic Channel, History and others. Plus over 500 great movies, from indies to blockbusters, from Sky Movies and Sky Box Office.
How to get the service?
If you or someone you know subscribes to Sky Multiroom or Sky Broadband Unlimited, you can watch live TV on Sky Player at no additional charge.
What does this mean to me as a F1 Fan?
If you want to watch all the live races outside of the UK you will need a Sky Go account as well as a View TV Abroad VPN connection.If you want to stick with the BBC coverage you will only be able to watch 10 of the races live and the rest will be highlights.