Here’s a rough guide to finding where (and how) to watch F1 Stateside this year. There have been some new twists in coverage from SPEED, which will include the live streaming of practice sessions not before aired in the US. Check their live streaming schedule for listings of upcoming broadcasts. The US televised broadcast schedule is listed here, but it is not clear if races aired on FOX this Summer will also feature live streaming of practices before each race.
Finding a group to watch the races with is pretty simple, meetup.com has been putting together F1 groups together across the country, and here’s a list based on today’s current groups. Meetup.com does charge event organizers a fee for their groups, and some of these meetups have moved to Facebook, or email, or word of mouth as a result.
Here’s an open source map for F1 groups to pin up – feel free to have a look at where folks are around the country:
View F1US: F1 venue guide in a larger map
The map is editable currently for Google account holders. Login to Google maps, enter your venue location, and add it to the ‘F1US: F1 Venue Guide’.
As always, before planning a visit on race day to a venue you’ve not been to before, call ahead or better yet visit to make sure you’ll have a TV you can see and hear, and a time you can stop by if the race needs to be DVR’d.
Drop a line if you’d like to start a new location, I’ve been tweeting group meets pretty regularly over @F1US, or drop a reply below, and all the best for a great 2011 season!