The highly-anticipated 2023 F1 racing season will begin with the pre-season testing today, February 23, 2023. For the first time, DStv Compact Plus subscribers will have access to the MotorSports channel (DStv ch. 215) to watch the pre-season testing and the season’s first three races.

SuperSport MotorSport is the ultimate destination for racing fans, and DStv is making sure more people can enjoy the adventurous and engaging experience of the sports by opening the channel to one more tier.

Interestingly, more subscribers can experience the season, starting with the pre-season testing, followed by the first three races, running from early March to early April and taking in stops in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Australia. All they have to do is activate the Step-Up offer. Compact subscribers can upgrade to Compact Plus and get boosted to Premium to enjoy more sports and other content. Also, Confam subscribers who want to watch the opening races can upgrade to Compact. DStv will elevate them to Compact Plus.

The 2022 F1 season saw Max Verstappen and Red Bull dominate proceedings, with the Dutchman claiming his second successive drivers’ championship. He won a record 15 races throughout the year. Still, he insists that he is not thinking about the chance to become the fifth driver to win three successive titles, alongside Juan Manuel Fangio, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

Asked if he had what he needed to join the illustrious list, Verstappen replied: “I mean, we work hard as a team to try and make sure we have the chance to work hard for it again. Only time will tell. I am not even thinking about these things at the moment”.

The big questions for the season are will Verstappen join the elite league of trio winners, will Lewis Hamilton make a serious comeback with Mercedes this year, or will a different winner entirely emerge?

The first set of races will give more apparent forecasts of what’s to happen. Watch the pre-season testing in Bahrain live on February 23 -25. The season’s first race will also hold in Bahrain from March 3 to 5 from 4 pm. The world championship moves to Saudi Arabia for the second race between March 17 and 19, while the third race will be in Australia between March 31 to April 2, 2023.

No rival can compete with SuperSport’s coverage, and viewers can see all the action from the fastest sport in the world by staying connected or upgrading to DStv Compact Plus to take in all the thrilling Formula 1 action.

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