45 Grand Prix, new features, exclusive documentaries: what to remember about the new features of Canal +

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The occasion for the Formula 1 and MotoGP teams to present this new sports season on television is imminent. After a 2023 season that recorded good audiences, identical to the previous one, the grids of the encrypted channel will speed up to cover motor sports competitions. The expert mode, developed even further for subscribers, will be accompanied by a lot of new features that will attract both fans and the curious.

Throughout the race, Julien Fébreau will be able to communicate with the pit wall. A radio exchange system and onboard cameras will be used to receive strategic and emotional elements from the team bosses. The show “Grand Prix,” built “like an episode of a series,” will summarize each race with driver statements, analysis, and onboard footage.

A more immersive way to tell their stories, from meals to journeys, without omitting their preparations. This season, the Canal+ teams had a great feeling when they infiltrated Ferrari. Two documentaries focus on the red team, starting with “A Winter in Maranello,” which will be broadcast from February 24th.

An immersion that will partially unveil the arrival of Lewis Hamilton in 2025, previously at Mercedes. During the Monaco GP, his future co-driver will be the star of the other production in “Closer to Charles Leclerc.” To complement this, “F1 Academy” will trace the ascent of Doriane Pin, a promising driver at Mercedes.

On the automotive heritage side, the documentary “Le Mans 55,” will address the Le Mans 24-hour race accident in 1955 on Planète+ on March 2nd, and two prime-time slots will be reserved for “Alain Prost, the last lesson.” The latter is also preparing a documentary “Not Even Hurt” which focuses on the spectacular falls of the drivers. The MotoGP, which will celebrate its 100th broadcast on Canal+ in Mugello in May, will consist of 21 races.

A pivotal season for the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, now decorated with the Legion of Honor, as well as for Marc Marquez and Johann Zarco who have changed teams. 24 Grand Prix races are expected in Formula 1. In total, there will be 45 races for these two motor sports competitions, not to mention the F2 and F3, as well as Moto2 and Moto3.

A promising television season where Canal+ has planned a well-oiled machine.

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