Formula 1's director of market research Matt Roberts has confirmed that F1 will broadcast winter testing in 2019 on F1 TV. It has not been decided if the broadcast will exclusively be to F1 TV Pro members, or if 'Access' members will also receive the stream.
Following Liberty Media's purchase of F1 in 2017, it instantly relaxed the rules regarding social media video posts from pre-season testing, something former F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone was notoriously against.
Fans have been calling for a pre-season stream in the last number of years in order to see the new cars out on the circuit. In 2013, Sky Sports showed pre-season action, however, this was only available to the Sky customers in the UK and Ireland.
Roberts took to Reddit and answered questions for a Q&A session, in which he confirmed that the broadcast would occur in 2019. Pre-season testing kicks on February 18th and will conclude on March 1st, with eight days of running scheduled throughout the two weeks.