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Sky to broadcast final test in 3D

ESPN Staff
February 6, 2013
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Sky Sports in the UK is set to broadcast parts of the final pre-season test in 3D in what it claims will be a "world first".

All four days of the test will be shown on its regular TV channel, with 3D broadcasts set to start after 14.00 each day. The test runs from February 28 to March 3 and will be the last chance for the teams to put mileage on their new cars ahead of the season-opener in Melbourne.

"This is a special moment for Formula One fans and exactly the kind of innovation and access that Sky Sports F1 promised," Sky Sport's commentator Martin Brundle said. "3D will show us the real challenges of the race track with added depth and perspective. It will be a new, immersive experience for viewers and I can't wait to see what F1 action in 3D will reveal."

3D cameras have been used at Formula One races in the past but the footage has not been broadcast live.

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