Sky celebrates season of in-depth F1 action with Limited Edition Designer Box Collection inspired by Formula 1.
To celebrate a season of in-depth Formula 1 coverage on the Sky Sports F1 HD channel, Sky has joined forces with racing legend Sir Stirling Moss OBE plus F1 fanatics, Jodie Kidd and Vic Reeves to create a limited edition Sky+HD 1TB Designer Box Collection, inspired by Formula 1.
The exclusive collection will launch ahead of the 2012 FORMULA ONE SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX in July – making it the perfect Father’s Day gift for sports mad dads. Sky Sports F1TM HD is the only place to enjoy live coverage of the whole Grand Prix season with all practice and qualifying sessions, plus every race in the calendar. Customers can register their interest in the boxes from 28 May 2012 via www.sky.com/designerboxes.
The Sky+HD 1TB Designer Box Collection is inspired by Formula 1 and each design offers an insight into the personality of the designer and their take on this iconic sport.
Sir Stirling Moss, OBE
“The idea for my design came from a car sculpture on the roof of my home which I designed myself, inspired by the racing cars from my era. The number 7 was a crucial element as it has always been a lucky number in my family. My mother was born on 7th July and I would always get the number 7 as my racing number if I could. I had a fair few wins driving cars with that number and, at one time when I was racing car number 43, I included a plus sign between the two numbers so they would add up to 7! I’m quite superstitious so everything I can control will always revolve around the number 7. The colour of my design includes a variety of racing car green, which comes in several different shades, something that many people don’t realise.”
“As a huge F1 fan I was delighted to be asked to design a Sky+HD box, particularly as some people might not be aware that I’m an artist as well as a comedian. I have many happy memories watching the races as a child, and even had a poster on my bedroom wall. I wanted my design to be playful and full of colour and because I love the shape of the old fashioned racing cars, I was keen to include one in there. I’ve grown up watching the sport and intend to be glued to the action this season with my family.”
“I’ve always been a dedicated F1 fan and I am already hooked on this season. For my design, I wanted to create a glamorous ‘pin up girl’ look, as I love the iconic vintage paintings from the era. With the addition of the red racing car, it really stands out. My Sky+HD box sits in pride of place under my TV at home and I can’t wait to watch the British Grand Prix in July!”
The Sky+HD 1TB box lets customers access up to 60 HD channels depending on their subscription, with recording space of up to 240 hours of HD or 740 hours of standard definition programmes, and also comes 3D-ready. Viewers can also get hundreds of hours of great entertainment on demand including movies, entertainment, documentaries and drama ‘box sets’ at no extra cost once the box is linked to a broadband connection, with Sky Anytime+.