The receptionist at Mediaworks said they will consider showing each race as it comes up but there are no guarantees. Reading between the lines - that doesn't sound promising at all.
I have also just rung SKY (not that I have it), and have been told they are considering buying the rights to air the series for this year but no decision has been reached yet. With only 3 days to go before the first race, they had better get moving.
Does anyone know if Australian Ch 7 is available via satellite to NZ?? Or is there possibly an Internet streaming option available?
I think the series normally shows on Channel 7 in Australia. I and others will need to look at other options and fairly promptly.