Formula 1 on BBC TV in 2015
Friday 28 March saw the start of the 2009 Formula One World Championship and it also marked the return of F1 to BBC Television, after an absence of 12 years.
From the 2012 season, the UK TV broadcasting rights for Formula One were shared between the “free to air” BBC and the Sky Sports subscription service. Initially the BBC had the broadcast rights for all races live. However, due to budget restraints and cost cutting, the BBC went to Sky Sports to discuss a shared rights deal. Sky Sports F1 HD
As part of the deal half of the races and qualifying sessions will remain live on the BBC, including key races such at the British Grand Prix, and the final race of the season. Extensive highlights will be available for those races to which the BBC does not have live coverage. Sky Sports will show every race live.
This is the alstseason of F1 on the BBC, as although tthe BBC helf the rights until 2018, they decided to terminate the deal. The free to air rights for the next three seasons were picked up by Channel Four.
Formula One Grand Prix races on BBC TV in 2015
The following Formula One race weekends in 2015 will be shown live on BBC TV.
Ten race weekends will be shown live on BBC TV in 2015
Malaysian Grand Prix, 29 March
Bahrain Grand Prix, 19 April
Canadian Grand Prix, 7 June
British Grand Prix, 5 July
Hungarian Grand Prix, 26 July
Belgium Grand Prix, 23 August
Japanese Grand Prix, 27 September
Russian Grand Prix, 11 October
Brazilian Grand Prix, 15 November
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, 29 November