Formula 1 on Channel Four in 2017

 

Formula 1 on Channel Four in 2017

Channel 4 will take on the BBC’s F1 broadcast rights from the 2016 season,after the BBC “reluctantly” decided to end its Formula 1 television contract three years early as part of savings across the corporation.

Channel 4 will broadcast 10 live Formula 1 races, including practice and qualifying sessions, in each of the three FIA Formula One World Championship seasons from 2016 to 2018.

It will also broadcast comprehensive highlights of all 20 Grands Prix and qualifying sessions – including those shown live by Sky Sports F1. All of the live coverage and highlights will be broadcast free-to-air and in high definition.

In a first for a UK terrestrial commercial broadcaster, no advertising breaks will be taken through the duration of the live races.

 

Formula One Grand Prix races on Channel Four in 2017

The following Formula One race weekends in 2016 will be shown live on Channel Four.

Ten race weekends will be shown live on Channel Four in 2017

Formula 1 Race Calendar 2017

 

Formula 1 Race Calendar 2017

Formula 1 Race Calendar 2016

Formula 1 Race Calendar 2017

2017 FIA Formula One World Championship Race Calendar

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 Australian Grand Prix  Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 26 March
2 Chinese Grand Prix  Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai 9 April
3 Bahrain Grand Prix  Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 16 April
4 Russian Grand Prix  Sochi Autodrom, Sochi 30 April
5 Spanish Grand Prix  Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona 14 May
6 Monaco Grand Prix  Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 28 May
7 Canadian Grand Prix  Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 11 June
8 Azerbaijan Grand Prix  Azerbaijan, Baku City Circuit, Baku 25 June
9 Austrian Grand Prix  Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 9 July
10 British Grand Prix  Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 16 July
11 Hungarian Grand Prix  Hungaroring, Budapest 30 July
12 Belgian Grand Prix  Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot 27 August
13 Italian Grand Prix  Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 3 September
14 Singapore Grand Prix  Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore 17 September
15 Malaysian Grand Prix  Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 1 October
16 Japanese Grand Prix  Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka    8 October
17 United States Grand Prix  Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas 22 October
18 Mexican Grand Prix  Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City 29 October
19 Brazilian Grand Prix  Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 12 November
20 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix  Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 26 November
Mar 232016
 

Sky will have exclusive Formula 1 rights from 2019 until the deal ends in 2024.

This ends the current share set-up between terrestrial broadcasters and the pay TV giant, where Channel Four current show 10 races live with highlight of all other races.

Sky Sports will be the home of Formula 1 in the UK and Ireland from 2019 to 2024, offering live coverage of every Grand Prix.

Coverage of the British Grand Prix will continue to be available on a free-to-air basis, although Sky hasn’t specified where the free-to-air access will be.

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Dec 212015
 

The BBC have terminated their contract to show F1 races three years early.

And Channel 4 have snapped up the rights.

Channel 4 will now take over free-to-air coverage of Formula 1, and will show a selection of live races during 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The channel will broadcast 10 live races, including practice and qualifying sessions from 2016 to 2018. It will also broadcast highlights of all 21 grands prix and qualifying sessions including those shown live by Sky Sports. And to keep F1 fans happy, they have vowed that there will be NO advertising breaks will be taken through the duration of the live races.

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F1 Race Calendar

 

F1 Race Calendar

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F1 Race Calendar 2012 – F1 had 20 races on 2012, with the first Grand Prix on the 18th March 2012, and the final Grand Prix on 25th November 2012.

F1 Race Calendar 2013 – F1 had 19 races in 2013, with the first Grand Prix on the 17th March 2013, and the final Grand Prix on 24th November 2013.

F1 Race Calendar 2014 – F1 had 19 races in 2014, with the first Grand Prix on the 16th March 2014, and the final Grand Prix on 23th November 2014.

F1 Race Calendar 2015 – F1 had 19 races in 2015 (the German Grand Prix did not take place), with the first Grand Prix on the 15th March 2015, and the final Grand Prix on 29th November 2015.

F1 Race Calendar 2016 – F1 had 21 races in 2016, with the first Grand Prix on the 20th March 2016, and the final Grand Prix on 27th November 2016.

F1 Race Calendar 2017 – F1 had 20 races in 2017, with the first Grand Prix on the 26th March 2016, and the final Grand Prix on 26th November 2016.

Apr 102015
 

F1 2015: Chinese Grand Prix – Live TV Coverage on Sky Sports F1, highlights on BBC One

The 2015 Formula One season continues this weekend with round three from the Shanghai International Circuit in China.

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