Formula 1 on BBC TV in 2012
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.
Formula One Grand Prix races on BBC TV in 2012
The following Formula One race weekends in 2012 will be shown live on BBC TV.
Ten race weekends will be shown live on BBC TV in 2012
Chinese Grand Prix (15 April)
Spanish Grand Prix (13 May)
Monaco Grand Prix (27 May)
European Grand Prix (24 June)
British Grand Prix (8 July)
Belgium Grand Prix (2 September)
Singapore Grand Prix (23 September)
Korean Grand Prix (14 October)
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (4 November)
Brazilian Grand Prix (25 November)