Formula 1 on Channel Four in 2016

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 21 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 2016

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 2016

Bahrain – 1-3 April (4.00pm)

Spain – 13-15 May (1.00pm)

Europe (Azerbaijan) – 17-19 June (Start time TBC)

Britain – 8-10 July (1.00pm)

Hungary – 22-24 July (1.00pm)

Belgium – 26-28 August (1.00pm)

Italy – 2-4 September (1.00pm)

Malaysia – 30 September-2 October (8.00am)

Mexico – 28-30 October (7.00pm)

Abu Dhabi – 25-27 November (1.00pm)