May 212015

Formula One is in Monte Carlo, Monaco this weekend.

The race weekend is Live on Sky Sports, and BeIN Sports.
The Monaco Grand Prix 2015 is a highlights only on the BBC.

Track: Circuit de Monaco. Street circuit.
Race start time: 1pm UK time Sunday (2pm local).
Laps: 78.
Track length: 3.337 km (3 metres shorter in 2015).
Tyre allocation: Soft (yellow) and Supersoft (red).
DRS Zones: One (Pit Straight).
Driver steward: Tom Kristensen.
Lap record: Michael Schumacher – 1:14.439 (Ferrari, 2004).
2014 pole: Nico Rosberg – 1:15.989 (Mercedes).

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Sep 142014

The FIA has announced a 20-race calendar for the 2015 Formula 1 season, equalling the longest schedule in grand prix racing history.

The 2015 campaign will kick off on March 15 in Australia and will finish in Abu Dhabi on November 29.


March 15 Australia
March 29 Malaysia
April 5 Bahrain
April 19 China
May 10 Spain
May 24 Monaco
June 7 Canada
June 21 Austria
July 5 Great Britain
July 19 Germany
July 26 Hungary
August 23 Belgium
September 6 Italy
September 20 Singapore
September 27 Japan
October 11 Russia (Sochi)
October 25 USA (Austin)
November 1 Mexico
November 15 Brazil
November 29 Abu Dhabi

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Dec 042013

Formula One Grand Prix Schedule for 2014


March 16 Australia
March 30 Malaysia
April 6 Bahrain
April 20 China
May 11 Spain
May 25 Monaco
June 8 Canada
June 22 Austria
July 6 Great Britain
July 20 Germany (Hockenheim)
July 27 Hungary
August 24 Belgium
September 7 Italy
September 21 Singapore
October 5 Japan
October 12 Russia
November 2 USA
November 9 Brazil
November 23 Abu Dhabi

Nov 112013

United States Grand Prix 2013 – Sky Sports F1 Race Times Trailer

“Bumper” Advert detailing the times of the live TV sessions for the United States Grand Prix 2013

2013 United States Grand Prix – Sky Sports F1 HD Trailer

Live on Sky Sports Live on Antenna 3 – Spanish TV Highlights on BBC Sport

More information:

Nov 082013

United States Grand Prix 2013 – Sky Sports F 1 Race Times Trailer

“Bumper” Advert detailing the times of the live TV sessions for the United States Grand Prix 2013

2013 United States Grand Prix – Sky Sports F 1 HD Trailer

Live on Sky Sports Live on Antenna 3 – Spanish TV Highlights on BBC Sport

More information:

Jul 252013

One rumour doing the rounds at the moment is that apparently the BBC are looking to pull out of Live F1 coverage all together next year.



It may simply show some form of highlights package, like it currently does for its “non live” races.

It has been almost two years since the BBC announced it would no longer screen every F1 race live, and would share Formula One broadcast rights with Sky TV until 2018. This was also announce in Hungary – the venue for this weekends race!

But these deals can be changed. In fact, the last two F1 television broadcasting deals in the UK were curtailed or altered before they reached their final year (ITV in 2008, BBC in 2011).

In previous years the Concorde Agreement, the F1 “commercial rulebook”, has had a requirement to broadcast some races on free-to-air television. However the Concorde Agreement ran out last year, and the sport does not currently have a commercial agreement in place.

F1 viewing figures fell by over 12% in 2012, the first year of the Sky deal.

Jul 142013

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix

Live Coverage 26 -28th July

Times in GMT / BSTOn AirStart
FRIDAY 26 JULYPractice 108:4509:00
Practice 212:4513:00
SATURDAY 27 JULYPractice 309:4510:00
SUNDAY 28 JULYGrand Prix11:3013:00
Mar 062013

Suzi Perry, Allan McNish and Tom Clarkson have all signed up to the BBC’s team for coverage of the 2013 Formula 1 season.

Former MotoGP presenter Perry takes over as BBC F1 lead anchor from Jake Humphrey, who has left the corporation to join BT Sport.

Eddie Jordan remains with the BBC as chief analyst, and Ben Edwards once again leads the television commentary with ex-F1 driver David Coulthard.

Lee McKenzie heads the pit lane team for television, but she will now be backed by F1 journalist Tom Clarkson, who joins the BBC as a pit lane reporter. Gary Anderson returns as technical analyst across television, radio and online coverage.

On Radio 5 Live, James Allen will once more act as correspondent and commentator, with Jennie Gow as pit lane reporter.

Former F1 driver Allan McNish will appear on Radio 5 Live for at least six Grands Prix this season as an expert analyst, starting in Barcelona.

There will be approximately 40 extra hours of live Formula One coverage on BBC network television this year, with practice sessions to be shown live at weekends on BBC Two and the new BBC Two HD channel.

BBC One and BBC One HD will show nine live races in 2013 – including Canada, Spain, Britain and Brazil – along with extended highlights of the races shown exclusively live on Sky.

“Everyone on the BBC team is hugely excited about the new season,” said Ben Gallop, the BBC’s Head of Formula 1.

“Last year saw us rise to the challenge of bringing the action to fans through the mix of live television and highlights, delivering great programmes which were reflected in impressive audience figures.”

He added: “2013 sees new faces, practice on BBC Two and HD on live race weekends and a greater sharing of talent across BBC television, radio and online.

“With Suzi Perry at the helm, we’re aiming to bring even more content, insight and access to audiences throughout the season.”

Alongside TV and radio, the BBC is also offering extensive online coverage of F1 via the BBC Sport website and apps.

Web users can access live simulcasts of the BBC’s live races, including additional options such as the ‘driver tracker’, on-board cameras and the pit lane stream.

Motorsport legend Murray Walker will provide a series of archive-based videos for every race of the season under the Murray’s Memories strand.

Jan 132013

There are many key sporting moments in 2013, all live and availabel to watch on TV. there is the World Athletics Championships, Rugby League World Cup, the women’s Cricket World Cup, the Ashes and ICC Champions Trophy and in football the Africa Cup of Nations and women’s European Championships all to look forward to.

14-27: Australian Open tennis
World number ones Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka will defend their titles as the tennis year gets under way in Melbourne.

19 January-10 February: Africa Cup of Nations
The 29th Africa Cup of Nations is being held in South Africa. The Final will be played at Soccer City on Sunday, 10 February 10. The other host cities are Durban, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit and Rustenburg.

31 January-17 February: Women’s Cricket ICC World Cup
Hosts India will open the ICC Women’s World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

2 February-16 March: Rugby Union Six Nations
Wales are defending champions, but England will fancy their chances when the 2013 Six Nations kicks off.

3 February The Superbowl
Super Bowl XLVII – will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

6 February : England v Brazil
The first of three special England home football friendlies to mark the Football Association’s 150th anniversary, with matches against the Republic of Ireland (29 May) and Scotland (14 August) also lined up.

20-24 February : World Track Cycling Championships

24: Capital One Cup final
Wembley will host the 54th final of the League Cup.

12-15: Cheltenham Festival
The great horse racing festival

31: Boat Race
The 2013 contest between Oxford and Cambridge Universities will be the 159th running of the race.

6: Grand National
All eyes will be on Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool for the Grand National.

11-14: The Masters
In the first major of the golfing year, Augusta will again play host to this historic tournament.

20 April-6 May: Snooker World Championship
Snooker’s biggest tournament is held at the Crucible in Sheffield.

21: London Marathon
More than 30,000 runners will hit 26 miles of London’s streets in the 33rd London Marathon.

11: FA Cup Final

23 & 25: Champions League Finals
The fourth Uefa Women’s Champions League final will be played at Chelsea’s ground, Stamford Bridge, on 23 May, with the men’s at Wembley on 25 May.

26: Scottish Cup Final
The Scottish Cup Final will move from its traditional Saturday kick-off to Sunday so as not to clash with the Champions League final at Wembley.

26 May-9 June: French Open Tennis

1: Epsom Derby
The 234th Epsom Derby is the pinnacle of the Flat racing season.

1 June-6 July: British and Irish Lions tour
The British and Irish Lions will play nine matches, including three Tests, during their tour of Australia plus a game against Barbarians in Hong Kong en route.

6-23: ICC Champions Trophy
England and Wales will host the three-week 50-over tournament featuring the top eight one-day sides in world cricket.

13-16: US Open golf
Golf’s second major of the year, the US Open , takes place at Merion in Pennsylvania.

18-22: Royal Ascot
Top racing action mixes with high fashion at the five-day meeting which features some of the top equine stars from around the world.

24 June-7 July: Wimbledon
The 127th Championships.

29 June-21 July: Tour de France
The 100th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages, covering a total distance of 2,088 miles.

30 June: British Grand Prix
The 2013 race has been brought forward from its traditional July date to the last weekend of June.

10-29: Women’s 2013 European Championships
The BBC will show all of England’s European Women’s Championship games next summer.

10 July-25 August: The Ashes
England will host Australia in the Ashes series in July and August.

18-21: The Open
Ernie Els will defend his Open title at Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland.

20-28: IPC Athletics World Championships

10-18: Athletics World Championships
Russian capital Moscow will host the 14th Athletics World Championships.

26 August-8 September: US Open
Andy Murray achieved the seemingly impossible at Flushing Meadows in New York in 2012, when he won his first major title.

1: British MotoGP
The 2013 British MotoGP moves from its traditional summer slot in June to September to host round 13 of the World Championship.

26 October-30 November: Rugby League World Cup
The final will be at Old Trafford on 30 November.

4: ATP World Tour Finals

28 November-January 2014: The Ashes
England will travel to Australia for the return Ashes series between November 2013 and January 2014.

Dec 172012

BBC Sport are giving sports fans the opportunity to relive some of the most memorable moments from a tremendous year of sporting action throughout the festive period.

From Tuesday 18 December through to New Years Eve, viewers can relive the memorable moments from London 2012, Euro 2012, Wimbledon, The Six Nations and the F1 Grand Prix season on the BBC Red Button, online, via connected TV, tablet and mobile devices.

Below is the schedule so you will not miss your favourite moment from an incredible year of sport.

Olympics Super Saturday

Tuesday 18 December 15:00; Christmas Day 17:15 & 23:30

Relive the evening dubbed “Super Saturday” at the London 2012 Olympic Games when Team GB won three gold medals in a magical 45 minutes thanks to Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford. Across the city, Michael Phelps swam in his final Olympic race to round off a record-breaking career.

Olympics Super Sunday

Tuesday 18 December 17:30; Christmas Day 19:45; Boxing Day 02:00

Another chance to see Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and compatriot Yohan Blake battle for the title of world’s fastest man on the ninth evening of the London Olympic Games, racing in the final of the men’s 100m sprint. On the same night, Team GB’s Christine Ohuruogu fell just short in her quest to retain her 400m title, claiming silver behind Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States.

Wimbledon Men’s Final

Wednesday 19 December 11:00 & 19:30; Wednesday 28 December 00:30

Roger Federer broke British hearts by defeating Andy Murray in the Wimbledon men’s singles final. Murray had become the first British man to make the final since Bunny Austin in 1938, but the 25-year-old could not overcome Federer, losing in four sets as the Swiss claimed a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title.

Wimbledon Ladies’ Final

Wednesday 19 December 22:30; Thursday 20 December 11:00

Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon singles title by overcoming a determined effort from Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska. Williams later followed up her singles success to also claim the ladies’ doubles title with big sister Venus.

Olympic Cycling

Friday 21 December 14:00; Christmas Day 21:45; Boxing Day 04:00

Team GB took their track cycling medal haul to seven on the final night of action at the Olympic Velodrome, matching their tally from Beijing 2008. Sir Chris Hoy won gold in the keirin to become Britain’s most decorated Olympian, while Victoria Pendleton retired with a silver medal and Laura Trott claimed her second gold in her first Olympic Games.

Olympic Boxing

Friday 21 December 15:45; Sunday 30 December 1900; New Year’s Eve 17:45

Another chance to see the historic session in London’s ExCeL where Nicola Adams became the first female boxer to win a gold medal, closely followed by Ireland’s Katie Taylor amid a raucous atmosphere.

Six Nations – England v Wales

Friday 21 December 17:15; Boxing Day 20:00; Thursday 27 December 02:15

Wales won the Triple Crown with nail-biting victory over England at Twickenham in front of a crowd of 81,598. England had an opportunity to win the game in the dying seconds, only for David Strettle’s try to be ruled out by the video referee.

Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix

Sunday 23 December 13:00; Christmas Eve 03:00; Boxing Day 21:45

A chance to relive the dramatic climax to the 2012 Formula 1 season as Sebastian Vettel fought his way through the field to claim the World Championship after a first-lap collision left him in last place. The Red Bull driver made his way up to sixth to claim a third successive title, beating Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso by just three points.

Olympic tennis men’s singles final

Sunday 23 December 15:30; Christmas Eve 00:30; Friday 28 December 20:30

Britain’s Andy Murray avenged his Wimbledon singles final defeat to Roger Federer with an emphatic straight-sets victory to claim Olympic gold. Murray became the first British man to win the Olympic singles since Josiah Ritchie in 1908, with the emotional win spurring him on to claim a first Grand Slam title at the US Open the following month.

Euro 2012 final – Italy v Spain

Boxing Day 18:00; Thursday 27 December 00:15; Sunday 30 December 16:00

Reigning champions and favourites Spain comfortably beat Italy 4-0 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Spain became the first team to win two consecutive European Championships, and the first international team to win three straight major tournament titles.

Olympic diving

Thursday 27 December 19:00; New Year’s Eve 16:00

Tom Daley’s 10-metre men’s platform diving final began in dramatic fashion when a large number of camera flashes caused him to dive poorly and lead to a protest over the situation to the referee. Daley then made a successful re-dive and thrilled the nation by winning the bronze medal in a hotly contested final.