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How to watch Live coverage of the 2016 Formula One season

In 2016, Sky Sports and Channel 4 will have live TV coverage of the 2016 Formula One season - Sky Sports F1 will show every Grand Prix and Practise and Qualifying sessions live throughout the season, with Channel 4 having selected races available.

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Formula One 2016 Season - Round by Round Live Broadcasts

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date Live on
1 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 20 March Sky Sports
2 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 3 April Sky Sports / C4
3 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit 17 April Sky Sports
4 Russian Grand Prix Sochi Autodrom 1 May Sky Sports
5 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 15 May Sky Sports / C4
6 Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco 29 May Sky Sports
7 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 12 June Sky Sports
8 European Grand Prix Baku City Circuit 19 June Sky Sports / C4
9 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring 3 July Sky Sports
10 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit 10 July Sky Sports / C4
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring 24 July Sky Sports / C4
12 German Grand Prix Hockenheimring 31 July Sky Sports
13 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 28 August Sky Sports
14 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza 4 September Sky Sports / C4
15 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit 18 September Sky Sports
16 Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit 2 October Sky Sports / C4
17 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Course 9 October Sky Sports
18 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas 23 October Sky Sports
19 Mexican Grand Prix Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez 30 October Sky Sports / C4
20 Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo José Carlos Pace 13 November Sky Sports
21 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit 27 November Sky Sports / C4


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Page updated on Weds 25th May 2016 - all times are GMT.

 


The BBC and Sky Sports will share TV coverage of Formula 1 in the U.K, with the BBC showing live coverage of half of the races including the British, Spanish, European, British, Belgian, Singapore, Korean, Abu Dhabi and Brazilian Grand Prix. The BBC will also show live F1 practice and qualifying sessions from these races. BBC will broadcast extended highlights of races they don't cover a few hours after the live event. BBC Radio 5 Live will continue its full coverage.

Sky Sports are relatively new to Formula 1 TV coverage, having won a 7-year deal for the TV rights up until 2018. With their own F1 channel (Sky Sports F1), they will show every race, practice session and qualifying live.

Summary of Formula 1 TV Rights in the U.K.

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Live Formula One on BBC: TV Rights

  • Live HD coverage of Half of the F1 grand prix races including the British, British, British, European, British, Belgian, Singapore, Korean, Abu Dhabi and Brazilian Grand Prix.
  • Live TV coverage of practice and qualifying at the races noted above.
  • Extended Highlights of F1 Races not covered Live on television.
  • Full live coverage on BBC Radio 5 Live.
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Live Formula One on Sky Sports: TV Rights

  • Full Live TV coverage of every F1 grand prix , un-interrupted from adverts during the action. Full 1080i HD.
  • Full live coverage of every practice and qualifying session before the main race.
  • Dedicated F1 channel, with 24 hours of highlights, behind the scenes and up-to-the-minute Formula 1 news from the drivers, construction teams and venues.