FORMULA 1: Canadian Grand Prix 2013 – Live on BBC One & Sky Sports F1

June 4, 2013

After two races in Europe, Formula 1 is once again moves into flyaway mode as the circus travels to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix.

The semi-street Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, named after the legendary late Canadian driver, will test every element of a Formula 1 driver’s repertoire and never fails to provide an entertaining grand prix.

Both BBC Sport and Sky Sports F1 will broadcast live coverage of every session throughout the weekend, all of which will be at viewer-friendly times with both qualifying and the race in primetime evening slots.

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WEEKEND WATCH: Sport On The Box – May 25-26

May 24, 2013

Sport On The Box presents a comprehensive guide to when and where to watch your favourite events this weekend.

With so many great sporting events taking place over one bumper weekend – from Froch v Kessler II to the UEFA Champions League Final, Monaco Grand Prix to French Open tennis and the Aviva Premiership Final to Wentworth’s BMW PGA Championship, it is all set to be a unmissable 48 hours for armchair fans.

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FORMULA 1: Monaco Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1, Highlights on BBC One

May 21, 2013

The treasured jewel in Formula 1’s crown and one of the world’s most famous sporting events – the Monaco Grand Prix – plays host to the sixth round of the 2013 season, exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 HD.

An ever-present on the Formula 1 calendar, the famous street circuit and its luxurious backdrop annually delivers one of the most eagerly anticipated events in world motorsport.

Sky Sports F1 is pulling out all the stops to give viewers the ultimate race weekend experience as it screens all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race exclusively live. Free-to-air highlights of qualifying and the race will be shown on BBC One.

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FORMULA 1: Spanish Grand Prix 2013 – Live on BBC TV & Sky Sports F1

May 7, 2013

After a thrilling start to the season during the first four flyaway races, Formula 1 returns to action in its spiritual heartland of Europe for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Traditionally this is the race where teams bring major upgrade packages to the track, whilst the layout of the Circuit de Catalunya will give both the drivers and their cars a thorough examination.

BBC Sport and Sky Sports will both broadcast live coverage of every practice session, qualifying and the race throughout the Spanish Grand Prix weekend on May 10-12.

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FORMULA 1: Bahrain Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1 & Highlights on BBC One

April 17, 2013

Three very different races and three very different winners – the start of the 2013 season has provided the unpredictability and excitement everyone had been hoping for.

Now it’s to the desert as the Formula 1 circus returns to Bahrain for round four, a weekend which will again be closely scrutinised by the world’s press as human rights protesters threaten to disrupt the country’s most high-profile sporting event.

Sky Sports F1 will screen all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race exclusively live, as well as the second round of the GP2 Series. Free-to-air highlights of qualifying and the race will be shown on BBC One.

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FORMULA 1: Chinese Grand Prix 2013 – Live on BBC TV & Sky Sports F1

April 9, 2013

The teams and drivers of Formula 1 will continue their bid for dominance this weekend when they descend on Shanghai’s International Circuit for the tenth Chinese Grand Prix (April 12-14).

With debates over team orders continuing to rage, and the break having presented the paddock with time to head back to Europe to finalise upgrades for the season’s second double-header, there’s plenty to look forward to.

BBC TV will cover its first live Grand Prix of the 2013 season in China with all sessions available to watch free-to-air on BBC One and BBC Two throughout the weekend.

As always, Sky Sports F1 will screen comprehensive coverage of every on-track session live from the third round of the Formula 1 World Championship.

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FORMULA 1: Malaysian Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1 & Highlights on BBC One

March 19, 2013

After a thrilling start to the season, the Formula 1 circus moves on to Malaysia and arguably the best of the Hermann Tilke-designed tracks – the Sepang International Circuit.

Since joining the F1 calendar in 1999, this race has thrown up a number of classics – particularly since it adopted a late-afternoon timeslot, meaning heavy rain is always a possibility given the country’s tropical climate.

Sky Sports F1 will screen all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race exclusively live, as well as the first round of the GP2 Series. Free-to-air highlights of the key moments will be shown on BBC One.

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MOTORSPORT: ‘Motor Racing at the BBC: That Petrol Emotion’ – New series on BBC Four

March 15, 2013

The glory days of British motor racing are to be celebrated in a new BBC Four series which buffs up some of the BBC’s most memorable coverage from the sport’s earliest days.

‘Motor Racing at the BBC: That Petrol Emotion’ is a five-part series which tells the compelling story of the early days of Formula 1 – from the 1950s through to the 1970s – courtesy of images from the BBC archives.

From track to paddock to a changing Britain beyond, and driven by a powerful period soundtrack, this new series is motor racing’s version of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Years’.

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FORMULA 1: Australian Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1 & Highlights on BBC One

March 11, 2013

After months of preparation and hundreds of miles in pre-season testing, the 2013 Formula 1 season begins in earnest this weekend (March 15-17) when the teams and drivers descend on Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit for the Australian Grand Prix.

It is set to be a thrilling year for the sport as the likes of Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton looks to break the stranglehold Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel has had on the world title for the last three seasons.

Sky Sports F1 will show every second of the action from qualifying and the race, as well as all three practice sessions, exclusively live, while BBC TV will have extended highlights of the weekend’s action with the BBC F1 team led for the first by new presenter Suzi Perry.

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FORMULA 1: 2013 season on Sky Sports F1 HD – Everything you need to know

March 6, 2013

Sky Sports F1 will provide unrivalled coverage of the 2013 Formula 1 season, starting with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15-17.

Now in its second full season, Sky’s dedicated Formula 1 channel will include live coverage of every practice session, qualifying session and race from each grand prix weekend.

Simon Lazenby will lead the Sky Sports’ comprehensive coverage of the entire season alongside some of the biggest names in F1 broadcasting, including Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert, David Croft and Ted Kravitz.

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MOTORSPORT: ‘Driven: The Fastest Woman in the World’ – Documentary on BBC Two

February 20, 2013

Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff will appear in a new BBC documentary about her life as the only current female driver in the world of Formula 1.

Entitled ‘Driven: The Fastest Women in the World’, the 50-minute film presents a unique perspective and profile the Scottish racing driver as she faces her biggest challenge yet – becoming the first woman in a generation to test a Formula 1 car.

The documentary will premiere on BBC Two Scotland on Sunday, March 24th at 8.00pm, and also features contributions from 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton, as well as 13-times F1 winner and BBC commentator David Coulthard.

It will also be given a full network showing across the UK on BBC Two at 5.30pm on Sunday, April 14.

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FORMULA 1: Sky Sports to screen Barcelona test live and in 3D

February 6, 2013

Sky Sports will broadcast live coverage of Formula 1 pre-season testing for the first time when it covers the final test Barcelona at the end of February.

In a world first, every session of the test will also be covered in stunning 3D on the Sky 3D channel, that Formula 1 has been covered in the format.

Sky 3D and Sky Sports F1 viewers will be able to watch live action from the Circuit de Catalunya on all four days of the test, the last before the 2013 Formula 1 season starts in Australia, from February 28 to March 3.

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