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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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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TV: BT Sport announces on-air presentation line-up

May 9, 2013

BT Sport has revealed its full line-up of presenters, analysts, commentators and reporters ahead the network’s launch this summer.

Among the BT team are some big name signings from the worlds of football, rugby union and tennis, plus brief details of two new regular sports magazine shows presented by Clare Balding and Tim Lovejoy.

Alongside a raft of major announcements made at BT Sport’s new headquarters on the Olympic Park, the channel’s advertising campaign hits television screens which reveasl the exciting and accessible personality of its new channels.

BT Sport has also set its launch date – Thursday, August 1, 2013.

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FOOTBALL: Rio Ferdinand signs for BT Sport

May 9, 2013

Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand has joined the fledgling BT Sport on a three-year deal as an interviewer, programme-maker and football pundit.

Ferdinand, 34, who has played 81 times so far for England, has agreed to carry out various roles for BT Sport, including making football and lifestyle programmes, as well as act as a expert pundit on BT’s football coverage from the 2013/14 season. 

The Manchester United centre-half, who was recently named in the PFA Team of the Year 2012-13 in a poll of his fellow professionals, will also act as a BT Ambassador as the company prepares to launch two new sports channels this summer.

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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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