Scheduling: The Spanish Grand Prix

This weekend the Formula 1 roadshow, along with the GP2 and GP3 Series, moves onto Europe, with round 5 taking place at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. Both BBC and Sky Sports are live this weekend for the second time this season. Here’s how the schedule shapes up:

Thursday 10th May
14:00 to 14:30 – F1: Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)

Friday 11th May
08:45 to 10:50 – F1: Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1)
08:55 to 10:35 – F1: Practice 1 (BBC Red Button)
10:55 to 11:35 – GP2: Practice (Sky Sports F1)
12:45 to 14:50 – F1: Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1)
12:55 to 14:35 – F1: Practice 2 (BBC Red Button)
14:55 to 15:35 – GP2: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
17:00 to 18:00 – The F1 Show (Sky Sports F1)

Saturday 12th May
08:40 to 09:20 – GP3: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
09:45 to 11:15 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
09:55 to 11:05 – F1: Practice 3 (BBC Red Button)
12:00 to 14:35 – F1: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
12:10 to 14:15 – F1: Qualifying (BBC One)
14:35 to 16:00 – GP2: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)
16:15 to 17:10 – GP3: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)

Sunday 13th May
08:20 to 09:15 – GP3: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
09:30 to 10:35 – GP2: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
11:30 to 16:30 – F1: Race (Sky Sports F1)
12:10 to 15:15 – F1: Race (BBC One)
15:15 to 16:15 – F1: Forum (BBC Red Button)
16:30 to 17:30 – F1: Legends: John Surtees (Sky Sports F1)

As expected, Sky Sports are not planning to add presentation to the GP2 or GP3 Series for the European rounds and it seems are (like with GP2 in Malaysia and Bahrain) only taking the World Feed coverage, with commentary from Will Buxton and Jerome d’Ambrosio. As reported on this blog last month, Johnny Herbert will be back with the Sky Sports F1 team for Spain through to Britain.

UPDATE on 9th May: Have added the Thursday Press Conference to the schedule above.

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