Scheduling: The Belgian Grand Prix

The Formula One break has come and gone. The drivers and teams are back from their holidays, and it is time to one of the best, if not the best motor racing circuit in the world. Spa Francorchamps in the Ardennes forest in Belgium. Gone are all the BBC and Sky changes from before the Summer break, as this weekend and for the foreseeable future both sides are at full strength, with Jake Humphrey back for BBC, and Anthony Davidson back for Sky Sports F1. And, for the first time since the British Grand Prix, both BBC and Sky are live, with Sky having an extended two hour build-up. Below are all the scheduling details that you need:

Thursday 30th August
14:00 to 14:45 – F1: Driver Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)

Friday 31st August
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)
14:50 to 15:40 – GP2: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
16:00 to 16:45 – F1: Team Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
17:00 to 18:00 – The F1 Show (Sky Sports F1)
18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

Saturday 1st September
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 14:30 – F1: Qualifying (BBC One)
14:35 to 16:00 – GP2: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)
16:15 to 17:05 – GP3: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)
18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

Sunday 2nd September
08:20 to 09:05 – GP3: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
09:30 to 10:35 – GP2: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
11:00 to 16:15 – F1: Race (Sky Sports F1)
12:10 to 15:15 – F1: Race (BBC One)
15:15 to 16:15 – F1: Forum (BBC Red Button)
19:30 to 22:00 – IndyCars: Baltimore (Sky Sports Red Button)

As always, if anything changes I shall update this blog if necessary.

Update on 30th August: A programme featuring Pastor Maldonaldo will air after the race on Sunday, details of which are here.

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