Scheduling: The 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix

Round 1 in Australia may have finished, but the Formula 1 season quickly heads to Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix, held at the Sepang International Circuit. As with last weekend, the action is live on Sky Sports F1 and BBC Radio 5 Live. BBC television will again be providing afternoon highlights.

Malaysia also marks the beginning of the 2013 GP2 season, the championship will again be live on Sky Sports F1, starting with their practice session in the early hours of Friday morning. Commentary, as in 2012, will be from Will Buxton. Unfortunately, I can’t spot any daytime repeats at the moment in the Sky schedules for GP2, the first repeat at a sensible time is on Tuesday 26th March at 20:00.

Tuesday 19th March
19:30 to 21:45 – F1: 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Murray Walker and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Friday 22nd March at 11:00
21:45 to 00:00 – F1: 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from James Allen and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Friday 22nd March at 17:45

Wednesday 20th March
19:30 to 21:45 – F1: 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from James Allen and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Saturday 23rd March at 09:45
21:45 to 00:00 – F1: 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from James Allen and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Saturday 23rd March at 16:45

Thursday 21st March
07:00 to 07:40 – F1: Driver Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
18:00 to 18:15 – F1: Gear Up for Malaysia (Sky Sports F1)
20:00 to 22:15 – F1: 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Sunday 24th March at 22:30
20:30 to 21:30 – F1: Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)

Friday 22nd March
01:45 to 03:50 – F1: Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1)
03:55 to 04:35 – GP2: Practice (Sky Sports F1)
05:45 to 07:50 – F1: Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1)
05:55 to 07:35 – F1: Practice 2 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
07:50 to 08:35 – GP2: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
09:00 to 09:40 – F1: Team Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
10:00 to 11:00 – The F1 Show (Sky Sports F1)
18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

Saturday 23rd March
03:10 to 04:35 – GP2: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)
– repeated on Saturday 23rd March at 22:45
04:45 to 06:10 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
05:00 to 06:05 – F1: Practice 3 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
07:00 to 09:45 – F1: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
07:55 to 09:05 – F1: Qualifying (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
13:00 to 14:15 – F1: Qualifying (BBC One)
18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

Sunday 24th March
04:10 to 05:10 – GP2: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
– repeated on Sunday 24th March at 17:30
06:30 to 11:00 – F1: Race (Sky Sports F1)
11:00 to 11:30 – GP Uncovered (Sky Sports F1)
07:45 to 09:45 – F1: Race (BBC Radio 5 Live)
14:30 to 16:30 – F1: Race (BBC One)

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

Update on March 21st – A few minor adjustments to the schedule, with two GP2 repeats being added in.

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9 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix

  1. Surprised they’re not using Edwards and Watties commentary for the 02 race… It was sky after all… These classic races were a real highlight of the BBC weekends and just as much on sky too 🙂

  2. Spotted that at 12.10am on Sunday morning and then again at 5.15am is Ted’s Qualifying Notebook (15mins long). Can’t see a showing before those times mentioned. Also spotted Ted’s Race Notebook at 3pm on Sunday afternoon. Not sure if there’s a further showing as my EPG is currently only going upto 5.30pm on Sunday at the moment.

    • And lots of Sky Bet promotion, and constant chatter about the different ways to watch … Sky think we’re all under 9 years old!

  3. I have noticed that in commentary Martin Brundle often tells a us about the two types of tyres rule when I would have thought pretty much everyone who watches it would have some knowledge of f1 and tyres considering it isn’t a free channel. Also is there anyone who doesn’t know the ways to watch or the twitter address/email. Gets quite tedious at the start if every session. Seems more of a Filler than anything else.

  4. Just noticed:

    Saturday
    “04:45 to 06:10 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
    “05:00 to 06:05 – F1: Practice 2 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
    “07:00 to 09:45 – F1: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)”

    Don’t you mean Practice 3?

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