Scheduling: The 2013 Chinese Grand Prix

After a much needed break, Formula 1 is back with the Chinese Grand Prix. With it, the weekend marks the first BBC live weekend of the season. This means two things – Eddie Jordan is back, and secondly, for the first time ever, practice will be live on terrestrial television as it will be airing on BBC Two. Over on BBC Radio (which TV viewers will also hear for practice), it will be Jonathan Legard as the main commentator for them in a similar deal to last year.

Over on Sky, their one change is that Anthony Davidson is racing in round one of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone so won’t be with the team. Here are all of the scheduling details you need:

Tuesday 9th April
20:00 to 22:15 – F1: 2007 Chinese Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from James Allen and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Friday 12th April at 12:00
22:15 to 00:30 – F1: 2008 Chinese Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from James Allen and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Friday 12th April at 21:00

Wednesday 10th April
20:00 to 22:30 – F1: 2009 Chinese Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Saturday 13th April at 10:00
22:30 to 00:45 – F1: 2010 Chinese Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Saturday 13th April at 16:15

Thursday 11th April
08:00 to 08:45 – F1: Driver Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
17:45 to 18:00 – F1: Gear Up for China (Sky Sports F1)
19:00 to 19:30 – F1: 1993 European Grand Prix Highlights (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Murray Walker and Jonathan Palmer
– see this post for more details
20:00 to 22:15 – F1: 2011 Chinese Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Martin Brundle and David Coulthard
– repeated on Sunday 14th April at 19:45

Friday 12th April
02:45 to 04:50 – F1: Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1)
02:55 to 04:35 – F1: Practice 1 (BBC Two)
06:45 to 09:00 – F1: Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1)
06:55 to 08:35 – F1: Practice 2 (BBC Two)
09:00 to 09:40 – F1: Team Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
11:00 to 12:00 – The F1 Show (Sky Sports F1)
11:35 to 15:15 – F1: Practice Replay (BBC Two)
18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

Saturday 13th April
03:45 to 05:10 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
03:55 to 05:05 – F1: Practice 3 (BBC Two)
06:00 to 08:30 – F1: Qualifying (BBC One)
06:00 to 08:45 – F1: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
13:00 to 14:15 – F1: Qualifying Replay (BBC One)
– note: For Scotland viewers, the replay is on BBC Two
18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

Sunday 14th April
06:30 to 11:00 – F1: Race (Sky Sports F1)
07:00 to 10:15 – F1: Race (BBC One)
10:15 to 11:15 – F1: Forum (BBC Red Button)
11:00 to 12:00 – F1 Legends: Tony Brooks (Sky Sports F1)
14:20 to 16:20 – F1: Race Replay (BBC One)

As always, if anything changes I shall update this blog if necessary. The Classic F1 timings have already changed once – as they were scheduled to begin on Friday 6th April, but have been changed to the times shown above.

Update on April 4th, 20:50 – I note that instead of it being GP Uncovered after the Chinese Grand Prix, it is the first edition of a new series of F1 Legends presented by Steve Rider. The first edition focusses on Tony Brooks, and as the description notes “A look at the career of British driver Tony Brooks. Nicknamed ‘the racing dentist’, Brooks was described by Stirling Moss as “the greatest unknown racing driver there has ever been”.”

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11 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2013 Chinese Grand Prix

  1. the question here is will the practise without adverts be more popular than the practise with adverts!!!!.

  2. bbc have messed up there practise 1 viewing. seems to be littered with interviews from drivers which they cut away from the track with. We know who they are you dont need to do this. please lets us watch the action on track only

  3. Radio Times has a F1 section on their website with an episode guide that’s stuck on post-2012 season and hasn’t moved onto 2013, yet!

  4. I noticed there was no advertising for the live Practice Sessions on BBC Two HD. I wonder if they would’ve got over 1 million viewers if they had!

      • Yes, what I was meaning was they failed to advertise the practice sessions being on BBC Two never mind them being in HD as well!

  5. This weekend I tweeted Suzy Perry to plug the practice sessions when they’re on BBC2 because BBC promos are failing to do that and she is doing it

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