Scheduling: The 2013 Spanish Grand Prix

After the four fly away races, Formula 1 heads back to Europe, starting with the Spanish Grand Prix. Both BBC and Sky Sports are live this weekend for the second time this season. Also this weekend is coverage of the GP2 Series, and round one of the GP3 Series with commentary as always from Will Buxton. One personnel addition to note for Spain, and that is Allan McNish making his first of six appearances for the BBC 5 Live F1 team, as revealed back in March.

Sky’s schedule also has several Classic F1 race highlights as outlined below, along with some 1983 action, more details on that can be found here. BBC’s schedule has slightly different practice lengths, with more post practice discussion for FP2 and FP3, a good move by them. Here’s how the schedule shapes up:

Monday 6th May
21:00 to 21:45 – F1: 1986 Spanish Grand Prix Highlights (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Murray Walker and James Hunt
– repeated on Friday 10th May at 08:00
21:45 to 22:30 – F1: 1991 Spanish Grand Prix Highlights (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Murray Walker and James Hunt
– repeated on Friday 10th May at 12:05

Tuesday 7th May
21:00 to 21:45 – F1: 1994 Spanish Grand Prix Highlights (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Murray Walker and Jonathan Palmer
– repeated on Saturday 11th May at 18:00
21:45 to 22:30 – F1: 1996 Spanish Grand Prix Highlights (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Murray Walker and Jonathan Palmer
– repeated on Saturday 11th May at 18:45

Wednesday 8th May
20:00 to 22:30 – F1: 2011 Spanish Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Martin Brundle and David Coulthard
– repeated on Sunday 12th May at 20:45

Thursday 9th May
14:00 to 14:45 – F1: Driver Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
17:45 to 18:00 – F1: Gear Up for Spain (Sky Sports F1)
22:00 to 22:30 – F1: Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)

Friday 10th May
08:45 to 11:00 – F1: Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1)
08:55 to 10:35 – F1: Practice 1 (BBC Two)
11:00 to 11:40 – GP2: Practice (Sky Sports F1)
12:45 to 14:50 – F1: Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1)
13:00 to 14:45 – F1: Practice 2 (BBC Two)
14:50 to 15:35 – GP2: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
16:15 to 17:00 – 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 11th May
08:45 to 09:30 – GP3: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
09:45 to 11:10 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
09:55 to 11:10 – F1: Practice 3 (BBC Two)
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 17:05 – GP3: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)

Sunday 12th May
08:20 to 09:10 – GP3: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
09:30 to 10:35 – GP2: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
11:30 to 16:00 – F1: Race (Sky Sports F1)
12:10 to 15:15 – F1: Race (BBC One)
15:15 to 16:15 – F1: Forum (BBC Red Button)
16:00 to 17:00 – Architects of F1: Max Mosley (Sky Sports F1)

Wednesday 15th May
19:00 to 19:30 – Midweek Report (Sky Sports F1)

If anything changes, I shall update the schedule.

Update on May 4th – Sky’s new online show ‘Midweek Report’ presented by Anna Woolhouse has been added to the schedules, as thus I have added it above.

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4 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2013 Spanish Grand Prix

  1. on sky tv guide all the classic f1 races are a day early than you listed (monday, tuesday and wednesday)

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