Scheduling: The 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

With both championships now over, the last three races are probably more of a formality. The first of those three races takes us to Abu Dhabi, where both the GP2 Series and GP3 Series come to a conclusion.

Sky are also screening in full the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix’s in the build-up to the weekend’s race. A reminder too of their new format, first implemented in India, where the race show will be split into three: track parade, race and Paddock Live. Paddock Live is fifteen minutes longer this week, meaning that the ‘race show’ is fifteen minutes shorter. Clearly someone up high has decided that three quarters through their second year doing Formula 1 is the perfect time to tweak it. Right

Tuesday 29th October
20:00 to 22:15 – F1: 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Friday 1st November at 18:00

Wednesday 30th October
20:00 to 22:15 – F1: 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Jonathan Legard and Martin Brundle
– repeated on Saturday 2nd November at 15:20

Thursday 31st October
11:00 to 11:45 – F1: Driver Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
19:00 to 19:15 – Gear Up for Abu Dhabi (Sky Sports F1)
21:00 to 22:00 – F1: Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)
20:00 to 22:15 – F1: 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Martin Brundle and David Coulthard
– repeated on Sunday 3rd November at 20:15

Friday 1st November
06:15 to 06:50 – GP2: Practice (Sky Sports F1)
08:45 to 10:50 – F1: Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1)
08:55 to 10:35 – F1: Practice 1 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
12:45 to 14:55 – F1: Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1)
12:55 to 14:35 – F1: Practice 2 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
14:55 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 2nd November
06:00 to 06:35 – GP3: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
08:05 to 09:30 – GP2: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)
09:45 to 11:10 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
09:55 to 11:05 – F1: Practice 3 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
12:00 to 14:30 – F1: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
12:55 to 14:05 – F1: Qualifying (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
14:30 to 15:20 – GP3: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)
17:10 to 18:15 – F1: Qualifying Highlights (BBC One)
19:45 to 20:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

Sunday 3rd November
07:55 to 08:45 – GP3: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
09:10 to 10:15 – GP2: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
11:30 to 16:15 – F1: Race (Sky Sports F1)
=> 11:30 – Track Parade
=> 12:00 – Race
=> 15:15 – Paddock Live
12:50 to 15:00 – F1: Race (BBC Radio 5 Live)
16:15 to 17:15 – Architects of F1: Jo Ramirez (Sky Sports F1)
16:30 to 18:00 – F1: Race Highlights (BBC One)

Wednesday 6th November
19:00 to 19:30 – Midweek Report (Sky Sports F1)

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2 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

  1. Another opportunity missed to show classic races from ex F1 tracks. It weakens their schedule in GP week in my view. Is anyone likely to watch those 3 races? No. Would they if it was (for arguments sake) Magny Cours 1999? I reckon so.

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