Sky Sports F1 to repeat every classic race through December

Having F1 withdrawal symptoms? I think you will like the title of this article… yes, that is right, Sky Sports F1 are repeating every single one of their 2013 classic races throughout December! Fantastic news, and one I am very, very happy to see.

I won’t go through the individual commentators for each race, but below is Sky Sports F1’s Classic F1 schedule through December. Enjoy!

Monday 2nd December
20:00 to 22:15 – 1999 Australian Grand Prix
22:15 to 00:45 – 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix

Tuesday 3rd December
21:15 to 23:30 – 2007 Chinese Grand Prix
23:45 to 02:15 – 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix

Wednesday 4th December
20:15 to 22:30 – 2011 Spanish Grand Prix
22:30 to 01:00 – 2003 Monaco Grand Prix

Thursday 5th December
20:00 to 20:45 – 1991 Canadian Grand Prix Highlights
21:00 to 23:00 – 2003 British Grand Prix

Friday 6th December
21:00 to 22:00 – 1993 German Grand Prix Highlights
23:00 to 01:00 – 1998 Belgian Grand Prix

Saturday 7th December
11:00 to 13:00 – 2001 Italian Grand Prix
15:00 to 17:45 – 2008 Singapore Grand Prix
18:45 to 22:15 – 2010 Korean Grand Prix
23:15 to 00:45 – 1989 Japanese Grand Prix Highlights

Sunday 8th December
14:30 to 16:45 – 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
18:00 to 20:00 – 2007 United States Grand Prix
21:00 to 23:30 – 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix

Monday 9th December
16:00 to 22:15 – Australian Grands Prix
=> 2003, 2007 and 2010

Tuesday 10th December
16:00 to 00:45 – Malaysian Grands Prix
=> 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010

Wednesday 11th December
16:00 to 01:00 – Chinese Grands Prix
=> 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011

Thursday 12th December
16:00 to 01:00 – Bahrain Grands Prix
=> 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010

Friday 13th December
15:45 to 19:00 – Spanish Grands Prix Highlights
=> 1986, 1991, 1994 and 1996

Saturday 14th December
17:30 to 19:00 – Monaco Grands Prix Highlights
=> 1992 and 1996
19:30 to 22:00 – 2008 Monaco Grand Prix
22:30 to 01:00 – 2011 Monaco Grand Prix

Sunday 15th December
16:00 to 16:45 – 1995 Canadian Grand Prix Highlights
16:45 to 19:00 – 2008 Canadian Grand Prix
19:30 to 22:15 – 2011 Canadian Grand Prix

Monday 16th December
16:00 to 18:00 – 1987 British Grand Prix
19:30 to 20:10 – 1994 British Grand Prix Highlights
20:10 to 22:10 – 2008 British Grand Prix

Tuesday 17th December
16:00 to 18:15 – 2000 German Grand Prix
19:30 to 21:30 – 2005 German Grand Prix
22:00 to 00:00 – 2011 German Grand Prix

Wednesday 18th December
16:00 to 17:30 – Hungarian Grands Prix Highlights
=> 1986 and 1993
19:30 to 22:00 – 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix
22:30 to 00:45 – 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

Thursday 19th December
16:00 to 16:40 – 1985 Belgian Grand Prix Highlights
16:40 to 18:40 – 2000 Belgian Grand Prix
19:30 to 21:30 – 2008 Belgian Grand Prix
22:00 to 00:00 – 2010 Belgian Grand Prix

Friday 20th December
16:00 to 17:30 – Italian Grands Prix Highlights
=> 1988 and 1995
19:30 to 21:30 – 2010 Italian Grand Prix

Saturday 21st December
16:00 to 18:45 – 2009 Singapore Grand Prix
19:30 to 22:15 – 2010 Singapore Grand Prix
22:45 to 01:30 – 2011 Singapore Grand Prix

Sunday 22nd December
16:00 to 18:30 – 2011 Korean Grand Prix

Monday 23rd December
15:45 to 16:45 – 1994 Japanese Grand Prix Highlights
16:45 to 19:00 – 1998 Japanese Grand Prix
19:30 to 00:15 – Japanese Grands Prix
=> 2000 and 2007

Christmas Eve
15:45 to 18:00 – 2011 Indian Grand Prix

Christmas Day
15:45 to 18:00 – 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
19:30 to 22:00 – 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Boxing Day
16:00 to 19:15 – United States Grands Prix Highlights
– 1983, 1984, 1987 and 1991

Friday 27th December
18:00 to 20:00 – 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix
20:00 to 20:40 – 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix Highlights
20:40 to 22:40 – 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix

That breaks down as 78 classic races. 21 in highlights form and 57 in full race form, assuming I’ve counted properly. It does include the Bahrain’s of this world, but hey, it is F1 in December. I’m really happy to see this, and this is what I envisaged the channel would be used for during the off season. I do not normally praise Sky Sports F1’s schedule, but this is brilliant to see in my view.

Me personally? I won’t tune in every night, but it will be great to flick the channel on one evening and be taken straight into a classic F1 race. Hopefully Sky publicise all of this, because it would be real shame to see it go under the radar.

Will these be shown again in January? The fact that they are all being shown all in December suggests not. Schedules only go to New Year’s Eve, what is happening beyond then, I don’t know. As always there may well be timing adjustments and the such like above, as I always I’ll update the blog.

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2 thoughts on “Sky Sports F1 to repeat every classic race through December

  1. Seen them all.
    Recorded them all.

    What I want is original content.
    Or even content that hasn’t been seen for years, like John Watson’s ‘History of the Grand Prix car’.

    Sky’s endless repeats are an indication of how they undervalue their customers.

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