Scheduling: The 2014 British Grand Prix

Following Formula 1’s return to Austria, it is time for the teams and drivers to head to where it all began. Silverstone, round nine of the 2014 season, the British Grand Prix! Both BBC and Sky as usual for Britain have live coverage throughout the weekend.

If you want to jump straight to the schedule, click the links below…

Thursday 3rd July
Friday 4th July
Saturday 5th July
Sunday 6th July
Wednesday 9th July
Classic F1

Sky have an extra edition of The F1 Show on Thursday evening, except this year it will be airing under the title The Grid Live. It looks like it will be the same format as last year with David Croft and Natalie Pinkham presenting, whilst the EPG says that Lewis Hamilton will be one of the guests on the show. Apart from that, it is your typical race weekend schedule with nothing else to note for Sky. Over on BBC though, Wimbledon for the second time in three years throws a spanner in the works. Like in 2012, Qualifying and the Race will be airing on BBC Two.

The Wimbledon Men’s final and the British Grand Prix clashing when the latter was on ITV wasn’t an issue because nothing would need to be displaced, except with Formula 1 now on the BBC, the two clashing is not ideal and should really have been avoided – the blame in this case lies in FOM’s hands. I doubt the Silverstone organisers are fairly impressed when they find the two events clashing, either. Cleverly though, and to BBC’s credit, in between practice and qualifying on Saturday and then also on Sunday afternoon following the F1, Racing Legends gets a repeat airing on BBC Two which is a good way to keep the audience around the F1.

Aside from the F1, there is the usual GP2 and GP3 action on Sky Sports F1 across the weekend, and over on BT Sport 2 there is live coverage of the Pocono IndyCar 500.

Thursday 3rd July
15:00 to 15:45 – F1: Driver Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
18:00 to 19:00 – The Grid Live: Silverstone’s 50th (Sky Sports F1)
23:30 to 23:45 – F1: Gear Up for Britain (Sky Sports F1)

Friday 4th July
09:45 to 12:00 – F1: Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1)
09:55 to 11:30 – F1: Practice 1 (BBC Two)
12:00 to 12:50 – GP2: Practice (Sky Sports F1)
13:45 to 15:50 – F1: Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1)
13:55 to 15:35 – F1: Practice 2 (BBC Red Button)
15:50 to 16:30 – GP2: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
17:00 to 17:45 – F1: Team Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
18:00 to 19:00 – The F1 Show (Sky Sports F1)
18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

Saturday 5th July
08:45 to 09:20 – GP3: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
09:45 to 11:15 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
09:55 to 11:05 – F1: Practice 3 (BBC Two)
11:55 to 14:30 – F1: Qualifying (BBC Two)
12:00 to 14:35 – F1: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
14:35 to 16:05 – GP2: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)
16:15 to 17:15 – GP3: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)
18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

Sunday 6th July
08:05 to 09:05 – GP3: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
09:15 to 10:30 – GP2: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
11:30 to 16:15 – F1: Race (Sky Sports F1)
=> 11:30 – Track Parade
=> 12:00 – Race
=> 15:30 – Paddock Live
12:00 to 15:30 – F1: Race (BBC Two)
15:30 to 16:30 – F1: Forum (BBC Red Button)
18:00 to 20:00 – IndyCars: Pocono (BT Sport 2)
19:30 to 20:30 – GP Heroes: Sir Frank Williams (Sky Sports F1)

Wednesday 9th July
20:30 to 21:00 – Midweek Report (Sky Sports F1)

Classic F1 on Sky Sports F1
28/06 – 21:00 to 21:45 – 1994 British Grand Prix Highlights
29/06 – 21:00 to 22:45 – 2003 British Grand Prix
30/06 – 21:00 to 23:00 – 2008 British Grand Prix
01/07 – 21:00 to 23:00 – 2012 British Grand Prix (Sky commentary)
02/07 – 21:00 to 21:45 – 1986 British Grand Prix Highlights
03/07 – 21:00 to 21:30 – 1989 British Grand Prix Highlights
04/07 – 19:00 to 20:00 – 1970 Season Review
04/07 – 21:00 to 21:45 – 1981 British Grand Prix Highlights
05/07 – 21:00 to 21:45 – 1987 British Grand Prix Highlights
06/07 – 21:45 to 22:30 – 1988 British Grand Prix Highlights
07/07 – 21:00 to 21:45 – 1993 European Grand Prix Highlights
08/07 – 21:00 to 23:00 – 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
09/07 – 21:00 to 21:30 – 1989 Italian Grand Prix Highlights
10/07 – 21:00 to 21:45 – 1985 Belgian Grand Prix Highlights
11/07 – 21:00 to 21:45 – 1995 Italian Grand Prix Highlights

As always, if anything changes, I will update this post.

Update on July 4th – Slight schedule change for tomorrow. World Cup highlights are now in between practice and qualifying on BBC Two, meaning that qualifying now is on air at 11:55.

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4 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2014 British Grand Prix

  1. they should have had british gp this weekend as there is no tennis or tour de france on today. on the plus side at least with f1 being on bbc 2 it actualy starts on the hour(normally on bbc the news would take 15min of airtime). also i thought bbc had to show practise on bbc 2 now, the red button quality is a joke

  2. Might be worth mentioning that the free practices and the pit lane feed are gonna be in HD on channel 986 on sky

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