Scheduling: The 2014 German Grand Prix

The Formula 1 season hits the halfway point as the teams and drivers’ convene on the Hockenheimring for the German Grand Prix! The action will be live on Sky Sports F1, with extended highlights on BBC later in the evening. If you want to jump straight to the schedule, click the links below…

Thursday 17th July
Friday 18th July
Saturday 19th July
Sunday 20th July
Wednesday 23rd July
Classic F1

This year, due to The Open, the race highlights, like in 2012, will be aired on BBC Two from 19:00. Given that the highlights show is not following on from an Andy Murray final at Wimbledon, I fully expect a substantial ratings drop compared with 2013, a more realistic barometer is 2012 and before. In a little bit of good scheduling though, a repeat of the film Grand Prix precedes the BBC Two highlights show.

The main BBC personnel news is that Lee McKenzie will not be with the team for either Germany or Hungary due to the Commonwealth Games. It will be the first race that she has missed since 2008, before BBC had the Formula 1 television contract. Jennie Gow is stepping into McKenzie’s shoes for the weekend, Gow continuing her 5 Live commitments at the same time.

Elsewhere, there is a double bill of the IndyCar Series with two races in Toronto, both airing live on ESPN.

Thursday 17th July
14:00 to 14:45 – F1: Driver Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
21:00 to 22:00 – F1: Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)
23:30 to 23:45 – F1: Gear Up for Germany (Sky Sports F1)

Friday 18th July
08:45 to 11:00 – F1: Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1)
11:00 to 11:50 – GP2: Practice (Sky Sports F1)
12:45 to 14:50 – F1: Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1)
14:50 to 15:30 – GP2: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
16:00 to 16:45 – 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 19th July
08:45 to 09:25 – GP3: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
09:45 to 11:15 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
12:00 to 14:35 – F1: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
13:00 to 14:05 – F1: Qualifying (BBC Radio 5 Live)
14:35 to 16:05 – GP2: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)
16:15 to 17:15 – GP3: Race 1 (Sky Sports F1)
17:25 to 18:40 – F1: Qualifying Highlights (BBC One)
19:45 to 20:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)
20:30 to 23:00 – IndyCars: Toronto (ESPN)

Sunday 20th July
08:20 to 09:20 – GP3: Race 2 (Sky Sports F1)
09:30 to 10:45 – 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
12:45 to 15:00 – F1: Race (BBC Radio 5 Live)
15:30 to 17:00 – IndyCars: Toronto (ESPN)
16:15 to 17:15 – GP Heroes: Niki Lauda (Sky Sports F1)
16:15 to 19:00 – FILM: Grand Prix (BBC Two)
19:00 to 20:30 – F1: Race Highlights (BBC Two)
20:30 to 23:00 – IndyCars: Toronto (ESPN)

Wednesday 23rd July
20:30 to 21:00 – Midweek Report (Sky Sports F1)

Classic F1 on Sky Sports F1
12/07 – 21:00 to 23:30 – 1998 Belgian Grand Prix
13/07 – 21:00 to 23:30 – 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
14/07 – 21:00 to 23:15 – 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix
15/07 – 21:00 to 23:15 – 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
16/07 – 21:00 to 23:30 – 2000 German Grand Prix
17/07 – 21:00 to 22:00 – 1982 German Grand Prix Highlights
18/07 – 18:00 to 20:00 – 2010 German Grand Prix
19/07 – 17:15 to 18:30 – 1993 German Grand Prix Highlights
20/07 – 17:15 to 18:15 – 1970 Season Review
20/07 – 21:00 to 21:45 – 1996 German Grand Prix Highlights

If anything changes, as always, I will update the schedule.

Update on July 14th – Piece updated to mention Jennie Gow doing double duty.

Update on July 20th – Yesterday’s IndyCar race one has been rescheduled to today due to heavy rain, so I have amended the above.

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4 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2014 German Grand Prix

  1. getting realy fed up with these 7pm bbc highlights shows for european rounds. its horrible having to avoid the result that long the bbc really should treat f1 a bit better escpecialy as we have a title fight with a brittish driver. why does that film need to be on i dont see why f1 cant be scheduled for 17.30 on sunday.

  2. Im off to to watch shelsy walsh hill climb on sunday so that will be one less viewer.I have Never much cared for the Hockenheimring since was butched a few years ago so i dont think i will even bother with the highlights.

  3. Just because we have a title fight with a British driver doesn’t mean anything. Having to wait an extra hour or so is hardly going to kill you.

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