Scheduling: The 2015 Chinese Grand Prix

It is a mammoth weekend of motor racing next weekend. Alongside the third round of the Formula One season from China, there is also MotoGP action from Texas, IndyCar action from Louisiana and the first round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season from Silverstone. It is definitely one of the busiest weekends that I can remember in a long time. The victim, from a UK scheduling perspective is the IndyCar Series, which finds itself consigned to BT’s Red Button as a result.

The main broadcasting news is that Jennie Gow will be returning to the 5 Live team, as she never travelled to either of the first two races due to scheduling clashes, in the case of the Australian Grand Prix, it clashed with Formula E, which Gow presents for ITV. Elsewhere, there is not much to report, although it appears that Anna Woolhouse will be back presenting the Midweek Report.

Sky’s offering outside of the race weekend continues to remain distinctly thin, with very few new Classic F1 races appearing in the schedule, whilst there is no sign of F1 Legends returning yet, either (although why they can’t do a similar series with the journeymen of the sport, I don’t know). Tales from the Vault should be back soon, as episodes are being taped this month.

Below are all the scheduling details, for what will hopefully be Hamilton vs Vettel – Round 2…

BBC F1
BBC One
11/04 – 13:00 to 14:15 – Qualifying Highlights
12/04 – 14:00 to 15:55 – Race Highlights

BBC News Channel
11/04 – 18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1
12/04 – 18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1

BBC Radio
09/04 – 21:30 to 22:00 – Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)
10/04 – 02:55 to 04:35 – Practice 1 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
10/04 – 06:55 to 08:35 – Practice 2 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
11/04 – 04:55 to 06:05 – Practice 3 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
11/04 – 07:55 to 09:05 – Qualifying (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
12/04 – 06:30 to 09:00 – Race

Sky Sports F1
Sessions
10/04 – 02:45 to 04:50 – Practice 1
10/04 – 06:45 to 09:00 – Practice 2
11/04 – 04:45 to 06:15 – Practice 3
11/04 – 07:00 to 09:45 – Qualifying
12/04 – 05:30 to 10:15 – Race
=> 05:30 – Track Parade
=> 06:00 – Pit Lane Live
=> 06:30 – Race
=> 09:30 – Paddock Live

Supplementary Programming
09/04 – 08:00 to 08:30 – Driver Press Conference
09/04 – 20:45 to 21:00 – Paddock Uncut: Malaysia
10/04 – 09:00 to 09:45 – Team Press Conference
10/04 – 11:00 to 12:00 – The F1 Show
15/04 – 20:30 to 21:00 – Midweek Report

NEW Classic Races
12/04 – 18:15 to 19:00 – 1990 French Grand Prix Highlights

MotoGP – Texas (BT Sport 2)
10/04 – 15:00 to 22:00
=> 15:00 – Practice 1
=> 17:45 – Reaction and Build-Up
=> 19:00 – Practice 2
11/04 – 15:00 to 22:15
=> 15:00 – Practice 3
=> 18:00 – Qualifying
12/04 – 16:30 to 21:00 – Races
12/04 – 21:00 to 22:00 – Chequered Flag

MotoGP – Texas (BT Sport Xtra)
12/04 – 14:50 to 16:30 – Warm Up

MotoGP – Texas (ITV4)
13/04 – 20:00 to 21:00 – Highlights

IndyCar Series – Louisiana (BT Sport Xtra)
12/04 – 20:00 to 23:00 – Race

World Endurance Championship – Silverstone (Motors TV)
12/04 – 11:30 to 18:30 – Race

As always, I’ll update the schedule if anything changes.

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6 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2015 Chinese Grand Prix

  1. the FIA WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP SILVERSTONE 6 HOURS is on motors tv sunday from 11 i think and last weeks gt sprint from Portugal is on youtube channel gtworld

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