Scheduling: The 2015 British Grand Prix

The 2015 Formula One season creeps towards the halfway stage, with the British Grand Prix! There are two races in the next seven weeks, thanks to the demise of the German Grand Prix. The good news for those without Sky Sports is that the next three races will be broadcast live on the BBC, as confirmed to this blog earlier in the year, which is a rare occurrence as races don’t tend to be axed after the season has started.

Expect both BBC and Sky to be out in full force next weekend line-up wise. From the BBC’s perspective, they are broadcasting a 90 minute preview show on BBC Radio 5 Live in the run-up to Silverstone. However, due to Wimbledon, Friday’s practice sessions will air behind the Red Button, whilst qualifying will air on BBC Two. Thankfully, the race itself will air live on BBC One.

Over on Sky Sports, they are producing an extra F1 Show, airing live on Thursday night which is now the norm for Silverstone. Qualifying and the race are again being simulcast on Sky Sports 1 for the second race in a row. It will be interesting to see whether this trend continues after the Summer break when the football season gets going. Elsewhere, Sky are airing 2 x 30 minute shows focussing on the Formula Kart Stars competition, whilst the 1995 British Grand Prix is going to be aired in full. They showed the complete 1995 race a few weeks ago, but at the time I thought it was a scheduling mistake, when in the end they did actually show the full race!

Below are all the scheduling details for the Grand Prix that you need…

BBC F1
BBC TV – Sessions
03/07 – 09:55 to 11:30 – Practice 1 (BBC Red Button)
03/07 – 13:55 to 15:35 – Practice 2 (BBC Red Button)
04/07 – 09:55 to 11:05 – Practice 3 (BBC Two)
04/07 – 12:10 to 14:30 – Qualifying (BBC Two)
05/07 – 12:15 to 15:30 – Race (BBC One)
05/07 – 15:30 to 16:30 – Forum (BBC Red Button)

BBC Radio – Sessions
03/07 – 09:55 to 11:35 – Practice 1 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
04/07 – 09:55 to 11:00 – Practice 3 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
04/07 – 12:55 to 14:05 – Qualifying (BBC Radio 5 Live)
05/07 – 12:00 to 15:00 – Race (BBC Radio 5 Live)

Supplementary Programming
02/07 – 20:30 to 22:00 – Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)
05/07 – 11:15 to 12:20 – F1 Rewind (BBC Two)
05/07 – 18:00 to 19:00 – Slicks-o-Six (BBC Radio 5 Live)

Sky Sports F1
Sessions
03/07 – 09:45 to 12:00 – Practice 1
03/07 – 13:45 to 16:00 – Practice 2
04/07 – 09:45 to 11:15 – Practice 3
04/07 – 12:00 to 14:35 – Qualifying (also Sky Sports 1)
05/07 – 11:30 to 16:15 – Race (also Sky Sports 1)
=> 11:30 – Track Parade
=> 12:00 – Pit Lane Live
=> 12:30 – Race
=> 15:30 – Paddock Live

Supplementary Programming
02/07 – 15:00 to 15:30 – Driver Press Conference
02/07 – 18:00 to 19:00 – The F1 Show (also Sky Sports 1)
02/07 – 19:00 to 20:00 – Tales from the Vault: Champions
02/07 – 21:00 to 21:15 – Paddock Uncut: Britain
03/07 – 17:00 to 17:45 – Team Press Conference
03/07 – 18:00 to 19:00 – The F1 Show (also Sky Sports 1)
08/07 – 20:30 to 21:00 – Midweek Report
09/07 – 20:00 to 21:00 – Formula Kart Stars

NEW Classic Races
01/07 – 21:00 to 23:30 – 1995 British Grand Prix

GP2 Series – Britain (Sky Sports F1)
03/07 – 12:00 to 12:50 – Practice
03/07 – 15:50 to 16:30 – Qualifying
04/07 – 14:35 to 16:05 – Race 1
05/07 – 09:15 to 10:30 – Race 2

GP3 Series – Britain (Sky Sports F1)
04/07 – 08:45 to 09:25 – Qualifying
04/07 – 16:15 to 17:15 – Race 1
05/07 – 08:20 to 09:05 – Race 2

As always, if anything changes, I will update the schedule.

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4 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2015 British Grand Prix

  1. For those with a sky box (this is for those who use their sky box as a kind of freeview box) red button bbc is channel 980 onwards

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