Scheduling: The 2015 Italian Grand Prix

The last race of the European season comes from Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. It marks the first BBC highlights race since Austria, nearly three months ago thanks to the absence of the German Grand Prix.

As in Belgium, Sky are not simulcasting their shows on any other Sky Sports channel. I think it is fair to assume, for the moment, that the simulcasts we saw in June and July was just a Summer thing rather than anything more, but we will see if anything more turns up in the schedules as we head into the Asian and American races.

The usual schedule details are below. I’ve not included Sky’s classic races, as there are no new races to the channel in the schedule, whilst I think we are safe in saying that the F1 Legends strand of programming is not returning to the channel this year sadly. I have, however, included the World Series by Renault from Silverstone which BT Sport are giving extensive live coverage to this weekend. Abi Griffiths and Gemma Scott will be presenting the coverage, with Keith Collantine, Johnny Mowlem and Oliver Webb alongside them.

BBC F1
BBC One
05/09 – 17:00 to 18:10 – Qualifying Highlights
06/09 – 17:05 to 18:35 – Race Highlights

BBC News Channel
04/09 – 18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1
05/09 – 18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1

BBC Radio
04/09 – 08:55 to 10:35 – Practice 1 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
04/09 – 12:55 to 14:35 – Practice 2 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
05/09 – 12:55 to 14:05 – Qualifying (BBC Radio 5 Live)
06/09 – 12:30 to 15:00 – Race (BBC Radio 5 Live)

Sky Sports F1
Sessions
04/09 – 08:45 to 11:00 – Practice 1
04/09 – 12:45 to 15:00 – Practice 2
05/09 – 09:45 to 11:15 – Practice 3
05/09 – 12:00 to 14:35 – Qualifying
06/09 – 11:30 to 16:15 – Race
=> 11:30 – Track Parade
=> 12:00 – Pit Lane Live
=> 12:30 – Race
=> 15:30 – Paddock Live

Supplementary Programming
03/09 – 14:00 to 14:30 – Driver Press Conference
03/09 – 20:45 to 21:00 – Paddock Uncut: Italy
04/09 – 16:00 to 16:45 – Team Press Conference
04/09 – 17:00 to 18:00 – The F1 Show
09/09 – 20:30 to 21:00 – Midweek Report

GP2 Series – Italy (Sky Sports F1)
04/09 – 11:00 to 11:50 – Practice
04/09 – 14:50 to 15:30 – Qualifying
05/09 – 14:35 to 16:05 – Race 1
06/09 – 09:30 to 10:45 – Race 2

GP3 Series – Italy (Sky Sports F1)
05/09 – 08:45 to 09:20 – Qualifying
05/09 – 16:10 to 17:10 – Race 1
06/09 – 08:20 to 09:20 – Race 2

British Touring Car Championship – Rockingham (ITV4)
06/09 – 10:45 to 17:45 – Races

World Series by Renault – Silverstone
05/09 – 11:00 to 18:15 – Races (BT Sport 2)
06/09 – 11:00 to 16:15 – Races (BT Sport 1)

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

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7 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2015 Italian Grand Prix

  1. Someone notice that Sky hasn’t broadcast a classic race yesterday night after The F1 Show ? Also, their is no classic race tonight at 21:00, same for tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday.

    • That’s a late change given that the provisional schedules have Brazil, Monaco and Britain 2003 for Saturday through to Monday. I get the impression that the numbers are that low that there is no incentive to broadcast classic races anymore.

      • If it’s races from the 2003 season that was schedule, could it be possible Sky remove them from the schedule due to Justin Wilson’s death ? 2003 was the year he was in F1.

  2. They quite often show a completely different programme to their listings, plus their times are very often wide of the mark. I can only avoid missing beginning or end by recording previous and next programmes. Their published programme info is also very sparse. Paying so much for their F1 programme, I would expect better. I suppose that’s what you get with a monopoly.

  3. Been really disappointed with Sky and their showings of classic races
    Firstly, they aren’t showing them every night like I believe they promised (or might have been for 2014)
    Secondly and most importantly they are showing the same classic races over and over again. Brazil 2003 is practically show 6 times a year, Canada 2011 is barely shown for some reason, barely any races are ever shown from 2000/1/2/4/5/6 which is annoying! It’s not like there weren’t any decent races from those seasons. Why can’t they show a whole season? Eg every night/other night they show a hours highlight of each race of a certain season.
    There is so much potential that they haven’t come close to reaching or seem to want to reach

  4. i don’t think qually is going to be worth watching with potential of 6 cars taking engine penalty and starting from the back. Good job i don’t pay sky to watch it

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