The Formula 1 cupboard looks fairly bare over the festive period, with all of BBC’s and Sky’s season review programming airing way before the festive season even gets into top gear. With Sky Sports Darts replacing the F1 channel, it means that all of their programming is done and dusted before Christmas.
Sky’s season review is currently scheduled to air just before Christmas, with their offering beginning with the Midweek Report season review. BBC are airing their season review show on Saturday 12th December.
Elsewhere, the F1 season review DVD is released on Friday 18th December, running at around 280 minutes. The Blu-ray version released the following Monday with around 25 minutes of extra footage. In any event, I imagine a large proportion of the season review, excluding the race footage, will come from features that have been on the F1 App this season.
12/12/15 – 13:00 to 14:00 – Season Review (BBC One)
04/12/15 – 20:00 to 21:00 – The F1 Show (Sky Sports F1)
09/12/15 – 20:30 to 21:30 – Midweek Report Season Review (Sky Sports F1)
21/12/15 – 17:30 to 19:00 – F1 Season Review: It’s Hammer Time! (Sky Sports 1)
If anything is added, I will update the schedule above.
Update on December 4th at 21:00 – There is indeed a Sky review show over Christmas, on Monday 21st December. This isn’t in their schedules as of writing (which means it’ll miss the Christmas TV guide print deadlines) but I’ve added it above.
Update on December 7th – As one thing is added, another disappears. Highlights of the AUTOSPORT Awards, which were scheduled for this Friday at 20:00, have since disappeared from Sky Sports F1’s schedule (although they did turn up on Sky’s On Demand service).
Update on December 14th at 17:30 – Sky’s review show next Monday is in fact not a season review. It is in fact an interview with Lewis Hamilton, I quote: “a chat with the reigning Formula 1 champion, who claimed his third drivers’ title in 2015”
Update on December 14th at 20:50 – The Sky EPG goes with the original billing for Sky’s season review next Monday, so I’ve updated the schedule above.