In the past six weeks, we’ve learnt that Formula 1 will be shown on Channel 4 from 2016. We’ve also learnt that World Rally Championship highlights will be shown on Channel 5. Whilst we have had a lot of action recently in broadcasting land, one thing we haven’t had is a race from the winter Formula E series.
It is time to right that wrong with the Buenos Aires ePrix. The fourth round of the championship takes place in the first weekend of February with Sebastien Buemi dominating proceedings at the moment. Before the fourth round gets underway, you should whet your appetite with replays of the first three rounds, available for anyone to watch, on Formula E’s YouTube channel.
One note for ITV’s schedule. I’m a little surprised they did not try to capitalise on the Six Nations rugby by airing highlights from 13:00 to 14:00 on Sunday, immediately before their Six Nations live game. It would have been a good chance to hook on a new viewer or two. An opportunity missed there, I feel. Below are all the scheduling details you need…
Formula E – Buenos Aires (online via FIAFormulaE.com)
06/02 – 11:10 to 12:10 – Practice 1
06/02 – 13:25 to 14:10 – Practice 2
06/02 – 14:45 to 16:10 – Qualifying
Formula E – Buenos Aires
06/02 – 18:00 to 20:30 – Race (ITV4)
07/02 – 09:25 to 10:25 – Highlights (ITV)
As always I will update the schedule if anything changes.