Scheduling: The 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix

The Hungarian Grand Prix marks the half way stage of the 2016 Formula One season as the championship edges closer to its Summer break. Typically, Hungary is the race to lead F1 into the Summer, but this year the Hungaroring forms a back-to-back with the German Grand Prix one week later.

Channel 4 will again be live throughout the weekend, Hungary marking their fifth live round this year. In a late schedule change, their race day broadcast will now finish at 15:45, not 15:30 as originally billed. Elsewhere, BBC’s radio coverage is largely depleted due to Test Match cricket coverage on 5 Live Sports Extra. And outside of the Formula 1 world, BT Sport 2 will be airing live coverage of the World Endurance Championship for the first time ever. It is assumed that BT will be airing it in the eventuality that Motors TV failed to return to the air. Who will be commentating on BT’s coverage is not yet clear.

BT Sport are also airing a feast of motor sport from Silverstone. The BT team will be on-site led by former MotoGP presenter Abi Griffiths, with the usual faces of Ben Evans and Keith Collantine also featuring. Saturday’s coverage airs from 12:30 to 17:00 on BT Sport//ESPN and then 12:30 to 17:00 on BT Sport Europe on Sunday.

Below are all the details you need in what is a fairly packed schedule…

Channel 4 F1
Sessions
22/07 – 08:55 to 10:40 – Practice 1
22/07 – 12:55 to 14:40 – Practice 2
23/07 – 09:55 to 11:25 – Practice 3
23/07 – 11:55 to 14:30 – Qualifying
24/07 – 12:00 to 15:45 – Race
24/07 – 23:45 to 00:45 – Highlights

Sky Sports F1
Sessions
22/07 – 08:45 to 11:00 – Practice 1
22/07 – 12:45 to 14:55 – Practice 2
23/07 – 09:45 to 11:15 – Practice 3
23/07 – 12:00 to 14:35 – Qualifying (also Sky Sports 1)
24/07 – 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
20/07 – 20:30 to 21:00 – F1 Report: Preview
21/07 – 14:00 to 14:30 – Driver Press Conference
21/07 – 20:45 to 21:00 – Paddock Uncut
22/07 – 15:30 to 16:00 – Team Press Conference
22/07 – 16:00 to 16:30 – The F1 Show
27/07 – 20:30 to 21:00 – F1 Report: Review

BBC Radio F1
21/07 – 21:00 to 22:00 – Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)
24/07 – 13:00 to 15:00 – Race (BBC Radio 5 Live)

British Superbikes – Thruxton
23/07 – 14:00 to 16:00 – Qualifying (Eurosport 2)
24/07 – 12:30 to 18:00 – Races (Eurosport 2)
27/07 – 20:00 to 21:00 – Highlights (ITV4)

Euroformula – Silverstone
23/07 – Race 1
=> 14:00 to 15:00 (BT Sport//ESPN)
=> 14:05 to 15:00 (Motors TV)
24/07 – Race 2
=> 14:15 to 15:15 (BT Sport Europe)

Formula V8 3.5 – Silverstone
23/07 – 12:30 to 14:00 – Race 1 (BT Sport//ESPN)
24/07 – 12:30 to 14:15 – Race 2 (BT Sport Europe)

GP2 Series – Hungary (Sky Sports F1)
22/07 – 11:00 to 11:50 – Practice
22/07 – 14:55 to 15:30 – Qualifying (also Sky Sports 1)
23/07 – 14:35 to 16:05 – Race 1
24/07 – 09:20 to 10:35 – Race 2

GP3 Series – Hungary (Sky Sports F1)
23/07 – 08:45 to 09:20 – Qualifying
23/07 – 16:15 to 17:15 – Race 1
24/07 – 08:10 to 09:10 – Race 2

International GT Open – Silverstone
23/07 – Race 1
=> 15:00 to 16:50 (Motors TV)
=> 15:00 to 17:00 (BT Sport//ESPN)
24/07 – Race 2
=> 15:15 to 17:00 (BT Sport Europe)

Porsche Supercup – Hungary (Eurosport 2)
24/07 – 10:30 to 11:15 – Race

Virgin Australia Supercars – Ipswich
23/07 – 07:00 to 08:15 – Race 16 (BT Sport 1)
24/07 – 04:45 to 06:45 – Race 17 (BT Sport 2)

World Endurance Championship – Nurburgring
24/07 – 11:30 to 18:10 – Race (Motors TV)
24/07 – 11:30 to 18:30 – Race (BT Sport 2)
24/07 – 18:00 to 19:15 – Race (Eurosport 2)

Updated on July 21st to reflect Channel 4’s extended race day programme. Updated again on July 24th, swap of channels for BT Sport’s Sunday shows.

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8 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix

  1. Even though there will only be limited live F1 coverage on Radio 5. Will there still be full radio commentary of practice and qualifying via the BBC Sport F1 website?
    That has been the case for all F1 races races so far this year.

  2. If BT Sport continue to show WEC, I’m ditching Sky altogether!
    Apparently I’ll still receive Freeview + BT Sport channels on my box.
    The amount of Motorsport on BT will keep me happy.

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