Scheduling: The 2016 Italian Grand Prix / British MotoGP

An unusual weekend starts September as both the Formula 1 and MotoGP championships take centre stage on European turf. The Italian Grand Prix plays host to round 13 of the Formula 1 season, whilst Silverstone is home to round 12 of the MotoGP season.

Not much is known about the Channel 4 team as of writing. Lee McKenzie is heading back to Rio over the weekend, so presumably will not be in Monza. Alain Prost was meant to be with Channel 4’s team in Spa, but was not shown on-screen. It was mentioned pre-season that Channel 4 would adapt the presenting line-up as the season progressed, so I assume they pushed Prost’s planned Spa appearance to later in the year.

There are two special programmes on Channel 4 over the weekend: one is an extended interview with Jenson Button (filmed before the start of the season but only been uploaded online and not aired on TV) and the other is a feature-length film looking at Jackie Stewart’s participation in the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix. Sky will be airing a charity football game live from the starting grid on Thursday evening, pitting F1 stars against several football legends.

Over on BBC Radio 5 Live, Jennie Gow will not be on site with them for the remainder of the season as she will be giving birth at the beginning of October (congratulations, Jennie). BT Sport’s MotoGP coverage looks a little different on Sunday. The clash of dates with the Italian Grand Prix means that the MotoGP schedule is staggered around the F1, with the main MotoGP race not starting until 15:30. On the personnel side, Suzi Perry is back with BT as lead presenter to take viewers through the weekend.

Channel 4 F1
Sessions
02/09 – 08:55 to 10:35 – Practice 1
02/09 – 12:55 to 14:40 – Practice 2
03/09 – 09:55 to 11:25 – Practice 3
03/09 – 11:55 to 14:30 – Qualifying
04/09 – 12:00 to 15:30 – Race

Supplementary Programming
03/09 – 11:25 to 11:55 – Murray Walker meets Jenson Button
04/09 – 06:20 to 08:00 – Weekend of a Champion

Sky Sports F1
Sessions
02/09 – 08:45 to 11:00 – Practice 1
02/09 – 12:45 to 14:50 – Practice 2
03/09 – 09:45 to 11:15 – Practice 3
03/09 – 12:00 to 14:35 – Qualifying (also Sky Sports Mix)
04/09 – 11:30 to 16:15 – Race
=> 11:30 – Track Parade (also Sky Sports Mix)
=> 12:00 – Pit Lane Live (also Sky Sports Mix)
=> 12:30 – Race
=> 15:30 – Paddock Live

Supplementary Programming
01/09 – 14:00 to 14:30 – Driver Press Conference
01/09 – 17:00 to 18:00 – Charity Football: F1 All Stars vs Heineken Football Legends (also Sky Sports Mix)
01/09 – 20:45 to 21:00 – Paddock Uncut
02/09 – 15:30 to 16:00 – Team Press Conference
02/09 – 16:00 to 16:30 – The F1 Show
06/09 – 20:30 to 21:00 – F1 Report: Review

BBC Radio F1
01/09 – 21:00 to 22:00 – Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)
02/09 – 08:55 to 10:35 – Practice 1 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
03/09 – 09:55 to 11:05 – Practice 3 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
03/09 – 12:55 to 14:05 – Qualifying (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
04/09 – 13:00 to 15:00 – Race (BBC Radio 5 Live)

MotoGP – Britain (BT Sport 2)
02/09 – 09:00 to 16:00
=> 09:00 – Practice 1
=> 11:45 – Reaction and Build-Up
=> 13:00 – Practice 2
03/09 – 09:00 to 16:15
=> 09:00 – Practice 3
=> 12:00 – Qualifying
04/09 – 08:45 to 17:30
=> 08:45 – Warm Up
=> 10:30 – Build-Up
=> 11:30 – Moto3 race
=> 13:45 – Moto2 race
=> 15:15 – MotoGP race
=> 16:30 – Chequered Flag

MotoGP – Britain (ITV4)
05/09 – 22:00 to 23:00 – Highlights

24H Series – Barcelona (Motors TV)
03/09 – 10:30 to 19:15 – Race (first half)
04/09 (Sunday morning) – 01:45 to 11:30 – Race (second half)

GP2 Series – Italy (Sky Sports F1)
02/09 – 11:00 to 11:50 – Practice
02/09 – 14:50 to 15:30 – Qualifying
03/09 – 14:35 to 16:05 – Race 1
04/09 – 09:20 to 10:35 – Race 2

GP3 Series – Italy (Sky Sports F1)
03/09 – 08:45 to 09:20 – Qualifying
03/09 – 16:10 to 17:10 – Race 1
04/09 – 08:10 to 09:10 – Race 2

IndyCar Series – Grand Prix at The Glen (BT Sport//ESPN)
04/09 – 19:00 to 22:00 – Race

World Endurance Championship – Mexico
03/09 – 19:15 to 01:45 – Race (Motors TV)
03/09 – 19:30 to 01:30 – Race (BT Sport 3)

World Touring Car Championship – Japan (Eurosport 2)
03/09 – 07:00 to 08:30 – Qualifying
04/09 – 06:30 to 08:30
=> 06:30 – Race 1
=> 07:30 – Race 2

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

Update on September 3rd – Holly Samos and Eddie Jordan are with Channel 4’s team this weekend.

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4 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2016 Italian Grand Prix / British MotoGP

  1. Could anyone tell me where programme in the above is being aired, time, date and channel please, I cannot find it. I’m presuming those August dates were a typo.
    (Sky will be airing a charity football game live from the starting grid on Thursday evening, pitting F1 stars against several football legends.).

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