Scheduling: The 2016 Singapore Grand Prix

Formula 1 heads east for the first of the flyaway races to wrap up the 2016 season. There are seven stops left on the calendar: Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. Singapore marks the two-thirds stage of the season, with the Marina Bay Street circuit playing host to round 15 of 21.

Sky Sports are live through the whole weekend, with Channel 4 providing extensive highlights. The time slots are slightly different for practice and qualifying before reverting back to the usual 13:00 start time for the race. Channel 4’s highlights programme airs later on Sunday evening due to coverage of the Paralympic Games before it. This should result in a higher viewing figure, but does mean that the highlights clash with ITV’s The X Factor, which might dent things slightly. 5 Live’s programming is truncated slightly by Paralympics and football coverage.

On the personnel front, Holly Samos is again standing in for Lee McKenzie, who is covering the Paralympics for Channel 4. McKenzie will be back for the Malaysian Grand Prix in two weeks time. Elsewhere, the IndyCar Series season comes to an end late on Sunday night in the UK live on BT Sport//ESPN. Back home, both the British Superbikes and Touring Car championships are in action at Donington Park and Silverstone respectively. Below are all the scheduling details you need.

Channel 4 F1
Sessions
17/09 – 17:30 to 19:00 – Qualifying Highlights
18/09 – 18:30 to 21:00 – Race Highlights

Sky Sports F1
Sessions
16/09 – 10:45 to 12:50 – Practice 1
16/09 – 14:15 to 16:15 – Practice 2
17/09 – 10:45 to 12:15 – Practice 3
17/09 – 13:00 to 15:45 – Qualifying
18/09 – 11:30 to 16:15 – Race
=> 11:30 – Track Parade
=> 12:00 – Pit Lane Live
=> 12:30 – Race
=> 15:30 – Paddock Live

Supplementary Programming
14/09 – 20:30 to 21:00 – F1 Report: Preview
15/09 – 11:00 to 11:30 – Driver Press Conference
15/09 – 20:45 to 21:00 – Paddock Uncut
16/09 – 16:15 to 16:45 – Team Press Conference
16/09 – 16:45 to 17:15 – The F1 Show
21/09 – 20:30 to 21:00 – F1 Report: Review

BBC Radio F1
15/09 – 20:30 to 21:30 – Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)
16/09 – 10:55 to 12:35 – Practice 1 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
17/09 – 10:55 to 12:05 – Practice 3 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
18/09 – 13:00 to 15:00 – Race Updates (BBC Radio 5 Live)

British Superbikes – Donington Park
17/09 – 16:00 to 18:00 – Qualifying (Eurosport 2)
18/09 – 11:00 to 12:00 – Race 1 (Eurosport 2)
18/09 – 13:00 to 18:00 – Race 2 (Eurosport 2)
22/09 – 21:00 to 22:00 – Highlights (ITV4)

British Touring Car Championship – Silverstone (ITV4)
18/09 – 11:00 to 18:30 – Races

FIM World Endurance Championship – Bol d’Or (Eurosport 2)
17/09 to 18/09 – Race
=> 13:45 to 16:00 (Eurosport 2)
=> 17:00 to 18:55 (Eurosport 1)
=> 19:00 to 23:00 (Eurosport 1)
=> 23:00 to 00:00 (Eurosport 2)
=> 06:00 to 10:00 (Eurosport 2)

IndyCar Series – Sonoma (BT Sport//ESPN)
18/09 – 23:30 to 02:30 – Race

Virgin Australia Supercars – Sandown 500 (BT Sport 1)
17/09 – 04:45 to 05:45 – Qualifying 1
17/09 – 07:00 to 08:00 – Qualifying 2
18/09 – 06:00 to 08:00 – Race

World Endurance Championship – Austin
17/09 – 22:30 to 05:30– Race (Motors TV)
17/09 – 23:00 to 05:15 – Race (Eurosport 1)

World Superbikes – Germany (British Eurosport 2)
17/09 – 09:15 to 13:15 – Qualifying and Race 1
18/09 – 10:00 to 11:00 – Support Race
18/09 – 12:00 to 13:00 – Race 2

Last updated on September 9th.

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2 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2016 Singapore Grand Prix

  1. Can someone clarify who holds what rights for WEC this year? I watched it on BT Sport last week, but it’s on Eurosport this time around? :/

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