BBC, Sky reveal F1 2014 schedule
December 20, 2013
Following a successful 2013 which saw 27.8 million people watching F1 racing on the BBC (an increase of 1.2 million on 2012), the BBC has confirmed it will show the following Grands Prix live in 2014:
– Malaysia – 30 March
– Spain – 11 May
– Canada – 8 June
– Silverstone – 6 July
– Belgium – 24 August
– Italy – 7 September
– Japan – 5 October
– Russia – 12 October
– Abu Dhabi – 23 November
The remaining 10 races will be shown as extended highlights, which are proving increasingly popular with audiences.
BBC Head of F1, Ben Gallop, says: “It has been another great year for F1 on the BBC. We’re now very much looking forward to 2014 and feel we have a strong package for our TV coverage. This format of both live and highlights is attracting a wide range of viewers and we hope to see even more people tuning in next year to experience the magic of Formula 1.”
Sky Sports viewers, meanwhile, can watch every practice and qualifying session live plus uninterrupted race coverage from each and every Grand Prix weekend on its dedicated Formula 1 channel.
In addition to a full calendar of live Formula 1 coverage, fans can enjoy a unique insight into the future of their sport with live coverage of Formula 1 feeder series GP2 and GP3. The live race weekends will be supported by weekly episodes of the F1 Show and round the clock coverage on Sky Sports News HD.