With less than a week to go until the first race of the Formula 1® season, Sky Sports has confirmed its programming schedule for launch week and set out all the ways customers can catch the action.
Sky Sports’ dedicated F1® channel is marking each day in the build up to race weekend with special programming to build on the excitement to lights out.
From a look back at an eventful 2018 title race, behind the scenes at the official 2019 F1® season launch and a preview of life in the paddock, Sky Sports F1® will bring you all the key moments in the countdown to another dramatic season of racing.
Additionally, in an update to this year’s schedule, Sky Sports F1® presenter, Ted Kravitz, will host new show, F1® Midweek Debrief, each Wednesday of the 2019 season. Former Head of Vehicle Performance at the Williams Martini Racing Formula One® team, Rob Smedley, will join Ted for the first show on 20 March at 6pm (repeated at 7.30pm) on Sky Sports F1®.
The F1® Show will return with its own style of irreverent banter showcasing a very different side to our guests. Teams and drivers will take on topics and challenges themed around the glamorous and entertaining world within the travelling roadshow. The F1®Show will air on Sky One as well as on Sky Sports F1® and Sky Sports Main Event this Saturday 16 March. Viewers will also have an opportunity to watch later in the day on free to air channel, Pick TV.
Sky Sports will broadcast every practice session, qualifying session and all 21 races live starting with the Australian Grand Prix which will be simulcast on Sky Sports F1®, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky One.
For those opting for a Sunday morning lie in, full race replays and highlights for the opening race on 17 March from Melbourne will also be available to watch via Sky Sports F1®, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky One.
The Sky Sports F1® team on the starting grid for the first race will be Rachel Brookes, Martin Brundle, Karun Chandhok, David Croft, Johnny Herbert, Damon Hill, Simon Lazenby and Paul di Resta.
With an F1® world champion on the team for each of the 21 races, the Sky Sports F1® line-up in full will comprise: Rachel Brookes, Martin Brundle, Jenson Button, Karun Chandhok, David Croft, Anthony Davidson, Paul di Resta, Johnny Herbert, Damon Hill, Ted Kravitz, Simon Lazenby, Natalie Pinkham, Nico Rosberg.
• Melbourne F1® Launch Show Live – Weds 13 March 05:50, 18:30 & 2200 (Sky Sports F1®)
• Welcome to the Weekend Live – Thurs 14 March 07:00, 18:30 & 2200 (Sky Sports F1®)
• F1® Australian GP Countdown – Fri 15 March 07:00, 19:00 & 22:00 (Sky Sports F1®)
• Live Paddock Walkabout – Sat 16 March 04:10 (Sky Sports F1®)
• The F1® Show Live - Sat 16 March 07:30 (Sky Sports F1®, Main Event & Sky One)
• The F1® Show Live (rpt) - Sat 16 March 14:00 Pick TV
• GP Practice 1 – Fri 15 March 00:30 (Sky Sports F1® & Main Event)
• GP Practice 2 – Friday 15 March 04:45 (Sky Sports F1® & Main Event)
• GP Practice 3 – Sat 16 March 02:45 (Sky Sports F1®)
• Pre-show - Sat 16 March 05:00 (Sky Sports F1®, Main Event & Sky One)
• Qualifying - Sat 16 March 05:55 (Sky Sports F1®, Main Event & Sky One)
• Qualifying Replay – Sat 16 March 08:00 (Sky Sports F1®, Main Event)
• Qualifying Replay (rpt) – Sat 16 March 11:15, 15:00, 18:00, 22:00 (Sky Sports F1®)
Race Day - Ways of Watching
The first race of the season and accompanying programmes will be available to watch exclusively live on Sky Sports F1® Sky Sports Main Event and Sky One.
• Pit Lane Live - Sun 17 March 03:30 (Sky Sports F1®, Main Event & Sky One)
• On the Grid - Sun 17 March 04.30 (Sky Sports F1®, Main Event & Sky One)
• Live Race - Sun 17 March - 05:05 (Sky Sports F1®, Main Event & Sky One)
• Paddock Live – Sun 17 March 07:00 (Sky Sports F1®, Main Event & Sky One)
Full Race Replays
For those not up early enough to catch the action live, there will be chances to watch the full race replay via Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Main Event or Sky One:
• Full Race Replay - Sun 17 March 08:00 (Sky Sports F1®, Main Event & Sky One)
• Full Race Replay - Sun 17 March 11:35 (Sky Sports F1® & Sky One)
• Full Race Replay (rpt) - Sun 17 March 15:00, 19:00, 23:30 (Sky Sports F1®)
For those choosing a Sunday morning lie in, race highlights will be available on both Sky Sports F1® and Sky Sports Main Event:
• Race Highlights - Sun 17 March 18:00 (Sky Sports F1®)
• Race Highlights - Sun 17 March 22:00 (Sky Sports F1® & Main Event)
Alternatively, both replay and highlights will be available On Demand:
• Full Race Replay available from approx. 16:00 Sun 17 March
• Race Highlights available from approx. 12:00 Sun 17 March
Whichever way you choose to watch the F1® action, via TV, SkySports.com or on the go via the Sky Sports App, Sky Sports has you covered.
The Sky Sports F1® channel is now available for just £10. The offer comes with a two-year price guarantee.
The entire F1® season is also available for a one-off £195 payment – just £5 a week – on Now TV - a contract-free streaming service offering day, week and month passes, available on more than 60 devices.