Sky Sports F1® announces exclusive race picks for 2018

Monday 29 January 2018

As part of its live coverage of all 21 race weekends from across the globe, Sky Sports F1 ® will show exclusive coverage of the first grand prix of the season, as Britain’s four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton begins his title defence in Australia.

Two new grands prix for 2018 will also be shown exclusively live. Returning to the F1 ® calendar for the first time in nearly thirty years, Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet will host the French Grand Prix in June, while the German Grand Prix from Hockenheim makes its comeback after a one-year absence. Indeed, many of this year’s F1 ® drivers weren’t born when Alain Prost claimed the chequered flag on the Cote d’Azur in 1990.

Fans can enjoy every practice session, qualifying session and race live, with 11 exclusive race weekends, as Sky Sports builds towards becoming the exclusive home of F1 in 2019.

Scott Young, Head of Formula 1 ® at Sky Sports said: “There is huge anticipation this year; can Hamilton create even more history, how will Ferrari and Red Bull close the gap, where will the young drivers emerge in the reckoning? Each season we look to find new ways to improve the coverage and entertain our viewers and this year will be no different.”

Sky Sports’ in depth coverage will include analysis from a world class line up, headlined by Martin Brundle and former world champion Damon Hill, alongside Johnny Herbert, Paul di Resta and Anthony Davidson. Plus the return of F1 ® Report, Ted’s Notebook, and much more.

Fans can purchase the Sky Sports F1 ® channel for just £18 a month. In addition to watching every practice, qualifying and race session in the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™, viewers can enjoy live coverage of F1 ® feeder series FIA Formula 2 Championship and the GP3 Series™.

Sky Sports News HQ, and the Sky Sports app will have all the latest news and views throughout the course of the year, as the field looks to close the gap on Hamilton and Mercedes.

2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™ Sky Sports F1 ® schedule in full:

Australian Grand Prix                    23-25 March                                      Exclusively Live

Bahrain Grand Prix                          6-8 April                                               Live

Chinese Grand Prix                          13-15 April                                            Exclusively Live

Azerbaijan Grand Prix                    27-29 April                                          Live

Spanish Grand Prix                          11-13 May                                              Exclusively Live

Monaco Grand Prix                          25-27 May                                           Live

Canadian Grand Prix                       8-10 June                                            Exclusively Live

French Grand Prix                            22-24 June                                          Exclusively Live

Austrian Grand Prix                        29 June – 1 July                                  Live

British Grand Prix                             6-8 July                                                Live

German Grand Prix                         20-22 July                                           Exclusively Live

Hungarian Grand Prix                     27-29 July                                           Exclusively Live

Belgian Grand Prix                           24-26 August                                    Live

Italian Grand Prix                             31 August – 2 September             Exclusively Live

Singapore Grand Prix                    14-16 September                              Live

Russian Grand Prix                          28-30 September                           Exclusively Live

Japanese Grand Prix                      5-7 October                                       Live

United States Grand Prix            19-21 October                                   Live

Mexican Grand Prix                        26-28 October                                 Exclusively Live

Brazilian Grand Prix                        9-11 November                                  Exclusively Live

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix                     23-25 November                              Live


For further information, please contact:

Sky Sports PR

020 7032 1445

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