Monday, 13 February 2012

Sky reveal schedule for opening weeks of new channel

Sky have today published their first schedules for their new F1 channel which launches on March 9th. It's not a 100% complete schedule yet and i'm sure they will be flexible when it comes to the race weekends depending on how events unfold. Here's some of the details which gives more of an idea of the things they will be showing on it

Friday 9th March

2000-2200 Formula One Magazine Show

2200-2230 Legends - Fittipaldi

2230-2300 Winter Testing - Jerez/Barcelona

2300-0100 Formula One Magazine Show (Repeat)

Saturday 10th March

1830-1900 F1 Car unveiling - McLaren/Force India

1900-2000 Time of our lives - GP Greats

2000-2230 Formula One Season Review 2011

Friday 16th March

0100-0330 Australia FP1 Live (Session is 0130-0300)

0515-0700 Australia FP2 Live (Session is 0530-0700)

0930-1030 Formula One Magazine Show (Repeated throughout the day)

Saturday 17th March

0245-0415 Australia FP3 Live (Session starts at 0300)

0500-0800 Australia Qualifying (Session starts at 0600)

Sunday 18th March

0430-0900 Australian Grand Prix Live (Race starts at 0600)

1930-2100 Australian Grand Prix Highlights (Repeated at 2130)

Tuesday 20th March

1930-2000 F1 Fast Track - Australia

Wednesday 21st March

2000-2100 Formula One 1988 Season Review

Thursday 22nd March

2000-2100 Formula One 1989 Season Review

Friday 23rd March

0200-0350 Malaysia FP1 Live

0550-0740 Malaysia FP2 Live

0750-0840 GP2 Qualifying Live

1000-1100 Formula One Magazine Show

Saturday 24th March

0445-0615 Malaysia FP3 Live

0700-0800 GP2 Race 1 Live

0800-0930 Malaysia Qualifying Live

Sunday 25th March

0330-0430 GP2 Race 2 Live

0730-1200 Malaysian Grand Prix Live

1730-2000 Live Indy Car Racing

2000-2130 Malaysian Grand Prix Highlights

I haven't posted the whole schedule as a lot of the shows are repeated during the day. The main points to note are:

- Live coverage of GP2 Qualifying
- 90 minute build up to races and 60 minute post race analysis (I'm sure they'll extend this if there's a major post race story)
- First 'Legends' interview is with Emerson Fittipaldi and Nigel Mansell is also featured in the opening weeks
- Doesn't seem to be archive footage of full races but rather season reviews

Anyway, some details which give a taster of what is to come


  1. Who's gonna to be presenting the Formula One Magazine Show? Live IndyCar racing? For the whole season?

  2. If they have the grand prix on the day. They should have like a 30-minute programme looking back at classic races.

  3. Georgie Thompson and Ted Kravitz are presenting the magazine show - it will be called 'The F1 Show'

    Only confirmation about Indycar is that round 1 is on SSF1, the other rounds might still be just on sky sports 3 or 4, we'll have to wait and see

  4. Will there be any F1 programmes on Pick TV?

  5. I know they showed some programmes on it last weekend but i don't think there'll be much more. Maybe the magazine show but i don't think much else