2012 F1 season
The BBC has confirmed which races will be shown live and free-to-air in the UK in 2012.
The BBC says it will show half of next year’s races live and in high definition, plus delayed highlights of the remaining races.
The highlights programmes will last around 90 minutes and usually be shown around 2pm for early morning races, 5:30pm for European time zone races.
All the races will be shown live on Sky’s dedicated F1 channel, announced today, which will cost a minimum of £363.
The first two races of 2012 will only be shown live on Sky, who also claimed exclusive live rights to the Canadian and Italian Grands Prix.
BBC will show the final race of the season live, but did not pick up live rights to the United States Grand Prix, which is under threat of cancellation.
|1||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park, Melbourne||March 16-18th||Sky|
|2||Malaysian Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit||March 23rd-25th||Sky|
|3||Chinese Grand Prix||Shanghai International Circuit||April 13-15th||BBC/Sky|
|4||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||April 20th-22nd||Sky|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Catalunya||May 11-13th||BBC/Sky|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||Monte-Carlo||May 24-27th||BBC/Sky|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||Montreal||June 8-10th||Sky|
|8||European Grand Prix||Valencia||June 22nd-24th||BBC/Sky|
|9||British Grand Prix||Silverstone||July 6-8th||BBC/Sky|
|10||German Grand Prix||Hockenheimring||July 20th-22nd||Sky|
|11||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||July 27-29th||Sky|
|12||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa-Francorchamps||August 31st-September 2nd||BBC/Sky|
|13||Italian Grand Prix||Monza||September 7-9th||Sky|
|14||Singapore Grand Prix||Marina Bay||September 21st-23rd||BBC/Sky|
|15||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka||October 5-7th||Sky|
|16||Korean Grand Prix||Korean International Circuit||October 12-14th||BBC/Sky|
|17||Indian Grand Prix||Buddh International Circuit||October 26-28th||Sky|
|18||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina||November 2nd-4th||BBC/Sky|
|19||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||November 16-18th||Sky|
|20||Brazilian Grand Prix||Interlagos||November 23rd-25th||BBC/Sky|
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