2012 European Grand Prix TV Times

2012 European Grand Prix

F1 Fanatic Live will be running during the entire European Grand Prix weekend so look out for the live page on the site during every session.

Here are the details of Sky and the BBC’s live video coverage of the European Grand Prix here in the UK.

We will also be running F1 Fanatic Live during the IndyCar race from Iowa, the time for which is also below:

Friday 22nd June 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
European Grand Prix first practice live BBC Red Button 08:55 09:00 10:30
European Grand Prix first practice live Sky Sports F1 08:45 09:00 10:30
GP2 Europe practice live Sky Sports F1 10:55 11:00 11:40
European Grand Prix second practice live BBC Red Button 12:55 13:00 14:30
European Grand Prix second practice live Sky Sports F1 12:45 13:00 14:30
GP2 Europe qualifying live Sky Sports F1 14:50 15:00 16:30

Saturday 23rd June 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
GP3 Europe qualifying live Sky Sports F1 08:40 08:45 09:15
European Grand Prix third practice live BBC Red Button 09:55 10:00 11:00
European Grand Prix third practice live Sky Sports F1 09:45 10:00 11:00
European Grand Prix qualifying live BBC1 12:10 13:00
European Grand Prix qualifying live Sky Sports F1 12:00 13:00
GP2 Europe feature race live Sky Sports F1 14:35 14:40
GP3 Europe race one live Sky Sports F1 16:15 16:20

Sunday 24th June 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts
IndyCar Iowa Indy 250 Sky Sports 2 02:30 03:00
GP3 Europe race two live Sky Sports F1 08:20 08:25
GP2 Europe sprint race live Sky Sports F1 09:30 09:35
European Grand Prix live BBC1 12:10 13:00
European Grand Prix live Sky Sports F1 11:30 13:00

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12 comments on 2012 European Grand Prix TV Times

  1. ob1 (@ob1) said on 21st June 2012, 11:07

    Why on Earth did the BBC choose to show this race, and Monaco, which, lets face it, never produces the most exciting of results, live, and not show the Montreal GP or the new American GP. Certainly have earned their licence fee.

    tbh, without being able to see all the races live, I am starting to zone out of F1

    • sato113 (@sato113) said on 21st June 2012, 11:40

      @ob1 even though monaco isn’t that good a race, the BBC know alot of people will watch it. because it’s monaco!
      they probably didn’t choose to go to montreal because the BBC are trying to save costs, and a fly away race costs more in terms of transport.
      they also didn’t choose the US GP because there was doubt as to whether it’d happen or not. the BBC have only 10 races to show so why risk choosing a race that wouldn’t happen this year?
      but still, valencia is a weird choice. maybe they had no other options left?

    • peteleeuk (@peteleeuk) said on 21st June 2012, 11:46

      Because the BBC did not just choose the 10 they wanted, they took it in turns. Meaning there was some crap left over at the end which we have ended up with.

    • vjanik said on 22nd June 2012, 11:55

      given the choice, the BBC would obviously chose the season opener the US GP, instead of Valencia. But its obvious Sky were not willing to do that. Having exclusivity is worth a lot. I am sure there were intense negotiations about which 10 GPs would BBC be able to show live.

  2. xjr15jaaag (@xjr15jaaag) said on 21st June 2012, 13:11

    They should have shown:
    Monaco: many people watch it
    Canada: Always has good races, and won’t be shown at 10.30 pm
    Silverstone: Lots of people watch it
    Germany: Unpredictable weather: remember 2007 Europe?
    Spa: Unpredictable weather: good races result
    Monza: is a great race to watch
    Singapore: is fantastic to watch, and the prospect of a wet race is huely exciting
    Japan: is a superb track
    America: Huge interest in it, and likely to get higher viewing fugures,a s shiuldn’t be shown at 10.30
    Brazil: Weather reasons: exciting races

    • f1alex (@f1alex) said on 21st June 2012, 15:20

      Yeah but then they wouldn’t have shown a live race until the end of May, which would’ve probably made a lot of casual fans switch off. But I can see where you’re coming from, those are usually the better races.

  3. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 21st June 2012, 13:49

    GP2 and GP3, cool :)

  4. Eric Morman (@lethalnz) said on 21st June 2012, 14:25

    its a pain when you are 1st to get the sun…
    we have to wait another 12hrs before we can watch F1 in NZ…
    23-55pm start times, but we get them all if your willing to pay SKY…
    anything later like Canada and its Monday morning 5-55am…

  5. goofy (@goofy) said on 21st June 2012, 15:27

    Germany (CET):

    Friday:
    FP1: 09:55 Sky Sport 1
    FP2: 13:55 Sky Sport 1 and 14:05 n-tv

    Saturday:
    FP3: 10:55 Sky Sport 1 and 12:30 RTL (highlights)
    Q: 13:50 Sky Sport 1 and 13:30 RTL and 18:05 n-tv (highlights)
    GP2 R1: 15:35 Sky Sport 1
    GP3 R1: 17:15 Eurosport

    Sunday:
    GP3 R1: 09:30 Eurosport
    GP2 R2: 10:30 Sky Sport 1
    PSC: 11:40 Sky Sport 1 and 11:45 Eurosport
    Race: 13:00 Sky Sport 1 and 12:45 RTL

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