2012 British Grand Prix TV Times

2012 British Grand Prix

F1 Fanatic Live will be running during the entire British 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 British Grand Prix here in the UK. Note that qualifying and the race are on BBC2 instead of the usual BBC1, though the race build-up is on BBC1.

We will also be following the tenth round of the IndyCar season from Toronto on F1 Fanatic Live, details below.

Friday 6th July 2012

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

Saturday 7th July 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
GP3 Britain qualifying live Sky Sports F1 08:45 08:45 09:15
Britain Grand Prix third practice live BBC Red Button 09:55 10:00 11:00
Britain Grand Prix third practice live Sky Sports F1 09:45 10:00 11:00
Britain Grand Prix qualifying live BBC2 12:10 13:00 14:00
Britain Grand Prix qualifying live Sky Sports F1 12:00 13:00 14:00
GP2 Britain feature race live Sky Sports F1 14:35 14:40 15:45
GP3 Britain race one live Sky Sports F1 16:15 16:20 16:55

Sunday 8th July 2012

Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
GP3 Britain race two live Sky Sports F1 08:25 08:30 09:05
GP2 Britain sprint race live Sky Sports F1 09:35 09:40 10:30
Britain Grand Prix live BBC1/BBC2 12:05 13:00
Britain Grand Prix live Sky Sports F1 11:00 13:00
IndyCar Indy Toronto Sky Sports 2 17:30 18:00

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Find times for every F1 session this year and all the 2012 race dates with the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar.

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21 comments on 2012 British Grand Prix TV Times

  1. Jimbo (@jimbo) said on 5th July 2012, 10:05

    Race and qualifying on BBC2? Does that mean it won’t be in HD!? Very dissapointed with the BBC!

  2. John H (@john-h) said on 5th July 2012, 10:39

    Praying Legard isn’t doing free practice.

    • Racehound said on 5th July 2012, 12:05

      …nothing wrong with Jonathan Legard when you are forced to listen to the utter garbage and waffle that is…….David Croft!!!

  3. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 5th July 2012, 11:12

    Also on Sunday evening there’s a new documentary on top McLaren/Brabham designer on BBC4:

    Gordon Murray documentary on BBC4, 8th July

  4. timi (@timi) said on 5th July 2012, 11:42

    And so it begins, F1 we welcome you back to the home of motorsport. Good to have you back :).

  5. Dave F. (@dave-f) said on 5th July 2012, 12:21

    The Freeview Listing has got the red button channel 301 as showing tennis all afternoon.
    ——
    ‘Praying Legard isn’t doing free practice.’:
    Yes. I’ve had enough on his inane comments like:
    “Ooh. What’s going on here, then?”

  6. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 5th July 2012, 13:34

    IndyCar on at a sensible time for the first time in a while! Though I do like our late night/early morning F1 Fanatic Live sessions.

  7. Lin1876 (@lin1876) said on 5th July 2012, 14:24

    Spending the weekend in front of the TV — just as it should be.

    Any news on who’s filling in for Anthony Davidson on Sky (assuming he hasn’t recovered yet)? Allan McNish and Karun Chandhok did a great job in Valencia, though I think Damon Hill is back at Silverstone (for better or worse).

  8. Dimitris 1395 (@) said on 5th July 2012, 21:19

    Greece:
    Friday:
    Free Practice 1 (OTE Sport 1 & HD) 11:50-13:40
    Free Practice 2 (OTE Sport 1 & HD) 15:50-17:40
    Saturday:
    Free Practice 3 (OTE Sport 1 & HD) 11:50-13:10
    Qualifying (OTE Sport 1 & HD) 14:50-16:35
    GP2 Feature Race (OTE Sport 1 & HD) 16:40-18:00
    Sunday
    GP2 Sprint Race (OTE Sport 1 & HD) 11:30-12:45
    Race (Alpha TV) 14:00-17:00
    (OTE Sport 1 & HD) 14:45-17:15
    All events are live and the times are GMT+3

  9. grumph said on 6th July 2012, 1:55

    Found this

    Formula 1 – British Grand Prix

    0955-1135 Practice One: Live coverage from Silverstone with commentary from the BBC Radio 5 live team.
    1355-1535 Practice Two: Live coverage from Silverstone with commentary from the BBC Radio 5 live team.(Not available on Freeview)

    Here

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/5345480.stm

  10. alexf1man (@alexf1man) said on 6th July 2012, 8:57

    This is (sadly) what happens when Wimbledon and F1 collide – something has to give and BBC thinks F1 should move.

    • Bendanarama (@bendana) said on 6th July 2012, 13:39

      In fairness, it is the Wimbledon final, and much as we love it, THis is a mid-season Grand Prix, not a championship decider. It would be rather silly to expect the Tennis to move over for F1 in this situation.

  11. grumph said on 6th July 2012, 10:30

    The BBC love Wimbledom so much that during the 70`s they used to re-record over there video tape to save money, they saved the 1969 Wimbledon all 2 weeks off it but decided to erase the Apollo Moon Landing.

  12. James_mc (@james_mc) said on 6th July 2012, 23:28

    Sadly there’s going to be a clash with Wimbledon. Hopefully the HRTs will have it all wrapped up by gaining 3 laps on everyone by then so that I can switch over to the tennis as a HRT 1-2 will be a formality.

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