Channel 4 has revealed which ten races on the 2017 F1 calendar it will show live.
The first live race on British television this year will be the third round of the championship in Bahrain. The season finale at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi will be shown live, but the penultimate race in Brazil will not.
As last year the races in Bahrain, Azerbaijan, Britain, Belgium, Malaysia and Abu Dhabi will all be seen live on free-to-air television in the UK. They will be joined by the Russian, Monaco, Singapore and USA rounds which were not seen live last year. The Monaco Grand Prix will be live on free-to-air television for the first time in five years.
However the races in Spain, Hungary, Italy and Mexico, which were part of Channel 4’s live line-up last year, will not be shown live by the terrestrial broadcaster in 2017.
The 2017 season will be the penultimate year of live F1 coverage on Channel 4. From 2019 Sky will have exclusive rights to the series.
|1||Australian Grand Prix||March 24 – 26||Sky|
|2||Chinese Grand Prix||April 7 – 9||Sky|
|3||Bahrain Grand Prix||April 14 – 16||Channel 4 / Sky|
|4||Russian Grand Prix||April 28 – 30||Channel 4 / Sky|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||May 12 – 14||Sky|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||May 25 – 28||Channel 4 / Sky|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||June 9 – 11||Sky|
|8||Azerbaijani Grand Prix||June 23 – 25||Channel 4 / Sky|
|9||Austrian Grand Prix||July 7 – 9||Sky|
|10||British Grand Prix||July 14 – 16||Channel 4 / Sky|
|11||Hungarian Grand Prix||July 28 – 30||Sky|
|12||Belgian Grand Prix||August 25 – 27||Channel 4 / Sky|
|13||Italian Grand Prix||September 1 – 3||Sky|
|14||Singapore Grand Prix||September 15 – 17||Channel 4 / Sky|
|15||Malaysian Grand Prix||September 29 – October 1||Channel 4 / Sky|
|16||Japanese Grand Prix||October 6 – 8||Sky|
|17||United States Grand Prix||October 20 – 22||Channel 4 / Sky|
|18||Mexican Grand Prix||October 27 – 29||Sky|
|19||Brazilian Grand Prix||November 10 – 12||Sky|
|20||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||November 24 – 26||Channel 4 / Sky|
2017 F1 season
- Stripping Verstappen of 2017 US podium was “one of the toughest decisions” – steward
- Sepang pays Haas compensation for Grosjean’s 2017 crash
- Williams revenues rose in 2017 after Bottas deal with Mercedes
- New kerbs at COTA in response to Verstappen’s corner-cutting
- Australian Grand Prix cost government £56 million last year