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2018 Monaco Grand Prix TV Times

2018 Monaco Grand Prix

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Monaco Grand Prix session times

Thursday 24th May 2018
Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice 1: 11:00-12:30
Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice 2: 15:00-16:30

Saturday 26th May 2018
Monaco Grand Prix Free Practice 3: 12:00-13:00
Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying: 15:00

Sunday 27th May 2018
Monaco Grand Prix: 15:10

Monaco Grand Prix: Live UK television coverage

Here are the details of Sky and Channel 4’s coverage of the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix in the UK:

Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th May 2018

DaySessionChannelCoverage startsSession starts
ThursdayMonaco Grand Prix first practice liveChannel 409:5510:00
ThursdayMonaco Grand Prix first practice liveSky Sports F109:4510:00
ThursdayMonaco Grand Prix second practice liveChannel 412:5514:00
ThursdayMonaco Grand Prix second practice liveSky Sports F113:5514:00
FridayFormula Two Monaco feature raceSky Sports F110:2510:30
SaturdayMonaco Grand Prix third practice liveChannel 410:5511:00
SaturdayMonaco Grand Prix third practice liveSky Sports F110:4511:00
SaturdayMonaco Grand Prix qualifying liveChannel 412:5514:00
SaturdayMonaco Grand Prix qualifying liveSky Sports F113:0014:00
SaturdayFormula Two Monaco sprint raceSky Sports F116:1516:20
SundayMonaco Grand Prix liveChannel 413:0014:10
SundayMonaco Grand Prix liveSky Sports F112:3014:10
SundayIndyCar Indianapolis 500 liveBT Sport 115:3017:21

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12 comments on “2018 Monaco Grand Prix TV Times”

  1. Without doubt my favourite weekend of the year. Not too fussed about Monaco (unless it rains) but for me it’s all about the 500.

    If anyone needs me on Sunday you can find me with a large stuffed crusted Hawaiian pizza, a bottle of chilled bourbon and a big fat cigar!

  2. I don’t know why F1 decided to go from 1pm to 2.10pm uk time for the european races this season but I find it really frustrating, used to be able to have lunch and watch the race and still enough time in the afternoon left over to be able to do something else as well

    1. US audiences.

      Btw, imagine the plight of those in Australia!

      1. @phylyp I don’t think a 1-hour change is going to be all that bad. It’s not like it’s going to be 3AM. OTOH as someone living in UTC +7 the races in the Americas seem to always start around or past midnight. For a lot of Australians and NZers that’s probably Monday morning at work.

      2. @phylyp – AFAIA it was actually rather because of the European audience.
        @Ryan – ”still enough time in the afternoon left over to be able to do something else as well”
        – Well, now you’ve got an hour more to do something else before the race rather than after it. In the end, does it really matter whether you’ve got one more hour to do ‘something else’ before or after a race or any given event and or show for that matter that takes place in the afternoon hours?

      3. @davidnotcoulthard – UTC+5.5 here, and yes, the American races are the hardest even for me, given when they end (and heaven forbid if its an exciting race that really got you worked up, that’s another 30 minutes to mentally cool off!)

        @jerejj – ah, ok, thanks for that correction. I am at a bit of a loss – though – to see what difference that really makes, for an audience that get the race roughly around the early afternoon.

        1. @phylyp

          and heaven forbid if its an exciting race that really got you worked up, that’s another 30 minutes to mentally cool off

          I remember watching Canada 2011 with school at 7 AM.

          Didn’t end badly somehow.

          Monaco GP have FP1 and FP2 on Thursday?

          I remember someone saying there was a public holiday on Thursday (probably the Ascension of Christ which I think @keithcollantine mentioned usually happened on the same week as the Monaco GP) so if I’m not mistaken…..

  3. So here’s my newbie question – why does the Monaco GP have FP1 and FP2 on Thursday? Yes, I know the one-line answer that its to allow regular traffic on the Friday.

    What I don’t know is why that is such a big deal here, and not in any of the other street circuits (e.g. Baku and Singapore, both of which are properly in the city, and I’m not even including semi-street circuits like Australia, Canada and Russia).

    1. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
      22nd May 2018, 18:14

      I guess the other cities are more sprawling and the track can be better navigated, wheras Monte Carlo is hemmed in by mountains and the Med so the loss of major arterial thoroughfares has a bigger impact.
      Friday is also a bank holiday and the race doubles the population so probably an economic steer to the decision also

    2. @davidnotcoulthardGood point re. Ascension Day. I think historically the GP was held on the weekend following that, but of late it’s just been the last weekend of May, irrespective of when Easter & Ascension day fall. e.g. this year, Ascension Day was on 10-May, leading up to the Spanish GP.

      It could very well be that the Thursday norm was due to this historical reason, and that pattern continued thereafter through to present day.

  4. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
    22nd May 2018, 18:06

    With Ferrari’s longer wheelbase surely Dan is the man this year

    1. Vettel fan 17 (@)
      22nd May 2018, 21:56

      Until Verstappen hits him?
      So far this year Red bull have had double retirements every two races. According to that, it could end in tears for them…

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