With less than a week to go until the first race of the Formula 1® season, Sky Sports has confirmed its programming schedule for launch week and set out all the ways customers can catch the action.
Sky Sports’ dedicated F1® channel (Sky TV Guide 860 HD and 406 SD) is marking each day in the build-up to the race weekend with special programming to build on the excitement to lights out.
From a look back at an eventful 2018 title race, behind the scenes at the official 2019 F1® season launch and a preview of life in the paddock, Sky Sports F1® will bring you all the key moments in the countdown to another dramatic season of racing.
Additionally, in an update to this year’s schedule, Sky Sports F1® presenter, Ted Kravitz, will host the new show, F1® Midweek Debrief, each Wednesday of the 2019 season. Former Head of Vehicle Performance at the Williams Martini Racing Formula One® team, Rob Smedley, will join Ted for the first show on 20 March at 6pm (repeated at 7.30pm) on Sky Sports F1®.
The F1®Show will air on Sky One as well as on Sky Sports F1® and Sky Sports Main Event this Saturday 16 March. Viewers will also have an opportunity to watch later in the day on free to air channel, Pick TV (Sky TV Guide 152).
Sky Sports will broadcast every practice session, qualifying session and all 21 races live starting with the Australian Grand Prix which will be simulcast on Sky Sports F1®, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky One.
For those opting for a Sunday morning lie-in, full race replays and highlights for the opening race on 17 March from Melbourne will also be available to watch via Sky Sports F1®, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky One.
The Sky Sports F1® team on the starting grid for the first race will be Rachel Brookes, Martin Brundle, Karun Chandhok, David Croft, Johnny Herbert, Damon Hill, Simon Lazenby and Paul di Resta.
With an F1® world champion on the team for each of the 21 races, the Sky Sports F1® line-up in full will comprise: Rachel Brookes, Martin Brundle, Jenson Button, Karun Chandhok, David Croft, Anthony Davidson, Paul di Resta, Johnny Herbert, Damon Hill, Ted Kravitz, Simon Lazenby, Natalie Pinkham, Nico Rosberg.
Race Week – What to watch
Race Day - Ways of Watching
The first race of the season and accompanying programmes will be available to watch exclusively live on Sky Sports F1®, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky One.
Full Race Replays
For those not up early enough to catch the action live, there will be chances to watch the full race replay via Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Main Event or Sky One:
For those choosing a Sunday morning lie-in, race highlights will be available on both Sky Sports F1® and Sky Sports
Alternatively, both replay and highlights will be available On Demand: