Scheduling: The 2013 Indian Grand Prix

It may not have happened in Japan, but the chances are significantly higher in India for Sebastian Vettel to clinch his fourth consecutive Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship. If you happen to be reading this and work for the BBC F1 team, chances are you want to be there and on-air live when Vettel wins the title. So, they probably want it wrapped up this weekend. On the other hand, Sky will definitely want the title race to continue to Abu Dhabi or USA, which are both Sky exclusive races.

There is also MotoGP from Motegi as the series completes its triple header, with coverage live on BBC Two, the team presenting their penultimate race before the championship moves to BT Sport. My plan is to watch the MotoGP on iPlayer whenever I get up, and jump into the middle of the F1 build-up. After all, MotoGP’s title race is now firmly in the balance, whilst F1 is now a foregone conclusion. And a reminder that the clocks go back one hour in the early hours of next Sunday morning.

Thursday 24th October
10:30 to 11:15 – F1: Driver Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
17:00 to 17:15 – Gear Up for India (Sky Sports F1)
20:00 to 22:15 – F1: 2011 Indian Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
– commentary from Martin Brundle and David Coulthard
– repeated on Sunday 27th October at 20:30

Friday 25th October
05:15 to 07:20 – F1: Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1)
05:25 to 07:10 – F1: Practice 1 (BBC Two)
09:15 to 11:30 – F1: Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1)
09:25 to 11:15 – F1: Practice 2 (BBC Two)
11:30 to 12:15 – F1: Team Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
13:30 to 14:30 – The F1 Show (Sky Sports F1)
18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

Saturday 26th October
06:15 to 07:40 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
06:25 to 07:35 – F1: Practice 3 (BBC Two)
08:30 to 11:15 – F1: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
08:30 to 10:45 – F1: Qualifying (BBC One)
13:00 to 14:00 – F1: Qualifying Replay (BBC One)
18:45 to 19:00 – Inside F1 (BBC News Channel)

NOTE: Clocks go back one hour, with the change from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time. The times below are GMT…

Sunday 27th October
04:30 to 06:00 – MotoGP: Motegi (BBC Two)
08:00 to 12:45 – F1: Race (Sky Sports F1)
– please see for possible format changes
08:30 to 11:45 – F1: Race (BBC One)
11:15 to 12:00 – Slicks-0-Six (BBC Radio 5 Live)
12:45 to 13:00 – GP Uncovered: BRM Beginnings (Sky Sports F1)
13:00 to 14:30 – MotoGP: Race Replay (BBC Two)
14:00 to 16:00 – F1: Race Replay (BBC One)

Wednesday 30th October
19:00 to 19:30 – Midweek Report (Sky Sports F1)

As always, if anything changes I shall update this blog if necessary.

7 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2013 Indian Grand Prix

  1. Very poor they’re not showing classic races from ex F1 tracks in this situation. It’s so so poor in my view, it really is. It’s such an obvious thing to do. Any races with less than 15-20 races to choose from should automatically have classic races at ex F1 tracks shown (I say 15-20 as if it’s 10, you show 4-5 from that track 1 year, then the next year you’re stuck with the other 5 or so races, leaving no variety for the future)

  2. the last race of the year is Abu Dhabi championship will be wrapped up. by then.

    who the right mind will pay sky to watch that. Rubbish track provides rubbish racing . it might look pretty but that’s about it.

    but the usa track now that proper race track that will be a good race even if the championship is over by then.

  3. This is case of die hard formula one fan who does not have sky not know whats going cause they miss half the season live. On the plus side interlargos is another great f1 track.

  4. to be honest considering every race on bbc is covered eithir live or highlights, missing half the season because its not live means that he is not die hard fan

  5. You have been stating “Martin Brundle and David Coulthard” as the commentators since the German GP, David Coulthard is on the BBC. David Croft is on Sky.

    • Please read properly:

      “20:00 to 22:15 – F1: 2011 Indian Grand Prix (Sky Sports F1)
      – commentary from Martin Brundle and David Coulthard”

      Clearly I’m stating that it is Brundle and Coulthard commentating on the archive race.

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