Scheduling: The 2019 United States Grand Prix

F1 heads across the border from Mexico into Texas for the US Grand Prix! Now in its eighth year, the Circuit of the Americas is a favourite with fans and drivers’ alike.

Barring any technical disasters for Lewis Hamilton, the Brit will almost certainly leave America next weekend with his sixth Drivers’ Championship, unless Valtteri Bottas outscores him by a significant margin.

On the broadcasting side, Stefano Domenicali returns to Channel 4’s line-up, whilst Nico Rosberg is back with Sky stateside for their offering.

With qualifying not starting until 21:00 UK time, it means that Channel 4’s highlights air in the early hours of Sunday morning. Their qualifying show airs at 00:40, the latest qualifying has aired on free-to-air television in the UK for many years.

With the FIA publishing the hotly anticipated 2021 technical regulations on Thursday, Sky have opted to air a live 30-minute special immediately following Welcome to the Weekend, focusing on the announcement.

Outside of F1, it is a quiet weekend for motor racing fans, with only MotoGP playing out in the far east in Malaysia.

Channel 4 F1
02/11 – 00:40 to 02:10 – Qualifying Highlights
03/11 – 23:00 to 01:00 – Race Highlights

Sky Sports F1
Sessions
01/11 – 15:45 to 17:45 – Practice 1
01/11 – 19:45 to 21:45 – Practice 2
02/11 – 17:45 to 19:30
=> 17:45 – Practice 3
=> 19:10 – Paddock Walkabout
02/11 – 20:00 to 22:30 – Qualifying
=> 20:00 – Pre-Show
=> 20:55 – Qualifying
03/11 – 17:30 to 22:30 – Race
=> 17:30 – Pit Lane Live
=> 18:30 – On the Grid
=> 19:05 – Race (also Sky Sports Main Event)
=> 21:00 – Paddock Live
=> 22:00 – Notebook

Supplementary Programming
31/10 – 16:00 to 16:30 – Drivers’ Press Conference
31/10 – 22:00 to 22:30 – Welcome to the Weekend (also Sky Sports Main Event)
31/10 – 22:30 to 23:00 – 2021 Rule Changes Special (also Sky Sports Main Event)
01/11 – 22:00 to 22:30 – The Story so Far (also Sky Sports Main Event)
02/11 – 22:30 to 23:00 – The F1 Show
06/11 – 20:30 to 21:00 – F1 Midweek Debrief

BBC Radio F1
All sessions are available live on BBC’s F1 website
31/10 – 21:00 to 21:30 – Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)
01/11 – 15:55 to 17:35 – Practice 1 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
01/11 – 19:55 to 21:35 – Practice 2 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
02/11 – 17:55 to 19:05 – Practice 3 (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
02/11 – 20:55 to 22:05 – Qualifying (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
03/11 – 19:00 to 21:00 – Race (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra)
=> Joins BBC Radio 5 Live in progress at 20:00

MotoGP – Malaysia
Also airs live on MotoGP’s Video Pass (£)
01/11 – 00:45 to 08:15 – Practice 1 and 2 (BT Sport 2)
02/11 – 01:00 to 09:15
=> 01:00 – Practice 3 (BT Sport 2)
=> 04:00 – Qualifying (BT Sport 2)
=> 08:15 – Asia Talent Cup (BT Sport 3)
03/11 – 00:30 to 08:15 (BT Sport 2)
=> 00:30 – Warm Ups
=> 02:15 – Asia Talent Cup
=> 03:15 – Moto3
=> 05:00 – Moto2
=> 06:30 – MotoGP
04/11 – 18:00 to 19:00 – Highlights (Quest)

As always, the schedule will be updated if details change.


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3 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2019 United States Grand Prix

  1. Unrelated to this article but will formula e have a free to air deal for this season with less than a month to go till the season start and testing done why haven’t we heard of the BBC extended their deal or another broadcaster has stepped in

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