One of the biggest weekends of the motor racing calendar is here: welcome to the Monaco Grand Prix, and the Indianapolis 500!
Max Verstappen looks to continue his upward trajectory in this season’s F1 World Championship with four victories on the bounce this weekend, however Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will be looking to stop him round the streets of Monte Carlo.
The weekend moves to a more traditional three-day format, with F1 practice taking place on Thursdays, as was tradition for Monaco.
Live coverage airs exclusively on Sky Sports across the weekend, with extended highlights airing on Channel 4. Qualifying highlights on the free-to-air channel air later than usual due to coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup final, which kicks off at 16:45.
Steve Jones presents Channel 4’s offering from Monaco, with David Coulthard and Mark Webber alongside Jones.
Later, the Indianapolis 500 takes centre stage, with all the action covered live on Sky Sports. Sky’s F1 channel joins proceedings after the conclusion of their F1 coverage, however for fans wanting to watch the build-up, Sky Sports Action or Sky Sports F1’s Red Button are the places to be.
Tom Gaymor, Max Chilton and The Race’s Andrew van de Burgt will steer Sky’s viewers through the coverage, whilst Leigh Diffey leads the IndyCar broadcast team stateside.
All F1 sessions are available to listen live via BBC’s F1 websiteFull scheduling details for the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500. Scheduling details correct as of Monday 23rd May and are subject to change.
Thursday 26th May
16:05 to 16:50 – F2: Practice (Sky Sports F1)
20:00 to 21:00 – F1: Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)
Friday 27th May
09:30 to 10:35 – F1: Drivers’ Press Conference (Sky Sports F1)
10:35 to 11:25 – F2: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
12:30 to 14:15 – F1: Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event)
15:45 to 17:15 – F1: Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event)
16:00 to 18:00 – Indianapolis 500: Carb Day (Sky Sports Action)
=> airs on tape-delay on Sky Sports F1 at 18:15
17:15 to 18:15 – The F1 Show (Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event)
20:15 to 21:15 – Indy 500: 4-Time Club (Sky Sports F1)
Saturday 28th May
11:45 to 13:10 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event)
=> also BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from 11:55 to 13:05
14:00 to 16:35 – F1: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Main Event)
=> on Sky Sports Main Event until 16:00
16:35 to 17:35 – F2: Sprint Race (Sky Sports F1)
17:35 to 18:05 – Ted’s Qualifying Notebook (Sky Sports F1)
22:00 to 23:30 – F1: Qualifying Highlights (Channel 4)
Sunday 29th May
08:45 to 10:00 – F2: Feature Race (Sky Sports F1)
11:05 to 11:45 – Porsche Supercup: Race (Eurosport and Sky Sports F1)
12:30 to 17:30 – F1: Race (Sky Sports F1)
=> 12:30 – Grand Prix Sunday (also Sky Sports Main Event)
=> 13:55 – Race (also Sky Sports Main Event)
=> also BBC Radio 5 Live from 14:00 to 16:00
=> 16:00 – Chequered Flag
=> 17:00 – Ted’s Notebook
15:45 to 21:00 – Indianapolis 500: Race (Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports F1’s Red Button)
=> also Sky Sports F1 from 17:30 to 21:00
18:30 to 21:00 – F1: Race Highlights (Channel 4)
Elsewhere this weekend, MotoGP heads to Mugello with the European season now in full flow. BT Sport 2 has every session live, with highlights airing on ITV4 on Monday evening.
In good news for fans of the series, two races this season will air live on ITV’s main free-to-air channel: the German round on Sunday 19th June, followed by the British round on Sunday 7th August.
Last year, the broadcaster aired two races live, however the first race aired live on ITV4, not ITV. Both parties will be hoping the two rounds perform better than last year’s British round which disappointed compared to expectations.
Editor’s Note: Apologies for the lack of articles on the site recently. I am currently working on something else within the motor sport broadcasting sphere which has meant that my time dedicated to this website has been more sporadic this usual. Expect things to pick up slowly as we head through the Summer.
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