British Grand Prix surges to highest UK audience in seven years

Live coverage of the British Grand Prix jumped to its highest UK audience since 2015, audience data shows.

As-is now tradition, coverage of the F1 race weekend aired live across Channel 4 and Sky Sports, with both channels reaping the rewards of an enthralling Grand Prix.

The consolidated data accounts for viewers who watched within seven days of the original transmission.

According to industry website Thinkbox, which publishes BARB consolidated data, an audience of 2.39 million viewers watched Channel 4’s main race broadcast on Sunday 3rd July from 14:35 to 17:53, a marginal increase on last year’s figure of 2.34 million viewers over a smaller time slot.

Coverage of the race on Sky Sports F1 averaged 1.21 million viewers from 14:52 to 17:52, an identical figure to last year for the F1 channel.

However, including the 309,000 viewers who watched via Sky Sports Main Event lifts Sky’s overall total to 1.52 million viewers, their highest ever audience for the Silverstone round.

Sky’s figures in both years exclude Sky Showcase, which is likely to account for an additional 100,000 viewers.

Sources indicate to this site that the Grand Prix recorded its highest audience in seven years, with around 5 million viewers (a 50% share of the audience) tuning in at its peak to see Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz win his first Grand Prix.

A dive underneath the headline numbers

As well as publishing headline data, Thinkbox also publishes demographic data, allowing us to see how well Channel 4, Sky Sports F1, and Formula 1 as a collective, performed on race day at Silverstone.

The data points below exclude Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Showcase, as the figures were too small to make Thinkbox’s top 50 charts.

Nevertheless, the data gives us greater insight into who watched Channel 4 and Sky Sports F1’s race day offering.

Exactly two-thirds of adults who watched the Grand Prix were male, with one-third female. 2.28 million men tuned in, with 1.14 million women watching.

The skew towards men was slightly higher on Sky Sports F1 than Channel 4, with Sky’s audience split 69:31 in favour of men compared with a 66:34 split on the free-to-air station.

This is a consistent theme across the ABC1 demographics as well, with Channel 4’s coverage attracting a slightly higher proportion of women compared to Sky.

Both Channel 4 and Sky’s coverage skewed towards the more affluent viewer, as both outlets under-indexed in the C2DE demographic groups.

Channel 4’s coverage attracted 1.27 million ABC1 adults, compared with 1.03 million viewers in the C2DE demographic, a 55:45 split.

In comparison, Sky’s coverage brought in 590,000 viewers in the ABC1 adults’ category, versus 535,000 viewers in the C2DE bracket, a 52:48 split.

The raw audience shares were significantly higher in the ABC1 category than the C2DE category, showing that F1 has work to do to bring in audiences from lower demographic groups.

> “A weekend like no other” – reviewing the 2022 British Grand Prix

16% of the Silverstone audience were aged between 16 and 34, across Channel 4 and Sky Sports F1, however Sky skewed much younger than their free-to-air partner.

A quarter of Sky Sports F1’s audience fitted within this demographic, compared to just 12% on Channel 4. In raw volume this meant that, despite having a lower overall audience, Sky beat Channel 4 head-to-head in the 16 to 34 demographic.

282,000 viewers aged between 16 and 34 watched the race on Channel 4, with over 300,000 viewers watching via Sky.

More impressively for Formula 1, this meant that over 600,000 people aged between 16 and 34 watched the British Grand Prix, a figure only bettered that week by ITV2’s smash hit Love Island, showing how well F1 is performing in an era of shrinking television audiences.

The positive showing in the younger demographics is likely a direct result of Netflix’s Drive to Survive, with newer, younger fans wanting to get their hands on the live offering all year around and bypassing Channel 4’s live programming.

Channel 4’s offering brought in the longer-term viewers of F1 as opposed to the newer fans: 84% of its audience were aged 35 or over, compared with 68% over on Sky Sports F1.

Formula E fails to retain F1 lead-in

Channel 4 ran a wall-to-wall motor sport line-up on Saturday 2nd July, but saw some of their key audiences decrease year-on-year.

The day started well, with an average of 530,000 viewers tuning in to watch the third F1 practice session from 11:44 to 13:05.

However, the W Series audience decreased for Channel 4 year-on-year, dropping from 533,000 viewers last year to 399,000 viewers this year.

Last year the series aired exclusively live on Channel 4, whereas this year’s offering airs live across Channel 4 and Sky.

When taking both outlets into account, the W Series audience increased to an average of over 700,000 viewers, peaking with over 1 million viewers, both figures a record high for the championship.

F1 qualifying aired afterwards from 14:12 to 16:27, averaging 1.12 million viewers on Channel 4, only marginally higher than last year’s Friday qualifying session and down by around 200,000 viewers on Channel 4’s Sprint coverage.

Formula E wrapped up the day on Channel 4, airing from 16:30 to 18:30. The electric series brought in less than half of W Series’ live audience, despite both championships having an F1 sized lead-in.

The Marrakesh E-Prix failed to make Channel 4’s top 50 for the week on Thinkbox, averaging fewer than 342,000 viewers.

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“A weekend like no other” – reviewing the 2022 British Grand Prix

Attending a Formula 1 race is the thing on everyone’s bucket list. To soak in the atmosphere, to take it all in. To live and breathe every second, to shout and scream as the action unfolds in front of your eyes.

Last weekend, I did just that, attending the 2022 British Grand Prix to celebrate my 30th birthday, which coincided with Friday’s first practice session.

And suffice to say, the weekend exceeded my wildest expectations.

Ticket prices – how do they compare to other events?

I purchased tickets to the Grand Prix at the end of January. £465.00 for the main ticket, and £75.00 for parking close to the circuit.

For one adult, the £465.00 gave me a seat at The View (turn 1) for Sunday, and the ability to roam around the circuit (including grandstands, subject to availability) on Friday and Saturday.

In addition, the ticket gives you access to the extras that Silverstone put on for fans through the weekend: no added fees to see the likes of Example, Sam Ryder and Mabel perform, nor to see The F1 Show on Thursday, or the F1 drivers on the main stage.

However, £465.00 did not give me access to the inner section of the circuit, or the F1 paddock. I would say the ticket is medium range on the premium tier: does not give you access to everything, but enough to enjoy the whole weekend’s entertainment.

Comparisons with other sports are apple and oranges.

In the Premier League, a Manchester City season ticket to see their 19 home games during the 22/23 season will cost an adult anywhere between £445.00 and £1,450.00, which per game is between £23.42 and £76.32, much cheaper than the Silverstone F1 tickets.

For me, this argument depends on how you view your ticket. If you view it as just watching a 90-minute Grand Prix, you are going to feel that the price is extortionate.

But, if you view it as a whole weekend of entertainment from Thursday through to Sunday, for nearly 12 hours each day, then you may feel that the price is reasonable. As way of comparison, tickets for this year’s Glastonbury music festival cost £280.00 across the board.

Silverstone would argue that, if the demand is there, which it very clearly is, then there is no need to consider reducing ticket prices to make it more affordable, because fans are prepared to pay the higher prices.

Amplifying the F1 brand

Before I even stepped foot through Silverstone’s gates on Thursday, what was abundantly clear was that the F1 brand was very ‘in your face’. Everywhere you looked, the F1 logo was there.

F1 Experiences, F1 Paddock Club, F1 Fanatics, F1 Manager, F1 Caps, F1 Store, F1 Fan Zone, the list goes on and on.

Some of the F1 Store branding, featuring Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton.

The branding was present around the track, whether we are talking front and centre by the main stage, or the other end of the circuit at the Club. Even behind Copse, there were mini pop-up F1 Fanatics stores trying to sell the latest F1 team gear.

Across the different pillars, the brand was uniform, as one. 5 years on, the old F1 logo, which some fans still had on their merchandise, looks terribly outdated. The logo and branding, which Liberty Media unveiled at the end of 2017, fits in, and feels right.

Each team did not have their own bespoke merchandise store, that I saw at least. Instead, F1 presented this all under one umbrella. Wanted to buy a McLaren t-shirt or a Red Bull hat? All done through the F1 Fanatics branding.

It highlighted to me the power of the F1 brand: 10 teams, 20 racers, under one roof. It also highlighted why Andretti coming in as an 11th outfit is unlikely, because in F1’s view, a new outfit is unlikely to add new value to the sport.

There were other little things going on around the track which made the event special: a mural created by MurWalls celebrated the life of Sir Frank Williams.

Also present in the F1 Fan Zone was a MotoGP store, promoting the MotoGP ’22 video game. Having attended MotoGP at Silverstone in media capacity for 5 of the past 6 seasons, Silverstone this past weekend was on another level.

No one is suggesting that MotoGP will attract 140,000 fans to Silverstone. But the brand needs a reset as it is feeling tired compared to F1, and the launch of their (now seemingly axed) Amazon Prime series has not gone according to plan.

The weekend schedule worked

One aspect MotoGP could look to modernise is the weekend scheduling. Instead of wrapping up the European action at 15:00 local home, why not extend the action into the early evening?

Sitting at home, I have previously criticised the F1 scheduling for not being tight enough, whereas attending at the circuit, you want the weekend to breathe, with ample time to move between sessions.

Friday breathed fine, with a nice gap for lunch between 11:30 and 13:00 local time. The on-action began at 08:40 and finished at 20:05, continuing to 22:00 for the music (admittedly the long shifts are relentless for those working the event, though).

Saturday was tighter, and this is where views on the W Series differ. From a broadcasting perspective, the timing is W Series’ dream slot. Placed between F1 practice and F1 qualifying on Saturday, the series attracted a record UK audience across Channel 4 and Sky Sports, giving those on the armchair no reason to move from their sofa.

At the circuit, the story was different. Starting 25 minutes after F1 practice and finishing an hour before F1 qualifying, it was the only time during the weekend that the fans around me in the grandstand (in this case, at Becketts) looked disinterested.

Sam Rynder performing Space-Man during the British Grand Prix post-race concert.

There was a lot of grandstand movement during the race as people wanted to move around to get the best vantage point before F1 qualifying, take a comfort break or grab some food.

The takeaway from my perspective is that a perfect weekend schedule simply does not exist: instead, it is balancing the needs of the circuit, the championship, and the broadcasters and trying to come up with a solution that satisfies all parties.

Seeing the Porsche Supercup cars on Sunday morning was a nice change from having seen single-seaters all weekend up until that point and a nice breather before the Grand Prix.

The gap between the end of the support series and the F1 race was long, but went by incredibly quickly. Probably helped that I spent what felt like an eternity queuing for a comfort break…

Motor sport is dangerous. The ticket does not lie.

Since 2014, I have been to Silverstone more times than I can count at this point for both MotoGP and the World Endurance Championship, so knew where best to go to see the single-seaters at full pelt.

Sadly, the vantage point on the entry of Becketts was non existent for the F1, instead covered by advertising hoardings, a real shame. Nevertheless, I did see the F1 cars fly through Copse at terrifyingly fast speeds that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

I took advantage of the roaming grandstands as well, sitting in most of the covered grandstands. Unfortunately, and one of the other frustrations of the weekend, the stands on the start-finish straight were ‘full’ half an hour before qualifying.

By ‘full’, the Race Makers refused to let anyone else in, even though there were empty seats because fans had reserved them in advance. I understand why, but in the moment, it was frustrating, as rain lashed down towards the start of qualifying.

Earlier in the weekend, I spotted an F1 camera lurking nearby, and made a note of the specs. The cost of one camera set up alone is more than £50,000.

Not cheap, and once you add up all the cameras and associated materials, you quickly realise how expensive an F1 broadcast costs to produce an air. An article for another day, I suspect…

As well as watching The F1 Show on Thursday (itself generating a packed grandstand on the start-finish straight!), I eyed up my turn 1 seat at The View, imagining all the scenarios that may unfold three days later. Will I see Charles and Max side-by-side? Will Lewis get in on any of the action?

A still frame of the first corner accident, moments before Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu hits the catch fence.

I did not imagine the scenario that unfolded: Alfa Romeo’s Zhou Guanyu heading towards the fencing with little sign of slowing down. Zhou’s car connected with the catch fencing, which in turn caused the grandstand to shake for a split second given the forces involved.

Stones and rubble flew up into the grandstand, as high as me on row M and beyond. Everyone around me, including myself, were visibly shook up, all checking on each other in the immediate aftermath.

From my vantage point, we could not see the car and it was unclear exactly where Zhou’s car had landed. Race Makers and other officials in the grandstand were holding up “Sit Down” signs while the medical team worked on Zhou on. To hear that Zhou was okay was a major relief.

The restart, and the rest of the race was awesome. The action was superb, and the atmosphere was second to none. After this weekend, I am of the firm view that there is nothing better than being there in person.

The big screen from my seat was not great, as the text was too small. If anything, the screen needed to be more bespoke, rotating the positions in sequences of 5 potentially instead of focusing on the entire order (others around me had binoculars, a lesson for next time).

As for the lack of Sprint? I did not miss it. The weekend naturally reached a crescendo, and the Sprint in my view would have diluted from that aspect of it.

“I’m up in Space…”

I mentioned earlier that the added extras are free, and I took full advantage on Thursday and Sunday. The F1 Show was brilliant from the main grandstand on Thursday, but the highlight was undoubtedly Sunday.

A friend recommended Alfie Templeman to me, and Alfie looked like he enjoyed every moment on the Main Stage.

Afterwards, it was Eurovision sensation Sam Ryder, who was out of this world, beyond my wildest expectations. If my voice was going after the sensational Leclerc-Perez-Hamilton battle in the closing stages, it had totally gone after hearing Space Man live!

A brief break followed, before Lewis Hamilton and Roscoe took to the main stage in what was an all-round cool moment, which wrapped up the Silverstone weekend – and my 30th birthday celebrations – for me.

Will I be back next year? Absolutely. My thinking is to go for the Inner Track option. Media accreditation is tricky with F1 unfortunately, but I am always hopeful things can change.

The British Grand Prix would not be possible if it was not full the wonderful volunteers, Race Makers, marshals, and everyone else involved who put this show on the road. The overall organisation throughout the weekend was faultless from my vantage point.

It would be amiss not to thank those who have been relentless on their pursuit of safety in motor sport over the decades: the advances saved two lives, and potentially countless more, yesterday. To all those involved: thank you.

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Scheduling: The 2022 British Grand Prix

Max Verstappen looks to continue his dominance of the 2022 Formula One season, as the championship heads home to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix!

The 3.66-mile circuit plays host to round 10 of 22, with Verstappen looking to clinch his first British Grand Prix victory.

Can the flying Dutchman fend off competition from his Red Bull team mate Sergio Perez or Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz? Or, will Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell pull off a shock on home soil and clinch victory?

Off track at Silverstone, there is plenty to whet the appetite, with UK’s Eurovision sensation Sam Ryder performing the national anthem prior to the race, as well as after the race for fans at the circuit.

F1 – the coverage

For those watching at home, the F1 and W Series action airs live throughout the weekend on Sky Sports and, for the first time this season, on free-to-air television via Channel 4.

Joining Steve Jones on Channel 4 is an ensemble cast. David Coulthard and Mark Webber provide analysis alongside Billy Monger, Alice Powell, Eddie Jordan, and Lee McKenzie, whilst Alex Jacques will be commentating on the weekend’s action with Coulthard.

Expect Sky to feature a similar ensemble cast featuring the likes of Martin Brundle, Jenson Button, Ted Kravitz and Karun Chandhok throughout the Silverstone weekend.

After last year’s Sprint affair, a more traditional schedule will play out this time around. However, the Drivers’ Press Conference moves back to Thursday for Silverstone, with The F1 Show airing live from the pit straight later in the evening.

It is a 5-hour broadcast for both Channel 4 and Sky on Sunday in a blockbuster weekend of motor sport, also featuring Formula E on the Saturday (live on Channel 4) and IndyCar on the Sunday (live on Sky Sports).

Fans watching Formula Two and Formula Three will hear Chris McCarthy alongside Tom Gaymor for the weekend, with Jacques focussing on his Channel 4 and W Series commitments.

Channel 4 schedule
Friday 1st July
12:55 to 14:10 – F1: Practice 1
15:55 to 17:05 – F1: Practice 2

Saturday 2nd July
11:45 to 13:10 – F1: Practice 2
13:10 to 14:10 – W Series: Race
14:10 to 16:30 – F1: Qualifying
16:30 to 18:30 – Formula E: Race

Sunday 3rd July
13:30 to 18:25 – F1: Race
=> 13:30 – Build Up
=> 14:30 – Race
=> 17:10 – Reaction

Channel 4 scheduling details for the 2022 British Grand Prix. Scheduling details correct as of Sunday 26th June and are subject to change.

Sky Sports F1 schedule
Thursday 30th June
14:00 to 15:00 – F1: Drivers’ Press Conference
18:00 to 19:00 – The F1 Show

Friday 1st July
09:35 to 10:20 – F3: Practice
10:45 to 11:30 – F2: Practice
12:30 to 14:30 – F1: Practice 1 (also Sky Showcase)
14:50 to 15:30 – F3: Qualifying
15:35 to 17:25 – F1: Practice 2 (also Sky Showcase)
17:25 to 18:10 – F2: Qualifying
18:10 to 19:00 – W Series: Qualifying
21:00 to 22:00 – IndyCar: Practice

Saturday 2nd July
09:50 to 10:45 – F3: Sprint Race
11:45 to 13:10 – F1: Practice 3 (also Sky Showcase)
13:10 to 14:10 – W Series: Race (also Sky Showcase)
14:10 to 16:55 – F1: Qualifying (also Sky Showcase until 16:30)
16:55 to 18:00 – F2: Sprint Race
18:00 to 18:30 – Ted’s Qualifying Notebook
19:30 to 20:45 – IndyCar: Qualifying

Sunday 3rd July
08:30 to 09:30 – F3: Feature Race
10:00 to 11:15 – F2: Feature Race
13:30 to 18:30 – F1: Race
=> 13:30 – Grand Prix Sunday (also Sky Showcase)
=> 14:55 – Race (also Sky Showcase)
=> 17:00 – Chequered Flag
=> 18:00 – Ted’s Notebook 
17:30 to 20:00 – IndyCar: Race (Sky Sports Action)
=> Sky Sports F1 joins coverage following the F1 at 18:30

Sky Sports F1 scheduling details for the 2022 British Grand Prix. Scheduling details correct as of Sunday 26th June and are subject to change.

All F1 sessions are available to listen live via BBC’s F1 website 

BBC Radio schedule
Thursday 30th June
20:30 to 21:30 – Preview (BBC Radio 5 Live)

BBC F1 scheduling details for the 2022 British Grand Prix. Scheduling details correct as of Sunday 26th June and are subject to change.

While there is a lot of Grand Prix coverage, the weekend faces tough competition from cricket action throughout, hence the lack of coverage on BBC radio. In addition, the race clashes with Wimbledon’s middle Sunday.

For the first time in 2022, the tennis tournament will play on its middle Sunday, bringing it in line with other majors, but bringing with it a clash with the Grand Prix.

If scheduling details change, this article will be updated. In addition, keep an eye on the Twitter feed for content from Silverstone throughout the weekend.

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Record high UK audience watch Indianapolis 500 live on Sky

Live coverage of a dramatic Monaco Grand Prix, followed by an equally dramatic Indianapolis 500, saw audience figures surge across Sky Sports on Sunday afternoon, overnight data released by the broadcaster shows.

Sky covered the Indianapolis 500 across their dedicated F1 channel and Sky Sports Arena. Coverage on Sky Sports Action aired from 15:45 to 21:30, with Sky Sports F1 joining in progress following the conclusion of their Monaco Grand Prix coverage at 18:10.

An average of 231,000 viewers watched Sky’s coverage, as Marcus Ericsson battled Pato O’Ward for victory. Coverage peaked with a sizeable 372,000 viewers, both easily the highest IndyCar audience on record in the modern era in the UK.

The famous race, which marked its 106th running last Sunday, has enjoyed a renaissance in the UK over the past few years, since Fernando Alonso made the jump stateside to race in 2017. This year’s figure continues that trend.

Sky’s F1 audiences continue to rise

IndyCar’s rise in the UK has been helped by the halo effect surrounding Sky’s F1 coverage.

Sky’s F1 audience figures have continued to rise in 2022 against last year’s high, and against the tidal wave of declining linear audience figures, despite there being no British drivers currently in championship attention.

Both the Monaco Grand Prix race and qualifying recorded their highest ever figures for Sky last weekend, as viewers watched Red Bull’s Sergio Perez win the dramatic Grand Prix.

The race, which aired in full on Sky Sports F1 and partially on Sky Sports Main Event, averaged 2.01 million viewers, the first European race to average over 2 million viewers. Coverage of the race peaked with 2.25 million viewers.

24 hours earlier, an average of 1.03 million viewers watched Charles Leclerc take pole in qualifying, with the session peaking with 1.17 million viewers.

Although the figures are not publicly available, it is likely that Sky’s live pay-TV offering comfortably beat Channel 4’s free-to-air highlights coverage, continuing the swing away from free-to-air and towards pay-TV for F1.

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Scheduling: The 2022 Monaco Grand Prix / Indianapolis 500

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 website

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)

Full scheduling details for the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix and Indianapolis 500. Scheduling details correct as of Monday 23rd May and are subject to change.

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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