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Channel 4 confirms 10 live races in 2016

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18/01/2016

British Grand Prix is one of ten GPs to be shown live in by Channel 4, with highlights of all 21 races.

Channel 4 has confirmed the ten Grands Prix it will broadcast live in 2016, including the British Grand Prix on July 10th.

As part of its new three-year deal from 2016-2018 with Formula One World Championship Limited, Channel 4 will broadcast live coverage of ten Grands Prix, including practice sessions and qualifying over each season. It will broadcast comprehensive highlights of all 21 races, including those broadcast by Sky Sports.

Channel 4's coverage will begin over the weekend of March 18th-20th with build up to, and comprehensive highlights coverage of the Australian Grand Prix weekend. Channel 4's first live race will be the 2016 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, broadcast over the weekend of 1st-3rd April.

Following a picks process with Sky Sports, the full list of races broadcast live by Channel 4 is:

Date Event Live/Highlights
20-Mar Australia Highlights
03-Apr Bahrain Live
17-Apr China Highlights
01-May Russia Highlights
15-May Spain Live
29-May Monaco Highlights
12-Jun Canada Highlights
19-Jun Azerbaijan Live
03-Jul Austria Highlights
10-Jul Britain Live
24-Jul Hungary Live
31-Jul Germany Highlights
28-Aug Belgium Live
04-Sep Italy Live
18-Sep Singapore Highlights
02-Oct Malaysia Live
09-Oct Japan Highlights
23-Oct USA Highlights
30-Oct Mexico Live
13-Nov Brazil Highlights
27-Nov Abu Dhabi Live

All of the live coverage and highlights will be broadcast free-to-air and in high definition.

"We are delighted to announce the full line up of races we will be showing live across 2016," said Stephen Lyle, Channel 4 Head of F1. "The British Grand Prix is a huge highlight of the sporting calendar and we're looking forward to covering all the action live from Silverstone this summer."

This follows the news announced earlier in the month that Whisper Films will produce coverage of the 2016 season and that 13 time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard will be part of the Channel 4 F1 coverage team. The full presenting and commentary team will be announced in due course.

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1. Posted by Marshall, 19/01/2016 2:54

"No Monaco, Canada, Japan or Brazil. Makes you wonder how the ten races were picked. Did they pull them out of a hat?

I totally dont understand why F1 is not live streaming their own races for a reasonable fee.

By the way, the moderator over at crash, Richard Gilgen, would remove my comment or ban me for saying this, but I think Hamilton will win the title again in 2016.
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2. Posted by Vinicius, 18/01/2016 17:32

"Sky Sports already made better coverage than BBC. Will be hard to CH4 to be better than Sky. Especially with Coulthard."

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