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Channel 4 select 10 live F1 races

After BBC opted to dump Formula One, Channel 4 have picked up the terrestrial rights for F1 in the UK.

Their deal works exactly the same as when it was broadcast on the BBC, with 10 live race weekends shown and the other 11 Grand Prix weekends are covered by highlights programmes.

Sky Sports F1 will continue to be the only place where every practice session, qualifying and race will be shown live and in full.

2016 will be the biggest season ever for Formula One with a 21 race season for the 2016 Formula One World Championship.

In addition to the 19 race season that Formula One raced during 2015, F1 will welcome back the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim and visit Baku for the first time as Azerbaijan hosts the European Grand Prix.

Channel 4 have opted to only show 2 of the opening 7 rounds live, whilst the end of the season will see only 2 of the final 5 races live.

These selections have enabled Channel 4 to show 6 of 9 races from June through to October, including British Grand Prix and the majority of the races across Europe.

2016 Formula One World Championship calendar

Race 1 - 20th March 2016 - Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne) - Exclusive to Sky

Race 2 - 3rd April 2016 - Bahrain Grand Prix - Sky and Channel 4

Race 3 - 17th April 2016 - Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai) - Exclusive to Sky

Race 4 - 1st May 2016 - Russian Grand Prix (Sochi) - Exclusive to Sky

Race 5 - 15th May 2016 - Spanish Grand Prix (Barcelona) - Sky and Channel 4

Race 6 - 29th May 2016 - Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo) - Exclusive to Sky

Race 7 - 12th June 2016 - Canadian Grand Prix (Montreal) - Exclusive to Sky

Race 8 - 19th June 2016 - European Grand Prix (Baku) - Sky and Channel 4

Race 9 - 3rd July 2016 - Austrian Grand Prix (Red Bull Ring) - Exclusive to Sky

Race 10 - 10th July 2016 - British Grand Prix (Silverstone) - Sky and Channel 4

Race 11 - 24th July 2016 - Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring) - Sky and Channel 4

Race 12 - 31st July 2016 - German Grand Prix (Hockenheim) - Exclusive to Sky

Race 13 - 28th August 2016 - Belgian Grand Prix (Spa-Francorchamps) - Sky and Channel 4

Race 14 - 4th September 2016 - Italian Grand Prix (Monza) - Sky and Channel 4

Race 15 - 18th September 2016 - Singapore Grand Prix - Exclusive to Sky

Race 16 - 2nd October 2016 - Malaysian Grand Prix (Sepang) - Sky and Channel 4

Race 17 - 9th October 2016 - Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka) - Exclusive to Sky

Race 18 - 23rd October 2016 - United States Grand Prix (Austin) - Exclusive to Sky

Race 19 - 30th October 2016 - Mexican Grand Prix (Mexico City) - Sky and Channel 4

Race 20 - 13th November 2016 - Brazilian Grand Prix (Interlagos) - Exclusive to Sky

Race 21 - 27th November 2016 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Sky and Channel 4

"We are delighted to announce the full line up of races we will be showing live across 2016." Channel 4 Head of F1 Stephen Lyle said. "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. "

Sky Sports Head of F1, Martin Turner said: "This season offers everything. More races, more stories and more drama and only on Sky Sports F1 can viewers enjoy the complete story live.

"Our award-winning coverage will be there from the opening grid to the final chequered flag on our dedicated F1 channel and across our digital platforms."








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Date:Tuesday January 19 2016

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