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When to catch the Chinese Grand Prix in the UK

Wondering what time to get yourself in front of the telly or radio for the latest round in the F1 championship? Here are the broadcast times for the stations covering the Chinese Grand Prix in the UK (all times BST):

* Note: Shanghai time is GMT+8 – which means it is currently seven hours ahead of the UK.


The current time in Shanghai (thanks to www.timeanddate.com):

Local times, with a converter to your own time zone, are available on the F1 site along with a track diagram.

Friday October 17

  • First practice, 3am-4.30am, and second practice, 7am-8.30am, BBC Radio Five Live Sport Extra.
  • First practice from 3am, and second practice from 7am, via streaming video at http://www.itv-f1.com/ to UK users.
  • Race preview with BBC Radio 5 Live’s Maurice Hamilton, David Croft and Holly Samos, BBC Radio Five Live, 9.30pm-10pm.

Saturday October 18

  • Saturday third practice: 4am-5.05am, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
  • Live qualifying: 6.15am-8.15am, ITV1, video also available at http://www.itv-f1.com to UK users.
  • Live qualifying: 6.55am-8.05am, BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Qualifying re-run: 3.30pm-5.30pm, ITV1

Sunday October 19

  • Live race: from 7.45am-9.30am, BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • Live race: 7am-10.05am, ITV1, video also available at http://www.itv-f1.com to UK users.
  • Race re-run: 3.55pm-6pm, ITV1
  • Race highlights: 11.15pm-12.15am, ITV1
  • Chequered Flag Podcast available from BBC Radio here from Sunday evening

Monday October 13

  • Race highlights re-run: 6pm-7pm, ITV4

Find out more about the BBC’s coverage here, or ITV’s here. Or check out the ITV live video streaming page here

The race is also likely to be covered live on the BBC Sport website here, and extremely comprehensively by Autosport.com. Or visit the F1 Fanatic chatroom.

And, as usual (and despite the time) we plan to once again be in front of the TV with a laptop and a pot of tea coffee to liveblog the action right here at Brits on Pole – why not join us?


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