Sky, Channel 4 release TV schedule for 2018

Date published: January 30 2018

Sky Sports and Channel 4 have officially announced their TV schedules for the 2018 season with 10 free-to-air races available to the UK audience.

Sky Sports F1 has rights to show all 21 races throughout the course of the year and has exclusive rights to show the season opener in Australia on March 25.

Channel 4’s free-to-air coverage begins at the following round in Bahrain and have also secured live coverage for the Monaco Grand Prix, British Grand Prix, the Belgian Grand Prix and the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

Azerbaijan, Austria, Singapore, Japan and the USA races have also been included in their final free-to-air package before Sky have complete, exclusive rights to Formula 1 in 2019 after an agreement was reached with ex-boss Bernie Ecclestone.

The 2018 UK TV schedule is as follows:

March 25: Australian GP – Sky

April 8: Bahrain GP – Channel 4 and Sky

April 15: Chinese GP – Sky

April 29: Azerbaijan GP – Channel 4 and Sky

May 13: Spanish GP – Sky

May 27: Monaco GP – Channel 4 and Sky

June 10: Canadian GP – Sky

June 24: French GP – Sky

July 1: Austrian GP – Channel 4 and Sky

July 8: British GP – Channel 4 and Sky

July 22: German GP – Sky

July 29: Hungarian GP – Sky

August 26: Belgian GP – Channel 4 and Sky

September 2: Italian GP – Sky

September 16: Singapore GP – Channel 4 and Sky

September 30: Russian GP – Sky

October 7: Japanese GP – Channel 4 and Sky

October 21: United States GP – Channel 4 and Sky

October 28: Mexican GP – Sky

November 11: Brazilian GP – Sky

November 25: Abu Dhabi GP – Channel 4 and Sky