Channel 4 announces live F1 race slots


Formula 1's new broadcaster Channel 4 has confirmed that the British Grand Prix will be one of the 10 races it will show live in 2016.

After the BBC elected to terminate its F1 contract early on cost grounds, C4 has stepped in with a three-year deal to show the sport as part of a share-agreement with Sky.

Operating a similar system to that which was in place before, whereby it and Sky pick the races that will be jointly shown live, the season has now been divided up.

Channel 4's first live race will be the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 3, while it will also show its home British GP on July 10 and the season finale in Abu Dhabi on November 27.

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

"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. "

Here is how the races are being split:

Live Coverage

Australia (Sky only)
Bahrain (Sky and Channel 4)
China (Sky only)
Russia (Sky only)
Spain (Sky and Channel 4)
Monaco (Sky only)
Canada (Sky only)
Europe (Sky and Channel 4)
Austria (Sky only)
Britain (Sky and Channel 4)
Hungary (Sky and Channel 4)
Germany (Sky only)
Belgium (Sky and Channel 4)
Italy (Sky and Channel 4)
Singapore (Sky only)
Malaysia (Sky and Channel 4)
Japan (Sky only)
USA (Sky only)
Mexico (Sky and Channel 4)
Brazil (Sky only)
Abu Dhabi (Sky and Channel 4)

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