The BBC has confirmed details of the ten races it will broadcast live in the UK during the 2015 season.
This is the fourth year in which only a portion of the calendar has been available to view live on free-to-air television. All the rounds of the championship are also shown on Sky’s subscription channel.
Among the races which will be live on free-to-air television this year are the British Grand Prix and the final two rounds of the season in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. The season-opening Australian Grand Prix will not be shown live, but the second round in Malaysia will.
Among the races the BBC will not show live are the Mexican Grand Prix, which is returning to the calendar after an absence of more than 20 years, and the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix.
Last year’s top three scoring grands prix in F1 Fanatic’s Rate the Race – Canada, Hungary and Britain – are all among the BBC’s picks for the coming year. However the lowest-scoring round – the Russian Grand Prix – is also one of the BBC’s choices for 2015.
|Round||Race||Circuit||Date||UK live coverage||Forum|
|1||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park||March 13 – 15||Sky||Forum|
|2||Malaysian Grand Prix||Sepang International Circuit||March 27 – 29||BBC/Sky||Forum|
|3||Chinese Grand Prix||Shanghai International Circuit||April 10 – 12||Sky||Forum|
|4||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||April 17 – 19||BBC/Sky||Forum|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Catalunya||May 8 – 10||Sky||Forum|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||Monte-Carlo||May 21 – 24||Sky||Forum|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve||June 5 – 7||BBC/Sky||Forum|
|8||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||June 19 – 21||Sky||Forum|
|9||British Grand Prix||Silverstone||July 3 – 5||BBC/Sky||Forum|
|10||German Grand Prix||Nurburgring||July 17 – 19||Sky||Forum|
|11||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||July 24 – 26||BBC/Sky||Forum|
|12||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa-Francorchamps||August 21 – 23||BBC/Sky||Forum|
|13||Italian Grand Prix||Monza||September 4 – 6||Sky||Forum|
|14||Singapore Grand Prix||Singapore||September 18 – 20||Sky||Forum|
|15||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka||September 25 – 27||BBC/Sky||Forum|
|16||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom||October 9 – 11||BBC/Sky||Forum|
|17||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||October 23 – 25||Sky||Forum|
|18||Mexican Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||October 30 – November 1||Sky||Forum|
|19||Brazilian Grand Prix||Interlagos||November 13 – 15||BBC/Sky||Forum|
|20||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina||November 27 – 29||BBC/Sky||Forum|
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