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2013 Australian Grand Prix TV Times

2013 Australian Grand Prix

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F1 Fanatic Live will be running during the entire Australian Grand Prix weekend. Look out for the live page on the site during every session and follow all the action with your fellow F1 Fanatics.

Here are the details of Sky and the BBC’s coverage of the Australian Grand Prix here in the UK:

Friday 15th March 2013

SessionChannelCoverage startsSession startsSession ends
Australian Grand Prix first practice liveSky Sports F101:0001:3003:00
Australian Grand Prix second practice liveSky Sports F105:1505:3007:00

Saturday 16th March 2013

SessionChannelCoverage startsSession startsSession ends
Australian Grand Prix third practice liveSky Sports F102:4503:0004:00
Australian Grand Prix qualifying liveSky Sports F105:0006:00
Australian Grand Prix qualifying highlightsBBC113:00

Sunday 17th March 2013

SessionChannelCoverage startsSession starts
Australian Grand Prix liveSky Sports F104:3006:00
Australian Grand Prix highlightsBBC113:50

Update: Coverage of the postponed Q2 and Q3 sessions can be seen on Sky Sports F1 from 11:45pm on Saturday (the session begins at midnight) and highlights on BBC1 at 5:15am on Sunday.

Please share details of the F1 coverage in your area and let us know how you will be following the race in the comments.

If you’re unable to watch the race at your location, join the F1 in Pubs forum to find a place to watch the race:

Find times for every F1 session this year and all the 2012 race dates with the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar.

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34 comments on “2013 Australian Grand Prix TV Times”

  1. USA NBCSports Network coverage schedule.

    Friday March 15th 2013
    12:00am — Practice 1 [Taped, Only Airing]
    01:30am — Practice 2 [Live]

    Saturday March 16th 2013
    01:30am — Mobil 1: The Grid
    02:00am — Qualifying [Live]
    01:00pm — Mobil 1: The Grid
    01:30pm — Qualifying [Replay]
    10:30pm — Practice 2 [Replay]

    Sunday March 17th 2013
    12:00am — Qualifying [Replay]
    01:30am — Pre-Race [Live]
    02:00am — Aussie GP [Live]
    04:00am — F1 Extra Au [Live]
    01:00pm — Aussie GP [Replay]
    03:30pm — F1 Extra Au [Replay]
    10:30pm — Qualifying [Replay]

    Monday March 18th 2013
    12:00am — Aussie GP [Replay]
    02:30am — F1 Extra Au [Replay]

    Tuesday March 19th 2013
    12:00am — Aussie GP [Replay]
    02:30am — F1 Extra Au [Replay]
    **All USA times Eastern**

      1. Yup no problem. I did the math and it works out to 23.5hrs of F1 coverage this weekend (counting that Grid show), including a 6hr block that runs from 10:30pm Saturday night til 4:30am Sunday morning (which includes the live race coverage).

        1. Does NBC have a free online stream for viewers in the USA?

          1. I have no idea, I know they talked about something to do with streaming during the preseason but I haven’t seen any updates on it.

    1. I like that they’re re-playing both the race and qualifying at reasonable hours.

    2. Thanks!!

  2. It’s going to be a pretty sleepless night for me then tonight!

    1. +1 – I’m UK based and have work tomorrow so guess I’ll stay up till around 3am, and just miss FP2.

      At least I don’t work weekends, so get to watch everything else :) I will just be very red-eyed come Monday morning. But hey, what addict isn’t ?!

      1. Motor_mad (@)
        14th March 2013, 17:57

        Students who can’t afford Sky :(

        1. I don’t have sky, but that’s not an issue! It’s just a few hours till FP1!!

        2. I feel your pain! Luckily last year at uni I had a friend with a 50″ TV with internet access and 50Mb broadband. I’m going to miss that this year, but still… no way to stop me getting my F1 fix. I’ve been watching season reviews all week (2005-2012) in build up. Don’t think I’ve been so excited for a new season :D

        3. you don’t have sky but you have internet i hope…

    2. Max, get a PVR, get with it kid.

      1. Just watched a sky stream. It was more like listening to radio with a few photos of an f1 car interspersed. It was disappointing but I’m planning on installing a satellite so I can view fom footage perfectly and I’ll make do with skys commentary when BBC isn’t available. I feel like that at the moment the casual viewer in the 60’s had it better than me, last years sky races were very frustrating, but I’ll have a legal solution soon.

        Btw just because I have money doesn’t mean I’m about to spend 3k+ on sky for 10 years when I would much rather put that towards a season of formula ford for myself, and I think anyone who loves racing and is not racing in a series themselves should drop their sky subscriptions and get actively involved.

        Winning a competitive race yourself is a much better high then watching any race.

  3. Skyyyyyyy Nooooooo! :-)

    Oh well back to watching rubbish streams I guess.

  4. Germany: (CET / start of coverage)

    FP1 02:25 Sky Sport 1/HD1
    FP2 06:25 Sky Sport 1/HD1 & Sport1 (former DSF – free to air over 19.2°E)

    FP3 03:55 Sky Sport 1/HD1 and 06:00 RTL (replay)
    Q: 06:45 Sky Sport 1/HD1 and RTL

    R: 06:00 Sky Sport 1/HD1 and RTL

    1. Thanks @goofy I’m dutch but since I get RTL for free, I’ll be practicing my Deutsch, which should go ok.
      I do wonder about my 3 year old Son…

    2. Additionally, highlights of FP1 are free-to-air on Sport1 at 06:00CET, just before FP2.

    3. Thanks from me too, I keep messing up the times in my head :-)

  5. I’ll be doing the same thing I’ve done for the past few years, downloading quality UK coverage of FP’s, qualy, and the race, in HD. NBC Sports channel is in the highest priced tier package of my provider (DirecTV, $70/mo) and while I have yet to see their coverage, I can say that Speed Channel’s past coverage was abysmal compared to UK coverage. I don’t expect any better from NBC Sports Network. I’m sorry, but coverage with insane amounts of commercials and commentators who know less about the sport than I (and I’m by no means an expert) is just a turn off.

    I’d rather wait a few hours and download quality UK coverage as most of the races are in the middle of the night for me anyway, being on the West Coast of the US.

    1. That’s a bit hard on Hobbs and Matchett but right on for the rest. Tough luck about NBC S on Direct TV, I have to have Comcast cable in FL and it’s in my Basic+ package.

      1. Fair enough, Hobbs and Matchett weren’t horrible, but Varsha was just ridiculous. Glad you get NBC S in your basic+ package, I hope for you that NBC S coverage is better than Speed’s was!

  6. Just to say, for those who want to be Legit (lol) and are on virgin media, Sky Sports are half price for three months for current customers.

  7. after such a long wait… these 4 hours cant be too long. Or can it? )))

    1. meant to say “they”… need.edit.option

  8. The plan is: power nap, FP1, FP2, nap again, go to lectures, nap again, go out, watch Quali, sleep!

    Formula 1 is back, and couldn’t be happier :)

    1. My plan, up at 8am put on the coffee turn on TV and PVR and watch P1&P2.

      1. Ditto, Sat. Q 1=2-3, Sun Race.

  9. Peter Thomas
    15th March 2013, 1:11

    Australian Grand Prix Practice 1:25am/10:25pm TSN2

    Australian Grand Prix Qualifying 1:55am/10:55pm TSN

    Australian Grand Prix 1:55am/10:55pm TSN

  10. #India

    As always this season too Star Sports is showing the F1 season live. In fact I checked the TV schedule and it looks like they are showing the Practice sessions too for the Australian GP. It just sucks that I have to be at work and will miss Qualifying as well!

    Q: 11:30 a.m. Star Sports

    R: 11:30 a.m. Star Sports

  11. Does anyone know whether Sky will show large portions of Q2 and Q3 during the race build up due to this relatively unique rearrangement?

  12. F1 quali is at midnight in the uk. i think i might light up some candles and have a romantic dinner with it. hehe

  13. Highlights at 5.15am? Thanks, BBC. That’ll be almost like the good old days when we could get up early and watch the race live…

    Does the contract say BBC can only show F1 4 hours after the event (or something)?

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