Which F1 Races are the BBC Showing Live in 2014?

Photo by Morio. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Photo by Morio. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

How Many F1 Races are BBC Showing Live in 2014?

Out of the full 19 race calendar schedule, the BBC will be broadcasting just 9 of these Grand Prix weekends live and in full.

Which F1 Races are the BBC Showing Live?

The following races in bold will be broadcast live on the BBC in 2014, while the remaining Grand Prix’s will be shown as delayed, extended highlights:

1 Australia – Melbourne, 16 March

Malaysia – Sepang, 30 March

3 Bahrain – Sakhir, 6 April

4 China – Shanghai, 20 April

Spain – Barcelona, 11 May

6 Monaco – Monte Carlo, 25 May

Canada – Montreal, 8 June

8 Austria – Spielberg, 22 June

Britain – Silverstone, 6 July

10 Germany – Hockenheim, 20 July

11 Hungary – Budapest, 27 July

12 Belgium – Spa-Francorchamps, 24 August

13 Italy – Monza, 7 September

14 Singapore – Marina Bay, 21 September

15 Japan – Suzuka, 5 October

16 Russia – Sochi, 12 October

17 USA – Austin, Texas, 2 November

18 Brazil – São Paulo, 9 November

19 Abu Dhabi – Yas Marina Circuit, 23 November

Though the Beeb are keen to suggest their highlight programmes are proving very popular with viewers, I maintain the current coverage set-up can prove very frustrating. For true F1 fans who either cannot afford or justify the Sky Sports F1 subscription fees, not being able to watch 10 races of the season live or in full can often spoil the enjoyment of the sport.

Combined with Vettel’s insane dominance in recent years, this current broadcast rights set-up can only harm Formula One’s popularity in the UK.

References: BBC

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  2 comments for “Which F1 Races are the BBC Showing Live in 2014?

  1. doug
    Saturday 15 March, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    bbc,sky and bernie have finally managed to screw up f1 totally between them. i wont be paying sky to watch overrated under talented pundits talking pure crap, [sorry martin i used to enjoy you on the beeb your insight was good and entertaining.] i wont be watching half the season on the bbc either, could you imagine if the bbc did this with football! what an outcry there would be. and as for bernie where do you start, double points to keep a championship alive! what utter crap. the sooner the german authorities deal with him the better, 1.6 itre turbo engines! what the hell is that about? they sound awful, give the drivers what they want, large engines, re-fuelling, slicks, [no having to use two types of tyre during the race.] unlimited fuel, basically let them and the teams decide what they want to do and stop trying to manufacture the outcome. or hand f1 back to the teams and get the corporate side out of it, as it stands now i would rather watch banger racing down at the local dirt track, at least you know the drivers and results are honest.

  2. christopher
    Friday 20 December, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    now i know when i need to get away

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