Important Note: Practice 1 and 2 are on Thursday for Monaco, rather than Friday as with every other Grand Prix.  Monaco is special, it can do such things!

It’s the Monaco Grand Prix – one of the most famous of all races, the one that all drivers want to win and will no doubt continue the trend for unpredictable racing – here’s the F1 TV times for both Sky and the BBC.

The race is live on both Sky Sports F1 and the BBC this weekend, so there’s no excuse for not tuning in on Sunday – or if you fancy trying something a little different, why not enjoy the race on a cinema screen with surround sound – details here.

No matter how you watch the GP this weekend, let’s hope for another great Monaco GP.   There may have been some processional races around the principality, but plenty more than you may realise that have been absolutely stonking – here’s our Top 5 Monaco GPs.

Thursday Coverage

  • FP1: 08.55 – 10.35 – Sky F1 HD, BBC Red Button
  • FP2: 12.55 – 14.35 – Sky F1 HD, BBC Red Button
Friday Coverage
  • The F1 Show:  17.00 – 18.00 – Sky F1 HD

Saturday Coverage

  • FP3: 09.55 – 11.05 – Sky F1 HD, BBC Red Button
  • Qualifying: 12.10 – 14.15 – BBC One, BBC HD
  • Qualifying: 12.00 – 14.30 – Sky F1 HD

Sunday Coverage

  • Grand Prix: 12.05 – 15.30 – BBC One, BBC HD (race start at 1pm)
  • Grand Prix: 11.30 – 16.30 – Sky F1 HD
  • F1 Forum: 15.30 – 16.30 – BBC Red Button
  • Grand Prix Highlights: 19.00 – 19.50 – BBC Three, BBC HD
  • Grand Prix Highlights: 19.00 – 20.30 – Sky F1 HD


You can see our page here to see all the times for every session of every grand prix weekend for 2012 here and go here to learn more about the UK presenters and commentators, such as Jake Humphrey, Gary Anderson, Lee McKenzie and the Sky F1 team.

What do you make of the TV coverage so far this year?  Happy with Sky, prefer the BBC?  Let us know in the comments and you can also read about our thoughts on the TV coverage for AustraliaMalaysiaChinaBahrain and Spain too.