ESPN/ABC releases F1 broadcast schedule

ESPN/ABC releases F1 broadcast schedule

Formula 1

ESPN/ABC releases F1 broadcast schedule

ESPN, which took over the rights to Formula 1 from NBC Sports at the end of last year, has released its broadcast schedule for the 2018 F1 season, which will air on ESPN and ABC platforms in the United States.

Under the new multi-year linear and digital partnership, all 21 races will air live on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. More than 125 hours of Formula 1 programming, including all practice sessions, qualifying and races, will be shown live and in replay across ESPN platforms in 2018.

ESPN has confirmed it will use the Sky Sports output for its F1 coverage.

Race Session Date Start time (ET) Network
Australia Practice 1 Thursday, March 22 9 p.m. ESPN3
Practice 2 & 3 Friday, March 23 1 a.m., 10 p.m. ESPN3/ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, March 24 2 a.m. ESPN2
Race Sunday, March 25 1 a.m. ESPN2
Bahrain Practice 1 & 2 Friday, April 6 7 a.m., 11 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, April 7 8 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, April 7 11 a.m. ESPN2
Race Sunday, April 8 11 a.m. ESPN2
China Practice 1 Thursday, April 12 10 p.m. ESPN3
Practice 2 & 3 Friday, April 13 2 a.m., 11 p.m. ESPN3/ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, April 14 2 a.m. ESPN2
Race Sunday, April 15 2 a.m. ESPN2
Azerbaijan Practice 1 & 2 Friday, April 27 5 a.m., 9 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, April 28 6 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, April 28 9 a.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, April 29 8 a.m. ESPN2
Spain Practice 1 & 2 Friday, May 11 5 a.m., 9 a.m. ESPNU
Practice 3 Saturday, May 12 6 a.m. ESPN2
Qualifying Saturday, May 12 9 a.m. ESPN2
Race Sunday, May 13 8:30 a.m. ESPN2
Monaco Practice 1 & 2 Thursday, May 24 5 a.m., 9 a.m. ESPN2/ESPNEWS
Practice 3 Saturday, May 26 6 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, May 26 9 a.m. ESPN2
Race Sunday, May 27 9 a.m. ESPN (Encore 3:30 p.m., ABC)
Canada Practice 1 & 2 Friday, June 8 10 a.m., 2 p.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, June 9 11 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, June 9 2 p.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, June 10 2 p.m. ABC
France Practice 1 & 2 Friday, June 22 6 a.m., 10 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, June 23 7 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, June 23 10 a.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, June 24 10 a.m. ESPN2
Austria Practice 1 & 2 Friday, June 29 5 a.m., 9 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, June 30 6 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, June 30 9 a.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, July 1 9 a.m. ESPN2
Britain Practice 1 & 2 Friday, July 6 5 a.m., 9 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, July 7 6 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, July 7 9 a.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, July 8 9 a.m. ESPN
Germany Practice 1 & 2 Friday, July 20 5 a.m., 9 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, July 21 6 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, July 21 9 a.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, July 22 9 a.m. ESPN2
Hungary Practice 1 & 2 Friday, July 27 5 a.m., 9 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, July 28 6 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, July 28 9 a.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, July 29 9 a.m. ESPN2
Belgium Practice 1 & 2 Friday, August 24 5 a.m., 9 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, August 25 6 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, August 25 9 a.m. ESPN2
Race Sunday, August 26 9 a.m. ESPN2
Italy Practice 1 & 2 Friday, August 31 5 a.m., 9 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Sept. 1 6 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Sept. 1 9 a.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, Sept. 2 9 a.m. ESPN2
Singapore Practice 1 & 2 Friday, Sept. 14 4:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Sept. 15 6 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Sept. 15 9 a.m. ESPNEWS
Race Saturday, Sept. 16 8 a.m. ESPN2
Russia Practice 1 & 2 Friday, Sept. 28 4 a.m., 8 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Sept. 29 5 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Sept. 29 8 a.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, Sept. 30 7 a.m. ESPN2
Japan Practice 1 Thursday, Oct. 4 9 p.m. ESPN3
Practice 2 & 3 Friday, Oct. 5 1 a.m., 11 p.m. ESPN3/ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Oct. 6 2 a.m. ESPN2
Race Sunday, Oct. 7 1 a.m. ESPN2
United States Practice 1 & 2 Friday, Oct. 19 11 a.m., 3 p.m. ESPNEWS/ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Oct. 20 2 p.m. ESPN3
Qualifying Saturday, Oct. 20 TBD ESPNEWS (delayed)
Race Sunday, Oct. 21 2 p.m. ABC
Mexico Practice 1 & 2 Friday, Oct. 26 11 a.m., 3 p.m. ESPN3/ESPNEWS
Practice 3 Saturday, Oct. 27 11 a.m. ESPN3
Qualifying Saturday, Oct. 27 2 p.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, Oct. 28 3 p.m. ABC
Brazil Practice 1 & 2 Friday, Nov. 9 9 a.m., 12 p.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Nov. 10 9 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Nov. 10 TBD ESPNEWS (delayed)
Race Sunday, Nov. 11 12 p.m. ABC
Abu Dhabi Practice 1 & 2 Friday, Nov. 23 5 a.m., 8 a.m. ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Nov. 24 5 a.m. ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Nov. 24 8 a.m. ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, Nov. 25 8 a.m. ESPN2

 

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