2014 Formula 1 viewing guide


For UK viewers it’s much the same setup as it was last year: if you want to watch every race live, you’ll need to invest in a Sky subscription. However, the BBC is showing nine races live and will air comprehensive highlights of the non-live Grands Prix.

There have been a few changes to the line ups, though, with Allan McNish and Mark Webber joining the BBC and Bruno Senna going to Sky. Gary Anderson won’t be on the screens this year sadly, but you can listen to a podcast we did with him explaining the ins and outs of F1…


While you’re staring down the barrel of 10 highlights packages, you can still catch the races live on BBC Radio 5, 5 live sports extra and the BBC Sport website (text commentary).

Line up: Suzi Perry, David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan, Ben Edwards, Allan McNish, James Allen, Lee McKenzie, Tom Clarkson and Jennie Gow. Mark Webber will be making occasional films about F1.

Did you know?

  • A peak of 7.7m people watched the highlights of the 2013 German Grand Prix.
  • Despite the introduction of highlights, 1.2m more people watched the BBC’s coverage in 2013 than in 2012.
  • The races which the BBC can show live are agreed through a negotiation process with Sky.
  • The BBC’s current TV deal runs to the end of 2018.


All Sky’s coverage will be on its F1 channel (406) and can also be accessed on tablets and mobiles. However, you will need to be in the UK.

Line up: Martin Brundle, David Croft, Anthony Davidson, Johnny Herbert, Damon Hill, Natalie Pinkham, Ted Kravitz, Simon Lazenby, Mark Hughes, Bruno Senna (who will attend the Grands Prix in Malaysia, China, Hungary, Singapore, Russia, USA and Brazil) and the Sky News team.

Did you know?

  • Sky won the FIA ‘Best TV Broadcaster Award for Outstanding Coverage’ for the second year running in 2013.
  • You can also watch the GP2 and GP3 races live on the Sky F1 channel.

To download a pdf of the TV times then please click here.

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