When and where to watch the British Grand Prix
05 July 2023Silverstone is set to host the greatest day on the British motorsport calendar this weekend. We are of course referring to the British Grand Prix and as always, the enthusiastic British crowd will be in full force to show their support across the weekend. But what if you weren’t able to get a spot trackside and want to watch all of the action unfold from the comfort of your living room? We’ve got you covered.
The British hopefulsWith the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s recent run of form, it’s not out of the question that we could see either George Russell or Lewis Hamilton on the podium at their home race. Although it seems unlikely that anyone could topple Max Verstappen in the unstoppable Red Bull, there is always that possibility as well. Likewise, could Lando Norris pull anything special out of the bag with McLaren Racing’s new-found pace?
Watch all of the action
Sky Sports F1The home of Formula 1 in the UK is Sky Sports F1, showing every session live throughout the 2023 season (including the British Grand Prix).
If you have an existing Sky TV subscription, you can enhance your package by adding Sky Sports, which includes Sky Sports F1. The duration of the contract is 18 months and can be purchased for £24 per month. If you're not already a Sky customer, it is more cost-effective to subscribe to Sky Sports as part of your bundle from the outset, rather than as a separate add-on. This is currently on offer for £20 a month for 18 months. By subscribing to Sky Sports F1, you will also be granted access to the Sky Go app, meaning you can watch every race live, even when you’re away from your TV.
Now TV For those who don’t want to sign up to a full-fat Sky contract, there is Now TV as an alternative. For £34.99 per month, Now TV provides access to Sky Sports F1 which can be streamed to your mobile, computer or TV.
There’s also the option for 24 hours of access if you’re only on the lookout for race day action. That comes in the form of a one-off payment of £11.98.
Channel 4Free to air Formula 1 remains available for British fans in the shape of Channel 4’s coverage. For all races apart from the British Grand Prix, the channel offers qualifying and race highlights. For the Silverstone event, however, Steve Jones, Mark Webber, Billy Monger and the rest of the team will broadcast coverage live.
This is available via the traditional television channel or via the Channel 4 streaming platform.
The scheduleFor a full running order of the weekend, you can visit our British Grand Prix schedule page. The key times though, are 15:00 until 16:00 BST on Saturday, 8 July for qualifying, while the British Grand Prix itself is scheduled to start at 15:00 BST on Sunday, 9 July.
Live build-up will be available on Channel 4 from 13:30 while Pit Lane Live will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1 from 14:00 on Sunday.