ESPN Expands Formula 1 Coverage for Spanish Grand Prix


ESPN Expands Formula 1 Coverage for Spanish Grand Prix

ESPN is expanding its coverage for next weekend’s Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix with the addition of more televised on-track action.

For the event from Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, viewers will be able to watch coverage of the first two F1 practice sessions of the weekend on ESPNU. For the first four races of the season, coverage of the first two practice sessions was only available for viewing on ESPN3 via the ESPN App.

The third Spanish Grand Prix practice session, qualifying and the race will air on ESPN2.

After a 20-year absence, Formula 1 racing returned to ESPN and ABC this year as part of a multiyear linear and digital partnership. All 21 races in the championship will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC, with practice and qualifying sessions for each race also airing.

The race and qualifying telecasts, presented by Mothers Polish, are airing commercial-free.

The Spanish Grand Prix schedule (all times Eastern):

Date Time (ET) Event Network
Fri, May 11 4:55 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Practice 1 ESPNU
8:55 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Practice 2 ESPNU
Sat, May 12 5:55 a.m. – 7 a.m. Practice 3 ESPN2
8:55 a.m. – 10 a.m. Qualifying ESPN2
Sun, May 13 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Qualifying (encore) ESPN2
8:30 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. On the Grid ESPN2
9:05 a.m. – 11 a.m. Race ESPN2
7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Race (encore) ESPN2
10 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Race (encore) ESPNEWS


All race, practice sessions and qualifying programs also will continue to be available for live viewing and replays on the ESPN App. Network schedules for race weekends will be published during the week on the dedicated ESPN F1 landing page on


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Andy Hall

I’m part of a team that handles PR/Communications for SportsCenter, including the SC Featured brand, the E60 program, and ESPN’s news platforms. In addition, I’m the PR contact for ESPN’s Formula 1 coverage and golf majors (the Masters and PGA Championship). I’m based in Daytona Beach, Fla., and have been with ESPN since 2006.
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