Chinese Grand Prix: What time is 1000th Formula 1 race? TV and free stream details, pole info, race schedule
Formula 1 will turn 1000 races old this weekend as the stars head to Shanghai for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Mercedes have dominated the first two races this season with team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas picking up wins so far.
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari must hit back this weekend and the German has fond memories of the Far East having won at the Shanghai International Circuit last year.
Who will claim glory in F1’s historic 1000th race? Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Chinese Grand Prix: Race date and UK start time
The Chinese Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, April 14.
With the time difference, the lights will go out at 7.10am UK time – that is 3.10pm in China.
Qualifying will take place on Saturday, April 13 and get underway from 7am UK time.
Chinese Grand Prix: Weekend schedule
The racing weekend in Asian kicks off on Friday with practice. The schedule is as follows (all UK times):
Practice 1: Friday, April 12 – 3am
Practice 2: Friday, April 12 – 7am
Practice 3: Saturday, April 13 – 4am
Qualifying: Saturday, April 13 – 7am
Race: Sunday, April 14 – 7.10am
Chinese Grand Prix: TV channel and live stream details
Sky Sports F1 will have all the action live from China and Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream it via their computer, tablet and mobile devices.
Sky One will also have the qualifying and race action, a channel FREE for all Sky and Virgin customers.
You can also purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.
Or ensure you can get an F1 Season Ticket with NowTV, saving you £111 – plus live coverage of Premier League matches and many other sports.
Channel 4 will show highlights of qualifying and the race.
Chinese Grand Prix: The 1000th race
This weekend will see F1 race number 1000 take place.
You have to go all the way back to May 13, 1950 for the first ever Formula One race, hosted at the world famous Silverstone.
The British Grand Prix was the first of a seven-race calendar, going onto become one of just two – along with Italy – to have held a GP in every year since.
To celebrate the event, the FIA and F1 owners Liberty Media will demo a host of classic cars from the sport before each session.
These automobiles will include every single car that has won a championship along with their driver if possible.
There are also reports that Mick Schumacher will drive Ferrari’s F2004, which has been labelled the best car his father and record seven-time championship winner, Michael, ever drove.
Source: SportsLatest TS