Formula One 2018 TV Schedule on ESPN Networks Starts With Australian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton won his fourth career Formula One Drivers’ Championship last year

The 2018 Formula One racing season begins early morning Sunday, March 25, at 1am ET with the Rolex Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit.

All eyes will be on 2017 drivers' champion Lewis Hamilton and his heated rival Sebastien Vettel as they both seek a fifth F1 season championship.

All F1 fans' eyes in the U.S. will now be on ESPN's family of networks, as F1 and ESPN start a multiyear broadcast agreement that has all 21 races, plus practices and qualifying, airing on ESPN/ABC TV and digital platforms.

ESPN will present Sky Sports' coverage featuring expert commentators Simon Lazenby, Ted Kravitz, David Croft, Rachel Brookes, and Natalie Pinkham, and analysts Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert, Paul di Resta, Anthony Davidson, and 2016 F1 champion Nico Rosberg.

2018 Verizon IndyCar Series TV Schedule

2018 Verizon IndyCar Series TV Schedule

The 2018 IndyCar season kicks off with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in Florida.

Series highlights include the Monaco Grand Prix May 27 on ESPN, the Canadian Grand Prix June 10 on ABC, the United States Grand Prix Oct. 21 on ABC, the Mexican Grand Prix Oct. 28 on ABC and the Brazilian Grand Prix Nov. 11 on ABC.

2018 F1 World Championship Schedule on ESPN Networks

Schedule Subject to Change.

Race No. Race Session Date Start Time (ET) Network
1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix Practice 1 Thursday, March 22 9:00 PM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, March 23 1:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Friday, March 23 10:00 PM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, March 24 2:00 AM ESPN2
On the Grid Sunday, March 25 12:30 AM ESPN2
Race Sunday, March 25 1:00 AM ESPN2
2 Gulf Bahrain Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, April 6 7:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, April 6 11:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, April 7 8:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, April 7 11:00 AM ESPN2
Race Sunday, April 8 11:00 AM ESPN2
3 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix Practice 1 Thursday, April 12 10:00 PM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, April 13 2:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Friday, April 13 11:00 PM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, April 14 2:00 AM ESPN2
Race Sunday, April 15 2:00 AM ESPN2
4 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, April 27 5:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, April 27 9:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, April 28 6:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, April 28 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, April 29 8:00 AM ESPN2
5 Spanish Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, May 11 5:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, May 11 9:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, May 12 6:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, May 12 9:00 AM ESPN2
Race Sunday, May 13 9:00 AM ESPN2
6 Monaco Grand Prix Practice 1 Thursday, May 24 5:00 AM ESPN2
Practice 2 Thursday, May 24 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Practice 3 Saturday, May 26 6:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, May 26 9:00 AM ESPN2
Race Sunday, May 27 9:00 AM ESPN
Encore Sunday, May 27 3:30 PM ABC
7 Canadian Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, June 8 10:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, June 8 2:00 PM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, June 9 11:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, June 9 2:00 PM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, June 10 2:00 PM ABC
8 French Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, June 22 6:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, June 22 10:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, June 23 7:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, June 23 10:00 AM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, June 24 10:00 AM ESPN2
9 Austrian Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, June 29 5:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, June 29 9:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, June 30 6:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, June 30 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, July 1 9:00 AM ESPN2
10 Rolex British Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, July 6 5:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, July 6 9:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, July 7 6:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, July 7 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, July 8 9:00 AM ESPN
11 Emirates German Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, July 20 5:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, July 20 9:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, July 21 6:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, July 21 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, July 22 9:00 AM ESPN2
12 Hungarian Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, July 27 5:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, July 27 9:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, July 28 6:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, July 28 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, July 29 9:00 AM ESPN2
13 Belgian Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, August 24 5:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, August 24 9:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, August 25 6:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, August 25 9:00 AM ESPN2
Race Sunday, August 26 9:00 AM ESPN2
14 Heineken Italian Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, August 31 5:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, August 31 9:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Sept. 1 6:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Sept. 1 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, Sept. 2 9:00 AM ESPN2
15 Singapore Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, Sept. 14 4:30 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, Sept. 14 8:30 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Sept. 15 6:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Sept. 15 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, Sept. 16 8:00 AM ESPN2
16 VTB Russian Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, Sept. 28 4:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, Sept. 28 8:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Sept. 29 5:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Sept. 29 8:00 AM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, Sept. 30 7:00 AM ESPN2
17 Japanese Grand Prix Practice 1 Thursday, Oct. 4 9:00 PM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, Oct. 5 1:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Friday, Oct. 5 11:00 PM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Oct. 6 2:00 AM ESPN2
Race Sunday, Oct. 7 1:00 AM ESPN2
18 United States Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, Oct. 19 11:00 AM ESPNEWS
Practice 2 Friday, Oct. 19 3:00 PM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Oct. 20 2:00 PM ESPN3
Qualifying Saturday, Oct. 20 TBD ESPNEWS (delayed)
Race Sunday, Oct. 21 2:00 PM ABC
19 Mexican Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, Oct. 26 11:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, Oct. 26 3:00 PM ESPNEWS
Practice 3 Saturday, Oct. 27 11:00 AM ESPN3
Qualifying Saturday, Oct. 27 2:00 PM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, Oct. 28 3:00 PM ABC
20 Heineken Brazilian Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, Nov. 9 9:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, Nov. 9 12:00 PM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Nov. 10 9:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Nov. 10 TBD ESPNEWS (delayed)
Race Sunday, Nov. 11 12:00 PM ABC
21 Ethiad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Practice 1 Friday, Nov. 23 5:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 2 Friday, Nov. 23 8:00 AM ESPN3
Practice 3 Saturday, Nov. 24 5:00 AM ESPNEWS
Qualifying Saturday, Nov. 24 8:00 AM ESPNEWS
Race Sunday, Nov. 25 8:00 AM ESPN2
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