Monaco GP to return to free-to-air TV
5 January 2017 – Channel 4 has presented its coverage plans for the upcoming Formula 1 season, with the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix set to be shown live on free-to-air television in the UK for the first time in five years.
As part of its three-year deal, Channel 4 will continue to show 10 events live in 2017, including practice and qualifying sessions, with highlights produced for all remaining races.
Channel 4's live coverage will start with the Bahrain Grand Prix, the third round of the season, while the British Grand Prix and season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix feature again.
All live races will continue to be broadcast without advertising breaks.
"Following a thrilling first year covering Formula 1, we're delighted to reveal our schedule for the 2017 season," commented Stephen Lyle, head of Formula 1 at Channel 4.
"Once again our team will bring extensive coverage of every race with the Monaco Grand Prix, Great Britain and the finale in Abu Dhabi among our 10 live race weekends."
He added: "It's a particular delight to welcome Monaco back."
All 20 Grands Prix will be shown live on Sky Sports.
Channel 4's live Grands Prix in 2017:
Bahrain - April 16
Russia - April 30
Monaco - May 28
Azerbaijan - June 25
Great Britain - July 16
Belgium - August 27
Singapore - September 17
Malaysia - October 1
USA - October 22
Abu Dhabi - November 26