The 21-race season will feature two new grand prix for the 2018-19 season. Returning to F1’s race calendar for the first time in almost 30 years, Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, near Marseille, will host the French Grand Prix in June, while the German Grand Prix from Hockenheim in the Rhine Valley makes its comeback after a one-year absence.
Sky Sports F1 will cover all 21 races, with 11 exclusively live on the broadcaster’s dedicated channel.
Sky Business managing director David Rey said: “From the opening grand prix of the year to the season’s home-stretch, Sky Sports F1 remains the definitive place for pub viewers to see every twist and turn of the season.
“There is huge anticipation this year. Can Hamilton create even more history, how will Ferrari and Red Bull close the gap, where will the young drivers emerge in the reckoning? Licensees and customers can enjoy every practice session, qualifying session and race live, with 11 exclusive race weekends, as Sky Sports builds towards becoming the exclusive home of F1 in 2019.”
Britain’s Lewis Hamilton has the chance to end the season – which concludes in Abu Dhabi in November – as the joint second most prolific winner of Formula One world titles.
His most recent world title made him the most successful British driver in the sports history with four world titles to his name – one more than former record holder Jackie Stewart.
A fifth gong would take him level with Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio who dominated the sport in the 1950s, and two world titles behind Formula One’s most prolific world title winner, Michael Schumacher.
2018 Sky Sports F1 schedule in full:
Australian Grand Prix - 23-25 March
Bahrain Grand Prix - 6-8 April
Chinese Grand Prix - 13-15 April
Azerbaijan Grand Prix - 27-29 April
Spanish Grand Prix - 11-13 May
Monaco Grand Prix - 25-27 May
Canadian Grand Prix - 8-10 June
French Grand Prix - 22-24 June
Austrian Grand Prix - 29 June – 1 July
British Grand Prix - 6-8 July
German Grand Prix - 20-22 July
Hungarian Grand Prix - 27-29 July
Belgian Grand Prix - 24-26 August
Italian Grand Prix - 31 August – 2 September
Singapore Grand Prix - 14-16 September
Russian Grand Prix - 28-30 September
Japanese Grand Prix - 5-7 October
United States Grand Prix - 19-21 October
Mexican Grand Prix - 26-28 October
Brazilian Grand Prix - 9-11 November
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - 23-25 November