F1 Baku 2018 GP Live Stream: Azerbaijan Grand Prix schedule, UK times, and watch online for free
What a start the 2018 Formula One season has got off to. We’re only three races in, but we’ve already had more than our fair share of drama and surprises. Keep it coming, we say, with the F1 Baku 2018 GP set to take place this weekend. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix online for free, including the F1 Baku schedule, UK times, and TV channel details.
Favourites and reigning champions Mercedes are yet to really hit their stride so far, and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has made them pay. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has also impressed, taking first place in Shanghai in breathtaking fashion last time out, and piling even more pressure on Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in the process.
And so we move on Baku, and the fourth race of the 2018 calendar. The Australian was triumphant on this circuit last year, and will be full of confidence going into this weekend. Can he make it two wins on the trot?
Bottas took top spot in the first practice session, with Ricciardo and Force India’s Sergio Perez right behind him. Hamilton came fourth, with Vettel all the way back in 10th place. In the second practice session, Ricciardo moved up a place to first, with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in second and third.
Here’s our guide on how to catch the action from the UK, including channels and times for practice races, qualifying and, of course, the main event.
You’ll be pleased to hear that there are no early morning starts this weekend.
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F1 Baku GP 2018 Schedule: What time is the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on TV?
Here’s the full Azerbaijan Grand Prix schedule (all times BST):
Friday April 27
9.45am – Baku GP Practice One build-up
10am – Baku GP Practice One
1.45pm – Baku GP Practice Two build-up
2pm – Baku GP Practice Two
Saturday April 28
10.45am – Baku GP Practice Three build-up
11am – Baku GP Practice Three
1pm – Baku GP Qualifying build-up
2pm – Baku GP Qualifying
3.45pm – The F1 Show
Sunday April 29
11.30am – Baku GP Pit Lane
12.30pm – Baku GP On the Grid
1.10pm – THE BAKU GRAND PRIX
3.30pm – Baku GP Paddock
F1 Baku GP 2018: How to watch the Azerbaijan Grand Prix online and on TV for free
Sky and Channel 4 have both got TV rights for the 2018 season, and the Baku GP is one of 10 races that will be shown by both broadcasters. Sky is showing all of the events listed above, while Channel 4 is sticking to the practice sessions, qualifying and the race itself.
If you’re a Sky subscriber, you can tune in – in 4K, no less – on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports F1. You can also catch the action by using the Sky Go mobile app, at no additional charge. Here are some quick-links to help you:
Alternatively, you can watch all of the key events for free on Channel 4. The first and second practice sessions were on Channel 4 on Friday, and the same channel’s showing the third practice session from 10:55am on Saturday 7 April, with qualifying on TV from 12:55pm.
On race day, live coverage begins at 12:40pm. You can also keep up with the action online through the All 4 website, and on your mobile with the All 4 app for both iOS and Android.
Here are some more quick-links to help you:
And finally, if you’re not a Sky customer, but desperately don’t want to miss a moment of the action, you can pick up a NOW TV Sports Pass, which will set you back either £6.99 (for a Day Pass) or £10.99 (for a Week Pass). The Week Pass is obviously the best value for F1 fans, especially if you’re planning to watch everything that goes down from Friday to Sunday.
You can access Now TV in a number of ways, including apps for your phone, tablet or smart TV, or streaming devices and sticks. Now TV has its own dedicated streaming box that you can pick up for a bargain price alongside 3 months of the Entertainment Pass, for example.
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