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Monaco Grand Prix: F1 schedule and where to watch on TV and online

Monaco Grand Prix 2018 Live Stream: F1 schedule and coverage details

Our sixth stop on the 2018 Formula One calendar is the iconic Circuit de Monaco street circuit. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Monaco Grand Prix online for free, including the race schedule, UK times and TV channel details.

Last year’s Monaco Grand Prix winner Sebastian Vettel will be desperate for another victory out in the Principality, haven fallen behind arch-rival Lewis Hamilton in the 2018 F1 standings. Both drivers have won two races so far this season, but the Brit has all the momentum, with Vettel failing to make the podium in each of the last three races, following a blistering start.

The German pipped his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo to the post in Monaco last year, with Hamilton finishing in seventh place.

Ricciardo recorded the fastest time in the first practice session, with Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Hamilton just behind him. Vettel and Raikkonen followed in fourth and fifth. In the second practice session, Ricciardo and Verstappen came in first and second again, this time with Vettel in third and Hamilton just behind.

Ricciardo came on top in the third practice session and qualifying too, and starts the race in pole position. Vettel and Hamilton were second and thirds quickest in qualifying, followed by Raikkonen and Bottas. Verstappen starts right at the back after damaging his car in a crash during the third practice session.

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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Here’s the full Monaco Grand Prix schedule (all times BST):

Thursday May 24
9:45am – Monaco Grand Prix Practice One build-up
10am – Monaco Grand Prix Practice One
12pm – Team Principals’ Press Conference
1:45pm – Monaco Grand Prix Practice Two build-up
2pm – Monaco Grand Prix Practice Two

Saturday May 26
10:45am – Monaco Grand Prix Practice Three build-up
11am – Monaco Grand Prix Practice Three
1pm – Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying build-up
2pm – Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying
3:40pm – The F1 Show

Sunday April 29
12:30pm – Monaco Grand Prix Pit Lane
1:30pm – Monaco Grand Prix On the Grid
4:30pm – Monaco Grand Prix Paddock

Monaco Grand Prix 2018: How to watch the race online and on TV

Sky and Channel 4 have both got TV rights for the 2018 season, and the Monaco Grand Prix 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.

On race day, the build-up begins at 1pm, with the main race show kicking off at 1:45pm. 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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