Sky F1 in 2018: The new shows and features for the upcoming season
A new race build-up, the F1 Show moves to Saturday, Nico Rosberg is back and much more - what's new on Sky Sports F1!
Last Updated: 13/12/18 3:42pm
The F1 Show - on Saturdays!
Go behind the scenes of the vibrant F1 paddock over race weekends in a revamped F1 Show.
The new-look show will be a celebration of the glitz and glamour of motorsport, taking fans into the heart of each of the season's exotic locations and capturing the eclectic personalities that surround each grand prix.
Broadcast after qualifying on Saturday, the show will be an opportunity for viewers to experience life backstage at a Formula 1 race, with a lighter format that is not exclusively focused on events on the track. Figures from around the sport will join the Sky F1 team for discussions, challenges and more, giving a fresh insight into what goes on away from the pitlane.
The first edition at the Australian GP airs after qualifying at 7.45am on Saturday March 24, with repeats of every show on the channel and available On Demand.
New race times means new race build-up
F1 races will start at 10 minutes past the hour in 2018, and Sky F1 now has a new race-day schedule to follow suit.
An hour-long 'Pit Lane LIVE!' will kick off our coverage an hour and 40 minutes before lights out, as our team of pundits discuss the race ahead and all the latest news from the paddock, with the show also including fascinating features.
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The bumper race build-up then continues with our newly-named 'On the Grid LIVE!'; get ready for Martin Brundle's Grid Walk, pitlane updates from Ted Kravitz and the last words from drivers before the track action begins.
And after lights out (at 10 minutes past the hour, remember!), we will then hear more from the drivers in 'Paddock LIVE!' as the Sky F1 team round off the race weekend.
For example, here's how our schedule is looking for the Australian GP...
4.30am - Australian GP Pit Lane LIVE!
5.30am - Australian GP On the Grid LIVE!
6.10am - THE AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX LIVE!
8.30am - Australian GP Paddock LIVE!
The new-look F1 Report
A new set for a new season as the F1 Report undergoes its own facelift for 2018.
The F1 Report airs on Wednesday evenings before and after every grand prix during the season and serves as the first and final word on all 21 race weekends.
Guests from around the F1 and motorsport world join Natalie Pinkham or Rachel Brookes to discuss and debate the major talking points in the sport - both on and off the track.
The shows air at 8.30pm and are then repeated on the channel if you miss them first time around. They are also made available to view at your time of choosing in the Sky Sports section of On Demand.
From Thursdays, the shows are also free to view on the Sky Sports website and app.
Nico Rosberg is back
After his excellent punditry debut with Sky F1 last year in Japan, Nico Rosberg will join the team for several key races throughout 2018.
Rosberg won the world title in 2016 driving for Mercedes, who remain F1's reigning champions, and has raced against much of the current grid, bringing F1 fans unique and unparalleled insight into the sport.
Get inside the mind of a modern F1 driver with Rosberg - starting at the season-opening Australian GP!
Every race live on Sky F1
Sky Sports F1 remains the only place to watch every Formula 1 race - and every track session - live in 2018.
Team Principals' Press Conference on Digital
There's a new home for the Team Principals' Press Conference in 2018 - the Sky Sports website and app.
The press conferences, which take place on Friday after the F1 practice action has finished, feature a rolling cast of team bosses and technical chiefs.
Watch them with Sky F1 online and see the sport's power players go head-to-head over the matters of the moment in the sport during the year.
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