Singapore GP: Taking F1 to the Sky
It's the first live TV broadcast from a commercial airliner as Craig Slater chats to Alfa Romeo, and Sky F1's Di Resta, from 35,000 feet...
Last Updated: 19/09/19 8:04am
We know what happens at the track, but what does the F1 travelling circus get up to on the way to one of 2019's most exotic race locations? In a live TV first, F1 reporter Craig Slater provides an amazing insight from the plane - putting the Sky into Sky Sports ahead of the Singapore GP!
The Singapore GP is exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend, with our weekend's coverage starting on Thursday before a spectacular race under the lights on Sunday. And Sky Sports News had the flight covered, too.
Craig, travelling with the Alfa Romeo team, delivered the first live television broadcast from a commercial airliner as he reported from 35,000 feet on-board the Singapore Airlines SQ345, chatting to several team members as they prepare for the race weekend.
Now that the 'European season' is over, the Singapore race around the incredible Marina Bay streets represents the first of seven long-haul events for the title run-in, with the season ending in Abu Dhabi on December 1.
Lewis Hamilton will hope to take another big step towards a sixth world championship this weekend and has a good record in Singapore, but Mercedes are braced for a battle with Red Bull, who should be competitive on their return to a higher-downforce circuit.
"I think it will be a battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton," said Sky F1's Paul Di Resta, who Craig also spoke to during the flight.
"And the best race to gauge this is on is probably Hungary. In Budapest, Max Verstappen qualified on pole position and narrowly missed out on a race win. Can he go one better this weekend?"
Sky F1's Live Singapore GP schedule
Thursday, September 19
1.30pm: Drivers' Press Conference
Romain Grosjean (Haas), Lando Norris (McLaren), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), Robert Kubica (Williams)
4.30pm: Welcome To The Weekend
Friday, September 20
9.15am: Singapore GP Practice One build-up (Simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
9,30am: Singapore GP Practice One (Simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
1.15pm: Singapore GP Practice Two build-up (Simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
1.30pm: Singapore GP Practice Two (Simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
4pm: Story So Far
Saturday, September 21
10.45am: Singapore GP Practice Three build-up (Simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
11am: Singapore GP Practice Three (Simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
1pm: Singapore GP Qualifying build-up
2pm: Singapore GP Qualifying
3.30pm: The F1 Show
Sunday, September 22
10.30am: The F1 Show on Sky One
11.30am: Singapore GP Pit Lane Live (Simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
12.30pm: Singapore GP On The Grid (Simulcast on Sky Sports Main Event)
1.10pm: THE SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
3pm: Singapore GP Paddock Live
4.25pm: Singapore GP Best Bits
4.55pm: Singapore GP Race Replay