How to watch the 2024 F1 British Grand Prix: start time, live stream and TV schedule (2024)

Live coverage of the British Grand Prix is free to watch again in 2024, with Channel 4 showing all practice session, qualifying and the 3pm race in full for the only time this season, on TV or live stream via the app.

Sky will also continue to show the race weekend live with its standard line-up of presenters. Both broadcasters will also produce highlights after the action

The British Grand Prix marks several important milestones on the 2024 F1 calendar. Not only does is it the mid-way point in the season, but it’s also another chance for Max Verstappen and Lando Norris to go wheel-to-wheel in a battle for the upper hand in the drivers’ standings — with Mercedes and Ferrari also in the fight.

As one of the oldest circuits on the calendar — one of only four that remain from the first world championship in 1950Silverstone has hosted moments of pure drama in recent years: from Lewis Hamilton‘s three-wheeled victory in 2020 to Carlos Sainz‘s debut win here in 2022.

With five different race winners already this season from four different constructors, there’s little indication as to who might have the upper hand. But all eyes will be the firmly placed on the three British runners: Lando Norris, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton. While Norris and Russell have already scored grand prix wins this season, they’re both still searching for their first triumph on home soil — unlike Hamilton, who already has record-setting eight British GP wins to his name. Is a ninth possible this weekend, or with even more history be made as all three drivers complete an all-British podium?

No matter the outcome, the 2024 British GP isn’t one to miss.

British Grand Prix live stream and TV schedule

All times in BST

Qualifying
Saturday 6 July
British GP
Sunday 7 July
Session start time3pm3pm
Live coverage
Sky Sports, Sky Go, NowTV, Channel 4
2.15pm1.30pm
Highlights
Channel 4
11.10pm11.50pm

How to watch F1: live stream and TV details for 2024 British Grand Prix

The British GP is among one of the most popular races on the calendar — both for fans at the circuit and watching from home. For viewers in the UK, both Sky Sports F1 and Channel 4 will be providing live coverage of every session throughout the weekend, which includes three practice sessions, qualifying and the British Grand Prix itself.

Live TV: All on-track sessions will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 starting with Free Practice 1 on Friday at 11.30am. Subscribers also have access to onboard streams from each of the 20 cars, including radio messages, allowing them to follow a favourite driver on their phone while watching the main feed on TV. The onboard streams are also available on TV, as is a ‘Battle Channel’ offering split-screen coverage of the best fights for position.

Live stream: Sky Sports F1 subscribers in the UK can watch all the running live on the Sky Go app. Now TV subscribers can also see live coverage of every session via Sky Sports F1. It also offers onboard views of each driver through in-app bonus streams for monthly subscribers. These can be viewed concurrently with the main stream on a separate screen.

Live timings are available through the F1 app.

Highlights:Alongside live coverage, Channel 4 will also showcase highlights of the weekend’s action on both Saturday and Sunday evening.

Silverstone circuit and details

Having hosted thefirst F1 grand prix in 1950, the historic Silverstone circuit holds a special place on the calendar – even though its layout has changed on many different occasions.

In its current form, the 3.6mile track boasts 18 corners and two DRS zones, promoting overtakes into Brooklands and Stowe. But the nature of the circuit means if the racing is kept close, there will be plenty of opportunities for drivers to exchange in wheel-to-wheel battles throughout the lap.

A late safety car restart in 2022 saw Charles Leclerc, Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton all exchange positions at Club and Vale before then switching back under braking for Village, The Loop and Aintree.

Copse Corner is also a common site of drama, with Hamilton controversially colliding with Max Verstappen there in 2021 — sending the Dutchman careering into the tyre barrier, impacting in a 51G crash. When drivers avoid contact, it’s a stupendous place for them to run wheel-to-wheel, with the victor often being the one brave enough to keep their foot to the floor.

While wet-weather during Friday’s practice sessions is expected, the skies are expected to clear for ahead of Saturday’s qualifying session — the mixed conditions possibly proving difficult for drivers to perfect their set-ups — although strong 12mph cross winds at the Hamilton Straight and a tailwind at Copse Corner will remain. Sunday’s race will see some dark clouds return but the track is forecast to remain mostly dry throughout — although there is currently a 50% chance of some scattered showers.

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Permanent road course

Length

3.666 (Miles)

Change

Pits moved to between Club and Abbey

Fastest Race Lap

Max Verstappen (Red Bull RB16-Honda), 1m27.097, 151.528 mph, F1, 2020

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Permanent road course

Length

3.666 (Miles)

Change

New section built from Abbey to Brooklands

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.194 (Miles)

Change

Copse and Priory eased

Fastest Race Lap

Michael Schumacher (Ferrari F2004), 1m18.739, 146.032 mph, F1, 2004

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren MP4/19B-Mercedes-Benz), 1m18.233, 146.977 mph, F1, 2004

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.152 (Miles)

Change

Stowe modified

Fastest Race Lap

Jacques Villeneuve (Williams FW18-Renault), 1m29.288, 127.086 mph, F1, 1996

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Damon Hill (Williams FW18-Renault), 1m26.875, 130.615 mph, F1, 1996

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.21 (Miles)

Change

New sections at Copse, Stowe, Vale, Abbey and Brooklands

Fastest Race Lap

Damon Hill (Williams FW16-Renault), 1m27.100, 132.675 mph, F1, 1994

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Damon Hill (Williams FW16-Renault), 1m24.960, 136.017 mph, F1, 1994

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.247 (Miles)

Change

New sections built at Becketts, Vale and infield from Woodcote

Fastest Race Lap

Damon Hill (Williams FW15C-Renault), 1m22.515, 141.662 mph, F1, 1993

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Nigel Mansell (Williams FW14B-Renault), 1m18.965, 148.030 mph, F1, 1992

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.969 (Miles)

Change

Chicane removed, new complex built before Woodcote

Fastest Race Lap

Nigel Mansell (Williams FW11B-Honda), 1m09.832, 153.059 mph, F1, 1987

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Nelson Piquet (Williams FW11B-Honda), 1m07.110, 159.267 mph, F1, 1987

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.932 (Miles)

Change

Woodcote chicane built in April 1975, previous layout retained for motorcycles

Fastest Race Lap

Alain Prost (McLaren MP4/2B-TAG Porsche), 1m09.886, 151.035 mph, F1, 1985

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Keke Rosberg (Williams FW10-Honda), 1m05.591, 160.925 mph, F1, 1985

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.927 (Miles)

Change

Circuit length officially revised. Pits moved to between Woodcote and Copse

Fastest Race Lap

Ronnie Peterson (Lotus 72D-Ford), 1m17.5, 135.964 mph, F1, 1973

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Ronnie Peterson (Lotus 72D-Ford), 1m16.3, 138.103 mph, F1, 1973

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.8886 (Miles)

Change

Perimeter road only

Fastest Race Lap

Giuseppe Farina (Alfa Romeo 159), 1m44.0, 99.990 mph, F1, 1951

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Jose Froilan Gonzalez (Ferrari 375), 1m43.4, 100.570 mph, F1, 1951

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

3 (Miles)

Change

Perimeter road only with straw bale chicane at Club

Fastest Race Lap

"B Bira" (Maserati 4CLT/48), 2m10.4, 82.822 mph, F1, 1949

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Luigi Villoresi (Maserati 4CLT/48), 2m09.8, 83.205 mph, F1, 1949

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.664 (Miles)

Change

Using perimeter road and runways. Pits situated before Woodcote

Fastest Race Lap

Luigi Villoresi (Maserati 4CLT/48), 2m52.0, 76.688 mph, F1, 1948

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Louis Chiron (Lago-Talbot T26C), 2m56.0, 74.946 mph, F1, 1948

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2024 British Grand Prix full session times

All times in BST

Friday 5 JulySaturday 6 JulySunday 7 July
F1Free Practice 1 — 12.30pm
Free Practice 2 — 4pm
Free Practice 3 — 11.30am
Qualifying — 3pm
British Grand Prix — 3pm
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