When's the Australian GP on Sky?

Formula 1 is back and Sky Sports F1 is the only place where you can watch every minute of the season-opening Australian GP from March 23-25.

F1 2018 is set up to be the ‘fight for five’ as reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel seek to become only the third driver in history to win five world championships.

But with Red Bull poised to close the gap on Mercedes and Ferrari to make it a three-team battle, F1 2018 should be unmissable – and you can watch every session live on Sky Sports F1, starting with the first round in Melbourne.

McLaren are also looking to get back into podium contention after their switch to Renault power units, and the fight to be the leading team behind the ‘Big Three’ looks set to be the tightest in years.

Qualifying is underway at 6am on Saturday, March 24, while Sunday’s race is the slightly later start time of 6.10am – don’t forget the clocks go forward an hour at 1am!

How can you watch the Australian GP on Sky?
All of Sky Sports F1’s coverage for the Formula 1 2018 season can be found on channel 406.

Race Control, offering multiple driver cams, the pitlane channel, driver tracker and an up-to-date timing page, will be available on the Red Button as well as on the Sky Sports iPad app for those of you on the move, or you can follow the race by signing into Sky Go.

Sky Q customers with a 2TB box and Multiscreen package can watch the F1 track action in incredible Ultra HD – the only place in the UK and Ireland you can do so.

Non-subscribers, meanwhile, will be able to watch the race on NOW TV from £7.99 – with no contract required.

And finally, our digital platforms – including the Sky Sports website and mobile app – will have all the news and insights from Albert Park both before and after race day, with every session covered in our live blog.

Wednesday March 21
8.30pm – F1 Report: Australian GP Preview

Thursday March 22
4am – Drivers’ Press Conference LIVE!

Friday March 23
12.30am – Australian GP Practice One build-up
1am – Australian GP Practice One LIVE!
4.45am – Australian GP Practice Two build-up
5am – Australian GP Practice Two LIVE!
7am – Team Principals’ Press Conference LIVE!

Saturday March 24
2.45am – Australian GP Practice Three build-up
3am – Australian GP Practice Three LIVE!
5am – Australian GP Qualifying build-up
6am – Australian GP Qualifying LIVE!
7.45am – The F1 Show LIVE!

Sunday March 25 (Don’t forget the clocks go forward at 1am)
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!

Watch the F1 2018 season-opening Australian GP exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 from March 23-25. Sky Sports F1 is the only place to watch every Formula 1 Grand Prix, qualifying and practice session live in 2018. Get Sky Sports F1.

Formula 1 is back and Sky Sports F1 is the only place where you can watch every minute of the season-opening Australian GP from March 23-25.

F1 2018 is set up to be the ‘fight for five’ as reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel seek to become only the third driver in history to win five world championships.

But with Red Bull poised to close the gap on Mercedes and Ferrari to make it a three-team battle, F1 2018 should be unmissable – and you can watch every session live on Sky Sports F1, starting with the first round in Melbourne.

McLaren are also looking to get back into podium contention after their switch to Renault power units, and the fight to be the leading team behind the ‘Big Three’ looks set to be the tightest in years.

Qualifying is underway at 6am on Saturday, March 24, while Sunday’s race is the slightly later start time of 6.10am – don’t forget the clocks go forward an hour at 1am!

How can you watch the Australian GP on Sky?
All of Sky Sports F1’s coverage for the Formula 1 2018 season can be found on channel 406.

Race Control, offering multiple driver cams, the pitlane channel, driver tracker and an up-to-date timing page, will be available on the Red Button as well as on the Sky Sports iPad app for those of you on the move, or you can follow the race by signing into Sky Go.

Sky Q customers with a 2TB box and Multiscreen package can watch the F1 track action in incredible Ultra HD – the only place in the UK and Ireland you can do so.

Non-subscribers, meanwhile, will be able to watch the race on NOW TV from £7.99 – with no contract required.

And finally, our digital platforms – including the Sky Sports website and mobile app – will have all the news and insights from Albert Park both before and after race day, with every session covered in our live blog.

Wednesday March 21
8.30pm – F1 Report: Australian GP Preview

Thursday March 22
4am – Drivers’ Press Conference LIVE!

Friday March 23
12.30am – Australian GP Practice One build-up
1am – Australian GP Practice One LIVE!
4.45am – Australian GP Practice Two build-up
5am – Australian GP Practice Two LIVE!
7am – Team Principals’ Press Conference LIVE!

Saturday March 24
2.45am – Australian GP Practice Three build-up
3am – Australian GP Practice Three LIVE!
5am – Australian GP Qualifying build-up
6am – Australian GP Qualifying LIVE!
7.45am – The F1 Show LIVE!

Sunday March 25 (Don’t forget the clocks go forward at 1am)
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!

Watch the F1 2018 season-opening Australian GP exclusively live on Sky Sports F1 from March 23-25. Sky Sports F1 is the only place to watch every Formula 1 Grand Prix, qualifying and practice session live in 2018. Get Sky Sports F1.

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