Channel 4 has embarked on its eighth straight year of Formula 1 coverage with plenty of free-to-air action to savour in 2023.


In a big victory for fans of live sport on free-to-air TV, the broadcaster will continue their partnership to effectively sub-let some of their exclusive rights to F1 in the form of weekly highlights shows.

Max Verstappen returns to the grid as a two-time world champion and the heavy favourite to be crowned king once again, though Lewis Hamilton remains in the hunt to become the outright most successful F1 driver in history if he can be crowned once more to surpass Michael Schumacher's legendary record.

Formula 1 has picked up swathes of new fans in recent seasons, and the British Grand Prix is a prime opportunity to pick up some more with the Grand Prix set to be shown live on Channel 4 in the season to come. brings you the complete guide to watching Formula 1 on Channel 4, including details of live coverage and highlights.

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Will F1 be on Channel 4?

Yes! Channel 4 will show some live F1 action during the 2023 season and beyond – but don't get too excited.

Formula 1 has been broadcast on Channel 4 since 2016 after BBC relinquished the rights three years before their deal expired due to budget cuts.

Channel 4 picked up a number of races each season and broadcast them all live, without adverts, throughout the campaign before Sky splashed the cash to secure exclusive broadcast rights for every race apart from the British Grand Prix.

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Channel 4 currently sub-lets British Grand Prix coverage from Sky and this looks set to continue indefinitely.

Alex Mahon, chief executive of Channel 4, said: “It’s fantastic news that motorsport fans will be able to follow all the action during the 2023 Formula 1 season on free to air television thanks to this latest deal with Sky.

“Our strong, long-standing relationship with our excellent partner Sky has delivered some fantastic moments for viewers.

“The thrilling Formula 1 season finale between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, England’s dramatic win at the 2019 Cricket World Cup and Betfred Super League rugby have all been made available to British audiences on free to air television thanks to our close working relationship with Sky, and it’s great to see this continuing into 2023.”

Channel 4 F1 presenters

  • Steve Jones – Lead presenter
  • Alex Jacques – Lead commentator
  • David Coulthard – Co-presenter, co-commentator and lead analyst
  • Mark Webber – Analyst and co-commentator
  • Billy Monger – Analyst, co-commentator and paddock reporter
  • Lee McKenzie – Interviewer and relief lead presenter
  • Eddie Jordan – Analyst

F1 highlights on Channel 4

The British Grand Prix will be the only live race on Channel 4 in 2023, but you can tune in for a weekly highlights show featuring the whole C4 F1 team.

Highlights shows usually take place later in the evening on the same day as any given qualifying session or Grand Prix.

You can check out specific timings each week through our TV guide (see link below) and you can tune in via Channel 4 on TV, and All 4 online via a range of devices.

If you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our TV Guide or visit our Sport hub.


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