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Will the 2024 British Grand Prix be live on Channel 4?

Channel 4 presenters David Coulthard, TV presenter, Billy Monger and Alex Jones

The British GP returns this weekend and eyes will be fixed on the two championship leaders following their collision at the Red Bull Ring.

Max Verstappen and Lando Norris were involved in a frantic battle for the lead last weekend, which ended with seven laps to go when they both suffered punctures after the McLaren driver attempted an overtake at Turn 3.

While championship leader Verstappen managed to continue and finish fifth, despite a 10-second penalty for causing the collision, the incident forced Norris to retire from the Austrian GP.

So, what will the fallout be at Norris’ home race which was won by Verstappen last year?

It is also a home race for Lewis Hamilton and winner of the Austrian GP George Russell, while this week’s news of Briton Oliver Bearman joining the grid in 2025 will no doubt please the usually vibrant Silverstone crowd.

The race is expected to be a thriller, as it often is, with Red Bull no longer as dominant as it once was so the battle for the lead should be close.

This begs the question: where can fans watch the British GP? Sky Sports is live broadcasting every session of F1 in 2024, but it often strikes a deal with Channel 4 to share rights for Silverstone.

Channel 4 presenters David Coulthard, TV presenter, Billy Monger and Alex Jones

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Is the 2024 British Grand Prix live on Channel 4?

Channel 4 will broadcast the 2024 British GP live in what is the ninth consecutive year it has done so. This comes after budget cuts saw the BBC relinquish its contract three years early and give Channel 4 the rights to show F1 from 2016 to 2018.

During that period, 10 rounds of each season were broadcast live by Channel 4 while Sky Sports still showed every race as it had done since 2012.

But, in 2019 the subscription-based sports channel became the exclusive holder of F1 rights in the UK in what was a controversial move as it put every race bar one behind a paywall.

That ‘one’ being the British GP, as a deal was done to allow Channel 4 to live broadcast the race each season while only showing highlights of the rest of the grands prix.

This contract is due to expire at the end of 2026 for Channel 4, while Sky Sports will stay as the exclusive rights holder for F1 in the UK until at least 2029.

Channel 4 will begin this weekend’s live coverage with first practice on Friday where the platform is due to go on air at 12:25pm. Another programme will follow for…

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