The British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit is one of the few races on the 2023 Formula 1 schedule not set to be broadcast live on ESPN.
The 10th of 22 races on the 2023 Formula 1 schedule is the British Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place this Sunday at Silverstone Circuit. It is only the first race of the year that won’t be shown live on either ESPN or ABC.
Sunday’s 52-lap race around the 18-turn, 3.661-mile (5.892-kilometer) road course is the first of four races on the calendar set to be broadcast live on ESPN2, though it wasn’t supposed to be that way.
Imola Circuit had been scheduled to host the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which would have been the sixth of 23 races on the original schedule, back on Sunday, May 21. This race was to be broadcast live on ESPN2, but flooding in the area led to its cancellation.
Just three other races remaining on the 2023 Formula 1 calendar are set to be broadcast live on ESPN2.
Those races are the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit on Sunday, September 24; the Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday, October 8; and the Sao Paulo Grand Prix on Sunday, November 5.
Aside from the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday, October 22 and the Mexico City Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Sunday, October 29, which are set to be shown live on ABC, all of the other races remaining on the schedule are set to be broadcast live on ESPN.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr. is the reigning winner of the British Grand Prix after securing his first ever Formula 1 victory in a race which many considered to be the most exciting of the 2022 season — and not just because Red Bull and Max Verstappen didn’t win.
Silverstone Circuit produced some of the best racing that the sport has seen since the introduction of the new rules and regulations last year, and the hope is that there will be multiple drivers and teams battling it out for positions throughout the event once again.
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The British Grand Prix is scheduled to be broadcast live on ESPN2 from Silverstone Circuit beginning at 9:55 a.m. ET this Sunday, July 9. Start a free trial of FuboTV now and be sure not to miss it!