Channel 4 confirm 2017 Formula 1 live race schedule including Monaco Grand Prix

World © Octane Photographic Ltd. Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H – Sebastian Vettel. Saturday 28th May 2016, F1 Monaco GP Qualifying, Monaco, Monte Carlo. - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

British broadcaster Channel 4 today confirmed that it will be showing a total of 10 races live this season, including for the first time in five years on free-to-air TV the return of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Channel 4 will broadcast live coverage of ten Grands Prix, including practice sessions, qualifying and in depth race analysis. All live races will continue to be broadcast without advertising breaks.

There will also be extensive highlights of all ten remaining races in the 2017 season, with all live races and highlights programmes available to watch live (simulcast) and on demand on All 4.

The 2017 coverage will begin on 25 March with the build up and highlights of the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix weekend, while the first live race will come in Bahrain on 16 April.

Following a picks process with Sky Sports, the full list of races broadcast live by Channel 4 is:

Bahrain – 16 April
Russia – 30 April
Monaco – 28 May
Azerbaijan – 25 June
Great Britain – 16 July
Belgium – 27 August
Singapore – 17 September
Malaysia – 1 October
USA – 22 October
Abu Dhabi – 26 November

“Following a thrilling first year covering Formula One, we’re delighted to reveal our schedule for the 2017 season.” said Stephen Lyle, Channel 4 Head of F1. “Once again our team will bring extensive coverage of every race with The Monaco Grand Prix, Great Britain and the finale in Abu Dhabi among our ten Live race weekends.

“It’s a particular delight to welcome Monaco back to terrestrial television Live, for the first time in five years.”