Coverage of this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix will be curtailed in the UK following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen died on Thursday 8 September at the age of 96.
Sky’s broadcasts throughout the weekend will be cut short, with qualifying and race preparation shortened.
Qualifying prep will now take 30 minutes instead of the usual 60 minutes, while race prep will now take 60 minutes instead of 90 minutes.
The F1 show has been removed from Sky’s schedules. Furthermore, Ted’s qualifying and race notebooks will not air, both will return in Singapore.
Sky will continue to broadcast Formula 2 as well as the Formula 3 and IndyCar season finales as expected this weekend.
On Friday, the BBC’s coverage was not broadcast on the radio, only via the Formula 1 app and the Amazon radio app.
Channel 4 has yet to confirm the arrangements for its offer, however it is likely that their offer will also be reduced.
All British Formula 1 staff, teams and drivers have reduced their social media activity. For example, F1’s official Twitter account posted only skeletal updates related to each session, with a distinct lack of “in-session” commentary.
The world’s Formula 1 TV channel had a more sombre tone on Friday. Brian Tyler’s signature theme and introduction was not in the coverage, instead the coverage from black transitioned to an overhead shot of the Monza track. By Saturday, coverage was back to normal.
Elsewhere, the British Superbikes round from Snetterton will continue as planned this weekendwith coverage broadcast on Eurosport 2.
Friday September 9
12:45 to 14:15 – F1: Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1)
15:45 to 17:15 – F1: Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1)
Saturday September 10
11:45 to 13:10 – F1: Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1)
14:30 to 16:55 – F1: Qualifying (Sky Sports F1)
Sunday September 11
13:00 to 17:00 – F1: Race (Sky Sports F1)
=> 1:00 PM – Grand Prix Sunday
=> 13:55 – Race
=> 4:00 PM – Checkered flag
Sky Sports F1’s revised schedule for the 2022 Italian Grand Prix.
This article will be updated throughout the weekend.