Formula 1

3:00pm Sunday 25 November on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage from Sao Paulo’s 15-turn Interlagos circuit, as the battle begins for the final chequered flag of the 2012 season.

The race has seen some epic contests in recent years, with the 2007, 2008 and 2009 drivers’ titles all settled at the famous venue, and there are always thrills and spills along the way. 2012 world champion Sebastian Vettel struggled with gearbox problems last year and the pole-sitter subsequently allowed team-mate Mark Webber to pass him, allowing the Australian to win his first race since Hungary in 2010. Jenson Button finally overcame Fernando Alonso in their tussle for third place with 10 laps to go to complete the podium. David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan are on hand to offer their expert analysis on the race.

3:00pm Saturday 24 November on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey is joined by David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit as another extraordinary Formula 1 season draws to its conclusion.

Twelve months ago, reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel proved his class by breaking Nigel Mansell’s record of pole positions in a single campaign. The German edged out Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber by just 0.181 seconds to claim a 15th pole of the season.

10:25pm Sunday 18 November on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey introduces highlights of the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

It is the first time a grand prix has been held at the newly built Circuit of the Americas, and it will be fascinating to see how the drivers cope on a new track in what is the penultimate race of the 2012 season.

Only the Brazilian Grand Prix remains, following this race, and events here could set up a fascinating finale in Sao Paulo.

Austin is the ninth location in America that has held a grand prix and is the first since Indianapolis last held one in 2007.

9:00pm Saturday 17 November on BBC TWO

Jake Humphrey introduces highlights from qualifying at the United States Grand Prix, the penultimate race of the 2012 season.

It is the first time a grand prix has been held at the specially built track in Austin, Texas known as the Circuit of the Americas.

Only the Brazilian Grand Prix remains after this race, so the outcome here could be pivotal in the battle for the drivers’ championship.

6:00am Sunday 14 October on BBC ONE

Live and uninterrupted coverage of the Korean Grand Prix, the 16th of 20 races in the 2012 calendar.

The race has proved eventful since its introduction in 2010, and Sebastian Vettel’s victory last year helped clinch a second consecutive constructors’ championship for Red Bull.

Double world champion Vettel is finding the going tougher this season, with 2010 race-winner Fernando Alonso leading the challenge as he pursues a first world title for six years. Lewis Hamilton is another former world champion vying to stay in contention, and he has finished runner-up at the Korean International Circuit in the two previous years.

Commentary comes from Ben Edwards and David Coulthard, with expert analysis by Eddie Jordan.

There will be a full re-run of the Grand Prix at 2pm on BBC One and the BBC HD Channel.

5:00am Saturday 13 October on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey introduces live coverage of the three-stage qualifying session for the Korean Grand Prix.

This race was only added to the calendar in 2010, and neither of the two previous drivers to take pole position in qualifying went on to claim victory. Last year’s pole-sitter, Lewis Hamilton, finished runner-up in the race to Sebastian Vettel, who had qualified quickest for the inaugural Korean Grand Prix won by Fernando Alonso.

There will be a full replay of Qualifying on BBC One at 1.00pm.

2:05pm Sunday 7 October on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey presents highlights of the Japanese Grand Prix from Suzuka, where the Formula 1 title has been decided 11 times in the last 23 races. Last year, Jenson Button may have taken the chequered flag but it was pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel who was left with the widest grin as he became the youngest double world champion in the sport’s history.

Vettel, then aged 24 years and 98 days, finished third to secure the necessary points required for him to become only the ninth driver to win back-to-back crowns. The German found himself under investigation after he cut off Button’s attempt to pass him off the line but the stewards took no further action, much to the Briton’s frustrations. Fernando Alonso completed the podium with a second-placed finish, with Lewis Hamilton having to settle for fifth following a puncture and a clash with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. The day, however, belonged to Button but the title to Vettel.

David Coulthard is on hand to offer his expert analysis of the race.

1:00pm Saturday 6 October on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey is joined by David Coulthard for the qualifying session in Japan.

The famous 18-turn, figure-of-eight circuit first hosted the Japanese Grand Prix in 1987. It is famed for its Crossover Bridge, Spoon Curve and popular giant funfair, held each year in the surrounding grounds. Twelve months ago it was Sebastian Vettel who left it late to capture pole position from Jenson Button by just nine thousandths of a second. Lewis Hamilton had taken provisional top spot but was forced to abort his second run after losing track position, which allowed Vettel and Button to leap-frog him on the grid. It was a fifth straight pole for the German.

12:10pm Sunday 23 September on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage from the Marina Bay Street Circuit as the drivers compete in the 14th race of the 2012 season.

Sebastian Vettel moved a step closer to winning the 2011 championship with victory in Singapore last year, as Britain’s Jenson Button finished second.

But Vettel has not had it all his own way this year with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton among those hoping to take the German’s title away from him.

David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan are on hand to offer expert analysis on the race.

1:00pm Saturday 22 September on BBC ONE

Jake Humphey is joined by David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan for the qualifying session in Singapore.

World Champion Sebastian Vettel was quickest around the Marina Bay Street Circuit last year, securing pole position ahead of Mark Webber.

McLaren will be hoping to improve on last year’s display which saw Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton take third and fourth on the grid.

Red Button viewers can watch coverage of the third practice session from 1055-1205.

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