Formula 1

12:10pm Saturday 7 July on BBC TWO

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

Red Bull has taken pole position in each of the previous three years at Silverstone, but world champion Sebastian Vettel is the only driver in the last five attempts to win, after starting the race from the front of the grid.

Mark Webber took pole position last year, with Great Britain’s Lewis Hamilton a frustrated 10th after rain intervened.

12:10pm Sunday 24 June on BBC ONE

Lee McKenzie introduces live coverage of the European Grand Prix.

This is the fifth time that the race has been staged in Valencia, on the roads skirting the city harbour.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel has won the last two races on his way to back-to-back world titles. In 2011 he led from lights to flag ahead of home favourite Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber, a win that gave him an astonishing 77-point lead after just eight races. Last year’s race was also notable as all 24 cars took the chequered flag with no retirements – a first in Formula One history.

12:10pm Saturday 23 June on BBC ONE

Lee McKenzie introduces coverage of the final qualifiers for the European Grand Prix, from the street circuit of Valencia.

Last year Sebastian Vettel cruised to his seventh pole position out of the first eight races of the season. His Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber was second on the grid as they once again proved their dominance. They haven’t had things quite as easy in a topsy-turvy start to this season, but defending world champion Vettel has won the last two Grands Prix here.

12:05pm Sunday 27 May on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage of the race around the iconic street circuit in Monte Carlo.

Sebastian Vettel converted pole position into first place last season, ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

Britain’s Jenson Button also made the podium, but he will be hoping to repeat his success of three years ago when he was first to take the chequered flag.

Expert analysis comes from Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard.

12:10pm Saturday 26 May on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage from Monte Carlo as the drivers contest grid positions for the sixth Grand Prix of the season.

World Champion Sebastian Vettel took pole position at the Circuit de Monaco last year, ahead of Britain’s Jenson Button.

Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard are on hand to give their analysis of the action.

12:10pm Sunday 13 May on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey introduces live coverage of the Spanish Grand Prix as the 2012 Formula 1 season arrives in Europe.

The last six races at the Circuit de Catalunya have been won by six different drivers – and last year produced a thrilling contest, with Sebastian Vettel holding off a strong challenge from Lewis Hamilton to claim victory.?

12:20pm Saturday 12 May on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage of qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Mark Webber led a Red Bull one-two on the grid last season but the Australian failed to make the most of his pole position in the race itself – a poor start meant he was third by the first corner, with team-mate Sebastian Vettel going on to win.?

3:00pm Sunday 27 November on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan and Martin Brundle are in Sao Paulo for live coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix, the final race of the 2011 Formula 1 season.

Sebastian Vettel was crowned champion for the second time in Japan but will be looking to end the season with yet another win.

Brazil has been a happy hunting ground for Vettel’s Red Bull team. The German won the 2010 race, while team-mate Mark Webber was victorious in 2008 and 2009. Brits Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button finished fourth and fifth respectively last year and will be looking to make a bigger impression this time out.

The Formula 1 forum is available on the Red Button from 6.15pm.

3:00pm Saturday 26 November on BBC One

Jake Humphrey presents live coverage from Sao Paulo as the drivers contest grid positions for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

World Champion Sebastian Vettel will be looking to continue his domination of the 2011 Formula 1 season by going one better than last year when he was second fastest in qualifying. But starting second on the grid was no disadvantage to the German who still went on to win the race.

8:30am Sunday 30 October on BBC ONE

Jake Humphrey is joined by David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan and Martin Brundle for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit near New Delhi

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