What's coming up on Sky Sports F1's coverage of the 2013 Monaco GP weekend!
Stay tuned from Thursday all the way through to Sunday night!
Last Updated: 23/05/13 3:47pm
Giving you a sneak-preview of what's coming up on Sky Sports F1 this weekend...
It's the treasured jewel in Formula 1's crown, one of the world's most famous sporting events and the race everyone wants to win - it's the Monaco GP and Sky Sports F1 is pulling out all the stops to make sure you get the ultimate race weekend experience this week.
With the event exclusively live on the channel for the first time, the team are gearing up for seven - yes, that's seven - live shows from Thursday afternoon onwards from the heart of the Principality. The additional programme comes in the form of a second edition of The F1 Show, with live Thursday and Friday airings from 5pm. With the opening Practice day in Monaco on a Thursday owing to the Principality's traditional Friday Market Day, the first show will naturally look back at the day's P1 and P2 action, but across the two editions there are also plenty of varied features lined up.
We joined Force India's in-form Paul di Resta at Brands Hatch last weekend as the Scot caught up with some old DTM friends while on the eve of the Champions League final at Wembley, we'll take a trip to a somewhat more light-hearted - albeit similarly long-established - charity match at Monaco's Stade Louis II stadium as some of F1's football-loving drivers take on a team of stars from other fields including world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic, former European footballer of the year Pavel Nedved and motorcycling legend Max Biaggi.
And with links to yet another different sporting event on the The F1 Shows bill, Natalie meets up with Britain's Olympic superheavyweight gold medallist Anthony Joshua at the McLaren Technology Centre.
It's the usual European F1 drill from Saturday morning's P3 session onwards and in our hour-long build-up to Qualifying from midday we'll hear from two Monaco residents, Jenson Button and Felipe Massa, in separate must-watch features as they provide the ultimate expert guides to the world's most famous motor race. Indeed, we join 2008 polesitter Massa and his trusty race engineer Rob Smedley as they take a Ferrari road car - what else? - in to the heart of the town and give a fascinating insight into their close-knit driver/engineer relationship. They'll also be highlights from the Amber Lounge fashion show as F1's stars put on their Sunday best and swap the starting grid for the catwalk.
That all brings us onto the big Race Day itself on Sunday and, fittingly, it's a build-up show you really must not miss. How so? Well, first up, we've got Mercedes team-mates - and Monte Carlo residents - Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg for their first ever feature together, while after his popular Sky F1 debut at the end of last year, George the Poet is back - and in Monaco - to give a modern twist on a race that dates back to the 1920s.
With the unique allure of the GP making the event the most star-studded of the whole season, Martin Brundle will look to match the stature of his Eric Clapton and Antonio Banderas Grid Walk interview feats from last year, and with Cameron Diaz set to be in town, who would back against him from achieving it either?
Oh, and we don't want to spoil the surprise, but whatever you do make sure you tune into Sunday's coverage from 11.30am sharp as our team of presenters and pundits arrive at the race in style. If you thought last year's 'Super Car entrance' was cool, you really haven't seen anything yet...
And that's all before what is always the main event itself - the 78 laps of the Monaco GP from 1pm live and exclusive on Sky Sports F1. Add in the usual helping of live GP2 action, Press Conferences, Classic Races and the latest instalment in our F1 Legends series with Gerhard Berger, and Sky F1 has all the angles covered for the 2013 race weekend.
Don't miss any of it!
SKY SPORTS F1's SCHEDULE
Monday May 20
8pm - GP Uncovered - 1957 Monaco GP
8.40pm - F1 Classic Races - Monaco 2003
10.55pm - Monaco: The Greatest Race Of All
Tuesday May 21
8.30pm - F1 Classic Races - Monaco 2008
Wednesday May 22
2pm - Live Drivers' Press Conference
7.45pm - Gear Up For Monaco
8.30pm - F1 Classic Races - Monaco 2011
Thursday May 23
8:45am - Live Monaco GP Practice One
11am - Live Monaco GP2 Practice
12:45pm - Live Monaco GP Practice Two
3.10pm - Live Monaco GP2 Qualifying
4pm - F1 Team Principal Press Conf Replay
5pm - The F1 Show - Live
6pm - Monaco F1 GP Highlights 2012
Friday May 24
10.10am - Live Monaco GP2 Feature Race
5pm - The F1 Show - Live
6pm - F1 Classic Races - Monaco 1992
6.45pm - F1 Classic Races - Monaco 1996
7.30pm - GP Uncovered - 1955 Monaco GP
Saturday May 25
9:45am - Live Monaco GP Practice Three
12:00pm - Live Monaco GP Qualifying
3.05pm - Live Monaco GP2 Sprint Race
9.05pm - Ted's Qualifying Notebook: Monaco
Sunday May 26
11:30am - The 2013 Monaco GP - Live!
4pm - F1 Legends - Gerhard Berger
7pm - Monaco F1 Grand Prix Highlights
8.30pm - Ted's Race Notebook: Monaco.
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