Sky Sports F1's Korean Grand Prix schedule

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By Sky Sports Online.   Last Updated: 09/12/13 9:15am

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While the bad news is that there are plenty of early starts ahead as the sport prepares to reconvene in the south-west of Korea, the good news is that the Sky Sports F1 team have put together a host of exciting programmes to keep you wide awake all the way from the early hours of Friday through to Sunday...

In fact, Sky Sports F1's coverage of the Korean Grand Prix week really begins on Thursday, with the Drivers' Press Conference broadcast at 7am, and a round-up of the news from the Yeongam paddock on air at 5pm that night.

The first track action commences just a few hours later, with our Practice One coverage underway at 1.45am, followed by the Practice Two show at the rather more reasonable time of 5.45am.

If that all sounds a little early for you, fret not. Not only will the F1 Show, on air direct from the paddock at 10am on Friday morning, include a round-up of events in practice, but, in what promises to be a fascinating hour of debate and insight, Martin Brundle will be part of the F1 Show team as we hear from a host of Team Principals on the burning issues in F1.

And let's face it, after it was announced last week that a new Concorde Agreement had been signed, and the 2014 calendar will include a 22-race schedule, it's not as if there aren't a host of hot topics to debate...

Moving forward, the return to track action begins at 2.45am on Saturday with Practice Three, and then it's our Qualifying Show from 5am. During a 60-minute build-up to the all-important qualy hour, Johnny Herbert will be venturing out on track with Toro Rosso's forgotten man Jean-Eric Vergne, Ted Kravitz will be our tour guide around the Mokpo area, while, after Lotus' Davide Valsecchi was very nearly called up to replace bad-back victim Kimi Raikkonen in Singapore, we'll be hearing from the Italian as well as British duo James Calado and Sam Bird about what's life like around a race weekend for F1's reserve drivers.

There's plenty of lined up for our race show, on air at 5.30am on Sunday, with the programme tackling the ongoing furore about the recent podium booing of Sebastian Vettel, turning thoughtful as it considers how a driver's state of mind can be affected after learning that his services will not be required for the following season, and of course building up to the main event itself.

The lights go out for the race at 7am, with the Korean GP exclusively live only on Sky Sports F1.

But that's not all, because our coverage will be wrapped by a special one-off half-hour programme entitled 'Cevert: The Most Exciting Man in France' as, on the 40th anniversary of his death, we commemorate the 1970s F1 driver Francois Cevert, with his close friend and team leader Sir Jackie Stewart.

As always, don't miss it!

Sky F1's TV schedule in full
Thursday 3rd October
7am - Drivers' Press Conference - Live!
5pm - Gear Up For Korea.
8pm - 2012 Korean GP highlights.

Friday 4th October
1:45am - Korean GP Practice One - Live!
5:45am - Korean GP Practice Two - Live!
8am - Team Managers' Press Conference - Live!
10am - The F1 Show - Live!
11am - Korean GP Practice One replay.
1:05pm - Korean GP Practice Two - replay.
4pm - The F1 Show - replay.
8pm - The F1 Show replay.
9pm - Korean GP Practice One replay.
11:05pm - Korean GP Practice Two - replay.

Saturday 5th October
2:45am - Korean GP Practice Three - Live!
5am - Korean GP Qualifying - Live!
12pm - Korean GP Qualifying replay.
2:45pm - Ted's Qualifying Notebook.
4pm - Korean GP Qualifying replay.
8:30pm - Korean GP Qualifying replay.

Sunday 6th October
5:30am - The 2013 Korean GP - Live!
10.15am - Cevert: The Most Exciting Man in France.
11:30am - The 2013 Korean GP replay.
6pm - 2013 Korean GP highlights.
7pm - Ted's Race Notebook.

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