When is the 2019 British Grand Prix, is it being shown on Channel 4 and who won the 2018 race at Silverstone?

THE Formula 1 battle may be heating up between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel – but there is already an eye on next season.

The British Grand Prix is one of the highlights of the race calendar and there is some good news for those who want to watch it at home.

 The British Grand Prix is one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar

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The British Grand Prix is one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar

When is the 2019 British Grand Prix?

The race from Silverstone will take place on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

The weekend will include the normal practices and qualifying.

It will be the 32nd consecutive British Grand Prix to be held at the Northamptonshire circuit.

Is the 2019 British Grand Prix on Channel 4?

The terrestrial TV channel will show all the practices, qualifying and race live as part of a new deal with Sky.

Sky will continue to show every race from the Formula 1 calendar on its dedicated F1 channel.

It is the only race of the season that will be shown on free-to-air television – a reduction from Channel 4's ten live races during the 2018 championship.

 Sebastian Vettel lifts the British Grand Prix trophy in July 2018, nine years after his first victory at Silverstone

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Sebastian Vettel lifts the British Grand Prix trophy in July 2018, nine years after his first victory at Silverstone

Who won the 2018 British Grand Prix?

Sebastian Vettel won for only the second time at Silverstone, finishing ahead of Brit Lewis Hamilton who was aiming to win for a record sixth time.

Mercedes driver Hamilton had won the four previous editions, and was hoping to surpass legends Jim Clark and Alain Prost.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen came third to finish on the podium in July, 11 years after he won the race.

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THE Formula 1 battle may be heating up between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel – but there is already an eye on next season.