MONACO GRAND PRIX practice is unique for a number of reasons but the most obvious one is that it will have viewers watching and streaming F1 action on Thursday.
Every other race weekend starts on a Friday with two practice sessions ahead of a third on Saturday morning just before qualifying.
However, because the Monaco circuit is so integral to the city, the race holds its practice session on Thursday before reopening the circuit on Friday to allow traffic to flow through it.
It shuts again on Saturday for FP3 and qualifying after giving the teams a day off to analyse the data from Thursday’s running.
So here’s how to make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action in Monte Carlo.
Monaco Grand Prix 2018 practice schedule and times
(All times BST)
Thursday May 24, Free Practice 1, 10am-11.30am (Sky Sports F1, 9.45am-11.50am; Channel 4 9.55am-11.45am)
Thursday May 24, FP2, 2pm-3.30pm (SSF1, 1.45pm-3.50pm; C4 1.55pm-4pm)
Saturday May 26, FP3, 11am-12pm (SSF1 10.45am-12.15pm; C4 10.55am-12.25pm)
Saturday May 26, Qualifying, 2pm-3pm (SSF1 1.55pm-3.40pm; C4 12.55pm-3.45pm)
Sunday May 27, Race, 2.10pm-4.10pm (SSF1 12.30pm-5.30pm; C4 1pm-5.30pm)
Monaco Grand Prix 2018 TV channel
The UK rights to the F1 season are currently split between Sky Sports and Channel 4. Sky, with their dedicated F1 channel, are broadcasting every single race live while the terrestrial rights holder has chosen 10 to show live at the same time.
The Monaco Grand Prix was an obvious choice for Channel 4 as one of the most famous races and as such viewers will have a choice of watching two different live UK feeds.
Monaco Grand Prix 2018 live stream
Sky subscribers can stream the race online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
This means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.
The Channel 4 website will also stream the race live.