How to follow British Grand Prix on the BBC

Fans at Silverstone
The British Grand Prix takes place over 52 laps of the 5.891-kilometre Silverstone Circuit [Getty Images]

Round 12 of the 2024 Formula 1 season heads to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix from 5-7 July.

At the Red Bull Ring, George Russell delivered Mercedes' first win since 2022 after a collision between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris while they were fighting for the lead of the Austrian Grand Prix.

McLaren's Norris had to reitre from the race, while championship leader Verstappen finished fifth.

Norris' team-mate Oscar Piastri was second and Ferrari's Carlos Sainz took the final podium place in third.

Session start times and BBC coverage

There will be BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra commentary of the British Grand Prix across the BBC Sport website and app, with Sunday's race available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

You can also listen and download the Chequered Flag podcast, which previews and reviews every race of the season.

Friday, 5 July June (all times BST)

First practice - 12:30-13:30 (online-only via BBC Sport website)

Second practice - 16:00-17:00 (online-only via BBC Sport website)

Saturday, 6 July

Third practice - 11:30-12:30 (online-only via BBC Sport website)

Qualifying - 15:00-16:00 (online-only via BBC Sport website)

Sunday, 7 July

Race - 15:00 (BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds)

What is the weather forecast for the British GP?

Fans watch the action at Silverstone with umbrellas and hoods up
Rain arrived at Silverstone during last year's third practice session [Getty Images]

If you are heading to Silverstone for the grand prix, you might want to pack a coat and an umbrella, as the early forecasts are predicting rain across the three days of track action.

In typical British summer time fashion, Saturday and Sunday are most at risk of some showers, while Friday looks to be the most settled at the moment.

The forecast also says a moderate breeze will be present across the weekend.