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With F1 head­ing for a sum­mer break, how can you ease the pain of miss­ing the high­est ech­e­lon in mo­tor­sport? Easy. Watch old races.

This week Sky Sports F1 has a num­ber of clas­sic races on show, with the 1988 Ital­ian Grand Prix on of­fer (Fri­day, 2100-2130hrs, Sky Sports F1).

That was the only event Mclaren failed to win in that sea­son, with the Bri­tish mar­que be­ing thwarted by an old ad­ver­sary on home turf.

Also avail­able are two ex­cel­lent races from the 2012 sea­son, the Euro­pean GP (Wed­nes­day, 21002315hrs, Sky Sports F1) and Brazil­ian GP (Thurs­day, 21002130hrs, Sky Sports F1).

If you’ve missed any ac­tion over the past week, then BT Sport has you cov­ered; a three-hour high­lights marathon be­gins with the Blanc­pain En­durance Cup and its show­piece event –the Spa 24 Hours. The prestigious race is never one to be missed (Thurs­day, 1800-1900hrs, BT Sport 2).

Fol­low­ing Spa, there’s ac­tion from arguably ral­ly­ing’s sec­ond most cov­eted prize af­ter the world cham­pi­onship it­self: Rally Fin­land (Thurs­day, 1900-2000hrs, BT Sport 2). Did Jari-matti Lat­vala make it three in a row?

The fi­nal hour of the stint (don’t switch seats, you don’t want to miss any­thing) is Indycar ac­tion from Toronto (Thurs­day, 2000-2100, BT Sport 2). The cham­pi­onship has been com­pet­i­tive and fun to watch in 2016.

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