Austrian GP F1 Main Race: Where to Watch, Timings, Live Stream & Weather Forecast

Published 07/04/2021, 6:20 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 27, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leads at the start of the race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger


After the Styrian Grand Prix, all the attention turns towards round 9 of the season with the Austrian GP. Red Bull Ring will host the back-to-back Grand Prix, just as it did in 2020.

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Max Verstappen won the last race at a dry Red Bull Ring single-handedly, leading every lap of the race to claim his 14th career win. But this time around conditions won’t be similar as rain could spice up the whole main race. There’s a 33% rain probability during the race.

Rain makes it difficult for the drivers to maneuver their cars at the 4.326 km-long (2.688 mi) Red Bull Ring that comprises of only 10 corners.

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While the maximum temperature will reach 21 degrees Celsius or 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the minimum would be 17 or 62, respectively. The Austrian Grand Prix main race will begin on Sunday, July 27, at 3:00 PM local time.

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Where and how to tune in for the Austrian GP?

In the United States, the live coverage of the main race will start at 9:00 AM ET and will be broadcasted on ESPN. Americans can also watch the highlights on F1’s official YouTube channel.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 27, 2021. Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen in action with McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during the race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger.

In the UK, the race will be featured on Sky Sports F1 and the coverage will begin at 2:00 PM BST. Meanwhile, non-Sky subscribers can subscribe to F1 TV or will have to rely on highlights from Channel 4.

Red Bull to seek another win at their backyard

The Milton Keynes-based team is in red hot form this season and would certainly hope to build on that at. After both the drivers qualified in the top 3 and ahead of Mercedes, Red Bull will look to further extend their lead over their title rivals. Thanks to their start driver, Max Verstappen, they have achieved back-to-back three pole positions for the first time since 2013.

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Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after winning the race with third placed Red Bull’s Sergio Perez REUTERS/Yves Herman.

Verstappen leads the drivers’ championship, 18 points ahead of second-placed Lewis Hamilton. Similarly, the Milton Keynes outfit lead the Silver Arrows by 40 points in the Constructors’ Championship.

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What do you think? Can Red Bull display yet another solid performance at Red Bull Ring? Let us know in the comments section below.

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