British Grand Prix F1 Qualifying Schedule: Where to Watch, Timings, Live Stream & Weather Forecast

Published 07/16/2021, 5:19 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 15, 2021 (L – R) Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel pose during a promotional photoshoot for the unveiling of the new 2022 F1 car REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge


The British Grand Prix is just hours away from our screen. However, this time around, the format for a normal weekend will be a little different, as starting on Friday we will have a practice session and later a qualifying session.

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However, the F1 format is not the only one changing as along with it the timings and most importantly the weather can change, giving a dose of excitement to the fans at Silverstone.

When will the qualifying session take place?

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This Friday session will be like no other session seen in Formula One, as there will be only one practice session today, followed by a qualifying session.

So what time to catch the action-packed quali session? Well, for the British GP, the qualifying session will take place at 10:30 PM IST, while British fans can catch the action at 6:00 PM GMT, and American viewers can tune in at 1:00 PM.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the race REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

With the timings, sort it out, where to watch the quali session? Sky Sports and Channel 4 have the broadcasting rights for Formula One in the UK, while Americans will tune in to ESPN. While the Indian fans base will have to watch Star Sports.

The alternative option is to stream the action by having a subscription to the official Formula One app, or through the Sky Sports app.

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What is the weather for the race at Silverstone?

At the previous venues of this season, as rain was always predicted but never came. However, fans wouldn’t have to get false hopes up as there is very little chance of showers happening during the quali session.

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The temperature is predicted to be cool throughout the session in the evening, but there will be winds reaching a speed of 10kmph. With rain out of the equation for Friday’s session, and will hope that all twenty drivers on the grid can put on a spectacular show that will make things exciting.

But who do you think will come out on top of this intense quali session? Will Lewis Hamilton brings joy to his fellow British fans or will his arch-rival, Max Verstappen, steal the limelight from the 7-times world champion?

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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