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

Published 07/18/2021, 5:29 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 General view at the start of sprint qualifying REUTERS/Peter Cziborra


F1 fans finally managed to witness high adrenaline racing for 30 straight minutes through the newly introduced sprint race qualifying at the British Grand Prix.

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And now, the entire focus shifts onto Sunday’s main event, which will settle the ultimate winner of the weekend. The favorites are undeniably Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton; the duo will start the race from the front row of the grid.

But, before that, let’s take a look at when and where to catch the action of the two-hour session around the Silverstone circuit.

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When and where to watch the British Grand Prix?

The race will take place on the classic Silverstone circuit in the United Kingdom. Hence, the British viewers can view the event at 3:00 PM BST, which will go up to 5:00 PM BST. Meanwhile, the race will start at 10:00 AM ET over the American continent.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen leads into the first corner at the start of sprint qualifying REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

As always, F1 TV will be available for the subscribed users. However, the channel isn’t available in several countries yet. In that case, Sky Sports and Channel 4 hold the broadcasting rights for F1 around the UK. Along with the UK, Sky also telecasts the on-track actions in Germany and Italy.

Portuguese viewers will be able to catch the event through Eleven Sports, while the Netherlands will tune to the Dutch channel, Ziggo. ESPN holds the broadcasting rights for F1 around the United States, while it is RDS for Canada. And finally, the race will be telecasted through Star Sports around India.

Weather and the starting grid

There will be no change in weather on Sunday, with bright sunshine likely to welcome the drivers to the main race. Temperatures, though, could soar up, similar to Saturday. But, apart from that, fans can let go of any hopes surrounding a possible wet race.

Now onto the starting grid. Max Verstappen starts ahead of his rival Lewis Hamilton, while the other Mercedes driver is not far off, in P3. Charles Leclerc held onto P4 through F1 sprint, with the McLaren drivers, Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo locking out the third row.

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 16, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton shakes hands with Valtteri Bottas after finishing first and third respectively in the sprint race qualifying REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

Former Ferrari drivers, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel slot themselves in P7 and P8, respectively. Alpine of Esteban Ocon, Carlos Sainz, and Pierre Gasly gain a position each through George Russell’s grid penalty, who starts from P12.

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Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi sandwich the other Aston Martin driver of Lance Stroll in P14. Yuki Tsunoda failed to improvise in the sprint, as he starts from P16 ahead of Nicholas Latifi and the two Haas drivers. Finally, Sergio Perez will likely start from the pit lane.

So, amidst such a jumbled grid, how eventful will the British Grand Prix ultimately turn out to be? Well, we’ll know soon enough.

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Rohit Kumar is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been an ardent follower of the racing series since 2007, with his love for the sport coinciding with his love for Kimi Raikkonen. He is also an ardent follower of Sebastian Vettel and Aston Martin Racing.

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