British Grand Prix Schedule: When is the Next F1 Race After Austrian GP?

Published 07/06/2021, 4:42 AM EDT
Renault’s Esteban Ocon during free practice 3 for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Northamptonshire. (Photo by FIA Pool/PA Images via Getty Images)


The first triple-header of the 2021 F1 season ended with last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen won the race with sheer dominance.

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Now, the focus shifts onto the next race weekend, which will take place at Silverstone. The excitement is undeniably high too, as the British Grand Prix will be hosting F1’s first-ever sprint race qualifying.

Sprint qualifying will be taking over the FP3’s spot on the weekend’s schedule. Thus, Friday will witness FP1 and the usual qualifying session, which will decide the starting grid for the sprint qualifying.

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Saturday will start off with FP2, followed by the much-anticipated sprint race. Ultimately, the main race will round off the British GP weekend.

What are the timings for the F1 weekend at Silverstone?

The first practice session will start off at 2:30 PM local time, which is 9:30 AM around the United States. The second session of Friday, qualifying, will take place at 6:00 PM local time. American viewers can witness the event at 1:00 PM ET.

The second practice session will happen on Saturday morning at Silverstone at 12:00 PM local time while the western continent can watch the action at 7:00 AM ET.

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JULY 31: George Russell of Great Britain driving the (63) Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes on track during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 31, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)

Later in the afternoon, the highly anticipated sprint qualifying will unfold at 4:30 PM local time, with the US witnessing the same event at 11:30 AM ET.

Ultimately, the main race event will start at 3:00 PM local time, which is 10:00 AM ET around the United States.

Where to watch the British GP?

The United States viewers can catch a glimpse of the action through ESPN while the UK viewers can view the same through Sky Sports and C4.

DAZN holds broadcasting rights for Spain, while Eleven Sports telecasts the F1 race events around Portugal. The Netherlands can view the event through the famous Ziggo Sport. Italy’s F1 broadcasting rights are held by Sky Italia.

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NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB16 during the Red Bull Racing RB16 launch at Silverstone Circuit on February 12, 2020 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

It’s the usual Fuji TV for Japan and Canal+ for France. Australian viewers can view the British GP through Fox Sports or Network 10. And finally, the Indian viewers will be able to witness the live F1 event through Star Sports.

Overall, an interesting F1 weekend is in the offing, especially with the inclusion of a sprint race qualifying. So, how successful do you think will this refreshing race weekend turn out to be?

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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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