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

Published 09/04/2021, 2:52 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 3, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in action during practice REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


After a year of delay, the much-awaited Dutch Grand Prix is finally here, and both FP1 and FP2 have partially orchestrated what’s to come on Saturday. The fierce battle between Mercedes and Red Bull is highly likely to extend into the ongoing F1 race weekend as well.

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But, that’s not it. One of the major concerns of the weekend is going to be traffic. With a lack of visibility due to constant rises and dips throughout the circuit and significantly short track width, strategists will have a tough time getting their cars out on an empty track.

Hence, with such an interesting qualifying session in the offing, take a look at when and where to watch the 60-minute session.

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When and where to watch?

Viewers in and around the Netherlands including Belgium will be able to witness the start at 3:00 PM, while for the UK, the session will start off at 2:00 PM. Moving further east, for the UAE, it is 5:00 PM, while for India, the session will be flagged off exactly at 6:30 PM.

For Shanghai of China, the session will begin at 9:00 PM, and an hour later for Tokyo, Japan. Australia and New Zealand will be able to catch a glimpse of the F1 action at 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM (+1 day), respectively. Finally, for the United States (Washington D.C.), the event will take place at 9:00 AM.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 3, 2021 Williams’ Nicholas Latifi in action during practice REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Moving on to the broadcasting details, Ziggo holds the rights for the Netherlands, while it’s RTBF and Telenet for Belgium. For the United Kingdom, Sky Sports and Channel 4 are the primary broadcasters, while Sky also holds the right in Germany and Italy as well.

For the United States, it’s ESPN as always, while RDS will provide the feed for Canada. F1 DAZN and Eleven Sports hold the broadcasting rights for Spain and Portugal, respectively. Finally, for India, F1 will be telecasted through Star Sports. Apart from these, certain countries can also view the F1 action through F1 TV.

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Weather forecast over the F1 qualifying

Unlike in Spa, weather is likely to remain pleasant throughout the qualifying session at Zandvoort. Zero chances of rain apart from the partial cloud cover. However, the fact that the circuit is situated along the shoreline of the North Sea, the wind will be a huge factor.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 3, 2021 Haas’ Nikita Mazepin reacts as he crashes out during practice REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

With the track offering no room for error, drivers will be wishing to keep their on track, because one minor mistake could lead to a massive crash around Zandvoort. So, are we in for an exemplary qualifying session at the Dutch Grand Prix this weekend?

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Rohit Kumar

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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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