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

Published 08/01/2021, 3:52 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton qualifies in pole position Pool via REUTERS/David W Cerny


An exciting Sunday awaits the F1 fans with Lewis Hamilton seeking to overcome his rival Max Verstappen in the championship fight by the end of Hungarian Grand Prix.

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Meanwhile, having to start from P3 on the grid, the Dutchman will be yearning to tune up his aggression to beat at least one of the Mercedes drivers before turn 1. Hence, amidst what could possibly be an intense fight to turn 4, one cannot cease to miss the lights-out in Budapest.

So, take a look at when and where to witness the F1 action on Sunday, along with the weather’s potential role in the main event.

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When and where to watch the F1 race in Hungary?

It has been two weeks since the F1 fans heard David Croft say, “It is lights out and away we go,” and they are now just hours away from hearing the same again.

Local viewers in Hungary can witness the much-awaited session start at 3:00 PM local time, while North America can watch the start at exactly 9:00 AM ET. This converts to 2:00 PM BST for the British viewers.

Indian viewers can watch the race start at 6:30 PM IST. And finally, the Gulf countries like Oman, United Arab Emirates can witness the race unfold at 5:00 PM GST.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Qualifying – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez during qualifiying REUTERS/David W Cerny

So, where to watch the race? Well, as always, it is Sky Sports and Channel 4 for the viewers in the United Kingdom, with Sky extending its broadcasting to Germany and Italy as well. Then, Spain and Portugal fall under DAZN and Eleven Sports, respectively.

Viewers in Hungary can view the action on the M4 channel, while Austria and the Netherlands can view the same on Servus TV and Ziggo, respectively. India will fall under the Star Sports channel while the rest of Asia can view the race on Fox Sports. Finally, the United States can view the F1 action on ESPN.

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Will weather spice up the Hungarian Grand Prix?

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Every race weekend since France has ended with disappointment for the F1 fans, as rains constantly teased through the sessions and never showed up. A similar pattern has been forming up over the ongoing weekend in Hungary as well.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Spectators watch during qualifiying Pool via REUTERS/David W Cerny

Rains were predicted over qualifying, but in reality, there were barely clouds around, giving way to a sunny session. And now, as the focus shifts onto Sunday, the Hungary Meteorological Department have issued thunderstorm warnings to Budapest around the afternoon hours.

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Hence, there are significant chances that the race could take place under wet track conditions. But, again, let’s not get our hopes high, and rather wait and watch how the weather turns out to be in reality.

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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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