Styrian Grand Prix F1 2021 Free Practice: Schedule, Timings and Where to Watch it Live

Published 06/22/2021, 7:23 AM EDT

After a breathtaking race at Circuit Paul Ricard, the spotlight turns toward the Styrian Grand Prix. Red Bull Ring will host consecutive two race weekends. In addition, the first race is titled Styrian Grand Prix because Red Bull Ring is situated in Styria.


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This will be the second Styrian GP after its inclusion in the racing calendar last season because of the COVID pandemic. Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Styrian GP followed by Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen to complete the podium.

The on-track action begins on Friday, 25th July at 11:30 local time.


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What time and where to tune in for the Styrian Grand Prix?

In US FP1 and FP2 will commence on Friday, 25th July. With the live coverage of FP1 will begin at 5:30 ET and FP2 at 9:00 ET and live coverage will be broadcasted on ESPN. Whereas the FP3 will start on Saturday, 26th July and fans can tune-up at 6:00 ET on ESPN.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 20, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in action at the start of the race REUTERS/Yves Herman.

In UK FP1 and FP2 live coverage will start at 10:30 BST and 14:00 BST respectively and will be featured on Sky Sports F1. While the FP3 will begin at 11:00 BST on Saturday.

Ferrari to make a comeback at Styrian GP?

Scuderia Ferrari had a dreadful weekend at Circuit Paul Ricard as both of their drivers failed to finish in the Top-10.

The Maranello-based team had been exceptional in qualifying this season, notably during the qualifications on the street circuits at Monte Carlo and Baku. Where the Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc secured back-to-back poles.

Formula One F1 – French Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France – June 17, 2021. General view of the Ferrari F1 racing cars ahead of the French Grand Prix REUTERS/Eric Gaillard.

However, Ferrari cannot replicate its qualifying pace on Sundays. Despite having a solid qualifying session at French GP, Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc dramatically dropped down the order as the team failed to score no points for the first time in 2021. The Ferrari duo could only finish P11 and P16 due to tire degradation.


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As a result, Ferrari stumbled down to P4 in the Constructors’ Championship standings after McLaren displayed a solid performance at La Castellet. McLaren sits at P3, 16 points ahead of Ferrari.


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Can Ferrari regain their form to fight McLaren for P3 in the Constructors’ Championship? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.


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