Turkish GP Practice F1 Schedule: Where to Watch, Timings, Live Stream & Weather Forecast

Published 10/08/2021, 2:35 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 7, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso with team members ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix REUTERS/Murad Sezer


Formula 1 is all set to flag off the 9th Turkish GP at Istanbul Park, and yet again, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, are the talk of the town amidst their battle for the championship.

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With 7 more Grand Prix events left in the bag, the race weekend in Istanbul could be very crucial in terms of offering one of them a psychological edge over the other. Hence, amid such an intense race weekend in the offing, here’s us playing our part in making sure that the fans don’t miss out on any of the sessions.

When to watch F1 practice at Istanbul Park?

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The green light will flash over FP1 at 11:30 AM local time and other neighboring countries like Azerbaijan. Further east, in countries like UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, and Oman, the session will begin at 12:30 PM.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 McLaren’s Lando Norris during the race REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

In the United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, and Ireland, the session will flag off at 9:30 AM. Finally, for the United States, it will begin at 4:30 AM. Moving on to FP2, the session will begin at 3:00 PM local time, while for the UK, it is 1:00 PM and for the US, the session will start off at 8:00 AM.

And finally, FP3. The final practice session will take place early on Saturday morning at 12:00 PM local time. Unlike FP1, FP3 will unfold 30 minutes earlier.

Where to watch the Turkish GP practice?

For viewers around the United Kingdom, the session will be telecasted on Sky Sports and Channel 4. Apart from the two, F1 TV will also broadcast all of the Formula 1 sessions along with onboard, pit lane, and other camera angles too. Sky Sports further extend their broadcasting rights to countries like Germany and Italy.

Spain and Portugal can watch sessions through F1 DAZN and Eleven Sports, respectively. For the United States, it is the usual ESPN, while for Canada, it is RDS. Netherlands can witness the action on Ziggo TV, while local viewers in Turkey can watch F1 on the S Sport channel.

Indian viewers will be able to watch the sessions on Star Sports, while most of the other Asian countries rely on Fox Sports.

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Weather forecast during F1 practice

Friday is likely to be rather pleasant, with the sun shining brightly amidst moderately cold conditions. However, the wind will certainly be a factor, with both F1 practice sessions set to embrace the windiest day of the race weekend. Wind speed is likely to be around 34 km/hr, with gusts up to 40 km/hr.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 29, 2021 Spectators in the rain as the race is delayed due to bad weather REUTERS/Johanna Geron

Meanwhile, on Saturday, there is a substantial rain threat over the final practice session, with temperatures revolving around 20°C. Overall, a very tricky weekend ahead for the teams and drivers, with rain prediction proving to be highly unpredictable. So, are we in for a repeat of last season’s Turkish GP?

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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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