Turkish Grand Prix F1 2021 Main Race: Where to Watch, Timings & Live Stream

Published 10/10/2021, 4:23 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 9, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice

After an action-packed race weekend ended at Sochi Autodrom, the Formula 1 paddock is headed towards the Istanbul Park Circuit for the Turkish Grand Prix.


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Despite finishing 0.130 seconds adrift of Lewis Hamilton in qualifying, Valtteri Bottas will start the Turkish Grand Prix from the pole position for the first time after the Portuguese Grand Prix. So here’s how and when you can watch the race.

The Turkish Grand Prix main race will begin on Sunday, 10th October at 3:00 PM local time.


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Where to watch the Turkish Grand Prix?

In the United Kingdom, the live coverage of the Turkish Grand Prix will commence on 10th October, Sunday, at 1:00 PM BST, and it will be broadcasted on Sky Sports F1. Meanwhile, non-Sky subscribers can subscribe to F1 TV or will have to rely on highlights from Channel 4.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 9, 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during practice REUTERS/Murad Sezer.

In the United States, the race will be broadcasted on ESPN and the live coverage will begin on 10th October, Sunday at 8:00 AM ET. Meanwhile, fans tuning in from the US can watch the highlights on the official channel of Formula 1 on YouTube.

As reported by PlanetF1, the Turkish GP will be broadcasted live on television in the following countries:

Canada: RDS (French), TSN (English)
Australia: Fox Sports
France: Canal+
Italy: Sky Sport F1
Germany: Sky Sport F1
Spain: DAZN
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport
Brazil: Band
Japan: DAZN

Lewis Hamilton to start P11 despite securing pole position

After posting a new lap record of 1m22.868s at the Istanbul Park Circuit, Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth pole position of the season. However, after taking a new internal combustion engine, the Briton will serve a 10-place grid penalty and eventually start the Turkish Grand Prix at P11.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 9, 2021. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates qualifying in pole position with Valtteri Bottas who qualified in second position REUTERS/Umit Bektas.

Hamilton’s penalty promoted Valtteri Bottas to start from the pole position and his arch-rival, Max Verstappen, to P2, who will start alongside the Finnish driver on the front row.


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Charles Leclerc, who opted for a new engine at Sochi, will start the race at P3 while AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly qualified at P4.

Meanwhile, the two-time world champion, Fernando Alonso, will start in the top five for the first time since Japan 2014.


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Can Lewis Hamilton display an impressive performance to secure his sixth win of the season at the Turkish GP? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.


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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.