It’s a sprint to the finish and a sprint on Saturday.
For the last time in the 2021 Formula 1 season, sprint qualifying will take place this weekend. For the top two drivers in the Formula 1 drivers’ championship table, that means a lot.
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In the previous two sprint qualifying sessions this year, Max Verstappen edged out Lewis Hamilton. If that trend continues, the points leader could get ready for another good race on Sunday.
Here’s what you need to know about this weekend’s F1 race:
What channel is the F1 race on today?
- Race: Sao Paulo Grand Prix
- Date: Sunday, November 14
- Television channel: ESPN 2
- Live broadcast: fuboTV
The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all 2021 F1 races in the United States using the Sky Sports broadcast, with selected races heading to ABC later in the season.
ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2021 F1 races in the US.
What time does the F1 race start today?
- Date: Sunday, November 14
- Start time: Noon and
The noon ET start time for Sunday’s race means that the 2021 São Paulo Grand Prix will begin at 2 pm local time. The lights will likely go out just after noon ET. ESPN’s pre-race show generally airs one hour before the start of the race.
Below is the full TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the São Paulo Grand Prix. All hours are oriental.
|Friday, November 12||Practice 1||10:30 am||ESPN2|
|Friday, November 12||Qualification||2 pm||ESPNU|
|Saturday November 13||Practice 2||10 a. M.||ESPNews|
|Saturday November 13||Sprint classification||2:30 pm||ESPNews|
|Sunday, November 14||Race||Noon||ESPN2|
Live broadcast of Formula 1 for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five top OTT TV streaming options that broadcast ESPN: fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, fuboTV, and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.
Below are the links to each.
For those who have a cable or satellite subscription but aren’t in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2021 can be streamed live via phones, tablets, and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.
Formula 1 Calendar 2021
Throughout, there are 23 scheduled races in the 2021 F1 season, with the Portuguese Grand Prix sliding down the agenda the first week of March. The originally scheduled Vietnam Grand Prix was dropped after the arrest of Nguyen duc chungwhile the Chinese Grand Prix is in the air. It was originally scheduled for April 11, but will likely not take place this season.
The Singapore Grand Prix was also removed from the calendar, and the Turkish Grand Prix returned to the calendar instead.
All races will air in the US on the ESPN family of networks, and the United States Grand Prix and the Mexico City Grand Prix will air on ABC.
Please note: Spot start times do not include the broadcast start time, which is typically five minutes before the start of the race. Schedules do not include regular ESPN pre-race programs.
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Here is the most recent program:
|Date||Race||Course||Start time (ET)||television channel||Winner|
|28th March||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11 a. M.||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18th||Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna||Enzo and Dino Ferrari International Circuit||9 a. M.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 2nd||Grand Prix of Portugal||Algarve International Circuit||10 a. M.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit||9 a. M.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|may 23||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco Circuit||9 a. M.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 6th||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku city circuit||8 am||ESPN||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|June 20th||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||9 a. M.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 27th||Styrian Grand Prix||Red bull ring||9 a. M.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 4th||Austrian Grand Prix||Red bull ring||9 a. M.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 18||Great Britain Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10 a. M.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|August 1||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 a. M.||ESPN||Esteban Ocon (Alpino)|
|August 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps||9 a. M.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|September 5||Dutch Grand Prix||Zandvoort Circuit||9 a. M.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|September 12||Italian Grand Prix||Monza National Circuit||9 a. M.||ESPN2||Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)|
|September 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrome||8 am||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|October 10th||Turkish Grand Prix||Istanbul Intercity Park||8 am||ESPN2||Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)|
|October 24th||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3 pm||ABC||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|November 7||Grand Prix of Mexico City||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||2 pm||ABC||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|November 14th||Sao Paulo Grand Prix||Autodromo José Carlos Pace||Noon||ESPN2||TBD|
|November 21||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park Circuit||1 a. M.||ESPNews||TBD|
|December 5th||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Street Circuit||11 p. M.||ESPN2||TBD|
|December 12th||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||8 am||ESPN2||TBD|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.