Wednesday, October 20

What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time of the 2021 French Grand Prix



This weekend is about the career, more than a career.

While the Paul Ricard circuit is not the most attractive or exciting track, the most exciting race will be at the top of the table in this year’s drivers’ championship.

Currently, Max Verstappen (107 points) leads Lewis Hamilton (104 points) as Red Bull and Mercedes drivers battle it out for driver supremacy as they enter Round 7 of the 2021 F1 season.

MORE: Watch Formula 1 live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

An incredibly entertaining Azerbaijani GP resulted in Verstappen crashing (due to poor tires), leaving the door open for Hamilton to take over. Hamilton, however, was locked out due to a driver error at the restart of the race on the last lap, prompting Sergio Pérez to take control of the race and Red Bull to clinch the constructors’ title.

The stakes are high going into the first race of a triple title.

Here’s what you need to know about this week’s F1 race:

What channel is the F1 race on today?

  • Race: French Grand Prix
  • Date: Sunday June 20
  • Television channel: ESPN
  • Live broadcast: WatchESPN, fuboTV

The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all of the 2021 F1 races in the United States using the Sky Sports broadcast, with some races heading to ABC later in the season.

Additionally, 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 June 20
  • Start time: 9 am ET

Sunday’s race start time at 9 am ET means that the 2021 French Grand Prix will begin at 3:00 pm local time. The start time in hour means the lights are likely to go out just after 9am. 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 French Grand Prix. All hours are oriental.

Date Event Hour television channel
Friday June 18 Practice 1 05:30 am ESPN2
Friday June 18 Practice 2 09 am ESPNU
Saturday June 19 Practice 3 6:00 am ESPN2
Saturday June 19 Qualification 09 am ESPN2
Sunday June 20 Race 09 am ESPNee

Live broadcast of Formula 1 for the Monaco Grand Prix

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four main OTT TV streaming options that broadcast ESPN: fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.

Below are the links to each.

For those who have a cable or satellite subscription but are not 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 as the last race added, sliding down the agenda the first week of March. The originally scheduled Vietnam Grand Prix was dropped after the arrest of Nguyen Duc Chung, while the Chinese Grand Prix is ​​currently on the air. It was originally scheduled for April 11, but will likely not take place this season.

All races will air on the US side of the ESPN family of networks, and the United States Grand Prix and the Mexico City Grand Prix will air on ABC. The Singapore Grand Prix was also removed from the calendar, but the FIA ​​plans to replace it.

Please note: Spot start times do not include the broadcast start time, which is typically five minutes before the start of the race. The schedules do not include the usual ESPN pre-race programs.

MORE: Live stream of F1 races throughout the season on fuboTV (7-day free trial)

Here is the most recent program:

Date Race Course Start time 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. TBD 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-Catalonia 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 TBD
June 27th Styrian Grand Prix Red bull ring 9 a. M. ESPN TBD
July 4th Austrian Grand Prix Red bull ring 9 a. M. ESPN TBD
July 18 Great Britain Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit 10 a. M. ESPN TBD
August 1 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring 9 a. M. ESPN TBD
August 29 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps 9 a. M. ESPN2 TBD
September 5 Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort Circuit 9 a. M. ESPN2 TBD
September 12 Italian Grand Prix Monza National Circuit 9 a. M. ESPN2 TBD
September 26 Russian Grand Prix Sochi Autodrome 8 am ESPN2 TBD
October 10th Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Racing Course 1 a. M. ESPN2 TBD
October 24th United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas 3 pm ABC TBD
31 October Grand Prix of Mexico City Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 3 pm ABC TBD
November 7 Brazilian Grand Prix Autodromo José Carlos Pace Noon ESPN2 TBD
November 21 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park Circuit 1 a. M. ESPN News 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




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