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Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2021 French Grand Prix

Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2021 French Grand Prix

Vive la France.

Saturdays have been equally as eventful as Sundays this Formula 1 season: Charles Leclerc ended up on pole after a red flag stopped the session for the Monaco quali, while four red flags blew through for the Azerbaijan GP, an F1 record.

This Sunday, pole position once again belongs to Max Verstappen, his second pole of the year.

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The driver’s and constructor’s championships are still wide open entering Sunday’s Round 7 race: Max Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton by the thinnest of margins, with just four points separating the top two drivers on the table. Red Bull currently leads Mercedes in the constructor’s championship as well, with Sergio Perez helping widen the gap at Baku.

It’s the first in a triple-header of races coming your way.

Here’s how they’ll line up this Sunday in France:

Formula 1 starting lineup for 2021 French Grand Prix

Max Verstappen holds off Hamilton and Bottas, preventing a Mercedes front-row lockout once again.

Verstappen and Perez sandwich the two Mercs heading into Sunday’s race:

PositionDriver (Team)
1.Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2.Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3.Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
4.Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
5.Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
6.Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
7.Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
8.Lando Norris (McLaren)
9.Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
10.Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
11.Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
12.Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
13.Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
14.George Russell (Williams)
15.Mick Schumacher (Haas)
16.Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
17.Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
18.Nikita Mazepin (Haas)
19.Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
20.Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)

What channel is the F1 race on Sunday?

  • Race: French Grand Prix
  • Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: WatchESPN, fuboTV

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

In addition, ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2021 F1 races in the U.S.

What time does the F1 race start on Sunday?

  • Date: Sunday, June 20
  • Start time: 9 a.m. ET

The 9 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the 2021 French GP will start at 3:00 p.m. local time. The on-the-hour start time means lights out will likely take place just after 9 a.m. ESPN’s pre-race show usually airs in the hour prior to the start of the race.

Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the French GP. All times are Eastern.

DateEventTimeTV channel
Friday, June 18Practice 15:30 a.m.ESPN2
Friday, June 18Practice 29 a.m.ESPNU
Saturday, June 19Practice 36 a.m.ESPN2
Saturday, June 19Qualifying9 a.m.ESPN2
Sunday, June 20Race9 a.m.ESPN

Formula 1 live stream for French Grand Prix

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that carry ESPN — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Formula 1 live stream for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Below are links to each.

For those who do 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 schedule 2021

Formula 1 returns in 2021 with a zaftig 23 race schedule, starting with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28, and concluding with the customary Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Dec. 12.

The Canadian GP would be canned as the country continues to wrangle coronavirus issues, with F1 adding the Styrian GP in its stead. The French GP moves up a week to June 20.

The Portuguese Grand Prix returns for its second-consecutive running after a 22-year absence. Also making its debut this year is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix taking pace on the Jeddah Street Circuit, scheduled for December.

All times Eastern.

DateRaceCourseStart timeTV channelWinner
March 28Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International Circuit11 a.m.ESPN2Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
April 18Emilia Romagna Grand PrixAutodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari9 a.m.TBDMax Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 2Portuguese Grand PrixAlgarve International Circuit10 a.m.ESPNLewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
May 9Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya9 a.m.ESPNLewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
May 23Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monaco9 a.m.ESPN2Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
June 6Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku City Circuit8 a.m.ESPNSergio Perez (Red Bull)
June 20French Grand PrixCircuit Paul Ricard9 a.m.ESPN2TBD
June 27Styrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9 a.m.ESPNTBD
July 4Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9 a.m.ESPNTBD
July 18British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit10 a.m.ESPNTBD
Aug. 1Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring9 a.m.ESPNTBD
Aug. 29Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps9 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Sept. 5Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Zandvoort9 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Sept. 12Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale di Monza9 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Sept. 26Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrom8 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Oct. 3Singapore Grand PrixMarina Bay Street Circuit8 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Oct. 10Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka International Racing Course1 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Oct. 24United States Grand PrixCircuit of the Americas3 p.m.ABCTBD
Oct. 31Mexico City Grand PrixAutodromo Hermanos Rodriguez3 p.m.ABCTBD
Nov. 7Brazilian Grand PrixAutodromo Jose Carlos PaceNoonESPN2TBD
Nov. 21Australian Grand PrixAlbert Park Circuit1 a.m.ESPN NewsTBD
Dec. 5Saudi Arabian Grand PrixJeddah Street Circuit11 p.m.ESPN2TBD
Dec. 12Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina Circuit8 a.m.ESPN2TBD

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