Mercedes get the breaks heading into the break.
Lewis Hamilton takes pole position heading into Sunday’s race in Hungary, his 101st career pole. Mercedes secures the front-row lockout.
Hamilton demonstrated a bit of gamesmanship on Saturday: Heading into the outlap in Q3, he took his time getting around the track, forcing Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez to follow pace. Perez couldn’t get to the line in time, while Verstappen just made it across.
The Hungarian GP is the last race before the summer break — and if qualifying is any indication, then Sunday’s race could be pretty, pretty dramatic.
Here’s how they’ll line up this Sunday in Hungary:
Formula 1 starting lineup for 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix
For the first time this season, George Russell was knocked off in Q1. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz crashed out in Q2, causing a red flag.
Here’s how they’ll line up:
|1.||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|2.||Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)|
|3.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|4.||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|5.||Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)|
|6.||Lando Norris (McLaren)|
|7.||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|8.||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|9.||Fernando Alonso (Alpine)|
|10.||Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)|
|11.||Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)|
|12.||Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)|
|13.||Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)|
|14.||Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)|
|15.||Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)|
|16.||Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)|
|17.||George Russell (Williams)|
|18.||Nicholas Latifi (Williams)|
|19.||Nikita Mazepin (Haas)|
|DNQ||Mick Schumacher (Haas)|
What channel is the F1 race on Sunday?
- Race: Hungarian Grand Prix
- Date: Sunday, Aug. 1, 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, July 18
- Start time: 10 a.m. ET
The 10 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the 2021 British GP will start at 3 p.m. local time. The on-the-hour start time means lights out will likely take place just after 10 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 British GP.
|Date||Event||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Friday, July 30||Practice 1||5:30 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Friday, July 30||Practice 2||9 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Saturday, July 31||Practice 3||6 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Saturday, July 31||Qualifying||9 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Sunday, Aug. 1||Race||9 a.m.||ESPN|
Formula 1 live stream for Hungarian 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.
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 was canned as the country continues to wrangle with coronavirus issues, and F1 added the Styrian GP in its stead. The French GP moves up a week to June 20.
The race originally scheduled for Oct. 3 in Singapore was also axed, with the Turkish GP rejoining the schedule for the same date. That race takes place at Istanbul City Circuit.
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 place on the Jeddah Street Circuit, scheduled for December.
|Date||Race||Course||Start time (ET)||TV channel||Winner|
|March 28||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11 a.m.||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari||9 a.m.||TBD||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 2||Portuguese Grand Prix||Algarve International Circuit||10 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||9 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 23||Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 6||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||8 a.m.||ESPN||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|June 20||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 27||Styrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 4||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 18||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|Aug. 1||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 a.m.||ESPN||TBD|
|Aug. 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 5||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 12||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom||8 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 3||Turkish Grand Prix||Istanbul City Circuit||TBD||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 10||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka International Racing Course||1 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 24||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|Oct. 31||Mexico City Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|Nov. 7||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace||Noon||ESPN2||TBD|
|Nov. 21||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park Circuit||1 a.m.||ESPN News||TBD|
|Dec. 5||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Street Circuit||11 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Dec. 12||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||8 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|