Home sweet home.
Red Bull Racing has been on something of a heater lately: With Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez taking home top-row finishes in the last three races, they get a bit of home-cooking this weekend, with the Styrian Grand Prix taking place at Red Bull Ring in Austria.
The first seven races of the season have both been routine and not: While Lewis Hamilton is still in the mix — and it’s still early on — it’s been Verstappen who’s taken the lead in the world driver’s championship, opening up a 12-point lead over second place Mercedes driver.
Racing two weeks in a row at Red Bull Ring could favor the Red Bull racers. Verstappen, who finished third in the Styrian GP in 2020, could use some more podium finishes to help pad up his lead.
It’s the first of two in a row at Austria. Here’s what you need to know about this week’s F1 race:
What channel is the F1 race on today?
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 today?
The 9 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix 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 Styrian Grand Prix. All times are Eastern.
Formula 1 live stream for Styrian 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
In all, there are 23 scheduled races in the 2021 F1 season, with the Portuguese Grand Prix the last race added, sliding onto the docket the first week in March. The originally scheduled Vietnam Grand Prix was removed after the arrest of Nguyen Duc Chung, while the Chinese Grand Prix is currently up in the air. It was originally scheduled for April 11, but will likely not take place this season.
All races will be broadcast on the U.S. side on the ESPN family of networks, with the United States Grand Prix and Mexico City Grand Prix both airing on ABC. The Singapore Grand Prix was also removed from the schedule, but FIA plans to replace it.
Please note: The on-the-hour start times do not include the broadcast start time, which is typically five minutes before the start of the race. Times do not include ESPN’s customary pre-race shows.
Here’s the latest schedule:
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