Long live France.
Saturdays were just as eventful as Sundays in this Formula 1 season: Charles Leclerc finished on pole after a red flag stopped the session for Monaco’s qualification, while four red flags were blown for the GP d ‘Azerbaijan, an F1 record.
This Sunday, the pole position belongs again to Max Verstappen, his second pole of the year.
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The drivers ‘and constructors’ championships are still wide open for the race on day 7 on Sunday: Max Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton by the weakest of the margins, with just four points separating the two best drivers in the standings. Red Bull currently leads Mercedes in the constructors’ championship, with Sergio Perez helping to widen the gap in Baku.
This is the first of a triple race to come.
Here is how they will line up this Sunday in France:
Formula 1 starting eleven for the 2021 French Grand Prix
Max Verstappen holds back Hamilton and Bottas, again preventing a Mercedes lockout in the front row.
Verstappen and Perez sandwich the two Mercs ahead of Sunday’s race:
|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 (Alpha Tauri)|
|7.||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|8.||Lando Norris (McLaren)|
|9.||Fernando Alonso (Alpine)|
|ten.||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.||Nicolas Latifi (Williams)|
|17.||Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)|
|18.||Nikita Mazepin (Haas)|
|19.||Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)|
|20.||Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri)|
What channel is the F1 race on Sunday on?
- Race: Grand Prix of France
- Dated: Sunday 20 June 2021
- TV channel: ESPN
- Direct: WatchESPN, fuboTV
The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all 2021 F1 races in the United States using the Sky Sports stream, with a few races heading to ABC later in the season.
Additionally, ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish home for all F1 2021 races in the United States.
What time does the F1 race start on Sunday?
- Dated: Sunday 20 June
- Start time: 9:00 a.m.ET
Sunday’s race start time at 9:00 a.m. means the 2021 French GP will start at 3:00 p.m. local time. The start time of the hour means that the lights will likely be on just after 9 a.m. ESPN’s pre-race show usually airs within one hour of the start of the race.
Below is the full TV schedule of the weekend’s F1 events at the French GP. All hours are oriental.
|Friday June 18||Practice 1||5:30||ESPN2|
|Friday June 18||Practice 2||9h00||ESPNU|
|saturday 19 june||Practice 3||6h00||ESPN2|
|saturday 19 june||Qualification||9h00||ESPN2|
|Sunday 20 June||Race||9h00||ESPN|
Live broadcast of Formula 1 for the French Grand Prix
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four main 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 broadcast for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Below are links to each.
For those with a cable or satellite subscription but not in front of a TV, Formula 1 racing in 2021 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication. .
Formula 1 calendar 2021
Formula 1 returns in 2021 with a zaftig 23 racing schedule, starting with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28 and ending with the usual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 12.
Canada’s GP would be canned as the country continues to grapple with coronavirus concerns, with F1 adding the Styrian GP in its place. The GP of France advances by a week to June 20.
The Portuguese Grand Prix returns for its second consecutive race after a 22-year absence. The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will also make its debut this year at the Jeddah Street circuit, scheduled for December.
All Eastern hours.
|Dated||Race||Classes||Start time||TV channel||Winner|
|March 28||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11:00||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18||Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna||Autodromo Internazionale Enzo and Dino Ferrari||9h00||To be determined||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 2nd||Grand Prix of Portugal||Algarve International Circuit||10:00 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Barcelona-Catalonia Circuit||9h00||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|23 May||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco circuit||9h00||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 6||Azerbaijani Grand Prix||Baku City Tour||8h00||ESPN||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|June 20||Grand Prix of France||Paul Ricard Circuit||9h00||ESPN2||To be determined|
|June 27||Grand Prix of Styria||Red bull ring||9h00||ESPN||To be determined|
|4th July||Austrian Grand Prix||Red bull ring||9h00||ESPN||To be determined|
|July 18||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10:00 a.m.||ESPN||To be determined|
|1st of August||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9h00||ESPN||To be determined|
|August 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa Francorchamps circuit||9h00||ESPN2||To be determined|
|September 5||Dutch Grand Prix||Zandvoort circuit||9h00||ESPN2||To be determined|
|September 12||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza||9h00||ESPN2||To be determined|
|September 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrome||8h00||ESPN2||To be determined|
|October 3||Singapore Grand Prix||Marina Bay Street Circuit||8h00||ESPN2||To be determined|
|October 10||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka International Running Course||1 o’clock in the morning||ESPN2||To be determined|
|24 october||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3:00 p.m.||ABC||To be determined|
|October 31||Mexico Grand Prix||Autodrome Hermanos Rodriguez||3:00 p.m.||ABC||To be determined|
|November 7||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodrome José Carlos Pace||Midday||ESPN2||To be determined|
|21 November||Australian Grand Prix||Albert park circuit||1 o’clock in the morning||ESPN News||To be determined|
|December 5||Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia||Jeddah streets tour||11 o’clock in the evening||ESPN2||To be determined|
|December 12||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||8h00||ESPN2||To be determined|