Formula One 2021 Races on UK TV with Live Streaming Options


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From Lewis Hamilton’s dominance to the return of a racing icon at Renault, the 2021 Formula One season is set to be a compelling watch. From practice to pit stops, Formula One continues to dominate the international motorsport landscape. Find out how to watch or stream races live in the UK here.

How to Watch Formula 1 on UK TV

The 2021 Formula One season is set to get underway and race fans are quite rightly excited. Lewis Hamilton could become the sport’s most decorated driver if he wins a record eighth world title – but the field behind him is definitely closing the gap.

Red Bull and Ferrari will be the two names challenging Mercedes at the front of the grid, with both teams adding new drivers for the 2021 campaign. Sergio Perez comes in for Alex Albon alongside Max Verstappen at Red Bull, a move many think will send the Austrian outfit back to winning ways.

Carlos Sainz will partner Charles Leclerc at Ferrari, after four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel moved on from the Scuderia for a seat at the newly branded Aston Martin team (Force India). More great news for the grid is that Fernando Alonso is back in F1 at Renault, where he won both of his world titles in the 2000s.

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The F1 Live on Sky Sports and NOW TV

Sky Sports has signed an exclusive deal with Formula One, bringing you the 2021 FIA F1 Championship live on UK TV. From 2019 to 2024, the network is showing every race live – including all every warm-up practice and qualifying session. Sky Sports’ experienced team of Simon Lazenby, Paul Di Resta and Martin Brundle bring you the insider’s scoop and top-shelf analysis.

NOW TV, a part of the Sky stable, has the exact same programming as Sky Sports and offer a choice of daily, weekly and monthly passes. These are perfect if you’re just looking to catch one of the big races like the British or Monaco Grands Prix, or any other race without making a long-term commitment. You can tune into the race live online at home, or on your mobile device while on the go.

The F1 on Free to Air (Channel 4)

Channel 4, the official F1 free to air provider in the United Kingdom, will be showing highlights of all 23 races, but only the British Grand Prix will be available to watch live in its entirety. Channel 4 also have a highlights package of the qualifying sessions to be shown on the Saturday evening before the race itself. As for programming, Channel 4’s coverage is headed up by Steve Jones and David Coulthard.

Bahrain Grand Prix TV Preview

The next event on the Formula 1 calendar is the Bahrain GP. Every warm-up, practice and qualifying session is available to watch live in the UK on BT Sport. Highlights of the race will be available after the chequered flag on Channel 4;

Bahrain Grand Prix Live TV Times

Date Event Time Channel
Friday 26 Mar Practice 1 LIVE TBCSky Sports/NOW TV
Friday 26 Mar Practice 2 LIVE TBCSky Sports/NOW TV
Saturday 27 Mar Practice 3 LIVE TBC Sky Sports/NOW TV
Saturday 27 MarQualifying LIVE TBC Sky Sports/NOW TV
Sunday 28 MarBahrain GP LIVE TBC Sky Sports/NOW TV

Shown as British Summer Time (BST), adjust for regional differences.

Watch or Stream the Bahrain Grand Prix Live

In 2021, Sky Sports is televising all 21 Formula One weekend live, in Ultra HD, with replays of the sessions you may have missed. This includes every qualifying and practice session broadcast live, with the Grand Prix ad-break free to enhance your viewing, as well as the option to stream the Bahrain Grand Prix to a variety of eligible mobile devices using the free Sky Go app should it be more convenient. If you’re interested in full access to this action take a moment to review the Sky Sports plus Entertainment package, which requires an 18-month commitment and the necessary equipment.

If you’re looking for an alternative that doesn’t involve a long-term commitment, you may wish to check out NOW TV, which offers shorter, more flexible deals. With NOW TV you can watch every televised session of the BahrainGrand Prix live online using a compatible device or available app, while receiving the exact same broadcast experience and coverage as Sky Sports. NOW TV offers the choice of adding a Sky Sports day pass, weekly pass or monthly pass, and there’s no setup or equipment fees, so you can start watching within minutes of plugging it in.

F1 2021 Live TV Fixtures and Grand Prix Schedule

DateGrand Prix VenueChannels Available
Mar 12 – 14TestingSky Sports / NOW TV
Mar 26 – 28Bahrain GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Apr 16-18Italy GP Sky Sports / NOW TV
Apr 30 – May 2TBCSky Sports / NOW TV
May 7 – 9Spain GPSky Sports / NOW TV
May 20 – 23Monaco GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Jun 4 – 6Azerbaijan GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Jun 11 – 13Canada GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Jun 25 – 27France GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Jul 2 – 4Austrian GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Jul 16 – 18British GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Jul 30 – Aug 1Hungarian GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Aug 27 – 29Belgian GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Sep 3 – 5Dutch GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Sep 10 – 12Italy GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Sep 24 – 26Russia GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Oct 1 – 3Singapore GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Oct 8 – 10Japan GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Oct 22 – 24US GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Oct 29 – 31Mexico GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Nov 5 – 7 Brazil GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Nov 19 – 21 Australia GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Nov 3 – 5Saudi GPSky Sports / NOW TV
Dec 10 – 12Abu Dhabi GPSky Sports / NOW TV

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