2021 French Grand Prix: UK race start time, practice, qualifying and how can I watch F1 on TV?
ax Verstappen is hoping to extend his lead in the F1 World Championship as he takes pole position at today’s French Grand Prix.
The Red Bull driver finished 0.258 seconds ahead of title rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday with Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas third at the Paul Ricard circuit near Marseille.
Sergio Perez will start fourth behind the other Red Bull ahead of Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri.
Hamilton has led the last two editions of the French race, winning both races from pole, but the seven-time world champion has had no response for the pace of Red Bull and Verstappen here this weekend.
Hamilton, who uses Bottas’ old chassis following a planned parts rotation, was not entirely okay with his machine, complaining on Friday at test of a problem with his car.
He will therefore be reassured to join his rival for the title in the first row. Nonetheless, it was Verstappen, who should have won in Azerbaijan a fortnight ago before suffering a puncture with only five laps remaining, who heads to Sunday’s race as the favorite. to extend his lead by four points.
There were punches in the Mercedes garage with Bottas taking third place to split the Red Bulls.
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When will the 2021 French Grand Prix?
The French Grand Prix will take place today – Sunday June 20, 2021 at the Circuit Paul Ricard.
Practice took place on Friday and Saturday, with qualifying on Saturday.
What time is the 2021 French Grand Prix?
The race itself is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. BST this afternoon.
How to watch the 2021 French Grand Prix?
TV channel: The race will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports Main Event and F1 channels.
Coverage of the race begins at 12:30 p.m. BST.
Direct: Subscribers can stream the action LIVE through the SkyGo website and app.
Qualifying result in its entirety
1. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing, 1 minute, 29.990 seconds.
2. Lewis Hamilton, Great Britain, Mercedes, 1: 30,248.
3. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1: 30.376.
4. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Red Bull Racing, 1: 30.445.
5. Carlos Sainz Jr, Spain, Ferrari, 1: 30.840.
6. Pierre Gasly, France, Alphatauri, 1: 30.868.
7. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Ferrari, 1: 30.987.
8. Lando Norris, Great Britain, McLaren, 1: 31,252.
9. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Alpine, 1: 31.340.
10. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, McLaren, 1: 31.382.
Eliminated after the second session
11. Esteban Ocon, France, Alpine, 1: 31.736.
12. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Aston Martin, 1: 31.767.
13. Antonio Giovinazzi, Italy, Alfa Romeo Racing, 1: 31.813.
14. George Russell, Great Britain, Williams, 1: 32.065.
Eliminated after the first session
15. George Russell, Great Britain, Williams, 1: 33.060.
16. Nicholas Latifi, Canada, Williams, 1: 33.062.
17. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Alfa Romeo Racing, 1: 33.354.
18. Nikita Mazepin, Russia, Haas F1 Team, 1: 33.554.
19. Lance Stroll, Canada, Aston Martin, 2: 12.584.