Dutch GP: Race start time, practice, qualifying and how to watch F1


ormula One is back in the Netherlands for the first time in 36 years as the Dutch Grand Prix takes centre stage at Circuit Zandvoort this weekend.

Not since 1985 has an F1 race taken place in the country, with a proposed return in 2020 postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

F1 returned from its annual summer break amid a deluge at Spa, where Red Bull’s Verstappen was eventually declared the winner after almost four hours with only two laps behind the safety car possible due to the inclement weather conditions.

Half-points were eventually awarded for the first time in 12 years to those that finished in the top 10, with George Russell claiming his maiden podium for Williams and Hamilton settling for third.

Hamilton began well in the Netherlands on Friday by topping a shortened first practice session after Sebastian Vettel’s engine failure led to a delay of more than 35 minutes.

However, it was Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz that led the way ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Verstappen in FP2 after Hamilton missed much of the session due to an engine problem.

When is the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix?

The Dutch Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at the revamped Circuit Zandvoort in the Netherlands.

What time is the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix?

The first two practice sessions took place on Friday, with FP3 coming up at 11am BST on Saturday.

Qualifying starts at 2pm on Saturday, with the race itself taking place 24 hours later, at 2pm on Sunday.

How can I watch the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix?

TV channel: The race will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports’ Main Event and F1 channels.

The race coverage starts at 12:30pm BST on F1 and 2:30pm on Main Event.

Live stream: Subscribers can stream the action LIVE via the SkyGo website and app.

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