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Hungarian GP preview: Start time and how to watch


Eleven days on from the 180mph accident at Silverstone which has lit the blue touch paper on this season’s Formula One fight, Hamilton – despite being deemed “predominantly at fault” by the stewards – insisted he had no regrets, and knocked back Verstappen’s suggestion that his victory celebrations in front of 140,000 partisan British fans were “disrespectful”.

Verstappen first made the claim from his hospital bed in Coventry in the hours after Hamilton’s controversial win, and in Hungary – speaking for the first time since the crash at Copse corner which registered at an extraordinary 51G – he then took aim at Hamilton and Mercedes’ integrity by claiming their exuberant celebrations “show what they are really like”.

On Thursday afternoon, Verstappen’s Red Bull team presented a dossier – understood to be more than 20 pages – to the British GP stewards in the hope Hamilton’s 10-second penalty, which they considered lenient, would be reviewed.

But the stewards were unmoved by Red Bull’s evidence log, with Hamilton’s 99th win, which sees him head into Sunday’s race just eight points adrift of Verstappen, standing.

While Hamilton will be focused on the track as he chases a record-extending 100th grand prix win this weekend, both the Brit and Sebastian Vettel have spoken out against the Hungarian government’s planned LGBT law referendum.

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Here’s all the information you need to tune in this weekend…

When is the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix?

The British Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at the Hungaroring in Budapest.

What time is the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix?

First practice session: 10:30am-11:30am, Friday 30 July

Second practice session: 2pm-3pm, Friday 30 July

Third practice session: 11am-12pm, Saturday 31 July

Qualifying: 2pm-3pm, Saturday 31 July

Race: 2pm, Sunday August 1

How can I watch the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix?

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

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

Highlights: Channel 4 will show free highlights from 6:30pm.


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