Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2021 Austrian Grand Prix

Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2021 Austrian Grand Prix

Home race, homeland fans, home run for Max Verstappen.

After impressing at Practice 3 on Saturday morning, Verstappen took home pole and sits at the front of the grid entering Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, his fourth pole of the 2021 season.

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Pole position for the Red Bull racer — and current leader in the driver’s championship — is exceptionally important now. Entering the middle of the season, Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton in the driver’s championship, with the Merc racer entering Sunday’s sprint in fourth grid position.

Last Lap Lando was Fast Lap Lando on Saturday, with Norris finishing second in qualifying, his best-ever finish in Formula 1. Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez enters the second race at Red Bull Ring in the third grid spot.

Here’s how they’ll line up this Sunday in Austria, once again:

Formula 1 starting lineup for 2021 Austrian Grand Prix

A disappointing run at the Red Bull Ring continues for Ferrari, which couldn’t make it into Q3 on Saturday. Still, they have good race pace, so expect both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz to pick up some places on Sunday.

Vettel finished qualifying in eighth, but expect him to drop down the grid for blocking Fernando Alonso at the end of Q2 

PositionDriver (Team)
1.Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2.Lando Norris (McLaren)
3.Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
4.Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
5.Valterri Bottas (Mercedes)
6.Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)
7.Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
8.Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)
9.George Russell (Williams)
10.Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
11.Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
12.Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
13.Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)
14.Fernando Alonso (Alpine)
15.Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)
16.Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)
17.Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
18.Nicholas Latifi (Williams)
19.Mick Schumacher (Haas)
20.Nikita Mazepin (Haas)

What channel is the F1 race on Sunday?

  • Race: Austrian Grand Prix
  • Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: WatchESPN, fuboTV

The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all 2021 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed, with a few races heading to ABC later in the season.

In addition, ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2021 F1 races in the U.S.

What time does the F1 race start on Sunday?

  • Date: Sunday, July 4
  • Start time: 9 a.m. ET

The 9 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the 2021 Austrian GP will start at 3:00 p.m. local time. The on-the-hour start time means lights out will likely take place just after 9 a.m. ESPN’s pre-race show usually airs in the hour prior to the start of the race.

Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the Austrian GP. All times are Eastern.

DateEventTimeTV channel
Friday, July 2Practice 15:30 a.m.ESPN2
Friday, July 2Practice 29 a.m.ESPNU
Saturday, July 3Practice 36 a.m.ESPN2
Saturday, July 3Qualifying9 a.m.ESPN2
Sunday, July 4Race9 a.m.ESPN

Formula 1 live stream for Austrian Grand Prix

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major 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.

Below are links to each.

For those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2021 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.

Formula 1 schedule 2021

Formula 1 returns in 2021 with a zaftig 23-race schedule, starting with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28, and concluding with the customary Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Dec. 12.

The Canadian GP was canned as the country continues to wrangle with coronavirus issues, and F1 added the Styrian GP in its stead. The French GP moves up a week to June 20.

The race originally scheduled for Oct. 3 in Singapore was also axed, with the Turkish GP rejoining the schedule for the same date. That race takes place at Istanbul City Circuit.

The Portuguese Grand Prix returns for its second-consecutive running after a 22-year absence. Also making its debut this year is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix taking place on the Jeddah Street Circuit, scheduled for December.

All times Eastern.

DateRaceCourseStart timeTV channelWinner
March 28Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International Circuit11 a.m.ESPN2Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
April 18Emilia Romagna Grand PrixAutodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari9 a.m.TBDMax Verstappen (Red Bull)
May 2Portuguese Grand PrixAlgarve International Circuit10 a.m.ESPNLewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
May 9Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya9 a.m.ESPNLewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
May 23Monaco Grand PrixCircuit de Monaco9 a.m.ESPN2Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
June 6Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku City Circuit8 a.m.ESPNSergio Perez (Red Bull)
June 20French Grand PrixCircuit Paul Ricard9 a.m.ESPN2Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
June 27Styrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9 a.m.ESPNMax Verstappen (Red Bull)
July 4Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9 a.m.ESPNTBD
July 18British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit10 a.m.ESPNTBD
Aug. 1Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring9 a.m.ESPNTBD
Aug. 29Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps9 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Sept. 5Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Zandvoort9 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Sept. 12Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale di Monza9 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Sept. 26Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrom8 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Oct. 3Turkish Grand PrixIstanbul City CircuitTBDESPN2TBD
Oct. 10Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka International Racing Course1 a.m.ESPN2TBD
Oct. 24United States Grand PrixCircuit of the Americas3 p.m.ABCTBD
Oct. 31Mexico City Grand PrixAutodromo Hermanos Rodriguez3 p.m.ABCTBD
Nov. 7Brazilian Grand PrixAutodromo Jose Carlos PaceNoonESPN2TBD
Nov. 21Australian Grand PrixAlbert Park Circuit1 a.m.ESPN NewsTBD
Dec. 5Saudi Arabian Grand PrixJeddah Street Circuit11 p.m.ESPN2TBD
Dec. 12Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina Circuit8 a.m.ESPN2TBD