“Orange” you glad to see Max Verstappen?
In front of his homeland fans, the Red Bull driver took the pole position for the Dutch Grand Prix, making for a welcome homecoming entering Sunday’s race. This marks the first time Verstappen sits on the pole for his home grand prix.
It was an eventful stop-and-go qualifying day: Both Williams cars wrecked on Saturday, as George Russell and Nicholas Latifi pushed their rides too hard, hitting the wall and ending their qualifying sessions in Q2.
Mercedes secured the second and third spots in the grid, with Lewis Hamilton out-qualifying Valtteri Bottas, the last driver to cross the line in qualifying.
It’s another knock-down, drag-out fight entering Sunday’s grand prix with Hamilton and Verstappen fighting atop the driver’s championship table entering September.
Here’s how they’ll line up this Sunday in the Netherlands:
Formula 1 starting lineup for 2021 Dutch Grand Prix
Despite his teammate’s prowess behind the wheel of a Red Bull car, Sergio Perez was eliminated in Q1, putting him at 16th on Sunday.
With Kimi Raikkonen dealing with a positive COVID-19 test, Robert Kubica takes his Alfa Romeo seat for Sunday’s race.
|1.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|2.||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|3.||Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)|
|4.||Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri)|
|5.||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|6.||Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)|
|7.||Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)|
|8.||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|9.||Fernando Alonso (Alpine)|
|10.||Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)|
|11.||George Russell (Williams)|
|12.||Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)|
|13.||Lando Norris (McLaren)|
|14.||Nicholas Latifi (Williams)|
|15.||Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)|
|16.||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|17.||Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)|
|18.||Robert Kubica (Alfa Romeo)|
|19.||Mick Schumacher (Haas)|
|20.||Nikita Mazepin (Haas)|
What channel is the F1 race on Sunday?
- Race: Dutch Grand Prix
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 5
- 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, Sept. 5
- Start time: 9 a.m. ET
The 9 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the 2021 Dutch GP will start at 3 p.m. local time. The on-the-hour start time means lights out will likely take place just after 10 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 Dutch GP.
|Date||Event||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Friday, Sept. 3||Practice 1||5:30 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Friday, Sept. 3||Practice 2||9 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Saturday, Sept. 4||Practice 3||6 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Saturday, Sept. 4||Qualifying||9 a.m.||ESPN2|
|Sunday, Sept. 5||Race||9 a.m.||ESPN2|
Formula 1 live stream for Dutch 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, which is scheduled for December.
|Date||Race||Course||Start time (ET)||TV channel||Winner|
|March 28||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11 a.m.||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari||9 a.m.||TBD||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 2||Portuguese Grand Prix||Algarve International Circuit||10 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||9 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 23||Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 6||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||8 a.m.||ESPN||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|June 20||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 27||Styrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 4||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 18||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10 a.m.||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|Aug. 1||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 a.m.||ESPN||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|Aug. 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||9 a.m.||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|Sept. 5||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 12||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza||9 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Sept. 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom||8 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 3||Turkish Grand Prix||Istanbul City Circuit||TBD||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 10||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka International Racing Course||1 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Oct. 24||United States Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|Oct. 31||Mexico City Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|Nov. 7||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace||Noon||ESPN2||TBD|
|Nov. 21||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park Circuit||1 a.m.||ESPN News||TBD|
|Dec. 5||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Street Circuit||11 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|Dec. 12||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||8 a.m.||ESPN2||TBD|