Formula 1 French Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Formula 1 travels to Paul Ricard this weekend for the French Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Formula 1 French Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Max Verstappen will line up on pole position ahead of Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas after topping qualifying on Saturday.

Baku winner Sergio Perez will start fourth in the second Red Bull, with Carlos Sainz the top Ferrari driver in fifth.

When is the Formula 1 French Grand Prix

The 2021 Formula 1 French Grand Prix will be held at the Paul Ricard circuit from 15:00 local time (+2 GMT).

  • Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021 
  • Start time: 13:00 GMT / 14:00 BST / 15:00 CEST / 15:00 SAT / 16:00 EAT / 09:00 ET / 06:00 PT / 23:00 AEST / 22:00 JST / 18:30 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the Formula 1 schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

2021 Formula 1 French Grand Prix session timings in different timezones

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

09:30

10:30

11:30

05:30

02:30

19:30

18:30

15:00

FP2

13:00

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

23:00

22:00

18:30

FP3

10:00

11:00

12:00

06:00

03:00

20:00

19:00

15:30

Qualifying

13:00

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

23:00

22:00

18:30

Race 

13:00

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

23:00

22:00

18:30

How can I watch the French Grand Prix?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe

  • Austria - Servus TV / ORF
  • Belgium - RTBF
  • Denmark - TV3 / TV3 Sport / Viasat
  • Finland - MTV
  • France - Canal+
  • Germany - Sky
  • Hungary - M4
  • Italy - Sky
  • Netherlands - Ziggo
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Eleven Sports
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Sweden - Viasat
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS
  • UK - Sky Sports F1

Americas

  • USA - ESPN
  • Canada - RDS / TSN / Discovery Velocity
  • Latin America - Fox Sports / ESPN

Asia

  • China - CCTV / Tencent / Guangdong TV
  • India - Star Sports
  • Japan - Fuji Television
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Turkey - S Sport
  • Rest of Asia - Fox Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - Fox Sports / Network 10
  • New Zealand - Spark Sports

Africa

  • Africa - SuperSport

Can I stream the French Grand Prix?

Viewers can subscribe to F1 TV in selected countries to stream the race on a device of their choice.

Sky Sports and Movistar also offer their own live streaming service in the UK and Spain respectively.

French Grand Prix - Starting grid:

Cla # Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'29.990  
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'30.248 0.258
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'30.376 0.386
4 11 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'30.445 0.455
5 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'30.840 0.850
6 10 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'30.868 0.878
7 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'30.987 0.997
8 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'31.252 1.262
9 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'31.340 1.350
10 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'31.382 1.392
11 31 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'31.736 1.746
12 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'31.767 1.777
13 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'31.813 1.823
14 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'32.065 2.075
15 47 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas    
16 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'33.062 3.072
17 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'33.354 3.364
18 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 1'33.554 3.564
19 18 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 2'12.584 42.594
20 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri    
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