Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more

The Hungaroing will host the third round of the 2020 Formula 1 season on July 17-19. Here's how and when you can watch Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix in your country.

Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more
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The Hungarian GP has been an ever-present fixture on the F1 calendar since 1986. McLaren is the most successful team at the Hungaroing with 12 wins, but Mercedes has won the last two races at this venue.

Red Bull hasn't scored a single win at the Hungaroring since 2014, although it did come close to ending its win drought last year.

Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid, with Lewis Hamilton claiming pole position from teammate Valtteri Bottas. Lance Stroll will start a strong third ahead of the sister Racing Point of Sergio Perez.

Red Bull struggled in qualifying at a track that was supposed to suit the RB16. Max Verstappen qualified a lowly 17th, while Alex Albon failed to get into Q3 and will start 13th.

When is the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix? 

The Hungarian GP takes place on July 19th at the Hungaroing circuit located just outside the capital city of Budapest.

  • Date: Sunday 19th July 2020 
  • Start time: 3:10pm CEST / 2:10pm BST / 9:10am ET / 6:10am PT / 11:10pm AEST / 6:40pm IST

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

How can I watch the Hungarian Grand Prix?

The Hungarian Grand Prix will be broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe: Viewers in the UK can tune into Sky Sports F1 to watch the live coverage of the Hungarian GP, while Sky TV will also broadcast the race in Italy. RTL will show the race in Germany, Movistar will telecast it in Spain and Canal+ will carry the coverage in France.

North America: The Austrian GP will be broadcast in the US on ESPN, in Mexico on Tudn and in Canada on TSN/RDS.

Asia: Most of Asia is covered by Fox Sports, including India where F1 is broadcast by sister channel Star Sports Select 2. Fuji TV Next will carry live coverage in Japan. 

Oceanica: Fox Sports 506 will bring live coverage from the Hungaroring to viewers in Australia. Spark Sport will show the race in New Zealand.

Can I stream the Hungarian Grand Prix?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream the race on a device of their choice. Sky Sports and Movistar offer live streaming in the UK and Spain respectively, with the latter's package costing seven euros a month.

Weather forecast for the Hungarian Grand Prix

According to the latest weather forecast, rain is set to hit Budapest on Sunday. 

Hungarian Grand Prix - starting grid:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'13.447  
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'13.554 0.107
3 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point 1'14.377 0.930
4 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point 1'14.545 1.098
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1'14.774 1.327
6 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'14.817 1.370
7 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'14.849 1.402
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'14.966 1.519
9 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 1'15.027 1.580
10 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri    
11 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1'15.661 2.214
12 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'15.698 2.251
13 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull 1'15.715 2.268
14 France Esteban Ocon Renault 1'15.742 2.295
15 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'16.544 3.097
16 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas 1'16.152 2.705
17 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1'16.204 2.757
18 France Romain Grosjean Haas 1'16.407 2.960
19 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'16.506 3.059
20 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'16.614 3.167
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