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

Formula 1 travels to Portimao this weekend for the third round of the 2021 season. Here's how you can watch the Portuguese Grand Prix in your country.

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

Mercedes drivers have locked out the front row of the grid at Portimao, with Valtteri Bottas lining up on pole position ahead of world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Having lost his best lap in qualifying to a track limits infringement, Max Verstappen starts the race from third on the grid in the lead Red Bull, with teammate Sergio Perez alongside him in fourth.

When is the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix

The 2021 Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix will be held at the Algarve Circuit in Portimao on May 2 at 15:00 local time (+1 GMT).

  • Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021 
  • Start time: 14:00 GMT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT / 00:00 AEST (Sunday) / 23:00 JST / 19:30 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 Portuguese session timings in different timezones

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

10:30

11:30

12:30

06:30

03:30

20:30

19:30

16:00

FP2

14:00

15:00

16:00

10:00

07:00

00:00*

23:00

19:30

FP3

11:00

12:00

13:00

07:00

04:00

21:00

20:00

16:30

Qualifying

14:00

15:00

16:00

10:00

07:00

00:00*

23:00

19:30

Race 

14:00

15:00

16:00

10:00

07:00

00:00*

23:00

19:30

*+1 day

How can I watch the Portuguese 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 Portuguese 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.

Starting grid:

Cla # Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'18.348  
2 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'18.355 0.007
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'18.746 0.398
4 11 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'18.890 0.542
5 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'19.039 0.691
6 31 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'19.042 0.694
7 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'19.116 0.768
8 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'19.306 0.958
9 10 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'19.475 1.127
10 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'19.659 1.311
11 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'19.109 0.761
12 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'19.216 0.868
13 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'19.456 1.108
14 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'19.463 1.115
15 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'19.812 1.464
16 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'19.839 1.491
17 18 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'19.913 1.565
18 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'20.285 1.937
19 47 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'20.452 2.104
20 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 1'20.912 2.564
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