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

Red Bull and Mercedes will again go head-to-head in the fourth round of the 2021 Formula 1 season at Barcelona this weekend. Here's how and when can you watch the Spanish Grand Prix.

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

Ever since the start of the V6 hybrid era in 2014, Mercedes has held a comfortable advantage over the rest of the field at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. In fact, if it wasn't for the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the start of the 2016 race, Mercedes would have likely enjoyed a run of seven consecutive victories in the Spanish GP.

Hamilton starts the 2021 edition of the race from pole position, having narrowly outpaced Max Verstappen in qualifying. Their teammates Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez will line up third and eighth respectively.

When is the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

The 2021 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix will be held at Barcelona on May 9 at 15:00 local time (+2 GMT).

  • Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021 
  • Start time: 13:00 GMT / 14:00 BST / 15:00 CEST / 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 for the Spanish Grand Prix

 

Cla # Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'16.741  
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'16.777 0.036
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'16.873 0.132
4 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'17.510 0.769
5 31 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'17.580 0.839
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'17.620 0.879
7 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'17.622 0.881
8 11 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'17.701 0.960
9 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'18.010 1.269
10 14 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'18.147 1.406
11 18 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'17.974 1.233
12 10 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'17.982 1.241
13 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'18.079 1.338
14 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'18.356 1.615
15 63 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'19.154 2.413
16 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'18.556 1.815
17 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'18.917 2.176
18 47 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'19.117 2.376
19 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'19.219 2.478
20 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 1'19.807 3.066
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