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Styrian Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

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Styrian Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel & more
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Jul 11, 2020, 6:00 AM

Red Bull Ring will host the second round of the 2020 Formula 1 season under the Styrian Grand Prix banner. Here's how you can watch qualifying in your country.

Following a successful season opener in Spielberg, Formula 1 will make a second visit to the Austrian venue this weekend.

Mercedes is the favourite for pole position once again, having locked out the front row of the grid last weekend - although Lewis Hamilton was later demoted to fourth after being found guilty of ignoring yellow flags on his flying lap.

Red Bull is expected to be Mercedes' closest challenger, while both Racing Point and McLaren will be eyeing a top-five starting position.

What time does qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix start?

Qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix will kick off at 3pm local time in Austria and conclude at 4pm local time. 

  • Date: Saturday 11th July 2020 
  • Start time: 3pm CEST / 2pm BST / 9am ET / 6am PT / 11pm AEST / 6:30pm 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 qualifying?

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

Europe: Viewers in the UK can tune into Sky Sports F1 to watch qualifying, while Sky TV will also broadcast the session 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: Qualifying 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 qualifying coverage in Japan. 

Oceanica: Fox Sports 506 will bring live coverage of qualifying to viewers in Australia. Spark Sport will show qualifying in New Zealand.

Can I stream qualifying?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream qualifying on a device of their choice. Some local broadcasters such as Sky TV also offer their own on-demand service. 

Live commentary

Motorsport.com will be presenting its live coverage of qualifying straight from the Red Bull Ring. Make sure to check our website for live updates throughout the session.

Weather forecast for qualifying

Rain hit the track for the first time on Saturday morning and it is expected to return at various points through the day. This could cause either the postponement or cancellation of both Saturday's Free Practice 3 and Qualifying

What happens if rain cancels qualifying?

If qualifying is postponed due to the weather, F1 will try to reschedule it on Sunday morning. If the weather is still not suitable, drivers' fastest times from Free Practice 2 will be used to set the grid. This would see Verstappen starting from pole position, with Bottas lining up in second place.

Free practice 1 (FP1) results:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point 1'04.867  
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'04.963 0.096
3 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'05.089 0.222
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'05.120 0.253
5 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point 1'05.396 0.529
6 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull 1'05.483 0.616
7 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 1'05.602 0.735
8 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'05.698 0.831
9 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1'05.769 0.902
10 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1'05.770 0.903
11 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1'05.815 0.948
12 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'05.837 0.970
13 France Esteban Ocon Renault 1'05.874 1.007
14 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'05.908 1.041
15 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'06.441 1.574
16 France Romain Grosjean Haas 1'06.446 1.579
17 United Kingdom Jack Aitken Williams 1'06.768 1.901
18 Poland Robert Kubica Alfa Romeo 1'06.797 1.930
19 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'09.598 4.731
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas    

Free practice 2  (FP2) results:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'03.660  
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'03.703 0.043
3 Mexico Sergio Perez Racing Point 1'03.877 0.217
4 Canada Lance Stroll Racing Point 1'04.241 0.581
5 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 1'04.333 0.673
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'04.348 0.688
7 Thailand Alex Albon Red Bull 1'04.437 0.777
8 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'04.541 0.881
9 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'04.706 1.046
10 France Esteban Ocon Renault 1'04.746 1.086
11 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'04.757 1.097
12 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1'05.050 1.390
13 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'05.152 1.492
14 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'05.365 1.705
15 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'05.588 1.928
16 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1'05.613 1.953
17 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'05.655 1.995
18 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas 1'05.790 2.130
19 France Romain Grosjean Haas 1'06.096 2.436
20 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Renault    
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Series Formula 1
Event Styrian GP
Author Rachit Thukral