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

The Istanbul Park plays host to the 16th round of the Formula 1 season on October 10. Here's how you can watch the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday.

Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more
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Lewis Hamilton topped qualifying on Saturday with a new lap record of 1m22.868s, but will start 11th on the grid after exceeding his engine allocation for the season.

This will put his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on pole position for the race, ahead of championship contender Max Verstappen in the lead Red Bull.

Charles Leclerc put in an impressive display to qualify third for Ferrari, ahead of a rapid Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri.

Sergio Perez was only sixth fastest in the second Red Bull, behind the Alpine of two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso.

When is the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix

The 2021 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix will beginat 15:00 local time (+3 GMT) in Istanbul.

  • Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021 
  • Start time: 12:00 GMT / 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 14:00 SAT / 15:00 EAT / 15:00 local time / 08:00 ET / 05:00 PT / 22:00 AEST / 21:00 JST / 17:30 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 Turkish Grand Prix session timings in different timezones

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

08:30

09:30

10:30

04:30

01:30

18:30

17:30

14:00

FP2

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

FP3

09:00

10:00

11:00

05:00

02:00

19:00

18:00

14:30

Qualifying

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

Race 

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

How can I watch the Turkish 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 Turkish 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.

Turkish Grand Prix - Starting grid:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1'22.998  
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull 1'23.196 0.198
3 Monaco Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'23.265 0.267
4 France Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1'23.326 0.328
5 Spain Fernando Alonso Alpine 1'23.477 0.479
6 Mexico Sergio Perez Red Bull 1'23.706 0.708
7 United Kingdom Lando Norris McLaren 1'23.954 0.956
8 Canada Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1'24.305 1.307
9 Japan Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1'24.368 1.370
10 Germany Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1'24.795 1.797
11 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'22.868  
12 France Esteban Ocon Alpine 1'24.842 1.844
13 United Kingdom George Russell Williams 1'25.007 2.009
14 Germany Mick Schumacher Haas 1'25.200 2.202
15 Australia Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1'25.881 2.883
16 Canada Nicholas Latifi Williams 1'26.086 3.088
17 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1'26.430 3.432
18 Finland Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1'27.525 4.527
19 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin Haas 1'28.449 5.451
20 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari    
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