On which channel is Components 1 working immediately? TV schedule, begin time for the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix

New year, new network, same speed.

The Formula 1 season officially starts this Sunday with the Bahrain Grand Prix, and the list for 2021 includes 23 races, the longest season in F1 history.

Lucky 7s were on the program last season: Mercedes won the seventh consecutive constructors’ championship, while Lewis Hamilton won his seventh world championship and surpassed Michael Schumacher for the most victories in Formula 1 history. There’s also a fairly new grid this year, with eight drivers making their debut for new teams this season.

Here’s what you need to know about the first race of the 2021 F1 season:

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On which channel is the F1 race running today?

  • Run: Bahrain Grand Prix
  • Date: Sunday March 28, 2021
  • TV channel: ESPN2
  • Live broadcast: WatchESPN, fuboTV

The ESPN network family will broadcast all 2020 F1 races in the USA via the Sky Sports feed. Some races will be broadcast on ABC later in the season.

In addition, ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-speaking home for all of the 2021 US F1 races

When does the F1 race start today?

  • Date: Sunday March 28th
  • Start time: 11 clock

The 11 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the Bahrain Grand Prix will start at 7 p.m. local time. The start time every hour on the hour means the lights are likely to go out at 11:10 a.m. The pre-race ESPN show is usually broadcast in the hour before the start of the race.

Below is the full TV schedule for the weekend F1 events at the Sakhir Grand Prix. All times are east.

date event time TV channel
Friday March 26th Exercise 1 7:30 a.m. ESPNU
Friday March 26th exercise 2 11:00 o’clock ESPNU
Saturday March 27th Exercise 3 8:00 am ESPN2
Saturday March 27th qualification 11:00 o’clock ESPN2
Sunday March 28th run 11:00 o’clock ESPN2

Formula 1 live stream for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that ESPN broadcast – fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.

You can find links to each below.

For those who have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2021 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices in the ESPN app in 2021 with authentication.

Formula 1 schedule 2021

Formula 1 is returning in 2021 with a whopping 23 race schedule that starts on March 28 with the Bahrain Grand Prix and ends on December 12 with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Portuguese Grand Prix returns for the second year in a row after 22 years of absence. This year the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix will also make its debut on the Jeddah Street Circuit, which is scheduled for December.

All times east.

date run course Start time TV channel winner
28th March Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 11 clock ESPN2 TBD
April 18 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna Enzo and Dino Ferrari International Circuit 9 am TBD TBD
2.May Portuguese Grand Prix Algarve International Circuit 10 am ESPN TBD
May 9th Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona-Catalonia Circuit 9 am ESPN TBD
23. May Monaco Grand Prix Monaco circuit 9 am ESPN2 TBD
6th of June Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku City Circuit 8 o’clock in the morning ESPN TBD
June 13th Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 14 o’clock ESPN2 TBD
June 27th French Grand Prix Circuit Paul Ricard 9 am ESPN TBD
July 4th Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring 9 am ESPN TBD
July 18th British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit 10 am ESPN TBD
August 1st Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring 9 am ESPN TBD
29th August Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 9 am ESPN2 TBD
5th September Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Zandvoort 9 am ESPN2 TBD
12th September Italian Grand Prix Monza National Circuit 9 am ESPN2 TBD
September 26th Russian Grand Prix Sochi Autodrome 8 o’clock in the morning ESPN2 TBD
October 3 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit 8 o’clock in the morning ESPN2 TBD
October 10th Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Racing Course 1 am ESPN2 TBD
October 24th United States Grand Prix result Circuit of the Americas 3 pm ABC TBD
October 31 Mexico City Grand Prix Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 3 pm ABC TBD
November 7th Brazilian Grand Prix Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace Noon ESPN2 TBD
21st November Australian Grand Prix Albert Park Circuit 1 am ESPN news TBD
December 5th Saudi Arabia Grand Prix Jeddah Street Circuit 23 o’clock ESPN2 TBD
12th of December Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit 8 o’clock in the morning ESPN2 TBD

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