How to watch F1: 2021 Dutch Grand Prix start time and TV schedule


TV start times, free-to-air coverage and live streams for the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix from Zandvoort

Zandvoort, 2021 Dutch GP

Where and how to watch the 2021 Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix

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After a 36 year wait, the Dutch Grand Prix is back and Formula 1 pays a visit to Zandvoort for a World Championship race.

There’s no doubting who the favourite is going into the weekend with a highly-charged Dutch crowd decked out in orange supporting home hero Max Verstappen all the way.

Title rival Lewis Hamilton arrived at the circuit dressed in orange too, but make no mistake the reigning world champion is deep in enemy territory this weekend.

After the let down that was the Belgian Grand Prix, Zandvoort will be the first real piece of F1 racing action for five weeks and set the tone for the remainder of a tightly-contested 2021 season.

Here are all the details you need to know for the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix including TV schedules, live session timings and highlight broadcasts.


How many laps is the Dutch Grand Prix?

The 2021 Dutch Grand Prix will be contested over 72 laps around the redeveloped Zandvoort circuit.


Where to watch

Every session from the Dutch GP weekend will be shown live on Sky Sports F1 with pre and post-session coverage included.

The main qualifying and race sessions will get underway from 1pm and 12:30pm on Saturday and Sunday respectively on the Sky F1 channel. Both will feature post-session coverage to recap everything you might have missed.

Highlights for this weekend will be on Channel 4 on Saturday and Sunday evening, including pre and post-race analysis.

Here are all the TV schedule timings you need to keep acros the Dutch Grand Prix this weekend both live and for highlights.

Sky Sports F1 – Live

Friday: FP1 – 10am | FP2 – 1:45pm

Saturday: FP3 – 10:45pm | Qualifying: 1pm

Sunday: Race – 12:30pm

Channel 4 – Highlights

Saturday: Qualifying – 6pm

Sunday: Race – 6:30pm



How to stream

NowTV will show each session live and as they happen across the Dutch GP weekend. Sky Sports F1 coverage can be streamed using the subscription service or weekend pass, allowing you to catch all of the sessions this weekend from Zandvoort.


Who will win?

It’s hard to look past a home victory for Verstappen in front of a rabid Dutch crowd.

The Orange Army has been ever present across most of the European rounds and cheered him on to numerous victories at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Those seas of orange are intimidating at events outside of the Netherlands but Zandvoort is truly enemy territory for Lewis Hamilton, though he will be very eager to spoil the party.

Red Bull looks to have the slimmest of margins over Mercedes in race trim though it missed its set-up window to huge cost at the Hungaroring before the summer break.

Spa did not clear up the picture between the title contenders with poor weather muddying the waters. The higher-rake Red Bull could come into its own though without having to trim out too much downforce versus Mercedes and its low-rake concept.

Whether the Silver Arrows have closed the gap over the summer to be a sustained threat in the second half of the season remains to be seen but there will be no sterner test than at Zandvoort in front of thosands of Dutch fans.


2021 Dutch Grand Prix session times


Free Practice 1: 10:30 – 11:30

Free Practice 2: 14:00 – 15:00


Free Practice 3: 11:00 – 12:00

Qualifying: 14:00 – 15:00


Race: 14:0016:00