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How to watch the 2021 F1 Turkish Grand Prix

The 2021 Turkish Grand Prix will take place between the 8th and 10th of October. Here's everything you need to know about the session times and where you can watch all the F1 action unfold.

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Formula 1 heads to Turkey for Round 16 of the 2021 championship, as the season starts to build towards its climax.

It's all eyes on Mercedes as the reigning World Champions weigh up a potential engine grid penalty for Lewis Hamilton, while Red Bull are aiming to bounce back to winning ways with Max Verstappen.

Just two points separate the two title rivals with seven races remaining, and it's all to play for as the teams head to Istanbul Park.

Last year, Lewis Hamilton clinched his seventh world title in Turkey as he won the 94th race of his career, but the reigning champion has to fight a little harder this year if he wants a record-breaking eighth crown.

RacingNews365.com will be on hand to cover all of the action and you can find our live blog to follow every second of the Turkish Grand Prix.

We will have exclusive interviews, news and analysis throughout the entire weekend in Istanbul.

When is the 2021 Turkish GP?*

It's a standard weekend of action at Istanbul Park, where the Grand Prix is set to take place over 58 laps on Sunday afternoon.

Friday sees the usual practice schedule of two 60-minute sessions. FP1 will take place on Friday morning at 09:30 UK time, with FP2 following in the afternoon at 13:00.

Heading into Saturday, there is another hour of practice with FP3 at 10:00 before qualifying at 13:00, when the all-important pole position will be up for grabs. This will determine the grid for Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix, which takes place at 13:00.

*Add one hour for CET times

2021 F1 Turkish GP time schedule

Date Event Time (BST) Time (Local)
Friday 08 October Practice 1 09:30 - 10:30 11:30 - 12:30
Friday 08 October Practice 2 13:00 - 14:00 15:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09 October Practice 3 10:00 - 11:00 12:00 - 13:00
Saturday 09 October Qualifying 13:00 - 14:00 15:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10 October Race 13:00 - 58 laps 15:00 - 58 laps

How can I watch the 2021 Turkish GP?

In the United Kingdom, the Turkish Grand Prix will air live and exclusively on Sky Sports F1. Coverage of the race will begin at 11:30 BST/12:30 CET with the likes of Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Nico Rosberg, Karun Chandhok and Paul Di Resta at the venue.

Race highlights will be shown on Channel 4 on Sunday evening. The programme airs at 17:30 BST with commentary from Alex Jacques and David Coulthard.

It will also be available to watch on the All 4 on demand service. Details of various broadcasters across different locations can be found below.

Where to watch the 2021 Turkish GP

Country Broadcaster
UK and Ireland Sky Sports F1/Channel 4 (Highlights)
United States ESPN 2
Canada TSN/RDS
India Star Sports Select 2/Hotstar (Online)
Australia Fox Sports
South Africa Supersport


Another way to view the Turkish Grand Prix is through F1 TV, F1's own digital streaming platform that helps you get inside the pit lane while accessing real-time statistics and timing, along with historical content.

Users can live stream every track session for every Grand Prix in 2021, along with access to all the onboard cameras and team radios for your favourite drivers. In addition to Formula 1 content, you can also watch F2, F3 and the Porsche Supercup championships.

Click here to find out more.

Can I listen to the Turkish GP on the radio?

There will be live coverage of the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. Coverage begins at 13:00 BST/14:00 CET.

Commentary will come from Jack Nicholls and former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer.

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