While lockdowns continue across the globe, Formula 1 is pressing ahead with a record-breaking 2021 season, with 23 races scheduled despite the uncertainty that lingers over the sport and whether spectators will make a return to the grandstands.
The 2021 F1 season kicks off with the first Grand Prix in Bahrain on March 28, and RacingNews365.com will bring you all the action live and direct from the paddock.
Our live blog has you covered for all the races and you can find it here.
We bring you all the latest news, analysis and reaction live from the track, with our experienced journalists providing immediate coverage of all races.
Below is a full calendar of all 23 F1 races scheduled for 2021:
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2021 F1 season calendar
|F1 Grand Prix||Dates|
|Bahrain Grand Prix||March 26-28|
|Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||April 16-18|
|Portugese Grand Prix||April 30- May 2|
|Spanish Grand Prix||May 7-9|
|Monaco Grand Prix||May 20-23|
|Azerbaijan Grand Prix||June 4-6|
|Canadian Grand Prix||June 11-13|
|French Grand Prix||June 25-27|
|Austrian Grand Prix||July 2-4|
|British Grand Prix||July 16-18|
|Hungarian Grand Prix||July 30- August 1|
|Belgian Grand Prix||August 27-29|
|Dutch Grand Prix||September 3-5|
|Italian Grand Prix||September 10-12|
|Russian Grand Prix||September 24-26|
|Singapore Grand Prix||October 1-3|
|Japanese Grand Prix||October 8-10|
|United States Grand Prix||October 22-24|
|Mexico City Grand Prix||October 29-31|
|Sao Paulo Grand Prix||November 5-7|
|Australian Grand Prix||November 19-21|
|Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||December 3-5|
|Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||December 10-12|
Where to watch F1 in the UK
Sky Sports own the rights to broadcast Formula 1 in the UK, as well as Italy and Germany, and a subscription to the broadcaster’s F1 channel costs £18 per month, or £10 per month for 18 months if you are a new customer on top of your normal package.
The company has an exclusive deal with F1 to show the races in the UK until 2024.
However, there is another option available to watch F1 races through Sky which is through the broadcaster’s streaming service NowTV.
Channel 4 also presents free-to-air extended highlights of the races 2.5 hours after they end with a presenting team that has previously included David Coulthard, Steve Jones and Mark Webber, and posts the programme on its All4 streaming service.
The show usually lasts around 2.5 hours and is permitted to show up to 70% of the day’s action. In a special deal, Channel 4 also broadcasts the full British Grand Prix at Silverstone live as part of its current deal with Liberty Media.
Can I just watch the races through F1 TV Pro?
Formula 1 has totally renewed it's F1 TV Pro app on which you can follow alle sessions live. User can choose between different camera positions, ride along with their favorite driver and got lots of real time for grabs. Find out all about F1 TV Pro.
Unfortunately, F1’s own streaming service is not available in the UK due to Sky’s exclusive deal with Liberty. The service is only available in the US for a fee of $79.99 per year, and in a select number of other jurisdictions such as the Netherlands where it costs €7.99 per month.
If you’re thinking of using a VPN service to get around the geo restrictions, you might want to reconsider as Liberty have clearly stated they will rescind the access of anyone caught gaming its systems without offering a refund.
In the UK, you are limited to accessing the live timing service, which costs £2.29 per month.
Other countries have specific deals with various broadcasters, most of which are behind a paywall. Below is a table showing the broadcasters which show Formula 1 in English-speaking countries.
Where to watch F1 on TV in 2021
|UK||Sky Sports F1 (live), Channel 4 (extended highlights 2.5 hrs after race finishes)|
|USA||ESPN/ ESPN2, North American GPs shown on ABC using the Sky Sports F1 feed from the UK.|
|Canada||TSN and RDS|
|South Africa||Fox Sports, Network Ten shows Australian Grand Prix free to air|
|India||Hotstar, Star Sports Select|
|Germany||Sky Sports, 4 races on RTL|