Which channel is Formula 1 today? TV schedule, time to start the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
After a three-week hiatus at the start of the season, Formula 1 returns this weekend with the 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the second race circuit of the race to re-enter the 2020 pandemic shortened. We should have some fireworks.
In an entertaining debut race in Bahrain, the final lap duel between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen took place, with Hamilton holding Verstappen to take the checkered flag for the first race of the season.
Hamilton’s victory was not controversial, however: Verstappen overtook Hamilton in the final laps by crossing the track limits, with Red Bull driver Hamilton forced to give way through race control. Verstappen was not happy, but the advantage was achieved. Rules are rules.
F1 drivers have joined the Italian drivers this weekend as Hamilton looks to start the season and look back on the track.
Here’s what you need to know about the second race of the 2021 F1 season:
On which channels is the F1 race today?
- Race: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
- Day: Sunday, April 18, 2021
- TV channel: ESPN2
- Live broadcast: WatchESPN, fuboTV
The ESPN network family will broadcast all of the 2020 U.S. F1 races using Sky Sports feed, with some races going to ABC this season.
In addition, ESPN Deportes is the exclusive Spanish home for all 2021 F1 races in the US
What time does the F1 race start today?
- Day: Sunday, April 18th
- Start time: 09:00 ET
The race for Sunday starts at 09:00 due to ET time and the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will start at 15:00 local time. The start time of the hour will be when the lights are off at 9:05 a.m. ESPN pre-race session is usually aired in the hour before the race starts.
Below is the full TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the Sakhir Grand Prix. All times are Eastern.
|Friday, April 16th||1. practice||5:00 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Friday, April 16th||2. practice||8:30 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Saturday, April 17th||3. practice||5:00 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Saturday, April 17th||Classification||8:00 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Sunday, April 18th||The race||9:00 p.m.||ESPN2|
1 Formula Emilia Romagna direct broadcast for the Grand Prix
For those who don’t have cable or satellite subscriptions, there are four major OTT TV streaming options available on ESPN: fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and AT&T Now. Of those four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.
Below are links to each.
For those with cable or satellite subscriptions but not in front of the TV, Formula 1 races in 2021 can be streamed live via ESPN phones, tablets and other devices with authentication.
Formula 1 Programming 2021
Formula 1 returns in 2021 with a schedule of 23 zaftig races, starting on March 28 with the Bahrain Grand Prix and ending on December 12 with the regular Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
He will return for the second time in a row after being out of the Portuguese Grand Prix for 22 years. This year also sees the debut of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, taking the pace of the Jeddah Street Circuit scheduled for December.
Eastern at all times.
|Data||The race||Course||Start time||TV channel||Winner|
|March 28||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11:00 p.m.||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Enzo and Dino Ferrari International Circuit||9 p.m.||TBD||TBD|
|May 2||Portuguese Grand Prix||Algarve International Circuit||10am||ESPN||TBD|
|May 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Barcelona-Catalonia circuit||9 p.m.||ESPN||TBD|
|May 23||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco circuit||9 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|June 6||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||8 p.m.||ESPN||TBD|
|June 13||Canadian Grand Prix||Gilles Villeneuve circuit||14:00||ESPN2||TBD|
|June 27||French Grand Prix||Paul Ricard circuit||9 p.m.||ESPN||TBD|
|July 4||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 p.m.||ESPN||TBD|
|July 18||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10am||ESPN||TBD|
|August 1||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 p.m.||ESPN||TBD|
|August 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps||9 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|September 5||Grand Prix of the Netherlands||Zandvoort circuit||9 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|September 12||Italian Grand Prix||Monza National Circuit||9 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|September 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom||8 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|October 3||Singapore Grand Prix||Marina Bay Street Circuit||8 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|October 10||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka International Race Course||01:00||ESPN2||TBD|
|October 24||United States Grand Prix||American circuit||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|October 31||Mexico City Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||3 p.m.||ABC||TBD|
|November 7||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace||At noon||ESPN2||TBD|
|November 21||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park Circuit||01:00||ESPN News||TBD|
|December 5||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah Street Circuit||11 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|
|December 12||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina circuit||8 p.m.||ESPN2||TBD|