The F1 calendar is taking a weekend off ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix with plenty of talking points generated from the opening two races.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are the names on everyone’s lips right now following an intense opening pair of races.
Mercedes star Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix with a snapping Red Bull at his heels, before Verstappen claimed a comfortable victory in testing conditions at Imola last weekend.
The cars look extremely competitive, a major relief for hardcore fans and casual viewers, with the promise of more wheel-to-wheel action to come between the pair.
McLaren rounded off the podium thanks to Lando Norris who looks to be in a tremendous position to enjoy a fine season.
Ferrari finished fourth and fifth respectively, with McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo just behind them.
Aston Martin and Alpine are yet to make waves upon their rebranding returns to the sport, though AlphaTauri appear to be firmly placed in that midfield battle.
RadioTimes.com has rounded up all the details you need to know about how to watch F1 in 2021, including a full race calendar, which will be updated throughout the season if dates are moved or additional races are confirmed.
We will also update this page with a preview for each and every Grand Prix across the 23-race season – from Bahrain to Belgium, from Britain to Brazil and everywhere in between – with full details of TV scheduling, practice, qualifying and race times, predictions and more.
Check out everything you need to know about the 2021 Formula 1 season including full race calendar and TV details below. Lights out, and away we go.
F1 2021 calendar on TV
To be updated throughout the 2021 season.
2nd May – Portuguese Grand Prix
Check out full TV details and times for practice, qualifying and the race itself with our Portuguese Grand Prix guide, including exclusive analysis of the drivers and track with Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft. COMING SOON.
9th May – Spanish Grand Prix
23rd May – Monaco Grand Prix
6th June – Azerbaijan Grand Prix
13th June – Canadian Grand Prix
27th June – French Grand Prix
4th July – Austrian Grand Prix
18th July – British Grand Prix
1st August – Hungarian Grand Prix
29th August – Belgian Grand Prix
5th September – Dutch Grand Prix
12th September – Italian Grand Prix
26th September – Russian Grand Prix
3rd October – Singapore Grand Prix
10th October – Japanese Grand Prix
24th October – United States Grand Prix
31st October – Mexican Grand Prix
7th November – Brazil Grand Prix
21st November – Australian Grand Prix
5th December – Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
12th December – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
How to watch Formula 1 on TV
You can watch every practice, qualifying and race session live on Sky Sports F1.
Sky customers can add individual channels for just £18 per month or add the complete sports package to their deal for just £23 per month.
One race – the British Grand Prix on 18th July 2021 – will be shown live on Channel 4.
Watch Formula 1 live stream online
NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. NOW TV is also available via BT Sport.
Existing Sky Sports customers can live stream the Grands Prix via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices.
Formula 1 results 2021
28th March – Bahrain Grand Prix
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
- Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
- Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
18th April – Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix
- Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
- Lando Norris (McLaren)
Formula 1 driver line-up 2021
The driver line-up looks as exciting as ever, if not more so, with iconic Spanish superstar Fernando Alonso back in the sport and hoping to achieve more than simply making up the numbers.
Hamilton is back on a one-year deal with Mercedes as he aims to win his eighth world title, while Daniel Ricciardo has switched teams and is likely to be more competitive in 2021 than in recent campaigns.
Sebastian Vettel may have also been given a new lease of life in a dark horse car, while there’s an M. Schumacher back on the grid in the shape of legendary champion Michael’s son, Mick, who will compete in his debut Formula 1 campaign.
We’ve rounded up the full F1 driver line-up 2021 so that you can make sense of the grid before lights out in Bahrain.
Formula 1 salaries 2021
Formula 1 is a glitzy world that goes beyond the track. The rockstar image is well and truly alive in a number of the big names on the grid, with lifestyles supported by hefty salaries across the grid.
There’s a new cost cap enforced in 2021 that limits team spending on the car itself to $145m this season in a bid to increase competition across the field.
Right now, there is no driver salary cap, but discussions are ongoing as to a limit that can be paid to drivers across the grid.
Check out all the F1 2021 salaries for the season ahead, showing how much F1 drivers will earn in 2021.
Formula 1 teams 2021
Mercedes are back and they mean business once again with their W12 car aiming to continue their untouchable streak of form.
Despite Max Verstappen’s best efforts in 2020, his Red Bull simply couldn’t come close to a credible world title challenge, but with Racing Point rebranded as Aston Martin and McLaren on the rise, the competitive midfield battle could force one or two teams to step up a gear and challenge at the top.
Ferrari will be desperate to bounce back from a horrendous season, while Haas will also hope for improvements and Williams continue to search for points following a dismal 2020.
Check out the full list of F1 teams competing for glory in 2021.