Formula 1 qualifying results: Kick-off grid for Qatar Grand Prix 2021
Lewis Hamilton continues to make history.
The Mercedes driver took home the first checkered flag in Qatar GP history with a glittering flyover to keep Max Verstappen in pole position as the two continue to battle for their 2021 title. race.
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With only 3 races left, the distance between Verstappen and Hamilton is only 14 points. For Hamilton to have a chance at winning an eighth world championship, he will need his rival Red Bull to miss at least one of the next three podiums. Otherwise, “Super Max” will take home his first driver title.
Here’s how they’ll line up on Sunday’s starting grid:
Formula 1 starting line-up for the Qatar Grand Prix in 2021
Verstappen came in second to start Sunday’s race. His teammate, Sergio Perez, sits in 11th overall, a blow to the team.
|first.||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|2.||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|3.||Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)|
|4.||Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri)|
|5.||Fernando Alonso (Alpine)|
|6.||Lando Norris (McLaren)|
|7.||Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)|
|8.||Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)|
|9.||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|ten.||Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin)|
|11.||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|twelfth.||Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)|
|13.||Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)|
|14.||Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)|
|15.||George Russell (Williams)|
|16.||Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo)|
|17.||Nicholas Latifi (Williams)|
|18.||Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo)|
|19.||Mick Schumacher (Haas)|
|20||Nikita Mazepin (Haas)|
On which channel is the F1 race on Sunday?
- Race: Qatar Grand Prix
- Day: Sunday, November 21
- Channel: ESPN2
- Live: fuboTV
The ESPN network team will broadcast all of the 2021 F1 races in the US using a Sky Sports feed with select end-of-season races heading towards ABC.
ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-speaking home for all 2021 F1 races in the US
What time does the F1 race start today?
- Day: Sunday, November 21
- Start time: 9 a.m. ET
The 9am ET start time for Sunday’s race means the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix will begin at 5pm local time. The lights out will likely happen as soon as 9 a.m. ET. ESPN’s prerace program usually airs an hour before the race starts.
Here is the full TV schedule for the weekend F1 events at the Qatar Grand Prix.
|Friday, November 19||Practice 1||5:30 am||ESPN2|
|Friday, November 19||Practice 2||9 am||ESPN2|
|Saturday, November 20||Practice 3||6 a.m||ESPN2|
|Saturday, November 20||Qualification||9 am||ESPN2|
|Sunday, November 21||Race||9 am||ESPN2|
Formula 1 live stream for Qatar Grand Prix
For those without a cable or satellite subscription, there are five main OTT TV streaming options with ESPN: fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, and AT&T Now. Out of the five, Hulu, fuboTV, and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.
Here are links to each.
For those with a cable or satellite subscription but don’t watch TV, the 2021 Formula 1 races can be streamed via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication. .
Formula 1 schedule in 2021
In all, there are 23 scheduled races into the 2021 F1 season with the Portuguese Grand Prix sliding across the charts in the first week of March. The originally scheduled Vietnam Grand Prix was scrapped after the arrest Nguyen Duc Chung, while the Chinese Grand Prix was in progress. It was originally scheduled for April 11 but most likely won’t happen this season.
All races will be broadcast in the United States on the ESPN network, with the United States Grand Prix and Mexico City Grand Prix being broadcast on ABC. The Singapore Grand Prix was also removed from the schedule. The alternative Turkish Grand Prix returns to the schedule.
(Note: Hourly start times do not include broadcast start times, which are typically five minutes before the start of a race. Time does not include regular ESPN broadcasts.)
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Here is the latest schedule:
|March 28||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||11 a.m||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|April 18||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari||9 am||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|May 2||Portuguese Grand Prix||Algarve International Circuit||10 am||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 9||Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||9 am||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|May 23||Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||9 am||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 6||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City Circuit||8 a.m||ESPN||Sergio Perez (Red Bull)|
|June 20||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||9 am||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|June 27||Grand Prix Styria||Red Bull Ring||9 am||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|4th of july||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||9 am||ESPN||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|July 18||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||10 am||ESPN||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|August 1st||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||9 am||ESPN||Esteban Ocon (Alpine)|
|August 29||Belgian Grand Prix||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||9 am||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|September 5||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||9 am||ESPN2||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|September 12||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza||9 am||ESPN2||Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren)|
|September 26||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi Autodrom||8 a.m||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|October 10||Turkish Grand Prix||Istanbul Intercity Park||8 a.m||ESPN2||Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)|
|October 24||US Grand Prix||Circuit of the Americas||3 pm||ABC||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|October 31||Mexico City Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||3 pm||ABC||Max Verstappen (Red Bull)|
|November 7||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace||Don’t turn on||ESPN2||Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)|
|November 21||Qatar Grand Prix||Losail . International Circuit||9 am||ESPN2||TBD|
|December 5||Saudi Arabia Grand Prix||Jeddah Road||11p.m||ESPN2||TBD|
|December 12th||Grand Prix Abu Dhabi||Yas Marina race track||8 a.m||ESPN2||TBD|