Austrian Grand Prix 2021 – F1: Date, how to watch, UK start time, race schedule and odds


The 2021 Austrian Grand Prix takes place on Sunday as Max Verstappen looks to extend his lead over Lewis Hamilton for the second week running at the Red Bull Ring: Everything to know ahead of the race











The Formula One campaign continues this weekend at the Austrian Grand Prix, after Max Verstappen took yet another victory at the Styrian Grand Prix last week in the first of a double-header at the Red Bull Ring.   

After a series of enthralling races, last weekend offered a more straightforward affair, with Verstappen starting on pole and remaining largely untroubled throughout.  

Though Mercedes claimed the remaining two spots on the podium, Lewis Hamilton was left frustrated after failing to muster the necessary speed to compete with his Red Bull counterpart, subsequently insisting these results would continue unless improvements were made to his car. 

The seven-time world champion refused to admit defeat in the 2021 campaign, however, with another opportunity to make up some points coming up this weekend. 

With the race quickly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know. 

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen emerged victorious at the Stryian Grand Prix last weekend

Lewis Hamilton (left) had to settle for second place, with Valtteri Bottas (right) in third

Lewis Hamilton (left) had to settle for second place, with Valtteri Bottas (right) in third

When is the Austrian Grand Prix?

The Austrian Grand Prix is set to take place on Sunday, July 4, with the race getting underway at 2pm BST. 

The first and second practice sessions will take place on Friday, July 2, with each session lasting an hour.  

The final practice session starts at 11am on Saturday morning, before qualifying gets underway on the same day at 2pm.  

How to watch the Austrian Grand Prix

Sunday’s Grand Prix will be available to watch on the Sky Sports Formula One channel, as with the entirety of the season. 

Sky Sports subscribers can watch the race online by streaming it on Sky Go. 

Viewers can also buy Sky Sports day pass from NowTV for £9.99, with a month pass at £33.99.

Additionally, Channel 4 will provide highlights of the qualifying rounds at 6.30pm BST on Saturday and the race itself at 6.30pm on Sunday. 

You can also keep up-to-date with the build-up, qualifying and race itself with Sportsmail. 

Austrian Grand Prix race schedule 

Friday, July 2

  • Practice 1: 10.30am-11.30am
  • Practice 2: 2pm-3pm 

Saturday, July 3

  • Practice 3: 11am-12pm
  • Qualifying: 2pm-3pm 

Sunday, July 4

Austrian Grand Prix race details 

We return to the Red Bull Ring for the second successive week in a double-header in Austria

We return to the Red Bull Ring for the second successive week in a double-header in Austria

2020 winner: Valtteri Bottas

Circuit length: 4.318 km 

Laps: 71

Race distance: 306.452 km

First Grand Prix: 1970

Lap record: 1:05.619 (Carlos Sainz, 2020)

Austrian Grand Prix odds

A somewhat subdued Hamilton admitted there was simply nothing he could do after surrendering another victory to Verstappen last time out.  

It was Hamilton’s team-mate Bottas who was victorious at the Austrian Grand Prix last year, with Mercedes claiming the victories in both races in Austria. 

However, this time it’s Verstappen who is the favourite among the bookies to grab another win.   

  • Max Verstappen –  4/7
  • Lewis Hamilton – 2/1 
  • Sergio Perez – 11/1 
  • Valtteri Bottas – 11/1 
  • Lando Norris – 40/1 
  • Charles Leclerc – 50/1 

*Odds as per Betfair and correct at the time of publication.

Formula One driver standings

Verstappen increased his lead over Hamilton with yet another classy performance last week

Verstappen increased his lead over Hamilton with yet another classy performance last week

Formula One constructor standings 

Red Bull are 40 points ahead of their sole rivals Mercedes eight races into the season

Red Bull are 40 points ahead of their sole rivals Mercedes eight races into the season