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Formula 1 in stream / TV: F1 live on Sky / RTL 2021

The TV schedule for the Italian Grand Prix

Formula 1 is driving this weekend at the Italian Grand Prix in the Temple of Tempo in Monza. The high-speed route is one of the traditional courses on the calendar. The drivers race across the asphalt in eighth gear for a large part of the route. Only about 38 shifts are made – for almost 5.8 kilometers. The podium in Monza is legendary, the crowds celebrate on the start and finish straight. The organizers will allow 50 percent utilization in 2021, 60,000 fans per day are expected.
That also means: For the first time, a sprint race will be held in front of spectators. Because the pole position will be achieved for the second time after Silverstone in 2021 in a sprint qualifying. That has consequences for the schedule. Qualifying takes place on Friday evening after just one free practice session. Another practice session will follow on Saturday, at 4.30 p.m. the 100-kilometer sprint qualifying session.

Formula 1 in the overview at SKY Q

Formula 1: These are the TV times

Friday, September 12, 2021
1st training (2.30 p.m.)
2.15 p.m.: Sky Sport F1
2.20 p.m.: ORF 1

Qualifying (6 p.m.)
5.30 p.m .: Sky Sport F1
5.40 p.m.: ORF 1

Saturday 13th September 2021
2nd training (12.00 p.m.)
11.45 a.m.: Sky Sport F1
11.50 a.m.: ORF 1

Sprint qualifying (4.30 p.m.)
4 p.m .: Sky Sport F1, SRF Info
4:25 p.m.: ORF 1

Sunday 14th September 2021
Race (3 p.m.) 2:25 p.m.: ORF 1
2.55 p.m.: Sky Sport F1

Where can you see Formula 1 on TV in 2021?

If you want to follow all outstanding races in the premier class of motorsport live on TV in 2021, needs Sky (RTL only transmits two GPs). That costs additional money, but it’s worth it – especially in 2021. Mick Schumacher (everything about his career!) is new Sebastian Vettel drives Aston Martin instead of Ferrari, and Red Bull heats up Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) really.

Book a Sky Supersport ticket for Formula 1

That is what Sky offers

But it is not only worthwhile in terms of sport. Sky has one for the new era from 2021 Own TV channel set up: Sky Formula 1. Here there are 24 hours on the day of motorsport. All training sessions, all qualifying sessions, all races always live and without commercial breaks. Sky also broadcasts the Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup races. The press conferences for the drivers on Thursday, the team bosses on Friday and the top three of the race on Sunday will also be broadcast live. The program also includes historical races and special programs.

Formula 1 at a glance at Sky Q

Ralf Schumacher as a commentator on Sky

Lead professionally Commentator Sascha Roos and expert Ralf Schumacher through the TV program. Schumi II will only co-comment half of the races of nephew Mick Schumacher’s races. The former RTL expert takes over the other half Timo Glockwho with it Nick Heidfeld replaced. As an expert is also Nico Rosberg with six races on board.

First win for Hamilton in 2021 at the Bahrain GP.


Four races on RTL for free

As early as 2020, an average of 510,000 viewers took advantage of the Sky offer. The question now is how many of the average 3.98 million viewers switch from RTL to Sky. Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes the ratings will drop: “Experience has shown that audience ratings drop drastically after such a change in the first phase.” Anyway four races should be this season on RTL free and free (more about this HERE) be receivable. As long as the corona pandemic doesn’t put a spanner in the works, RTL will also broadcast the Grands Prix Monza (September 12) and Interlagos (November 7) live. The Spanish and Imola GPs were already running free of charge on RTL.

These are the prices for the Formula 1 stream

Attention: Formula 1 is not included in the sports ticket for ten euros a month. Instead, customers have a choice of a twelve-month Subscription (Supersport year incl. TV stick) for 19.99 euros a month, one Annual ticket (Sky Q) for monthly 17.50 euros as well as a monthly terminable Supersport monthly ticket for 29.99 euros.

Book a Sky Supersport ticket for Formula 1

Sky is paying quite a bit for the exclusive broadcasting rights for Formula 1 in Germany – allegedly four times as much as RTL so far. Therefore, customers can no longer take out a subscription to the Formula 1 streaming service F1 TV Pro. Only existing customers are allowed to stay on board. But who On-demand access to reruns and historical races wants to stream, he can sign up for 26.99 euros per year F1 TV Access to fetch. There are more offers from Sky here.

New start times for Formula 1

By the way: The Formula 1 races will no longer start at “ten past” in 2021, but at the top of the hour. Usually at 2 p.m. local time.

The Formula 1 TV start times 2021:

June 27th, 2021: Spielberg / Styria – 3 p.m. (CEST)
04.07.2021: Spielberg / Austria – 3 p.m. (CEST)
07/18/2021: Silverstone / Great Britain – 4 p.m. (CEST)
08/01/2021: Budapest / Hungary – 3 p.m. (CEST)
08/29/2021: Spa / Belgium – 3 p.m. (CEST)
05.09.2021: Zandvoort / Netherlands – 3 p.m. (CEST)
12.09.2021: Monza / Italy – 3 p.m. (CEST)
09/26/2021: Sochi / Russia – 2 p.m. (CEST)
10/10/2021: Suzuka / Japan – 7 a.m. (CEST)
10/24/2021: Austin / USA – 9 p.m. (CEST)
October 31, 2021: Mexico City / Mexico – 8 p.m. (CET)
November 7th, 2021: Sao Paulo / Brazil – 6 p.m. (CET)
November 21, 2021: Melbourne / Australia – Canceled
December 5th, 2021: Jeddah / Saudi Arabia – 5 p.m. (CET)
12/12/2021: Abu Dhabi – 2 p.m. (CET)

Formula 1 calendar 2021: 23 races, no German GP

Netflix series on Formula 1

Netflix brings the series again this year “Drive to Survive” at the start. On March 19, the third season of the successful series appeared, which shows unusual insights behind the scenes of the Formula 1 teams. The fans can see first hand how the drivers experienced the 2020 season, which was influenced by the coronavirus – including its dramas and highlights.

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