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The TV schedule for the Spanish GP

The World Cup is more exciting than it has been for a long time. German viewers can also watch the fourth round of the World Cup of the Formula 1 season in 2021 on free TV. The Spanish GP will be the second of four events broadcast by RTL.

These are the TV times

Saturday 8 May 2021
3rd training (12.00 p.m.)
11.45 a.m.: Sky Sport F1
11.50 a.m.: ORF 1

Qualifying (3 p.m.)
2.30 p.m .: Sky Sport F1
2:55 p.m .: ORF 1, SRF 2

Sunday May 9, 2021
Race (3 p.m.)
1.30 p.m .: Sky Sport F1
2 p.m .: RTL
2.25 p.m.: ORF 1
2:50 p.m .: SRF Info

This is how the second training session went:

Mercedes set the fastest time in the second practice session for the Spanish GP. Red Bull couldn’t keep up with the pace of the Black Arrows.

Result of the 2nd practice Spanish GP
1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1: 18.170
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) +0.139
3. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) +0.165
4. Esteban Ocon (Alpine-Renault) +0.296
5. Fernando Alonso (Alpine-Renault) +0.348
6. Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri-Honda) +0.423
7. Yuki Tsunoda (Alpha Tauri-Honda) 0.449
8. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) +0.504
9. Max Verstappen (Red Bull-Honda) +0.615
10. Sergio PĆ©rez (Red Bull-Honda) +0.748
11. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin-Mercedes) +0.777
12. Lando Norris (McLaren-Mercedes) +0.922
13. Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) +0.952
14. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin-Mercedes) +0.964
15. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren-Mercedes) +1.025
16. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo-Ferrari) +1.043
17. George Russell (Williams-Mercedes) +1.787
18. Nicholas Latifi (Williams-Mercedes) +1.876
19. Mick Schumacher (Haas-Ferrari) +2,156
20. Nikita Mazepin (Haas-Ferrari) +2,583

In general: RTL ended the Formula 1 broadcast after around 30 years. If you want to watch the premier class of motorsport on TV in 2021, have to switch to Sky. That costs additional money, but it’s worth it – especially in 2021. Mick Schumacher (everything about his career!) is new here, Sebastian Vettel drives Aston Martin instead of Ferrari and Red Bull could Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) really heat it up.

Book a Sky Supersport ticket for Formula 1

That is what Sky offers

But it is not only worthwhile in terms of sport. Sky sets up one for the new era from 2021 own TV channel: Sky Formula 1. Here there is 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.” After all four races will be at RTL free and free (more about this HERE) be receivable. It is now clear which races these will be: If the corona pandemic does not spoil the bill, RTL will broadcast the Grands Prix Spain (May 9th), Monza (September 12th) and Interlagos (November 7th). The Imola GP was already running for free 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 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. 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:

May 2nd, 2021: still open
05/09/2021: Barcelona / Spain – 3 p.m. (CEST)
May 23, 2021: Monte Carlo / Monaco – 3 p.m. (CEST)
06.06.2021: Baku / Azerbaijan – 2 p.m. (CEST)
06/13/2021: Montreal / Canada – 8 p.m. (CEST)
06/27/2021: Le Castellet / France – 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)
10/3/2021: Singapore – 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)
11/21/2021: Melbourne / Australia – 7 a.m. (CET)
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 fixed, no German GP

The Netflix series on Formula 1 will continue in March

Netflix brings the series again this year “Drive to Survive” at the start. The third season of the successful series will appear on March 19, showing 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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