Formula 1 British Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more

Silverstone will host the fourth round of the 2020 Formula 1 season on August 2. Here's how you can watch the British Grand Prix in your country.

Formula 1 British Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more

Mercedes, Red Bull and Racing Point are likely to be the primary contenders for victory this weekend, based on their form in practice and the opening three races of the season.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will start the race from pole position, ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull's Max Verstappen and the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc will share the second row of the grid.

Racing Point has replaced Sergio Perez with Nico Hulkenberg for the race after the Mexican driver tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

Hulkenberg, returning to F1 after being dropped by Renault at the end of 2019, was up to pace immediately, setting the seventh fastest lap time in FP2.

The German driver is still chasing a maiden podium in F1, despite making 177 starts since his debut with Williams in 2010.

When is the Formula 1 British Grand Prix? 

Located in the motorsport valley, 125 miles north-west of London, Silverstone will host the British Grand Prix on August 2.

  • Date: Sunday 2nd August, 2020 
  • Start time: 2:10pm BST / 3:10pm CEST / 9:10am ET / 6:10am PT / 10:10pm JST / 11:10pm AEST / 6:40pm IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

How can I watch the British Grand Prix?

The British Grand Prix will be broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe: Both Sky Sports F1 and Channel 4 will broadcast the British GP live in the UK. Sky TV will also broadcast the race in Italy. Viewers in Germany can watch the race on RTL, while French and Spanish F1 fans can watch the race on Canal+ and Movistar respectively. 

North America: The British GP will be broadcast in the US on ESPN, in Mexico on Tudn and in Canada on TSN/RDS.

Asia: Most of Asia is covered by Fox Sports, including India where F1 is broadcast by sister channel Star Sports Select 2. Fuji TV Next will carry live coverage in Japan. 

Oceanica: Fox Sports 506 will bring live coverage from Silverstone to viewers in Australia. Spark Sport will show the race in New Zealand.

Can I stream the British Grand Prix?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream the race on a device of their choice. Sky Sports and Movistar offer live streaming in the UK and Spain respectively, with the latter's package costing seven euros a month.

Weather forecast for the British Grand Prix

The temperature is expected to hover between 11C and 22C at Silverstone on Sunday.

British Grand Prix starting grid:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1'24.303
2 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1'24.616 0.313
3 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1'25.325 1.022
4 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari 1'25.427 1.124
5 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren 1'25.782 1.479
6 Canada Lance Stroll
Racing Point 1'25.839 1.536
7 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
McLaren 1'25.965 1.662
8 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Renault 1'26.009 1.706
9 France Esteban Ocon
Renault 1'26.209 1.906
10 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari 1'26.339 2.036
11 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri 1'26.501 2.198
12 Thailand Alex Albon
Red Bull 1'26.545 2.242
13 Germany Nico Hulkenberg
Racing Point 1'26.566 2.263
14 Denmark Kevin Magnussen
Haas 1'27.158 2.855
15 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo 1'27.164 2.861
16 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo 1'27.366 3.063
17 France Romain Grosjean
Haas 1'27.643 3.340
18 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams 1'27.705 3.402
19 Russian Federation Daniil Kvyat
AlphaTauri 1'26.744 2.441
20 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams 1'27.092 2.789
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