Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

The Istanbul Park plays host to the 16th round of the Formula 1 season on October 10. Here's how you can watch the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday.

Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Lewis Hamilton topped qualifying on Saturday with a new lap record of 1m22.868s, but will start 11th on the grid after exceeding his engine allocation for the season.

This will put his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on pole position for the race, ahead of championship contender Max Verstappen in the lead Red Bull.

Charles Leclerc put in an impressive display to qualify third for Ferrari, ahead of a rapid Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri.

Sergio Perez was only sixth fastest in the second Red Bull, behind the Alpine of two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso.

When is the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix

The 2021 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix will beginat 15:00 local time (+3 GMT) in Istanbul.

  • Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021 
  • Start time: 12:00 GMT / 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST / 14:00 SAT / 15:00 EAT / 15:00 local time / 08:00 ET / 05:00 PT / 22:00 AEST / 21:00 JST / 17:30 IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the Formula 1 schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

2021 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix session timings in different timezones

Session

GMT

BST

CEST

ET

PT

AEST

JST

IST

FP1

08:30

09:30

10:30

04:30

01:30

18:30

17:30

14:00

FP2

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

FP3

09:00

10:00

11:00

05:00

02:00

19:00

18:00

14:30

Qualifying

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

Race 

12:00

13:00

14:00

08:00

05:00

22:00

21:00

17:30

How can I watch the Turkish Grand Prix?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe

  • Austria - Servus TV / ORF
  • Belgium - RTBF
  • Denmark - TV3 / TV3 Sport / Viasat
  • Finland - MTV
  • France - Canal+
  • Germany - Sky
  • Hungary - M4
  • Italy - Sky
  • Netherlands - Ziggo
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Eleven Sports
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Sweden - Viasat
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS
  • UK - Sky Sports F1

Americas

  • USA - ESPN
  • Canada - RDS / TSN / Discovery Velocity
  • Latin America - Fox Sports / ESPN

Asia

  • China - CCTV / Tencent / Guangdong TV
  • India - Star Sports
  • Japan - Fuji Television
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Turkey - S Sport
  • Rest of Asia - Fox Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - Fox Sports / Network 10
  • New Zealand - Spark Sports

Africa

  • Africa - SuperSport

Can I stream the Turkish Grand Prix?

Viewers can subscribe to F1 TV in selected countries to stream the race on a device of their choice.

Sky Sports and Movistar also offer their own live streaming service in the UK and Spain respectively.

Turkish Grand Prix - Starting grid:

Cla Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1'22.998
2 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1'23.196 0.198
3 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari 1'23.265 0.267
4 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri 1'23.326 0.328
5 Spain Fernando Alonso
Alpine 1'23.477 0.479
6 Mexico Sergio Perez
Red Bull 1'23.706 0.708
7 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren 1'23.954 0.956
8 Canada Lance Stroll
Aston Martin 1'24.305 1.307
9 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri 1'24.368 1.370
10 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin 1'24.795 1.797
11 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1'22.868
12 France Esteban Ocon
Alpine 1'24.842 1.844
13 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams 1'25.007 2.009
14 Germany Mick Schumacher
Haas 1'25.200 2.202
15 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren 1'25.881 2.883
16 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams 1'26.086 3.088
17 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo 1'26.430 3.432
18 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo 1'27.525 4.527
19 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
Haas 1'28.449 5.451
20 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Ferrari
shares
comments

Related video

Verstappen doesn't think Red Bull has pace to win Turkish GP
Previous article

Verstappen doesn't think Red Bull has pace to win Turkish GP

Next article

Sainz: Ferrari's "strange plan" was to knock out an F1 rival in Q1

Sainz: Ferrari's "strange plan" was to knock out an F1 rival in Q1
Load comments
How F1 teams and personnel react in pressurised situations Prime

How F1 teams and personnel react in pressurised situations

OPINION: The pressure is firmly on Red Bull and Mercedes as Formula 1 2021 embarks on its final double-header. How the respective teams deal with that will be a crucial factor in deciding the outcome of the drivers' and constructors' championships, as Motorsport.com's technical consultant and ex-McLaren F1 engineer Tim Wright explains.

How getting sacked from Benetton made Mercedes' Allison Prime

How getting sacked from Benetton made Mercedes' Allison

He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells Stuart Codling about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him.

Formula 1
Nov 28, 2021
The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback Prime

The remarkable qualities that propelled Kubica’s F1 comeback

It’s easy to look at Robert Kubica’s second Formula 1 career and feel a sense of sadness that he didn’t reach the heights for which he seemed destined. But as Ben Anderson discovered, performance and results are almost meaningless in this context – something more fundamental and incredible happened…

Formula 1
Nov 27, 2021
The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver for McLaren Prime

The humbling changes Ricciardo made to deliver for McLaren

From being lapped by his own teammate in Monaco to winning at Monza, it’s been a tumultuous first season at McLaren for Daniel Ricciardo. But, as he tells STUART CODLING, there’s more to the story of his turnaround than having a lovely summer holiday during Formula 1's summer break...

Formula 1
Nov 26, 2021
The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title Prime

The potential benefits of losing the F1 constructors' title

As the battle continues to rage over the F1 2021 drivers' championship, teams up and down the grid are turning their attentions to the prize money attributed to each position in the constructors' standings. But F1's sliding scale rules governing wind tunnel and CFD use will soften the blow for those who miss out on the top places

Formula 1
Nov 25, 2021
The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher Prime

The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher

After winning his past few Formula 1 titles as a canter, Lewis Hamilton currently trails Max Verstappen by eight points heading into the final double-header of 2021. Although Red Bull has been his biggest on-track challenge, Hamilton feels that he has just as much to grapple with away from the circuit

Formula 1
Nov 24, 2021
Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay Prime

Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay

OPINION: Quibbles over the length of time taken by Formula 1's stewards over decisions are entirely valid. But however inconvenient it is, there can be no questioning the importance of having clearly defined rules that everyone understands and can stick to. Recent events have shown that ambiguity could have big consequences

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2021
The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021's title fight climax Prime

The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021's title fight climax

OPINION: Red Bull has had Formula 1’s fastest package for most of 2021, but in several of the title run-in events it has wasted the RB16B’s potential. It cannot afford to do so again with Lewis Hamilton motoring back towards Max Verstappen in the drivers’ standings with two rounds remaining

Formula 1
Nov 23, 2021