Dutch Grand Prix 2021: Race start time UK, practice, qualifying results and how can I watch F1 on TV?

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Dutch Grand Prix 2021: Race start time UK, practice, qualifying results and how can I watch F1 on TV?
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Max Verstappen will start from pole position as Formula One returns to the Netherlands for the first time in 36 years at the Dutch Grand Prix at Circuit Zandvoort this afternoon.

Not since 1985 has an F1 race taken place in the country, with a proposed return in 2020 postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Verstappen took pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who pipped Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to second place on the grid, in front of a passionate Orange Army that will make up much of the 70,000-strong crowd as he tries to retake the championship lead, having whittled his title rival’s advantage down to just three points after a rather farcical Belgian Grand Prix last weekend.

F1 returned from its annual summer break amid a deluge at Spa, where Red Bull’s Verstappen was eventually declared the winner after almost four hours with only two laps behind the safety car possible due to the inclement weather conditions.

Half-points were eventually awarded for the first time in 12 years to those that finished in the top 10, with George Russell claiming his maiden podium for Williams and Hamilton settling for third.

Hamilton began well in the Netherlands on Friday by topping a shortened first practice session after Sebastian Vettel’s engine failure led to a delay of more than 35 minutes.

However, it was Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz that led the way ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Verstappen in FP2 after Hamilton missed much of the session due to an engine problem.

Kimi Raikkonen will miss Sunday’s race after testing positive for Covid-19, with Robert Kubica driving for Alfa Romeo instead.

When is the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix?

The Dutch Grand Prix is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at the revamped Circuit Zandvoort in the Netherlands.

What time is the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix?

The first two practice sessions took place on Friday, with FP3 on Saturday morning.

Qualifying took place on Saturday afternoon, with the race itself taking place at 2pm BST on Sunday.

How can I watch the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix?

TV channel: The race will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports’ Main Event and F1 channels.

The race coverage starts at 12:30pm BST on F1 and 2:30pm on Main Event.

Live stream: Subscribers can stream the action LIVE via the SkyGo website and app.

Dutch Grand Prix qualifying results

1. Max Verstappen, Netherlands, Red Bull Racing, 1 minute, 08.885 seconds.

2. Lewis Hamilton, Great Britain, Mercedes, 1:08.923.

3. Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Mercedes, 1:09.222.

4. Pierre Gasly, France, Alphatauri, 1:09.478.

5. Charles Leclerc, Monaco, Ferrari, 1:09.527.

6. Carlos Sainz Jr, Spain, Ferrari, 1:09.537.

7. Antonio Giovinazzi, Italy, Alfa Romeo Racing, 1:09.590.

8. Esteban Ocon, France, Alpine, 1:09.933.

9. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Alpine, 1:09.956.

10. Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, McLaren, 1:10.166.

Eliminated after second session

11. George Russell, Great Britain, Williams, 1:10.332.

12. Lance Stroll, Canada, Aston Martin, 1:10.367.

13. Lando Norris, Great Britain, McLaren, 1:10.406.

14. Nicholas Latifi, Canada, Williams, 1:11.161.

15. Yuki Tsunoda, Japan, Alphatauri, 1:11.314.

Eliminated after first session

16. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Red Bull Racing, 1:10.530.

17. Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Aston Martin, 1:10.731.

18. Robert Kubica, Poland, Alfa Romeo Racing, 1:11.301.

19. Mick Schumacher, Germany, Haas F1 Team, 1:11.387.

20. Nikita Mazepin, Russia, Haas F1 Team, 1:11.875.

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