After a delay of almost four months amid the coronavirus pandemic, Formula 1finallybegan its 2020 season last month. The modified F1 schedule continues todaywith theBritish Grand Prixat the 18-turn,5.891-kilometerSilverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom.
Though the 2020 F1 season is playing out with a modified schedule, the TV channels for all races in the United States are the same, as ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast Sky Sports’ presentation of each Formula 1 race.
Sunday’s British Grand Prixat Silverstoneisthe fourthevent onF1’s condensed 2020 schedule. The 10races currently confirmed on F1’s 2020 schedule are packed into a short period through September, and all but one (Russian Grand Prix on Sept. 27)will take place in Western Europe.
As for Sunday’s BritishGrand Prix, with a start time of 9:05 a.m. ET on ESPN, theSilverstone Circuitis one of the fastest tracks F1 visits, making a handful of its corners also some of the most challenging in the sport.
Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton is the favorite for Sunday’s F1 raceafter winning two of the three races thus far in 2020. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, the Austrian Grand Prix winner, is second on the odds board.
Below is how to watch Sunday’s F1race in England, including the TV channel and live stream options.
What channel is the F1 raceon today?
- Race: BritishGrand Prix
- Date: Sunday, Aug. 2
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live stream: Watch ESPN, fuboTV
For now, Sunday’s BritishGrand Prix is one of only three races on the upcoming F1 schedule with aconfirmed TV channel. It’sscheduled to broadcast live on ESPN, the same network that showed the first threeraces of the season.
Either ESPN or ESPN2 will broadcast all 2020 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed.
All F1 races on ESPN and ESPN2 air commercial-free, andall practice sessions andqualifyingair live and in replay across ESPN platforms.
In addition, ESPN Deportes servesas the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2020 F1 racesin the U.S.
What time does the F1race start today?
- Date: Sunday, Aug. 2
- Start time: 9:05 a.m. ET
The 9:05 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the BritishGrand Prix will start at 3:05 p.m. local time.
Because nine of the 10F1 races currently confirmed on the 2020 schedule will take place in Western Europe, expect similar Formula 1 start times for the next couple months.
Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1events at the BritishGrand Prix.
|Friday, July 31||Practice 1||5:55 a.m. ET||ESPN2|
|Friday, July 31||Practice 2||9:55 a.m. ET||ESPN2|
|Saturday, Aug. 1||Practice 3||6:55 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|Saturday, Aug. 1||Qualifying||8:55 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|Sunday, Aug. 2||Pre-race show||8 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|Sunday, Aug. 2||Race||9:05 a.m. ET||ESPN|
Formula 1live stream for British Grand Prix
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are fourmajor OTT TV streaming options that carry ESPN fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTVand AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu andYouTubeTVofferfree trial options.
Below are links to each.
For those who do have acable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1races in 2020 can be streamed live via phones,tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.
Formula 1schedule 2020
F1 in July released an update to what is now a 10-race schedule that runs through September, though the organization hopes run toa total of 15-18 races before the season ends in December.
“We currently expect the opening races to be closed events, but hope fans will be able to join our events again when it is safe to do so,” F1 said in June.”The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number one, with Formula 1 and the FIA having a robust and detailed plan to ensure our races maintain the highest level of safety with strict procedures in place.”
Below is the currently confirmed Formula 1 schedule for 2020.
|Date||Event (winner)||Time||TV channel|
|July 5||Austrian Grand Prix (Valtteri Bottas)||9:05 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|July 12||Styrian Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)||9:05 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|July 19||Hungarian Grand Prix (Lewis Hamilton)||9:05 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|Aug. 2||British Grand Prix||9:05 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|Aug. 9||F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone||9:05 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|Aug. 16||Spanish Grand Prix||9:05 a.m. ET||ESPN|
|Aug. 30||Belgian Grand Prix||TBD||TBD|
|Sept. 6||Italian Grand Prix||TBD||TBD|
|Sept. 13||Grand Prix of Tuscany||TBD||TBD|
|Sept. 27||Russian Grand Prix||TBD||TBD|