F1 Hungarian Grand Prix: practice, qualifying, schedule, UK start time - and how to watch Formula 1 race on TV

The Formula 1 season continues in Hungary over the weekend of 30 July – 1 August
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The tussle at the top of the driver standings continues as F1 heads to Hungary.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are in competition for supremacy in the 2021 Formula 1 season, with the latter holding an eight point lead ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Verstappen has made no secret of his disapproval of Hamilton's victory at Silverstone when the two drivers' cars collided early on in the British GP in front of a packed crowd.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen at the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Pic: Getty)Red Bull's Max Verstappen at the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Pic: Getty)
Red Bull's Max Verstappen at the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Pic: Getty)

The battle is finely poised as the Formula One campaign gets ready for another high octane weekend in Hungary for the Rolex Magyar Nagydíj race.

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Here's all you need to know about when practice and qualifying sessions start ahead of the main race - and how to watch all the action unfold on TV.

When is the Hungarian Grand Prix?

In 2021, the Hungarian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday 1 August.

What time will the Hungarian Grand Prix start?

The Hungarian Grand Prix will start at 2pm on Sunday 1 August.

Prior to the main race, there will be a third one hour practice session at 11am on Saturday 31 July before qualifying for the main race at 2-3pm later that same day.

The first two practice sessions took place on Friday 30 July.

How many laps is the Hungarian Grand Prix?

The 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix will take place over 70 laps of the 4.381km Hungaroring race track in Budapest.

How can I watch the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix on TV?

All practice and qualifying sessions - and the Hungarian GP - will be aired live on Sky Sports’s dedicated Formula One channel Sky Sports F1.

Sky customers who subscribe to the channel will get unprecedented coverage of the entire 2021 season and all the twists and turns that go with it.

Sky Sports F1 costs £18 per month to add as an individual channel for customers, while the complete sports package costs £25 per month.

Highlights will also be shown on Channel 4.

Can I stream the Hungarian Grand Prix?

Existing Sky Sports customers can stream the Hungarian GP through the Sky Go app on various digital devices, including phones and tablets.

Non-Sky customers can opt for a day or month pass of Sky Sports channels through NOW TV without committing to a contract.

The cost of NOW TV passes vary from £9.99 for a day pass to £33.99 for a month pass and can be streamed through the NOW TV app.

The NOW TV app can be found on most smart TVs, as well as phones, tablets and computers - depending on your viewing preference.

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