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How to watch British Formula 1 Grand Prix live and free in New Zealand
Formula 1 racing embarks on a new format at the British Grand Prix but the big question remains – can anyone stop Max Verstappen?
The ever-changing world of Formula 1 gets another shake-up at this week’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone with the birth of the F1 Sprint. It is a 100-kilometre race which will set the grid for Sunday’s race proper.
Racing returns after a short break with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen holding a 32-point lead over 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton in the championship standings (182-150). Red Bull also lead the way in the Constructors’ Championship, amassing 287 points this season in front of Mercedes (242) and McLaren (141).
When is the British Formula 1 Grand Prix?
This grand prix is being held from 16–19 July. The first of 2 practice sessions takes place at 1:30pm NZST on Friday before qualifying for the sprint race at 5am NZST on Saturday. The second practice session is at 1am NZST on Saturday before the F1 Sprint roars into life at 3:30am NZST on Sunday. The full race starts at 2am NZST on Monday 19 July.
How to watch British F1
F1TV Pro, TSN and RDS are all options for watching qualifying, the sprint and the main race. Yet TSN and RDS won’t have any of the practice sessions that setup the entire weekend. If you are keen to catch all the practice sessions in this new format weekend, you need to look at F1 TV Pro.
With F1 TV Pro, you can access every single race of the 2021 F1 season, every practice session and every shot at grabbing pole position in qualifying. It will also include the new sprint introduced at Silverstone.
You can subscribe to F1TV Pro for $14.99 per month or $99.99 for an entire year. There’s currently no free trial.
You can access onboard cameras, team radio and a major race archive. Along with blanket F1 action, you also get access to F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup live. You can learn more about F1 TV Pro in our dedicated guide.
Who will win F1 Silverstone?
Verstappen was flying before the break, leaving rival Hamilton frustrated and searching for answers. Back home on his favourite circuit, Hamilton is hoping the very English roar of a sold-out Silverstone will help turn his fortunes around. He needs to, otherwise this championship is dust.
The F1 Sprint throws up a lot of questions and makes predicting the grid hard enough let alone a race winner. Who knows what will happen?
Hamilton has taken pole at 3 of the last 5 British Grands Prix, all of which have gone to Mercedes. To make it 4 from 6, Hamilton has to get past Verstappen, who has claimed the last 3 pole positions this season.
Pole could be the key here – Mercedes have won 7 of the last 9 races at the circuit but ominously for Hamilton, Verstappen crossed the line first in the last GP here. It’s hard to pick against the Dutchman right now.
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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