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F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream and how to watch the race in Istanbul

If the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream is even half as exciting as the last race, you won’t want to miss it. The Russian GP two weeks ago had everything: a thrilling qualifying session, unexpected grid line up, a rookie driver on course for a debut win and then a downpour that changed everything. 

2021 F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online

The 2021 F1 Turkish Grand Prix starts at 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. BST today (Sunday, October 10).
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN2 via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports
• Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

There was rain again at Istanbul yesterday, with third practice taking place in fairly treacherous conditions that left several drivers spinning off the track. It cleared up for qualifying, but with the track still damp, drivers had to pick their way around the dry lines.

Not that it seemed to bother Lewis Hamilton much; the Mercedes driver was fastest in qualifying, ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen. Unfortunately for the British star, he won’t be on pole, having taken a 10-place grid penalty after changing an engine component. 

That gives Red Bull’s Max Verstappen a big advantage in the title fight, as he’ll start on the front row alongside Bottas, whose form has been indifferent since it was announced he’d be leaving Mercedes at the end of the season. Though the Mercs appear to have better performance here, the smart money is still on the flying Dutchman to win.

For Hamilton, the situation is simple: he needs to do what Verstappen did last week and pick his way through the field to finish as close to his rival as possible. He leads the championship by a wafer-thin two points going into the final seven races, so every position will be critical. 

Just as the weather helped out Verstappen in Russia, it could aid Hamilton’s cause here: rain is by no means impossible in the race, which starts at 8 a.m. ET / 1 p.m. BST today (Sunday, October 10).

Elsewhere on the grid, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz and McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo will start at the back of the grid after also taking engine-related penalties, but their teammates Charles Leclerc (3rd) and Lando Norris (7th will be confident of scoring big points themselves in the battle for third place in the Constructors’ Championship.

There’s plenty of intrigue ahead of us, then. And the good news is that you can watch the race online via an F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream; read on to find out how to do just that.

How to watch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream for free

Most countries have an F1 live stream on one channel or another, but many of them require a subscription. However, if you’re lucky enough to live in Austria then you can watch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream for free.

That’s because the race will be shown on free-to-air television on Red Bull’s own Servus TV.

If you’re based in Austria but aren’t at home for the Turkish Grand Prix, don’t worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We’ll show you how to do that below.

How to watch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world

It’s natural that you might want to watch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream from your home country, but what if you’re not there when the race is on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you’re surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you’re in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Brit who’s currently in the U.S. could watch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream on Sky Sports, even though they’re not in the U.K. 

They’re totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We’ve tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It’s fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we’ve said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you’re in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you’d select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sky Sports or another website and watch the race.

How to watch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream in the US

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ESPN2 is the place to turn for the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream in the U.S., and there are several ways you can access it.

As well as being available through your cable service across the weekend, you can also stream the race via the ESPN app, or on the Watch section of ESPN’s website. However, you’ll need to authenticate with your satellite, cable or live TV provider credentials to watch any sessions. Also note that Formula 1 is not available on ESPN Plus, ESPN’s standalone streaming service; you need access to live ESPN channels.

ESPN2 is available through most cable packages as well as cable TV replacement services, including Sling TV, Fubo.TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV. Either way, coverage of the big race starts at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday (October 10). 

If you don’t want to pay for live ESPN2 in some fashion or another, your best alternative is F1 TV Pro. This is F1’s own official F1 live stream service, and as with ESPN’s own coverage, it uses the feed from Sky Sports F1. 

F1 TV Pro costs $10 per month or $80 for the season, which is much better value considering there are set to be 23 races this year. Plus you also get Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup races, and F1’s archive of classic Grands Prix.

And remember, if you’re usually based in the U.S. but aren’t there at the moment, you can still watch the services you already subscribe to via a VPN such as ExpressVPN — meaning you can view an F1 live stream from anywhere in the world. 

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How to watch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream in the UK

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As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show all of the Turkish Grand Prix action, and in up to 4K resolution. The race starts at 1 p.m. BST.

You’ll need to be a Sky Sports subscriber to watch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream: the Sky Sports F1 channel is available for £18 per month, and there are packages available that give you lots more channels for only a bit extra. 

To follow it in ultra high-definition 4K, you’ll need to pay a little more: you’ll need a Sky Q set-top box and a package that includes both Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1. In total, that’d come to £45 a month, plus a £20 one-off payment if you’re not an existing subscriber.

A far cheaper option is to buy a Now Sports Pass. This will give you all 11 of the Sky Sports channels for a limited time, with pricing starting at £9.99 for a Day Pass and £33.99 for one month. There’s no 4K available here though.

Again, if you’re usually based in the U.K. but are elsewhere at the moment, you can still watch the services you subscribe to by using one of the best VPN services.

How to watch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream in Canada

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TSN airs all Formula 1 races in Canada in English, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro also remains an option for fans looking for an F1 live stream. 

All sessions are broadcast on TSN, and if you receive the network through your cable or satellite provider, you can use TSN Go by signing in with your TV service credentials. Cord-cutters will want to check out TSN Direct, which comes in day- and month-long passes for $8 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app will allow you to live stream the race from your phone, streaming box or supported device.

Not actually in Canada at the moment? ExpressVPN and other VPN services can help you access the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch the F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 live streams in Australia, which means you can watch the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix online via Foxtel

Kayo Sports is another option. This service offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial, while one-month subscriptions start at $25. 

You can also use one of the best VPN services to follow the action from your home country even when you’re elsewhere.

F1 Turkish Grand Prix starting grid

Pos

Driver

Team

1

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes

2

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing Honda

3

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

4

Pierre Gasly

Alphatauri Honda

5

Fernando Alonso

Alpine Renault

6

Sergio Perez

Red Bull Racing Honda

7

Lando Norris

Mclaren Mercedes

8

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin Mercedes

9

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri Honda

10

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin Mercedes

11

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

12

Esteban Ocon

Alpine Renault

13

George Russell

Williams Mercedes

14

Mick Schumacher

Haas Ferrari

15

Nicholas Latifi

Williams Mercedes

16

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

17

Kimi Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

18

Nikita Mazepin

Haas Ferrari

19

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

20 Daniel Ricciardo Mclaren Mercedes

F1 Turkish Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule

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The Turkish Grand Prix weekend started on Friday (October 8) with practice 1 & 2. Third practice and qualifying were on Saturday and the race itself is today (Sunday, October 10).

Friday, October 8

  • Practice 1: 4.30 a.m. – 5.30 a.m. ET (1.30 a.m. – 2.30 a.m PT / 9.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. BST)
  • Practice 2: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET (5 a.m. – 6 a.m PT / 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. BST)

Saturday, October 9

  • Practice 3: 5 a.m. – 6 a.m. ET (2 a.m. – 3 a.m PT / 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. BST)
  • Qualifying: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET (5 a.m. – 6 a.m PT / 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. BST)

Sunday, October 10

Race: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET (5 a.m. – 7 a.m PT / 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. BST)

F1 Turkish Grand Prix — current driver standings

POS

DRIVER

NATIONALITY

CAR

PTS

1 Lewis Hamilton GBR MERCEDES 246.5
2 Max Verstappen NED RED BULL RACING HONDA 244.5
3 Valtteri Bottas FIN MERCEDES 151
4 Lando Norris GBR MCLAREN MERCEDES 139
5 Sergio Perez MEX RED BULL RACING HONDA 120
6 Carlos Sainz ESP FERRARI 112.5
7 Charles Leclerc MON FERRARI 104
8 Daniel Ricciardo AUS MCLAREN MERCEDES 94
9 Pierre Gasly FRA ALPHATAURI HONDA 66
10 Fernando Alonso ESP ALPINE RENAULT 58
11 Esteban Ocon FRA ALPINE RENAULT 45
12 Sebastian Vettel

GER

ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES

35
13 Lance Stroll CAN ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES 24
14 Yuki Tsunoda JPN ALPHATAURI HONDA 18
15 George Russell GBR WILLIAMS MERCEDES 16
16 Nicholas Latifi CAN WILLIAMS MERCEDES 7
17 Kimi Raikkonen FIN ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 6
18 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 1
19 Mick Schumacher GER HAAS FERRARI

0

20 Nikita Mazepin RAF HAAS FERRARI 0
21 Robert Kubica POL ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI 0

F1 2021 car and driver line-ups

Team

Driver 1

Driver 2

Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen (7)

Antonio Giovinazzi (99)

Alpha Tauri

Pierre Gasly (10)

Yuki Tsunoda (22)

Alpine

Fernando Alonso (14)

Esteban Ocon (31)

Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Lance Stroll (18)

Ferrari

Charles Leclerc (16)

Carlos Sainz (55)

Haas

Nikita Mazepin (9)

Mick Schumacher (47)

McLaren

Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Lando Norris (4)

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton (44)

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Red Bull

Max Verstappen (33)

Sergio Perez (11)

Williams

George Russell (63)

Nicholas Latifi (6)

Full 2021 F1 calendar

DATE

GRAND PRIX

CIRCUIT

COUNTRY

26-28 March

Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain International Circuit

Bahrain

16-18 April

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Autodromo Imola

Italy

30 April 2 May

Portuguese Grand Prix

Portimão Circuit

Portugal

7-9 May

Spanish Grand Prix

Catalunya Circuit

Spain

20-23 May

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Circuit

Monte Carlo

4-6 June

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Baku street circuit

Azerbaijan

18-20 June

French Grand Prix

Circuit Paul Ricard

France

25-27 June

Styrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring

Austria

2-4 July

Austrian Grand Prix

Red Bull Ring

Austria

16-18 July

British Grand Prix

Silverstone Circuit

Great Britain

30 July – 1 Aug

Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungaroring

Hungary

27-29 Aug

Belgian Grand Prix

Spa-Francorchamps Circuit

Belgium

3-5 Sept

Dutch Grand Prix

Circuit Zandvoort

Netherlands

10-12 Sept

Italian Grand Prix

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Italy

24-26 Sept Russian Grand Prix Sochi International Street Circuit

Russia

8-10 Oct Turkish Grand Prix Intercity Instanbul Park Turkey

22-24 Oct

US Grand Prix

Circuit of The Americas

United States

5-7 Oct Mexico Grand Prix

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Mexico

12-14 Nov

Brazilian Grand Prix

Autodromo Interlagos

Brazil

19-21 Nov

Qatar Doha TBC
3-5 Dec

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Jeddah

Saudi Arabia

10-12 Dec

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Yas Marina Circuit

UAE

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