After the late drama at Sochi, Formula 1 now moves to Turkey and Istanbul Park for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, and with the battle at the front growing ever fierce, make sure you know where to watch all the F1 action. 

Lewis Hamilton clinched victory in the final laps in Russia after race leader Lando Norris failed to come in for intermediate  tyres, while Max Verstappen surged through the field and eventually finished second, limiting the damage after starting from the back of the grid. 

In 2020, Hamilton surged to victory at Istanbul Park, and the Brit will be hoping for more of the same as he looks to extend his lead in the F1 Drivers’ Championship

When does the Turkish GP take place? 

There will be a settled Formula 1 weekend at Istanbul Park for the 2021 Turkish GP. Friday will play host to two one-hour practice sessions. Saturday will then see another 60 minute practice session, before qualifying later in the afternoon which will determine the starting grid. Sunday is then designated for the race as is standard in F1.

The full detailed schedule for the 2021 Turkish GP is as follows 

DateSessionUK Time (BST)US Time (ET)
Friday, October 8Practice 109:30 – 10:3004:30 – 05:30
Friday, October 8Practice 213:00 – 14:0008:00 – 09:00
Saturday, October 9Practice 310:00 – 11:0005:00 – 06:00
Saturday, October 9Qualifying13:00 – 14:0008:00 – 09:00
Sunday, October 10Race (58 Laps)13:00 – 15:0008:00 – 10:00

Where can you watch the Turkish GP in the UK? 

In the UK, coverage of the 2021 Turkish GP will be provided by Sky Sports F1 with every single session being shown live as it happens from Istanbul Park in Turkey. For the race itself, you can join David Croft and Martin Brundle on commentary. 

Channel 4 will be showing highlights of both qualifying and the race later on in the evening with coverage of Saturday’s qualifying being shown at 6:30pm BST and the race itself at 6:30pm BST on Sunday. Steve Jones, David Coulthard and Mark Webber will present race highlights from Istanbul Park. You can also watch race highlights on Channel 4’s All 4 on streaming service.

You can also follow live radio coverage of the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix on BBC Radio 5 Live. Commentary from Jack Nicholls and ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer starts at 13:00 BST. 

Where can you watch the Turkish GP in the USA? 

ESPN will carry live coverage of every session from the 2021 Turkish GP which is available to subscribers. You can watch both Friday’s practice sessions on ESPN2. Saturday’s Practice 2 and Qualifying session are both being shown on ESPN2, with the race on Sunday also show on ESPN2

ESPN Deportes will also have Spanish language coverage of the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix for viewers in the United States. 

Where can you watch the Turkish GP in Australia? 

In Australia, every session from the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix will be shown though Fox Sports which is available via Foxtel. Highlights can be found on Channel 10 on Monday night after the Turkish GP. Every session will also be streamed live as it happens from Istanbul Park via Kayo Sports

DateSessionAus. Time (AEST)
Friday, October 8Practice 118:30 – 20:30
Friday, October 8Practice 222:00 – 23:00
Saturday, October 9Practice 319:00 – 20:00
Saturday, October 9Qualifying22:00 – 23:00
Sunday, October 10Race (58 Laps)22:00 – 00:00

F1 Driver Standings ahead of the Turkish GP?

After crazy end to the race at Sochi, Hamilton has just a two-point lead in the F1 Drivers’ Standings over Verstappen after the Dutchman finished in second place, despite starting from the back of the grid. 

Pos.DriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull454
2Charles LeclercFerrari308
3Sergio PerezRed Bull305
4George RussellMercedes275
5Carlos SainzFerrari246
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes240
7Lando NorrisMcLaren122
8Esteban OconAlpine92
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine81
10Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo49
11Sebastian VettelAston Martin37
12Daniel RicciardoMcLaren37
13Kevin MagnussenHaas25
14Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri23
15Lance StrollAston Martin18
16Mick SchumacherHaas12
17Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri12
18Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo6
19Alex AlbonWilliams4
20Nyck De VriesWilliams2
21Nicholas LatifiWilliams2
22Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0