Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix - how to watch, start time & more

One week after the thrilling 2020 Formula 1 opener, race action continues with the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring on 12 July. Here's how and when you can watch the race

Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix - how to watch, start time & more

After a lengthy delay to the start of the F1 season, Valtteri Bottas claimed victory for Mercedes at last weekend's opening round in an eventful the Austrian Grand Prix, which was held without fans and with extensive COVID-19 protocols in place.

After its successful restart, F1 has stayed at the Red Bull Ring for a second consecutive race at the circuit - a first in F1 history - with the Styrian GP the second round of the shaken-up season.

Lewis Hamilton starts from pole position after a stunning qualifying performance in wet conditions, as a storm forced the final practice session to be cancelled.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen will line up alongside him on the front row, despite a spin on his final lap, while Carlos Sainz Jr claimed his best qualifying result with third place for McLaren.

After finishing second in last week's race, Charles Leclerc will start a lowly 14th having failed to make Q3 for the first time since Monaco last year and been handed a three-place grid penalty for impeding Daniil Kvyat during Q2.

The Monegasque's Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel fared little better, despite reaching the pole position shootout, and will start 10th.

While F1 has been getting used to the new COVID-19 protocols, teams and drivers also have the experience of last weekend's race at the same circuit to lean upon in this unique double-header circuit - something which will be repeated in August at Silverstone.

When is the Formula 1 Styrian Grand Prix?

• Date: Sunday 12th July 2020

• Start time: 3:10pm CET, 2:10pm BST

How can I watch the Styrian Grand Prix?

In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports have exclusive live broadcasting rights, with Channel 4 showing highlights. The race will be shown live on Sky Sports F1, with coverage starting at 1:00pm BST, while Channel 4 will show race highlights at 6:30pm BST.

Autosport is running a live text commentary for the Styrian GP.

Weather forecast for the Styrian Grand Prix

Current weather forecasts predict a cloudy sky over the Red Bull Ring on race day, with a low chance of rain but much cooler temperatures than the Austrian GP at 16 degrees Celsius.

Styrian Grand Prix starting grid

Pos Driver Car Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m19.273s
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda 1.216s
3 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren/Renault 1.398s
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1.428s
5 Esteban Ocon Renault 1.649s
6 Alexander Albon Red Bull/Honda 1.738s
7 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda 1.755s
8 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1.919s
9 Lando Norris McLaren/Renault 1.652s
10 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 2.378s
11 George Russell Williams/Mercedes 0.363s
12 Lance Stroll Racing Point/Mercedes 0.372s
13 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri/Honda 0.444s
14 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 0.355s
15 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 0.938s
16 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 2.099s
17 Sergio Perez Racing Point/Mercedes 2.334s
18 Nicholas Latifi Williams/Mercedes 2.486s
19 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 2.558s
20 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari -

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