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F1 2020 calendar on TV | How to watch live races & Grand Prix schedule

F1 2020 calendar | How to watch races on TV & full Grand Prix schedule

There’s something about Italy in September. A pair of wild Formula 1 races have raised eyebrows in the last two weeks, with the Italian Grand Prix and Tuscan Grand Prix providing three red flags between them, a rogue yet well-deserved Grand Prix winner and, this weekend, only 12 cars reached the finish line.

The Tuscan Grand Prix saw F1 race at Mugello for the first time ever, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

A podium line-up of Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and Alex Albon simply doesn’t tell the story, as Max Verstappen and last week’s winner Pierre Gasly crashed out on the first lap.

The eventual restart saw Bottas in the lead, controlling the pack at a slow pace, resulting in a tightly-bunched midfield before carnage once the race went live again.

Four cars were wiped out of the race as the midfield imploded, while Hamilton overtook Bottas to take his 90th win in Formula 1.

The result builds on Hamilton’s dominance in the F1 driver standings, while Mercedes’ iron grip of the F1 constructor standings remains stronger than ever.

Teams will now take solace with a mini-break before returning to action in Russia next time out, the furthest race away from the UK on the 2020 calendar so far.

Check out everything you need to know about the F1 restart including full race calendar and TV details below.

F1 latest news

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer believes Valtteri Bottas ‘doesn’t like challenging Hamilton’ in comments made during BBC 5 Live’s Chequered Flag podcast.

He said: “He talks a lot on the radio. He really talks it up a lot. He was like, ‘I want to do whatever Lewis doesn’t do’ and before at Spa he was like, ‘Why didn’t you give me the overtake option? You didn’t talk about this in the briefing’.

“He talks a lot but ultimately you never see fight from him in the race. He talks a good game, he’s a fast driver, he pushes Lewis really hard on Saturdays but on Sundays he just doesn’t. It just looks all too easy for Hamilton.

“He said at the end of the second stint, ‘I’d love a Safety Car about now’, three laps later, Safety Car, bingo! It’s gone your way.

“He might as well have been there end of lap 46 saying, ‘I’d love a bit of luck right now’ and then it just happens for him but couldn’t do anything with it.

“It’s not luck for Bottas, it’s just skill. He’s only just behind Hamilton in qualifying but it is skill that is putting Hamilton ahead and it is a bigger chunk of skill that is putting him ahead in the race.”

F1 2020 calendar

Round 10 – Russian Grand Prix

Date: 25th – 27th September

Track: Sochi

Watch on Sky Sports F1 / NOW TV

Round 11 – German Grand Prix

Date: 9th – 11th October

Track: Nurburgring

Watch on Sky Sports F1 / NOW TV

Round 12 – Portuguese Grand Prix

Date: 23rd – 25th October

Track: Portimao

Watch on Sky Sports F1 / NOW TV

Round 13 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Date: 30th October – 1st November

Track: Imola

Watch on Sky Sports F1 / NOW TV

Round 14 – Turkish Grand Prix

Date: 13th – 15th November

Track: Istanbul

Watch on Sky Sports F1 / NOW TV

Round 15 – Bahrain Grand Prix

Date: 27th – 29th November

Track: Bahrain

Watch on Sky Sports F1 / NOW TV

Round 16 – Sakhir Grand Prix

Date: 4th – 6th December

Track: Bahrain

Watch on Sky Sports F1 / NOW TV

Round 17 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Date: 11th – 13th December

Track: Yas Marina

Watch on Sky Sports F1 / NOW TV

F1 results

Round 1 – Austrian Grand Prix

Date: 3rd – 5th July

Track: Red Bull Ring

VALTTERI BOTTAS (MERCEDES) Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) Lando Norris (McLaren)

Round 2 – Styrian Grand Prix

Date: 10th – 12th July

Track: Red Bull Ring

LEWIS HAMILTON (MERCEDES) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

Round 3 – Hungarian Grand Prix

Date: 17th – 19th July

Track: Hungaroring

LEWIS HAMILTON (MERCEDES) Max Verstappen (Red Bull) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

Round 4 – British Grand Prix

Date: 31st July – 2nd August

Track: Silverstone

LEWIS HAMILTON (MERCEDES) Max Verstappen (Red Bull) Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

Round 5 – 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Date: 7th – 9th August

Track: Silverstone

MAX VERSTAPPEN (RED BULL) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

Round 6 – Spanish Grand Prix

Date: 14th – 16th August

Track: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

LEWIS HAMILTON (MERCEDES) Max Verstappen (Red Bull) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)

Round 7 – Belgian Grand Prix

Date: 28th – 30th August

Track: Spa

LEWIS HAMILTON (MERCEDES) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

Round 8 – Italian Grand Prix

Date: 4th – 6th September

Track: Monza

PIERRE GASLY (ALPHATAURI) Carlos Sainz (McLaren) Lance Stroll (Racing Point)

Round 9 – Tuscan Grand Prix

Date: 11th – 13th September

Track: Mugello

LEWIS HAMILTON (MERCEDES) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) Alex Albon (Red Bull)

What about the rest of the F1 2020 calendar?

Like all sports, the F1 2020 calendar took a lockdown-related battering, with numerous races cancelled and almost all remaining Grands Prix rescheduled.

The confirmed races are all based in – or close to – Europe, making the complex logistics easier to navigate than the final stretch of the calendar – a world tour ranging from Singapore to Brazil, from Russia to Mexico.

It has been a relatively smooth ride, albeit complex, for Formula 1, meaning the case may build for more races further afield, by which point the progress of the virus may have hopefully slowed.

Formula 1 on TV

You can watch every practice, qualifying and race session live on Sky Sports F1.

Sky customers can add individual channels for just £18 per month or add the complete sports package to their deal for just £23 per month.

One race – the British Grand Prix on 2nd August – will be shown live on Channel 4.

Formula 1 live stream online

You can watch F1 races with a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99 or a month pass for £33.99, all without signing up to a contract.

NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. NOW TV is also available via BT Sport.

Existing Sky Sports customers can live stream the Grands Prix via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices.

Which F1 drivers will be racing?

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton – #44 Valtteri Bottas – #77

Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel – #5 Charles Leclerc – #16

Red Bull

Alex Albon – #23 Max Verstappen – #33

McLaren

Lando Norris – #4 Carlos Sainz – #55

Renault

Daniel Ricciardo – #3 Esteban Ocon – #31

Alphatauri

Pierre Gasly – #10 Daniil Kvyat – #26

Racing Point

Sergio Perez – #11 Lance Stroll – #18

Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen – #7 Antonio Giovinazzi – #99

Haas

Romain Grosjean – #8 Kevin Magnussen – #20

Williams

George Russell – #63 Nicholas Latifi – #6

When will the Formula 1 season end?

The final race of the season is set to take place in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 13th December.

This will allow a long off-season, more than enough races in 2020 to provide a solid championship calendar, while also minimising risk by not traversing the entire globe in search of race tracks due to double-headers.

It remains to be seen how the 2021 season will play out, but you can expect a more familiar calendar now that the peak of the crisis appears to have subsided.

What will happen with F1 2021? News and rumours

We’ll keep you posted throughout the season with the latest news and rumours about the 2021 season. For now, the season is expected to start as usual in February with 18 races on the billing and several more to be announced.

As for drivers, Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari to be replaced by Carlos Sainz Jr. That opened the door for Daniel Ricciardo to switch from Renault to McLaren ahead of 2021.

There are likely to be plenty more twists and turns before next season comes around, but for now, we can soak up the 2020 season in all its modified glory!

If you’re looking for something else to watch before and after the drama on the track, check out our TV guide.

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