Hungarian Grand Prix 2021: How to watch Hamilton and Verstappen in action, TV channel, start time

The Formula One campaign continues this weekend, after Lewis Hamilton clawed his way back into title contention with a controversial win at the British Grand Prix last time out. 

Championship leader Max Verstappen had won four races from the previous five, but crashed out in the opening lap after a collision with his title-rival Hamilton, who went on to win despite receiving a 10-second penalty.  

Verstappen, who was taken to hoons upon victory, insisting his rival’s driving was ‘dangerous’. 


Both Hamilton and Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff defended the former’s actions, insisting Verstappen should have left more space. 

Regardless, it sets up an enthralling spectacle in Hungary this weekend in yet another crucial battle for points. 

With the race quickly approaching, Sportsmail takes you through everything you need to know. 

Lewis Hamilton celebrated his controversial victory at the British Grand Prix earlier in July

The race got off to an explosive start as Hamilton and Max Verstappen crashed into each other


When is the Hungarian Grand Prix?

The Hungarian Grand Prix is set to take place on Sunday, August 1, with the race getting underway at 2pm BST. 

The first and second practice sessions will take place on Friday, July 30, with each lasting an hour.  

The final practice session starts at 11am on Saturday morning, before qualifying gets underway on the same day at 2pm.  

How to watch the Hungarian Grand Prix

Sunday’s Grand Prix will be available to watch on the Sky Sports Formula One channel, as with the entirety of the season. 

Sky Sports subscribers can watch the race online by streaming it on Sky Go. 

Viewers can also buy Sky Sports day pass from NowTV for £9.99, with a month pass at £33.99.

Additionally, Channel 4 will provide highlights of the qualifying rounds at 5.30pm BST on Saturday and the race itself at 6.30pm on Sunday. 

You can also keep up-to-date with the build-up, qualifying and race itself with Sportsmail. 

Hungarian Grand Prix race schedule

Hamilton has emerged victorious on eight prior occasions at the Hungarian Grand Prix

Friday, July 30

  • Practice 1: 10.30am-11.30am
  • Practice 2: 2pm-3pm 

Saturday, July 31

  • Practice 3: 11am-12pm
  • Qualifying: 2pm-3pm 

Sunday, August 1

  •  Race: 2pm

Hungarian Grand Prix race details

2020 winner: Lewis Hamilton

Circuit length: 4.381km

Laps: 70

Race distance: 306.63km

First Grand Prix: 1986

Lap record: 1:16.627 Lewis Hamilton (2020)

Hungarian Grand Prix odds

Though Hamilton claimed a much-needed victory at the British Grand Prix last time out, albeit in controversial circumstances, it’s Verstappen who is the favourite to prevail in Hungary.   

The Dutchman lost out to Hamilton at the Hungarian Grand Prix last year, but he arrives this year at the top of the driver standings, though his lead has now been reduced to just eight points.    

  • Max Verstappen –  4/5
  • Lewis Hamilton – 6/4
  • Sergio Perez – 14/1 
  • Valtteri Bottas – 14/1 
  • Charles Leclerc – 16/1 
  • Lando Norris – 30/1  

Formula One driver standings

Hamilton is now just eight points behind leader Verstappen after his victory at the British GP

Formula One constructor standings 

Just four points separate Red Bull and Mercedes after the latter’s one-three at Silverstone