Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Styrian Grand Prix on pole position as he looks to claim his first victory of the 2020 Formula One season, having dominated a rain-soaked qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring.
The reigning world champion displayed his class to finish more than 1.2s faster than his nearest competitor in Max Verstappen, but with glorious sunshine greeting the drivers on Sunday morning, conditions will be very different to the ones that saw large delays on Saturday afternoon.
The McLaren of Carlos Sainz put in a stunning lap to qualify third ahead of last weekend’s winner Valtteri Bottas, but a terrible day for Ferrari got worse when Charles Leclerc was handed a three-place grid penalty for blocking Daniil Kvyat in qualifying, meaning he will start down in 14th with Sebastian Vettel only 10th. Leclerc’s demotion means that the Williams of George Russell will start in the lofty position of 11th after an impressive qualifying outing.
The race is the second consecutive Grand Prix in Austria, and if last weekend’s race is anything to go by, reliability is going to be a huge factor in deciding who will emerge victorious at the Red Bull Ring.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix.
How can I watch it?
All European races will be held behind closed doors, meaning that the only way fans will be able to see the action is on television.
In the UK, Sky Sports continue to hold the exclusive rights for F1, with Channel 4 only able to show the British Grand Prix later in the year.
If you’re not a Sky customer you can purchase a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
How to watch the Styrian Grand Prix:
Free practice 1: 9:30am – 11:50am BST – (Sky Sports F1 + Sky Sports Main Event)
Free practice 2: 1:45pm – 3:45pm BST (Sky Sports F1 + Sky Sports Main Event)
Free practice 3: 10:45am – 12:15pm BST (Sky Sports F1)
Qualifying: 1:30pm – 3:30pm BST (Sky Sports F1), highlights on Channel 4 from 6:30pm
Race: 12:30pm – 5pm BST (Sky Sports F1), highlights on Channel 4 from 6:30pm
When is it?
The Styrian Grand Prix takes place across 10-12 July 2020.
What time does each session start?
Free practice 1: 10am – 11:30am BST
Free practice 2: 2pm – 3:30pm BST
Free practice 3: 11am – 12pm BST
Qualifying: 2pm – 3pm BST
Race: 2:10pm – 4:10pm BST
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