The 2020 Formula One season continues this weekend with a second Grand Prix in Austria in as many races, with the inaugural Styrian Grand Prix set to take place on the same Red Bull Ring circuit as last week’s curtain-raiser.
Valtteri Bottas leads the championship standings thanks to his victory last Sunday afternoon, dominating from start to finish as he survived three testing safety car restarts to lead every lap and take home a maximum haul of points.
Reigning champion Lewis Hamilton already has work to do, having collected just 12 points compared to his Mercedes teammate’s 25, while Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is yet to get off the mark after being forced into retirement inside 12 laps last time out.
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Mercedes and Red Bull are expected to be the pace-setters once again this weekend, leaving the midfield battle to be played out by the likes of McLaren, Racing Point and Ferrari – who have ordered in urgent upgrades in an effort to try and avoid as difficult a weekend as the Austrian Grand Prix was.
The race is the second of a three-race triple-header, with the paddock set to relocate to Hungary next weekend for the third round of the season.
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 10-13 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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