2020 F1 Eifel Grand Prix | Start Time
The Formula 1 Eifel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring begins Sunday, Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. ET (5 a.m. PT | 1 p.m. BST).
Qualifying happened at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 10, and the first of the weekend’s three practice sessions began Friday, Oct. 9 at 5 a.m. ET (2 a.m. PT| 10 a.m. BST).
After a two-week break following the Russian Grand Prix, Formula 1 returns to none other than Germany’s famed Nürburgring for the Eifel Grand Prix. Here we’ve got everything you need to know to track down an F1 live stream and follow all the action from the most storied racing circuit in the world.
It’s been quite a while since F1 has held a race at the Nürburgring — seven years as a matter of fact. Sebastian Vettel won that race on the way to his fourth consecutive world championship, in his penultimate year with Red Bull. Of course, the veteran finds himself at a considerably less satisfactory point in his career, though new beginnings await in 2021 with the soon-to-be-rebranded Racing Point outfit.
Elsewhere around the grid, Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen find themselves renewed after finishing first and second in Sochi, ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton. Meanwhile, Lando Norris and Alexander Albon are separated by just one point in the fight for fourth in the drivers’ standings.
Here’s how to watch and live stream the 2020 F1 Eifel Grand Prix, which is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 11. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom for qualifying results that’ll make up the grid order for the race.
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F1 live streams: Eifel Grand Prix in the US
For those watching the Eifel Grand Prix on TV in the U.S., every single session of the weekend, from Practice 1 to the race, will be broadcast on ESPN2.
You can stream the race via the ESPN app, or the Watch section of ESPN’s website. However, you’ll need to authenticate with your satellite, cable or live TV provider credentials to watch any sessions of the weekend. Formula 1 is not available on ESPN Plus, ESPN’s standalone streaming service; you need access to live ESPN channels.
Just as with the previous two seasons, ESPN’s F1 broadcast picks up the Sky Sports F1 feed. ESPN is available through most cable packages as well as cable TV replacement services, including Sling TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.
If you don’t want to pay for live ESPN in some fashion or another, your only alternative is F1 TV Pro — F1’s own official streaming service, which also duplicates the Sky Sports feed. F1 TV Pro costs $10 monthly or $80 for the entire season. (Given the shortened campaign and uncertainty of the schedule, monthly seems to be the safer way to go here.) In addition to live streaming F1 events, it also offers access to Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup races, as well as F1’s historic archive of classic Grands Prix.
If you’re not already a Sling TV subscriber, you’ll want Sling Orange if you want to watch ESPN. It also includes the Disney Channel, ESPN2 and ESPN3. The service normally costs $30 a month, but new customers can get their first month for $20.
F1 live streams: Eifel Grand Prix in the UK
As with the entire 2020 F1 schedule, Sky Sports F1 is your destination for complete Eifel Grand Prix weekend coverage if you live in the U.K. Sky Sports F1 is a paid channel, and because it retains exclusivity over all F1 broadcasts in the country, you won’t be able to tune into the race using F1 TV Pro, as that service is not available in the U.K.
If you want to watch the race without a Sky Sports F1 subscription, we recommend buying a Now TV Sky Sports Day Pass, which will set you back £10. Now TV also offers a month pass available at a reduced price of £25, which will allow you to watch the entire weekend of festivities, and even the next Grand Prix, too.
Just a heads up, though: Now TV isn’t available via a web browser, but rather through apps on Now TV devices, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple TV and some smart TVs.
F1 live streams: Eifel Grand Prix in Canada
TSN airs all Formula 1 races in Canada, though F1 TV Pro remains an option for fans. All sessions are broadcast on TSN, and if you receive the network through your cable or satellite provider, you can use TSN Go by signing in with your TV service credentials.
Cord-cutters will want to check out TSN Direct, which comes in day- and month-long passes for $5 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app will allow you to live stream the race from your phone, streaming box or supported device.
F1 Eifel Grand Prix practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule
We’re ten races into the 2020 season now, not counting the Eifel Grand Prix this weekend. In terms of what’s coming up in the near future, we’re looking at a few more races in Europe following this one, in Portugal, Italy again (this time at Imola) and Turkey, in that order.
The Nov. 15 Turkish Grand Prix will be followed by back-to-back contests in Bahrain (interestingly, on two different configurations of the Sakhir circuit) and the season closer in Abu Dhabi. All told, we’ll have 17 rounds by year’s end — not bad for a pandemic-shortened season.
Here’s the schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the Oct. 9-11 F1 Eifel Grand Prix.
Friday, October 9
- Practice 1: 5 a.m.-6:30 a.m. ET
- Practice 2: 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. ET
Saturday, October 10
- Practice 3: 6 a.m.-7 a.m. ET
- Qualifying: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. ET
Sunday, October 11
F1 Eifel Grand Prix qualifying results
1. Valtteri Bottas | Mercedes | 1:25.269
2. Lewis Hamilton | Mercedes | 1:25.525
3. Max Verstappen | Red Bull | 1:25.562
4. Charles Leclerc | Ferrari | 1:26.035
5. Alexander Albon | Red Bull | 1:26.047
6. Daniel Ricciardo | Renault | 1:26.223
7. Esteban Ocon | Renault | 1:26.242
8. Lando Norris | McLaren | 1:26.458
9. Sergio Perez | Racing Point | 1:26.704
10. Carlos Sainz | McLaren | 1:26.709
11. Sebastian Vettel | Ferrari | 1:26.738
12. Pierre Gasly | AlphaTauri | 1:26.776
13. Daniil Kvyat | AlphaTauri | 1:26.848
14. Antonio Giovinazzi | Alfa Romeo | 1:26.936
15. Kevin Magnussen | Haas | 1:27.125
16. Romain Grosjean | Haas | 1:27.552
17. George Russell | Williams | 1:27.564
18. Nicholas Latifi | Williams | 1:27.812
19. Kimi Räikkönen | Alfa Romeo | 1:27.817
20. Nico Hulkenberg | Racing Point | 1:28.021
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