F1 Spanish Grand Prix first practice LIVE: Stream, start time UK, TV channel and full race schedule

F1 is BACK this weekend as Lewis Hamilton aims for a third win in four races at the Spanish Grand Prix.

The Englishman has been bested just once this season, by Max Verstappen at the Emilia Romagna GP in March.

What time is F1 Spanish Grand Prix first practice?

  • The Spanish Grand Prix first practice session will get underway from 10.30am UK time on Friday, May 7.
  • The race will take place in Catalonia at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
  • There will be 1,000 fans in attendance the the event, all socially-distanced because of coronavirus restrictions.

What channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • ALL of the F1 action from Friday to Sunday will be shown live on the Sky Sports F1 channel.
  • First practice coverage will begin from 10am on Friday, May 7.
  • Coverage of the Grand Prix will begin at 12.30pm on Sunday, May 9.
  • You can live stream all of the action from the NOW TV or Sky Go app, both of which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.

🏁F1 2021 calendar: practice times, dates and racetrack info

FULL F1 Spanish Grand Prix schedule

Friday, May 7

  • Spanish GP Practice One – 10.30am
  • Spanish GP Practice Two – 2pm

Saturday, May 8

  • Spanish GP Practice Three – 11am
  • Spanish GP Qualifying – 2pm

Sunday, May 9

  • Spanish Grand Prix – 2pm

Stay up to date with all the latest from Barcelona in our live blog…

  • Marc Mayo


    Lewis Hamilton has leapt to the defence of under-fire team-mate Valtteri Bottas saying "people need to give him a break".

    The Finn is facing fresh questions about his future after finishing third twice and positing one DNF in this season's opening three races.

    And while the 31-year old admits he does not know whether he will still be at Mercedes next season, he has dismissed incorrect speculation that he will be replaced midseason by George Russell as "bulls****".

    Hamilton said: "From what I have experienced and the relationship I have with Valtteri, I think he has been an amazing teammate, as I have always said, if I am really honest.

    "I think we have the best line-up currently in terms of deliverables, in terms of the equilibrium in our team and the general knowledge in terms of moving our car forward.

    "I am not going to be here forever, Valtteri won't be here forever but right now, we have delivered time and time again over the years and we continue to.

    "Valtteri just qualified on pole in the last race, it is only the fourth race. I think people need to give him a break and let him focus on what he is doing."

  • Marc Mayo


    To the Spanish Grand Prix!

    It is 2-1 to Lewis Hamilton in the brewing title brawl with Max Verstappen and this weekend should be no different after three close races so far.

    Join us throughout for all the action and reaction from Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

    First practice begins at 10.30am before FP2 at 2pm.

    Tomorrow we have third practice at 11am and qualifying at 2pm, with the race at 2pm on Sunday.

    Buckle up!

    Credit: Alamy

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