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What time does the 2021 French Grand Prix start in Australia?


The first F1® triple header of the season begins.

The F1® season continues with the Formula 1® 2021 French Grand Prix this weekend.

Here is everything you need to know, including the start time and race info, for the French GP 2021.

When is the French Grand Prix?

The seventh race of the 2021 F1® season takes place on Sunday 20 June at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Practice begins on Friday 18 June with FP1 and FP2, followed by FP3 and qualifying on Saturday 19 June.

What time does the French Grand Prix start?

The 2021 French GP starts at 3:00 pm local time on Sunday 20 June, which is 11:00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Sunday 20 June.

The AEST for each session in France is as follows:

  • Practice 1: Friday 7:30pm-8:30pm AEST
  • Practice 2: Friday 11:00pm-12:00am AEST
  • Practice 3: Saturday 8:00pm-9:00pm AEST
  • Qualifying: Saturday 11:00pm-12:00am AEST
  • Race: Sunday 11:00pm AEST

Where is the French Grand Prix held and how many laps is it?

The race takes place at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Drivers will race 53 laps covering a total distance of 309.69 kilometres.

What TV channel is the French Grand Prix on in Australia?

All live F1® television coverage in Australia is on Fox Sports, which is available via Foxtel.

Live HD streaming is also available for compatible devices through Kayo Sports.

For free-to-air viewers, 10 Bold will show highlights of the race at 10:30 pm AEST on Monday 21 June 2021. Check local guides for more details.

Read our complete guide on how to watch Formula 1® in Australia.