The stage for the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix is set.
Standing at top and center is hometown kid Charles Leclerc, making for the first time a Ferrari car earns pole position in 2021 — and since 2019. It didn’t come without some drama, with Leclerc heading into the wall with 18 seconds left in qualifying session, red flagging the session, ending it early.
Should Leclerc need a gearbox replacement, then it’s a five-spot grid penalty entering Sunday’s race, to which Max Verstappen will take poll.
Verstappen had an opportunity to upend Leclerc at the end of the session before Leclerc’s untimely end to the session.
In all, seven different teams are represented in the top 10 heading into Sunday’s return to Monte Carlo, the first time the race is being run since that 2019 season.
Monaco, as always, is one of the trickiest, most exciting tracks to navigate during the F1 season. Free practice sessions before qualifying proved just that, with several wrecks happening over the course of the three practice sessions. Mick Schumacher wiped out in Practice 3, the only driver who didn’t post a quali lap entering Sunday.
Here’s how they’ll line up on Sunday for F1’s marquee event:
Formula 1 starting lineup for 2021 Monaco Grand Prix
For the first time in 2021, a Ferrari sits atop pole, with Charles Leclerc taking pole position — as long as there’s no gearbox replacement needed entering Sunday. Lewis Hamilton starts seventh.
Former Monaco winner Daniel Ricciardo didn’t make it out of Q2.
What channel is the F1 race on Sunday?
The ESPN family of networks will broadcast all 2021 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed, with a few races heading to ABC later in the season.
In addition, ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2021 F1 races in the U.S.
What time does the F1 race start on Sunday?
The 9 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the 2021 Monaco GP will start at 3:00 p.m. local time. The on-the-hour start time means lights out will likely take place around just after 9 a.m. ESPN’s pre-race show usually airs in the hour prior to the start of the race.
Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the Monaco GP. All times are Eastern.
Formula 1 live stream for Monaco Grand Prix
For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that carry ESPN — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Formula 1 live stream for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Below are links to each.
For those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2021 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.
Formula 1 schedule 2021
Formula 1 returns in 2021 with a zaftig 23 race schedule, starting with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28, and concluding with the customary Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Dec. 12.
The Canadian GP would be canned as the country continues to wrangle coronavirus issues, with F1 adding the Styrian GP in its stead. The French GP moves up a week.
The Portuguese Grand Prix returns for its second-consecutive running after a 22-year absence. Also making its debut this year is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix taking pace on the Jeddah Street Circuit, scheduled for December.
All times Eastern.
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