Are you looking forward to this season of Formula 1 and can’t wait to watch all the races? Here’s the complete guide for you guys to watch the Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 live stream. But, first, let’s tell you guys a bit about the season so far.
Formula One 2021 Season
This season is off to a flying start with Bahrain Grand Prix and Imola Grand Prix providing entertainment to the viewers. In both the Grand Prix, the viewer’s got to see two different race winners, with 7 times F1 champion Lewis Hamilton winning the Bahrain GP and Max Verstappen winning the Imola GP. Both the drivers are the favorites to win this season’s championship as both drivers have one of the best performing cars on the grid.
Red Bull has improved their car quite significantly with their engine supplier Honda pulling out of the sport at the end of this season. However, Red Bull has struck a deal with Honda that will allow them to use Honda’s engine technology until the end of 2024. In order to leave the sport on a high, Honda has thrown everything by bringing the 2022 prototype engine in the 2021 car. This has significantly improved the Red Bull and brought much-needed horsepower they need in order to compete with Mercedes.
This season isn’t only about Mercedes and Red Bull. Rather the midfield battle is something F1 fans are excited about. McLaren, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Alpine, and Alpha Tauri all have quite competitive cars. Ferrari has got the youngest driver pairing in their history, with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz looking to improve from the last disappointing season. Last season was quite a disaster for Ferrari with the team finished the 2020 season at the sixth position in the constructor championship. This time around the Italian company is looking good and will provide quite a competition to the teams in midfield.
F1 2021 Schedule
Last season was affected due to the coronavirus pandemic and most of the races got canceled due to the local government’s Covid-19 restrictions. This year F1 governing council is hoping to conduct all 23 races of this season. The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and Dutch Grand Prix are the two races added to this year’s calendar with the Portuguese Grand Prix returning for this season as well. The Vietnamese GP was canceled due to Covid-19 but later it was dropped from the 2021 calendar as well due to the arrest of Hanoi’s People’s Committee Chairman Nguyễn Đức Chung on corruption charges.
To find out which races will go ahead in this season, see the list given below.
- Bahrain Grand Prix (Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, 28 March 2021)
- Emilia Romagna Grand Prix (Italy Imola Circuit, Imola, 18 April 2021)
- Portuguese Grand Prix (Algarve International Circuit, Portimão, 2 May 2021)
- Spanish Grand Prix (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, 9 May 2021)
- Monaco Grand Prix (Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, 23 May 2021)
- Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku City Circuit, Baku, 6 June 2021)
- Canadian Grand Prix (Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montréal, 13 June 2021)
- French Grand Prix (Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, 27 June 2021)
- Austrian Grand Prix (Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, 4 July 2021)
- British Grand Prix (Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, 18 July 2021)
- Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring, Mogyoród, 1 August 2021)
- Belgian Grand Prix (Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, 29 August 2021)
- Dutch Grand Prix (Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, 5 September 2021)
- Italian Grand Prix (Monza Circuit, Monza, 12 September 2021)
- Russian Grand Prix (Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, 26 September 2021)
- Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore, 3 October 2021)
- Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka, 10 October 2021)
- United States Grand Prix (Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, 24 October 2021)
- Mexico City Grand Prix (Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, 31 October 2021)
- São Paulo Grand Prix (Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, 7 November 2021)
- Australian Grand Prix (Albert Park Circuit, Melbourne, 21 November 2021)
- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (Jeddah Street Circuit, Jeddah, 5 December 2021)
- Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 12 December 2021)
Portuguese Grand Prix 2021
The Portuguese Grand Prix was added in the F1 in 2020 due to the Covid-19 changes. The track of Portimao never hosted the Formula 1 Grand Prix before the 2020 season. Now F1 governing council has added the Portuguese GP for this season as well. The race will be held from 30th April to 2nd May, with practice 1 and practice 2 is scheduled on 30th April, practice 3 and qualifying on 1st May and the main race on 2nd May 2021.
Now back to the main point for which you all are here for; how to watch the Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 live stream. To find out read the article to the end.
How to Watch Portuguese Grand Prix 2021
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, F1 fans cannot go to the circuit to watch races live. However, F1 governing council has given broadcasting rights to different TV channels across the globe. These broadcasters can show the F1 live coverage in specific countries. For instance, if Sky Sports is available in Asia then it cannot broadcast the F1 races in Asia because it only has the right to broadcast the races in the United Kingdom. To find out which channel is showing the live coverage of F1 in your area, see the list given below.
Fox Sports Channels
Fox Sports Channels, Network Ten
Servus TV, ORF
AzTV, Idman Azerbaycan
RTBF, Telenet, Play Sport Open, VRT
Nova, Diema Sport
RDS, RDS 2, TSN, Noovo
CCTV, Tencent, Guangdong TV, Great Sports TV
CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA
TV3+, TV3 Sport, Viasat
C More Max, MTV
Sky Deutschland, RTL
ERT, Cosmote TV
The Sports Channel
Sky Italia, TV8
Fuji TV, DAZN
Fox Sports Channels, ESPN
RTL TlL tzebuerg
Viasat, Viasport 1, Viasport+, Viasat 4
Eleven Sports, Polsat
Digisport, Telekom Romania, Look Sport
SPAIN AND ANDORRA
Viasat, Viasat Motor, TV10
SRF, RSI, RTS
S Sport, S Sport Plus
C4, Sky Sports
ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Where to Watch Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 Live Stream
Some of the aforementioned TV channels have a live streaming service as well. Sky Sports, DAZN, Star Sports, etc. are some of the TV channels that provide live streaming service to the users in the respective regions. People who are living in the United Kingdom can watch the F1 live stream on Sky Sports. Sky Sports have their streaming app and website where you can catch all the live races of the Formula 1 2021 season.
If you’re living in the US then, you can watch the live streaming of F1 on ESPN mobile app and website. You just have to get subscribed to the live streaming service. In the Indian sub-continent, Star Sports is the sole broadcaster of F1 in the region. Star Sports has a streaming service with the name Hotstar. You can get subscribed to the online service and enjoy all the races on your smart device and PC.
In Africa, the Formula 1 races are broadcasted on SuperSport. It is the only broadcaster that has the exclusive rights to show the live coverage of F1 in Africa. People who are residing in Africa can watch the Portuguese Grand Prix on SuperSport cable/satellite TV channel or they can get subscribed to its live streaming service.
How to Watch Portuguese GP Live Stream for Free
All the services that I have mentioned above are paid ones and cannot be used without getting their monthly or yearly subscriptions. However, there are many unofficial streaming services that provide F1 live streaming for free. Websites like Total Sportek, CricHD, Crackstreams, etc. provide HD quality streaming to the users for free.
These sites can be accessed from anywhere in the world. You just need a fast internet connection and a smart device to access the live stream. The problem with these websites is that you have to deal with a lot of pop-up ads that can affect your live streaming experience. Yes, you can use different ad-block extensions on your web browser. But, to proceed to the live streaming you have to deactivate the ad-blocker first. However, if you’re looking for something free then these websites are your best bet.
How to Watch Portuguese GP 2021 Highlights
If you have missed the live coverage of the race and you want to see the highlights of the race then YouTube is your best option. On the Formula 1 official YouTube channel, all the races, qualifying, and practice session highlights are posted. Just go to YouTube and search the Formula 1 official channel. Once you have found the channel, go to the videos section and watch the highlights you want to see.
You should get subscribed to the channel if you want to see all the pre and post-race press conferences. The channel has all the old races as well. You can see them as well. All the videos uploaded on the channel are in HD. Just get subscribed to the channel if you want to see daily uploads of the Formula 1 official channel.
F1 has its own mobile app as well. You can download the app from App Store or Play Store depends on the device you’re using. It shows the race highlights, tells you about the schedule, and much more. The app isn’t free and you need to get subscribed to it if you want to see the best races in F1 history. In some countries, the F1 official app provides live streaming as well and you can check it by getting subscribed to it.
Do I Need a VPN to Access the Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 Live Stream
Sometimes in order to access the official channels live streams you have to use a VPN. A VPN lets you bypass the geo-restriction added by the broadcaster. All the channels I have mentioned above have broadcasting rights in the specific regions and they cannot show the live coverage in the region where they don’t have the broadcasting rights. So, to protect themselves from the infringement of the rights, they block the content from streaming in other areas.
For instance, if you’re living in Asia, you are scrolling to the videos section of Sky Sports then you get to see the “this video cannot be played in your region” error a lot of time. It is due to the restriction added by Sky Sports. If you’re from a country where Sky Sports hasn’t restricted the content then you can easily watch the content from any device you like. In order to watch the blocked content from the restricted region, you can use a VPN which gives you access to the blocked content from literally anywhere.
If live-streaming isn’t available in your area then you can use a VPN to access the live stream. There are many VPN services that allow you to unblock the restricted content in your area. To help you with VPNs as well, I am going to mention some of the best VPNs available on the internet right now.
ExpressVPN is by far the best VPN service available on the internet. With dedicated servers for streaming platforms, it is a widely used security app in the world. Through ExpressVPN, you can access blocked content and watch your favorite sports live stream. Not only it lets you access the restricted content but also protects your online data from hackers. If the Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 live stream isn’t available in your region then use ExpressVPN to watch the stream. It is paid app and you need to pay on monthly basis in order to use the service.
NordVPN is a VPN software that allows you to watch any content which isn’t available in your region. For instance, if the Portuguese GP live stream isn’t available in your region then you turn on the VPN and watch the Grand Prix live on your mobile device and PC. It also blocks all the attempts of cybercriminals and doesn’t let them steal your data.
It is another security and privacy software that stops all the unwanted scripts to appear on your device and also doesn’t let anyone steal your data. CyberGhost protects your identity and saves you from all people who are trying to steal your data. Just like ExpressVPN and NordVPN, you can use CyberGhost to watch Portuguese GP live coverage from literally anywhere. In order to use it, you have to get subscribed to it first by paying a monthly subscription fee to the CyberGhost service providers.
The Portuguese Grand Prix will begin on 30th April. F1 fans have got a real treat here with Red Bull and Mercedes both looking strong this season and trying to outdo each other. Max Verstappen will try to win the race to take lead from the championship leader Lewis Hamilton. To catch all 66 laps of the race and qualifying and practice sessions, tune into the aforementioned channels or visit the unofficial streaming websites.
There you have it guys! This was all about the Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 live stream. If you have any queries pertaining to the topic, let us know in the comments section.