Styrian Grand Prix qualifying time, TV channel and live stream information

Formula 1 remains in Austria this weekend for the second race of the season at the Red Bull Ring near Spielberg.

After a four-month delay the season finally got underway last weekend, with Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas winning a dramatic race while Brit Lando Norris claimed his first F1 podium for McLaren.

Traditionally the F1 circus would roll on to another country for its next race, but in this unprecedented year, a second race is being held around the 2.6-mile track.

However, because we can’t have two races called the Austrian Grand Prix, this weekend’s event is billed as the Styrian Grand Prix, although the track and weekend format is exactly the same.

What time is F1 qualifying?

Valtteri Bottas, left, is congratulated by Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton after securing pole position at last weekend's Austrian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas, left, is congratulated by Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton after securing pole position at last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix
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Qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix begins at 2pm, and follows the same three-stage knockout format that takes one hour to complete.

As ever, it will last for one hour with the first part involving all 20 drivers lasting 18 minutes with the five slowest cars being eliminated at the end, destined to occupy grid slots 16-20 for Sunday’s race.

The remaining 15 cars then take part in a 15-minute session, with those who finish 11th-15th knocked out.

The 10 fastest drivers then go out to set a time that will determine the top 10 slots on the grid.

F1 qualifying TV channel

Sergio Perez in the Racing Point and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc ahead of a McLaren at the Austrian Grand Prix
Sergio Perez in the Racing Point and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc ahead of a McLaren at the Austrian Grand Prix
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Sky Sports will be showing Styrian Grand Prix qualifying live on its F1 channel.

Coverage begins at 1pm, with 30 minutes of reaction before the Formula 2 race starts at 3.35pm.

Those who want to watch more F1 action can do so by catching Free Practice 3 from 10.45am-12.10pm on Sky Sports F1.

For those who don’t have Sky Sports F1, highlights will be shown on Channel 4 from 6.30pm-8pm.

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