What a dramatic racing action we saw at the street of Baku. Balance of the race keep on shifting between Red Bull and Mercedes with Red Bull finally coming with upper-hand. While Perez won the race under dramatic circumstance thriving on his impressive performance but for Mercedes both their drivers’ current champion, Lewis and Bottas failed to score points. Lewis was in with a chance of win but he scrapped the opportunity on the restart when he accidently flicked “brake magic.” With this win of Perez both Mercedes and Red Bull carrying 3 wins each from the first 6 rounds. Lewis has won all three races, while Max won 2 and Perez has won 1 race for Red Bull. Round 7 will take place in France between June 18 to June 20. Sportsfeista will bring you complete details of F1 French GP 2021 Live Stream, Schedule & Live Telecast Information of French Grand Prix 2021.
Mercedes is expected to show a strong comeback in French GP as the circuit will be more suitable to their car. So far it is Red Bull which looked to be a superior car than Mercedes this year. Circuit Paul Ricard has a mix of high speed and low speed corners. So far Mercedes doesn’t looked like a dominant car this year the three wins they were able to produce were due to the strategic brilliance and some street smart driving by Lewis Hamilton. It will be an interesting battle between Lewis & Max in French GP
What is Break Magic And How it Scrapped Hamilton Chance in Azerbaijan GP
Beak Magic is a setting that switches the break balance and helps the car to generate the important front tyre temperature. Front tyre temperature is very difficult to get in comparison to rear tyre. The break magic setting which Mercedes has can be activated with button that is located behind the steering of W12.
Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff explained what happened in Baku at restart
“I’m so angry,” said Wolff. “[But] have no doubt. This is a team that is so strong… that we’re going to transform the anger into a positive force. We’re warriors and we’re going to come back.
[What Lewis did] can’t be called a mistake,” added Wolff, referring to Hamilton’s unfortunate Turn 1 incident. “It was just when Sergio came over… he touched a button and the brake balance changed, the brake balance went all the way forward and then obviously the car doesn’t stop.”
French GP 2021 Starting Grid Top 5 Rows
Max Verstappen pulled out a sensational to bring home his 5th pole position of F1 career. He was able to keep himself ahead two Mercedes. As Lewis grabbed the second spot and Bottas got third followed by Sergio Perez. Ferrari duo of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc showed some good pace as well. Max got the pole position with margin of 0.250 seconds over Lewis. He displayed some raw pace on the Red soft compound tyres after getting outpaced by Mercedes in the Q2 on Yellow medium compound tyres. This now further intensify the battle between Red Bull and Mercedes as there is very little two choose between the two teams.
|Row||First Driver||Second Driver|
|1||Max Verstappen||Lewis Hamilton|
|2||Valtteri Bottas||Sergio Perez|
|3||Calros Sainz||Pierre Gasly|
|4||Charles Leclerc||Lando Norris|
|5||Fernando Alonso||Daniel Ricciardo|
French GP 2021 Drives Quotes Before The Race
MAX: “No points are scored today, but we have to finish it off tomorrow, and try and get the 25 points we lost in Baku”
LEWIS: “We’ve got a race on our hands, and we’re loving the battle! We’re gonna keep pushing, keep fighting and giving it everything”
VALTTERI: “It’s been a strong weekend, for sure a lot better than a couple of weeks ago. The last lap in qualifying felt good”
What to Expect from French GP 2021
Mercedes kept on struggling for pace in the practice races but Lewis managed to qualify ahead of Max Verstappen at Baku. Lewis took the lead early in the race as he overtook pole sitter Charles Leclerc but lost his lead due to a slow pit stop caused by Gasly who was making pit entry just when Lewis was about to leave, it cost Lewis around 2 extra seconds. That extra seconds cost Lewis 2 places as he got jumped by Max and Perez. Lewis got another opportunity as race leader Max crashed and race restarted after the red flag for a 2 lap dash. Lewis dived early in the lead but lost everything due to the lock up at first corner as a result of him flicking the brake magic, and dropping down to 15th.
- Another Max v/s Lewis for the driver’s championship lead
- Both drivers remained largely unaffected from Azerbaijan GP as Lewis & Max couldn’t score a point.
- Mercedes were clearly struggling on street circuit they will be happy to be back on traditional circuit.
- Paul Ricard suppose to suits Mercedes more and they’ve a good record here as well.
- Lewis Hamilton has won both the races (2018 & 2019) after the return of F1 to this circuit
- Eyes will be on Bottas as well, his performance will under the radar
- How Perez will perform after winning his first race this season will be interesting to see.
- Daniel Ricciardo’s form has been a concern for McLaren as they’re falling behind Ferrari due to his form.
- Lando Norris has been very consistent for McLaren and has scored points in every race.
- After to back to back brilliant performance, Sebastian Vettel will the one to watch out for.
Constructor Standings Before French GP
Red Bull increased their lead of Mercedes in constructor championship after Azerbaijan GP. This came even after their lead driver crashed and thankfully Perez did the job for them by winning the race. This keeps the ahead with 26 points. Unfortunately for Mercedes none of their drivers could score point in Baku. In another interesting battle for third place Ferrari took over McLaren by 2 points. Ferrari had both their driver scoring good points while McLaren is now suffering due to the bad form of Daniel Ricciardo. Buoyed by two brilliant performance by Seb Vettel Aston Martin is catching up Alpha Tauri faster, now they reduced the gap to 2 points. It will be interesting to see how Mercedes performs on traditional track.
|1||RED BULL RACING HONDA||174|
|6||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||37|
|8||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||2|
Azerbaijan GP Podium Finishers
Sergio Perez claimed his maiden win for F1 2021 season in Baku in a very dramatic race, it was his second win of the career and came in just the perfect time. Red Bull who is currently challenging Mercedes for Constructor and Drivers’ championship, found themselves in difficult situation as their leading driver Max crashed few laps before the race due to tyre issue. The Perez took the responsibility for finishing the job for Red Bull has came out victorious. Seb Vettel produced and absolute gem of performance to finish second on the podium followed by Gasly in third.
- Sergio Perez
- Sebastian Vettel
- Pierre Gasly
Formula 1 French GP 2021 Live Stream Information:
The 2021 season will live stream at F1 TV worldwide, Hotstar in India, In Asia it will be Fox+. In the UK the live streaming will be available at All 4 & Sky Sports. In United Stated the live streaming will be available at Watch ESPN & Univision Now. For fans in the Middle East, the live stream will be on beIN Sports Connect. Australian fans will watch the live stream on Fox Sports Australia and Tenplay. Germany TV Now, China Tencent Sports, Canada TSN App, RDS App, Japan & DAZN.
Formula 1 2021 Live Telecast Information:
Formula 1 French GP 2021 Live telecast information is here. F1 fans in India will get see thrilling action live at Star Sports Network, in Asia, it will be at Fox Sports Asia, Australian fans will get to see the race live at Fox Sports Australia and Network Ten. For Canadian fans F1 action will be brought live by RDS & TSN, US fans will get to see it on ABC, ESPN & Univision. For the fans in the UKSky Sports, Channel 4 and will bring the live coverage. In the Middle East & North Africa, the telecast will be on beIN sports. Live telecast will be available on Fuji TV & DAZN, in Russia Match TV & Match Arena, Sky Sports in New Zealand, Netherlands Ziggo Sport Totaal, Ziggo Sport Go, Ziggo Sport, in Poland Eleven Sports. In Italy Sky Sports F1, TV 18 & RAI, Spain Movistar F1, In France Canal+, Canal+ Sport, TF1, TMC, fans in Germany will enjoy the live telecast of F1 on n-tv& RTL
|2||Australia||Fox Sports||Channel One|
|12||Italy||Sky Italia||TV 8|
|14||Germany||Sky Deutschland||RTL Germany|
|20||New Zealand||Spark TV|
F1 French GP 2021 Schedule 18 June to 20th June 2021
- 18ht June Friday Practice Race
- 19th June Saturday Qualifying
- 20th June Race
Friday 18th June 2021 French GP 2021 Schedule
First Practice Race 11:30 -12:30
Second Practice Race 15:00 -16:00
Saturday 19th June 2021 French GP 2021 Schedule
Third Practice Race 12:00 -13:00
Qualifying Race 15:00 -16:00
Check the global timings of French GP 2021
Sunday 20th June 2021 French GP 2021 Schedule
Final Race 15:10 -17:10
French GP 2021 Global Timings
- Indian fans will get to see the French GP 2021 at 18:30
- Fans in USA can enjoy the French GP 2021 action at 09:00 EST/06:00 PST
- Canadian Fans can get to see French GP 2021 live telecast at 09:00 EST
- Fans In UK can enjoy French GP action at 14:00
- Central European fans will get to see action at 15:00
- French GP will telecast in Russia at 16:00
- Fans in Malaysia will get to see the action at 21:00
- Indonesian fans can enjoy French GP at 20:00
- Fans in Singapore will get see French GP 2021 action at 21:00
- UAE fans will get to see French GP action at 17:00
Circuit Paul Ricard
French GP returned in the year 2018, the last French GP was held in 2008 at Magny-Cours, France and Felipe Massa won that race. Kimi Raikkonen took the pole position in 2008 race. French GP was missed in 2020 due Covid pandemic. Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver in French GP he has won it 8 times. The French hero Alain Prost has won it 6 times. Last race held in 2019 was won by Lewis Hamilton.
- The first race was held in 1971
- Length of the circuit 5.842 km
- There will be a total of 53 laps
- Drivers will cover a distance of 309.69 km
- There are a total of 15 corners in this circuit
- Last year winner is Lewis Hamilton
- Last year pole winner Lewis Hamilton
- Lap record his held by Sebastian Vettel 1:32.740 in the year 2019.
F1 Drivers’ Standings Before French GP 2021
|1||Max Verstappen||RED BULL RACING HONDA||105|
|3||Sergio Perez||RED BULL RACING HONDA||69|
|4||Lando Norris||MCLAREN MERCEDES||66|
|8||Pierre Gasly||ALPHATAURI HONDA||31|
|9||Sebastian Vettel||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||28|
|10||Daniel Ricciardo||MCLAREN MERCEDES||26|
|11||Fernando Alonso||ALPINE RENAULT||13|
|12||Esteban Ocon||ALPINE RENAULT||12|
|13||Lance Stroll||ASTON MARTIN MERCEDES||9|
|14||Yuki Tsunoda||ALPHATAURI HONDA||8|
|15||Kimi Räikkönen||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||1|
|16||Antonio Giovinazzi||ALFA ROMEO RACING FERRARI||1|
|17||Mick Schumacher||HAAS FERRARI||0|
|18||George Russell||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||0|
|19||Nikita Mazepin||HAAS FERRARI||0|
|20||Nicholas Latifi||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||0|