Formula 1: Portuguese Grand Prix

After a two-week break, Formula 1 continues and this time the Portuguese Grand Prix, which was last held in 1996, is coming up. SPOX explains to you where you can watch the 1st and 2nd free practice on TV, live stream and live ticker.

1. Free practice in Portimao: Mercedes sets the tone

As expected, the Mercedes duo set the tone for the start of the Grand Prix premiere in Portimao on Friday. The Finn Valtteri Bottas set the best lap time ahead of the Englishman Lewis Hamilton. On his best lap, Bottas was a good three tenths faster than the world champion. Behind Hamilton there was an even greater time gap. Third-placed Dutchman Max Verstappen in the Red Bull lost almost eight tenths to Bottas.

The lap times were not in the foreground during the first 90 minutes. It was rather about getting to know the circuit and exploring the limit area. The search for the limit was not an easy task, because the recently paved track did not yet offer the usual grip. Lance Stroll, who last had to pass in the race at the Nürburgring, was also there. He had tested positive for the corona virus just under two weeks ago.

For the first time in 24 years, a Grand Prix of Portugal will take place on the track in the Algarve in the south of the country, which was inaugurated twelve years ago. Between 1984 and 1996, the premier class was a guest in Estoril, west of the capital Lisbon.

Free practice at the GP in Portugal today live on TV and livestream

The public law secured itself for the current Formula 1 season ORF the broadcast rights. The first training run is not shown, it switches during the second free practice ORF 1 from 3:55 p.m. The program is accompanied by commentators Ernst Hausleitner and Alexander Wurz.

The 1st and 2nd free practice are also given up Sky to see. The first session starts at 11.55 a.m., the second training session will also go on air from 3.55 p.m.

If no TV set is available, you can also watch the second free practice via live stream in the ORF TVtfence follow. Here is the link.

As an alternative to this, the SkyGo-App a paid live stream.

F1: Free practice in Portimao in the live ticker

With the comprehensive SPOX-Liveticker is always up to date.

Click here for the live ticker of the 1st free practice.

Click here for the live ticker of the 2nd free practice.

Red Bull: Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Perez are options

Helmut Marko has fueled speculation about the replacement of Alexander Albon at the Formula 1 racing team Red Bull Racing. If the British-Thai driver does not meet expectations, the team would have to look outside of their own junior squad, said the motorsport consultant in an interview with the broadcaster Sky. Then the German Nico Hülkenberg and the Mexican Sergio Perez would be two candidates, emphasized the Styrian.

Formula 1: The 2020 racing calendar at a glance

Due to the corona pandemic, the racing calendar has changed significantly this year, including the double grands prix.

date Grand Prize
23.10. – 25.10.2020 Portugal GP (Portimao)
30.10. – 01.11.2020 Emilia-Romagna GP (Imola)
13.11. – 15.11.2020 Turkey (Istanbul)
27.11. – 29.11.2020 Bahrain (Sakhir)
04.12. – 06.12.2020 Bahrain (Sakhir)
11.12. – 13.12.2020 VAE (Abu Dhabi)

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