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2020 Portuguese Grand Prix TV Times

2020 Portuguese Grand Prix

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Join us on RaceFans Live throughout every session of the Portuguese Grand Prix weekend plus the IndyCar season finale at St Petersburg. Look out for the live page on the site during every session and follow all the action with your fellow RaceFans.

Viewers in the UK should note that daylight savings time ends at 2am on Sunday morning, at which point the clocks go back one hour.

Here’s how to watch the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix live in the UK and USA:

2020 Portuguese Grand Prix: Friday 23 October – Sunday 25 October 2020

UK (BST)

DaySessionChannelCoverage startsSession startsSession ends
FridayPortuguese Grand Prix first practice liveSky Sports F110:3011:0012:30
FridayPortuguese Grand Prix second practice liveSky Sports F114:4515:0016:30
SaturdayPortuguese Grand Prix third practice liveSky Sports F110:4511:0012:00
SaturdayPortuguese Grand Prix qualifying liveSky Sports F113:0014:00
SaturdayPortuguese Grand Prix qualifying highlightsChannel 417:30
SundayPortuguese Grand Prix liveSky Sports F111:3013:10
SundayPortuguese Grand Prix highlightsChannel 418:30
SundayIndyCar Grand Prix of St Petersburg liveSky Sports F118:3018:32

USA (Eastern)

DaySessionChannelCoverage startsSession startsSession ends
FridayPortuguese Grand Prix first practice liveESPN25:556:007:30
FridayPortuguese Grand Prix second practice liveESPN29:5510:0011:30
SaturdayPortuguese Grand Prix third practice liveESPN5:556:007:00
SaturdayPortuguese Grand Prix qualifying liveESPN28:559:00
SundayPortuguese Grand Prix liveESPN28:058:10
SundayIndyCar Grand Prix of St Petersburg liveNBC14:3014:32

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23 comments on “2020 Portuguese Grand Prix TV Times”

  1. Fortunately F1 gets a rerun on Monday evening, given the crazy MotoGP race at Aragon yesterday expecting similarly good race on coming Sunday and once again both races are in conflict(F1 start time 1840 IST according to F1 website and MotoGP Premier class starts at 1830 IST if they are at same time as yesterday). Will switch over to watching F1 once MotoGP race is over.

    1. Checked MotoGP schedule and for coming weekend Moto2 and Premier class have been switched with MotoGP starting at 1630 IST instead of 1830 IST so motorsport fans can watch both F1 and MotoGP without any issues.

      1. That maybe changed. This weekends race had amended times due to the cold track. Not sure of temps for next week but if its cold again the races maybe delayed an hour or tw.

        1. Even if the race is delayed by an hour it gives a buffer of 15 mins between end of Motogp(1730 start) and start of F1(1830 start) race.

    2. @Chaitanya You and your obsession with these weekend clashes, LOL.

        1. It’s just an inconvenience also are you following MotoGP this year by any chance? In absence of Marc Marquez there are 4(5) riders who are in contention to win title with 5 races to go which is quite similar to 2012 F1 season with no one being consistent and making silly mistakes.

          1. Chaitanya, isn’t a lot of that mainly for the same reason as the 2012 F1 season – the tyres that Michelin have produced this year are very difficult to keep in the right operating window?

            Quite a few of those mistakes and accidents have been because the riders are never really sure what exactly the tyres are doing. It’s not the first time that Michelin have been criticised for producing MotoGP tyres that were difficult to work with, but this season the riders seem to be especially critical and the new tyre compounds Michelin have introduced are reportedly also rather heavily shifting the handling balance of the bikes as well.

          2. Indeed the new “grippy” rear tyres introduced by Michelin have thrown a spanner in works and it might have also amplified weakness of Honda which took out Marc Marquez. Those new tyres have been a point of criticism amongst riders and teams with each weekend throwing new surprises. Also another factor for unpredictability might be due to weather at each racing venue where races are being held later in the year than previous years. Normally this time of year MotoGP(and even F1) is racing outside Continental Europe in Asia or Americas or Australia with only Valencia hosting season finale in Europe for MotoGP.

  2. Of course, the time for the race is 13:10 because of the sunset time on race day, but since qualifying commences at 14:00, so should FP2 (and FP1 also an hour earlier) for consistency’s sake. What’s the difference between having a practice session at 15:00-16:30 (local time) as opposed to 14:00-15:30?

    1. ”Viewers in the UK should note that daylight savings time ends at 2am on Sunday morning, at which point the clocks go back one hour.”
      – The same for all of Europe (and some places outside Europe), but no impact on the timings as the time differences within Europe stay the same all-year-round.

  3. Don’t forget that DST (Daylight Saving Time) ends this weekend in Portugal (and all Europe). From Saturday to Sunday the clock goes one hour back.

    1. @miguelbento But this doesn’t impact the timings within Europe as the time differences remain the same all-year-round.

      1. @jerejj, that’s true. However, I have just noticed that DST does not end in the US on this weekend (only one week later). This means that the table in the article lists the GP start time (08:10) wrong in the US. The correct is 09:10.

  4. I was meant to be travelling to the Algarve this weekend and was hoping to go straight to Portimao for the race.

    Unfortunately our county is in lockdown so we can’t travel! :(

    1. @sonnycrockett Very sorry to hear that – where are you locked down?

      1. North Wales.

  5. North Wales.

    1. Yeah and it sounds like we’ll be even more locked down later today…

      1. 17 days!

        I’ll need to get a few bottles of Super Bock delivered and will turn the heating up…

        1. @sonnycrockett as fellow North Walian, that sounds like a good idea!

  6. Viewers in the UK should note that daylight savings time ends at 2am on Sunday morning, at which point the clocks go back one hour.

    Some people refer to it as “daylight savings time,” but that’s grammatically incorrect
    One of many sources:
    https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/09/daylight-saving-time-daylight-savings-time-spring-forward-no-s/3102551002/

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