2020-10-23 13:55:22 | What time does the race start, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?



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What is it?

The 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, the 12th round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship, which takes place at the Algarve International Circuit, just outside of Portimao. It will be the first running of the Portuguese Grand Prix since 1996. 

When is it?

The first two free practice sessions will take place on Friday October 23. Final practice and qualifying will run on Saturday, October 24. The Portuguese Grand Prix itself takes place on Sunday, October 25. 

What time does it start?

First practice starts at 11am BST, second practice at 2pm BST. Final practice is at 11am BST and qualifying begins at 2pm and the race starts at 1.10pm GMT on Sunday.  Remember the clocks go back on Sunday morning, so we move from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time. 

What TV channel is it on?

Sky Sports F1 have exclusive coverage rights in the UK this year and indeed for the next few. Their qualifying program starts at 1pm, with race coverage on Sunday from 11.30am. 

Channel 4 have highlights for this year. Their qualifying program starts at 5.30pm on Saturday and their race highlights at the 6.30pm on Sunday. 

You can also keep up to date throughout practice, qualifying and the race right here at Telegraph Sport.

What do we know about the Algarve International Circuit?

  • Circuit length: 4.653km
  • First grand prix: 2020 
  • Laps: 66
  • Race distance: 306.826km
  • Race lap record: 1:31.404 (Adam Carroll, A1 GP, 2009)
  • Number of corners: 15
  • Overtaking chances:  If these cars were slower and had longer braking distances then I’d say this track could have many sports for overtaking, but as it is it might end up a little disappointing. Turn one should be a fairly heavy braking zone but as it funnels round into turn two it tightens into turn three, which is where there might be a good chance. The hairpin at five could be a decent place, too. As ever, though, I assume 95 per cent of the passes will be DRS-assisted and on the main straight…
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What are the latest odds?

  • Lewis Hamilton 2/5
  • Valtteri Bottas 7/2
  • Max Verstappen 9/2
  • Sergio Perez 50/1
  • Daniel Ricciardo 66/1
  • Lando Norris 125/1



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Source References: The Telegraph

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