F1 British Grand Prix: Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream and Latest Odds

Lewis Hamilton has a chance to make history when the Formula One season arrives in the U.K. this weekend.

The five-time world champion aims to become the first driver to win the British Grand Prix six times, just days after it was confirmed that Silverstone will host the event until at least 2024.

Hamilton's run of four wins in a row came to an end two weeks ago in Austria, when Red Bull's Max Verstappen became the first non-Mercedes driver to win a race this year.

Hamilton finished fifth as Mercedes struggled in high temperatures, but he will still be the man to beat this weekend.

The Briton first won his home race in 2008, before a five-year wait preceded four consecutive successes. That run was brought to an end by Sebastian Vettel last season and the German will be desperate to repeat the feat, with Ferrari still looking for a first win this season.

The prancing horse team came within a few laps from breaking its duck in Austria, when Charles Leclerc finished second after being overtaken by Verstappen in the closing stages.

The result left Ferrari a whopping 135 points behind Mercedes in the constructors' championship, while Hamilton leads the drivers' championship with a 31-point margin over teammate Valtteri Bottas.

Verstappen and Vettel, meanwhile, are 71 and 74 points behind, respectively.

While this weekend could prove historic for Hamilton, the championship leader has criticized the race organizers for scheduling the event on the same day as other major sporting events.

The GP is scheduled to start just an hour after the men's Wimbledon final, while the cricket World Cup final gets underway at earlier in the day in London.

With England competing in the latter, Hamilton suggested the race at Silverstone could suffer from a lack of exposure.

"What I don't understand is why the organizers put the race on the same day as all these other big events, like Wimbledon," he was quoted as saying by The Guardian. "I really don't understand it. This is such a special weekend and it needs all the focus of the country and not a small amount. I think people will be switching between channels on Sunday not sure what to watch

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Sunday.

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W10 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 30 in Spielberg, Austria. Mark Thompson/Getty

Where and when is the British Grand Prix?

Silverstone hosts the tenth round of the 2019 World Championship and the race is scheduled to get underway at 3:10 p.m. local time (9:10 a.m. ET).

In 1950, the Northamptonshire track hosted the first ever race valid for the Formula One World Championship and the British Grand Prix has been a part of the calendar ever since—the only race along with the Italian Grand Prix to hold such status.

In the 68 years since, the race has been held at Silverstone 52 times and the track has been the permanent home of the British Grand Prix since 1987.

On Wednesday, Formula One boss Chase Carey confirmed the race, whose future had been in danger over recent years, will remain part of the Formula One calendar until 2024 at least.

"It is a pleasure to announce that we have renewed the Silverstone agreement for the next five years, through to 2024," he said.

"We are thrilled to have this in place. Silverstone is a signature race on the calendar and a special event."

TV channel

The British Grand Prix will be broadcast live by ESPN2. Coverage of race day begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, with the race scheduled to get underway just over 30 minutes later.

The race will re-air at 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 1 a.m. the following day on ESPNEWS.

Live stream

The race will also be available on ESPN+ and via WatchESPN.com, while Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue will all offer a live stream.


Bookmakers are backing Lewis Hamilton to win on home soil. According to Oddschecker, the Briton is a 4/6 favorite to win on Sunday, while his teammate Valtteri Bottas is second favorite at 7/2.

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc are 13/2 to bring Ferrari its first race win of the season, while Red Bull's Max Verstappen is a 7/1 outsider.