Formula 1 2020 Season: Tuscan GP Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

After a chaotic Italian Grand Prix saw him finish outside the podium positions for the first time since the opening race of the season, Lewis Hamilton hopes to return to winning ways at the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Briton led from pole position last week at Monza and the race turned in danger of turning into the kind of procession that has characterized Formula 1 in recent years, until Hamilton was given a 10-second penalty for pitting for fresh tires while the pit-lane was closed, a fact which eluded both him and his team.

Coupled with Hamilton's penalty, two safety cars in quick succession reshuffled the pack and produced one of the most memorable races in recent history, with Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly taking a maiden win and becoming the first French driver to finish top of the podium of a Formula 1 race since 1996, while McLaren's Carlos Sainz finished second and Lance Stroll came third for Racing Point.

Hamilton, meanwhile, finished seventh, two places behind teammate Valtteri Bottas but managed to widen his drivers championship's lead to 47 points over Max Verstappen, after the Dutchman was forced to retire.

Hamilton took responsibility for the disappointing finish, admitting he and the team had let each other down.

"Nobody's happy. We all have to hold one another accountable. I definitely hold myself accountable for not seeing the signs," he said.

"But it is part of a whole sequence of things that weren't perfect as a team."

Mercedes and Hamilton can make amends for their mistake on Sunday, when the season moves only a few hours away from Monza as the Mugello circuit makes its Formula 1 debut.

One of the events introduced on the calendar to make up for the races canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the race will mark Ferrari's 1,000th Grand Prix in Formula 1.

The Italian team owns the track, but celebrations couldn't have come at a worse time for the Scuderia, which had both of its cars retired at Monza last week.

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

When is the Tuscan Grand Prix?

The race is scheduled to start at 3:10 p.m. local time (9:10 a.m. ET) on September 13.

Where is the Tuscan Grand Prix?

The race will be held at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, approximately 15 miles northeast of Florence, Italy. Owned by Ferrari, the track is a staple of the motorcycle racing calendar but had never hosted a Formula 1 race until this weekend.

TV channel

The Tuscan GP will be broadcast live by ESPN2. Coverage begins at 7:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, with the race scheduled to get underway just over 90 minutes later.

The race will re-air at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS and at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via ESPN+ and via, as well as Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV.


According to Oddschecker, Lewis Hamilton is a 1/2 favorite to win on Sunday, followed by Mercedes' teammate Valtteri Bottas at 9/2 and Max Verstappen at 6/1.

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Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drives ahead at the restart of the race during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 6. Matteo Bazzi/Pool/AFP/Getty