After a weekend off, Formula 1 is back this weekend with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Max Verstappen took control of the 2021 F1 title race across the first triple-header of the season to open up a 32-point advantage over championship rival Lewis Hamilton.

Red Bull also heads Mercedes by 44 points in the constructors’ championship heading to Silverstone, where the reigning world champions will be hoping that an upgrade can boost its prospects of a fightback.

Silverstone is set to play host to a capacity crowd, who will get to witness the debut of F1’s first sprint race. The new format will see a 100km sprint race take the place of regular qualifying on Saturday.

Qualifying will move to Friday evening with the result setting the starting order for the sprint race, which in turn will determine the grid for Sunday’s grand prix.

When is the British Grand Prix?

The 2021 British Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, 18 July. Cars will take to the track on Friday for opening practice and qualifying, with FP2 and sprint qualifying taking place on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s grand prix.

Where is the British Grand Prix taking place?

The 2021 British Grand Prix is held at Silverstone.

The circuit is 5.891km (3.661 mi) and consists of 18 corners.

Where can I watch the British Grand Prix?

All 23 races this season are being shown exclusively live on Sky Sports F1, while extended highlights will be shown on Channel 4 later in the evening. Channel 4 will present live coverage of the 2021 British Grand Prix.

All times are BST (British Summer Time - UK Time)

FRIDAY - JULY 16

LIVE F1 PRACTICE 1 - (Sky Sports F1) - 1400

LIVE F1 PRACTICE 1 - (Channel 4) - 1410

LIVE F1 QUALIFYING - (Channel 4) - 1700

LIVE F1 QUALIFYING - (Sky Sports F1) - 1725

SATURDAY - JULY 17

LIVE F1 PRACTICE 2 - (Sky Sports F1) - 1130

LIVE F1 PRACTICE 2 - (Channel 4) - 1145

LIVE F1 SPRINT QUALIFYING - (Sky Sports F1) - 1540

LIVE F1 SPRINT QUALIFYING - (Channel 4) - 1545

SUNDAY - JULY 18

LIVE F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Grand Prix Sunday (Sky Sports F1) - 1330

LIVE F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Build up (Channel 4) - 1330

LIVE F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - The Grand Prix (Channel 4) - 1445 (1500 start)

LIVE F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Race (Sky Sports F1) - 1455 (1500 start)

LIVE F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Chequered flag (Sky Sports F1) - 1700

LIVE F1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX - Reaction (Channel 4) - 1700

Ted’s Notebook: British Grand Prix - (Sky Sports F1) - 1800

How else can I follow the British Grand Prix?

Besides TV coverage, Crash.net will be providing live text commentary of every practice, qualifying and race session in 2021.

Follow @CRASH_NET_F1 for the latest F1 news, analysis and paddock reaction.

Recent British GP Winners:

2020: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2019: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2018: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

2017: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2016: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2015: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2014: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2013: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2012: Mark Webber (Red Bull)

2011: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)

Remainder of the 2021 F1 calendar:

British Grand Prix - July 18

Hungarian Grand Prix - August 1

Belgian Grand Prix - August 29

Dutch Grand Prix - September 5

Italian Grand Prix - September 12

Russian Grand Prix - September 26

Turkish Grand Prix - October 3

Japanese Grand Prix - October 10

United States Grand Prix - October 24

Mexican Grand Prix - October 31

Brazilian Grand Prix - November 7

TBA - November 21

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - December 5

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - December 12