Portuguese Grand Prix 2020: What time does the race start tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and what are the odds?

Telegraph Sport
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The Portuguese GP returns for the first time since 1996 - EPA Pool /Jose Sena Goulao 
The Portuguese GP returns for the first time since 1996 - EPA Pool /Jose Sena Goulao

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 took place on Friday October 23. Final practice and qualifying ran on Saturday, October 24. The Portuguese Grand Prix itself takes place on Sunday, October 25. 

What time does it start?

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 race coverage begins on Sunday from 11.30am. 

Channel 4 have highlights for this year. Their race highlights start at 6.30pm on Sunday. 

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

What was the order in qualifying?

  1. Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 1min 16.652secs

  2. Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes GP 1:16.754

  3. Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 1:16.904

  4. Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 1:17.090

  5. Sergio Perez (Mex) Racing Point 1:17.223

  6. Alexander Albon (Tha) Red Bull 1:17.437

  7. Carlos Sainz (Spa) McLaren 1:17.520

  8. Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren 1:17.525

  9. Pierre Gasly (Fra) Scuderia AlphaTauri 1:17.803

  10. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Renault 1:17.481

  11. Esteban Ocon (Fra) Renault 1:17.614

  12. Lance Stroll (Can) Racing Point 1:17.626

  13. Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Scuderia AlphaTauri 1:17.728

  14. George Russell (Gbr) Williams 1:17.788

  15. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:17.919

  16. Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:18.201

  17. Antonio Giovinazzi (Ita) Alfa Romeo Racing 1:18.323

  18. Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas F1 1:18.364

  19. Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1 1:18.508

  20. Nicholas Latifi (Can) Williams 1:18.777

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...

What are the latest odds?

  • Lewis Hamilton 2/5

  • Valtteri Bottas 4/1

  • Max Verstappen 4/1

  • Sergio Perez 50/1

  • Charles Leclerc 100/1

  • Alexander Albon 100/1