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How to stream Formula One now that racing is back

F1 Race car on TV

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Again. After four months away from the track due to the global pandemic, Formula One is set to resume racing this week in Austria.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Again. After four months away from the track due to the global pandemic, Formula One is set to resume racing this week in Austria, with the Formula 1 Rolex Grosser Preis Von Österrich 2020.

Or, as we know it, the Austrian Grand Prix .

Practice begins Friday, qualifying takes place Saturday afternoon, and the race is scheduled for Sunday.

Formula 1 racing, or F1 as the cool kids call it, is one of the oldest and most prestigious forms of auto racing. These open-wheel, single-seat race cars also pack the highest speed capabilities of the major professional racing leagues. It's no wonder why fans love watching these slick and tense races. For F1 fans, we have the full remaining 2020 schedule of Formula 1 races below to help you know when you can see the races, and from where they are broadcasting.

If you want to watch F1 racing, but have already said "goodbye" to the hassle and high prices of cable, you still have several good options. Here is how to stream Formula 1 races if you've cut the cord.

Watch Formula 1 on ABC via a live streaming service

You may already be a subscriber of a streaming service, which will make it even easier to watch the ABC Formula 1 races. If you have never used a live streaming service, you could consider starting a free trial to see if they might be a good addition to your cable-free life. You will need to check with your streaming service of choice to make sure your local ABC station is included.

Watch Formula 1 on ESPN & ESPN2

In the U.S., the easiest way to get most of the Formula 1 races on the schedule this year is on ESPN and ESPN2. The two networks will be broadcasting 18 of the 21 total races, with two races on ESPN and sixteen on ESPN2.

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Fubo will soon become an option for Formula 1 as well, as they recently announced that Fubo will add ESPN and other Disney networks soon. When the ESPN channels are live on Fubo, we will update to let you know.

Formula 1 races from ESPN and ESPN2 are available to you in the ESPN app. You can watch on any device that runs the app. You will need a login to activate the app. The ESPN app is available on Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, Fire Tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku.

Watch Formula 1 Studio Shows on ESPN3

This year, Formula 1 on ESPN networks means more than just live races. Two F1 studio shows called Welcome to the Weekend and Pit Lane Live , which are produced by Sky Sports, will be available on ESPN3. ESPN3 is a streaming-only platform available through live streaming services and cable bundles alongside the regular ESPN networks.

ESPN3 is available on YouTube TV, Hulu, FuboTV, and Sling TV. You can watch ESPN3 content in the ESPN app. That app is available on Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, Fire Tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku.

ESPN3 is also available through some internet providers, like Comcast Xfinity or Verizon FIOS Internet plans. However, ESPN3 access through your internet provider only works on computers in a browser, not on streaming devices like Roku.

Check out the ESPN3 Schedule

Watch Formula 1 using an over-the-air antenna

If you are looking for a small taste of this racing action, it can be so easy to watch Formula 1 through your local ABC affiliate. ABC will broadcast three racing events this year, with one in June, October, and November. Simply connect a quality over-the-air antenna to your TV or tuner, and turn the channel to your local ABC station at the date & time on the schedule at the end of this article.

The best over-the-air antennas available

You don't have to be limited to just your television when you use an antenna. If you want to use your over-the-air antenna with a smartphone, tablet, or streaming device, you could consider buying an over-the-air streaming box. It will take whatever the antenna can pick up, and convert it to stream on your local network.

The best over-the-air streaming device

Watch Formula 1 on F1TV

The official Formula One Federation, FIA, has their own paid streaming service available if you want the ultimate in F1 access. The plan includes access to content from F1, F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup levels, along with an catalog of past races.

F1TV offers two different subscription plans. F1TV Access costs $27 per year, and offers F1 race on demand replays and highlights, including angles from all onboard cameras from the cars. F1TV Pro is $80 per year, and it adds live streaming of every track session for every race. Live streams include the broadcast along with onboard cameras and team radios. If you choose F1TV Pro, you can get a 7 day free trial.

Check out F1TV at Formula1.com

2020 Formula 1 Race Schedule

Here is the full 2020 Formula 1 race schedule.

  • Austria: Formula 1 Rolex Grosser Preis von Österrich, July 5, 9 a.m., ESPN
  • Austria: Formula 1 Pirelli Grosser Preis Der Steiermark, July 12, 9 a.m., ESPN
  • Hungary: Formula 1 Aramco Magyar Nagydíj, July 19
  • Great Britain: Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix, Aug. 2
  • Great Britain: Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, Aug. 9
  • Spain: Formula 1 Aramco Gran Premio De España, Aug. 16
  • Belgium: Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix, Aug. 30
  • Italy: Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken D'italia, Sept. 6
  • Italy: Tuscan Grand Prix, Sept. 13
  • Russia: Sochi Russian Grand Prix, Sept. 23

The remaining schedule for the 2020 season will be finalized soon, and F1 is expecting to hold between 15-18 total races this season.