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F1 live stream: how to watch Formula 1 online and on your TV

Sergio Perez on-track during the 2022 F1 Italian GP.
Here's where you can stream the next Formula 1 Grand Prix. (Image credit: Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images )
F1 LIVE STREAM 2022: Essential Info

PREVIOUSLY: Max Verstappen extended his lead with another victory in Italy on September 11.

WHAT'S NEXT: The Singapore GP is set for October 2.

Global live stream: F1 TV FREE TRIAL (opens in new tab) (selected regions)

Watch F1 from anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

US live stream: Sling TV (opens in new tab) 

UK live stream: Sky Sports (opens in new tab)

Here's how to watch Formula 1 so you can keep up with the 2022 F1 Championship, including where you can find a free F1 live stream with a VPN.

The latest race saw teams heading to the Temple of Speed for the Italian GP, which ended up being the fifth-consecutive victory for Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Although Ferrari's Charles Leclerc led from the outset, Verstappen managed to slip by Leclerc after the latter entered the pit. 

Leclerc reclaimed the lead for a while, but he gave it back to Verstappen with a second pitstop in the latter half of the race. Controversially, the race came to an end behind the safety car, with Verstappen claiming first place, Leclerc in second, and Mercedes' George Russell coming in third.  

After a brief time away from our screens, F1 is back with the Singapore GP set for October 2. Below you can find all the info you'll need to make sure you can catch the next F1 race, anywhere in the world.

FREE F1 live streams

How to watch Formula 1 live streams for free in 2022

As Formula 1 continues to grow in popularity, it’s easy to see why it can cost a lot to tune in. However, some lucky fans don’t need to stump up that extra cash, as there are certain countries where F1 is still shown on TV completely free: 

Albania: every race on RTSH

Australia: Australian GP only, Channel 9

Austria: every race on Servus TV and ORF Eins

Azerbaijan: every race on Idman TV

Brazil: every race on Band

France: Bahrain, Monaco, French, US and Mexico City GPs on C8

UK: British GP on Channel 4

Iran: every race on MBC Persia

Luxembourg: every race on RTL Zwee

Mexico: Mexico City GP on Canal 5

Middle East and North Africa: every race on MBC Action and MBC Persia

Poland: 4-5 races on Polsat

Puerto Rico: Monaco, Canadian, US and Mexico City GPs on ABC

Russia: every race on Match TV

Spain: Spanish GP only, Telecinco

US: Austin, Miami and Mexico City GPs on ABC 

Watch FREE F1 live streams from outside your country

How to watch Formula 1 live streams from outside your country

We've got recommendations for the best ways you can stream F1 races in 2022 below. However, if you're trying to access these services outside your normal country, you might run into some frustrating digital barriers. Thankfully, you'll be able to solve that issue with a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A VPN lets you get around the usual issues by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favorite TV shows even if you're going to be away from home. Our favorite is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which is hugely popular.

Use ExpressVPN to stream F1 2022 from anywhere
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ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. 

It's straightforward and easy to use, has great security, is available on loads of streaming devices and, best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee (opens in new tab), so you can try it out 100% risk-free.

Watch F1 in the US

How to watch Formula 1 in the US

ESPN is the home of Formula 1 in the US throughout the year. Thankfully, ESPN isn't just available in expensive cable packages, but as part of a variety of streaming services. Here are your best options:

Sling TV is arguably the best option out there for US-based F1 fans who don't currently have access to ESPN, as it's one of the cheapest solutions. 

ESPN is included in the Sling Orange plan, which costs just $35 a month. Plus, Sling's have an offer in place which means new customers can get a 50% discount on their first month of Sling TV (opens in new tab), so you'll get access to a range of channels for just $17.50 for your first month. 

Even if you don't qualify for that new offer, Sling TV is a lot cheaper than some of the other live TV services on the market. If you want to pick up more channels, you can also customize your experience either by adding Extras to your package, or you can combine Sling Orange with Sling Blue for $50 a month to gain every channel from both main plans.

If you're after a more complete cable replacement package, fuboTV is our next recommendation. Like Sling TV, fuboTV comes with ESPN so you can stream every F1 race, but it offers over 120 other channels on plans starting from $69.99 a month after a 7-day fuboTV free trial. (opens in new tab)

Watch F1 on F1TV

The official Formula One Federation, FIA, has its own paid streaming service. The plan includes access to content from F1, F2, F3, and Porsche Supercup levels, along with a catalog of past races.

If you want to use F1TV (opens in new tab) to watch the current season, you'll need to spring for F1TV Pro. F1TV Pro costs $9.99 a month (or $80 a year), and it gets you everything available in the basic package along with live streams and on-demand full race replays of every on-track session plus access to driver team radio and onboard cameras live.

Roughly speaking, it works out to cost less than $4 per Grand Prix. If you choose F1TV Pro, you can even get a seven-day free trial. 

Do be aware that F1 TV Pro is only available in selected regions; for our UK readers, you'll need to head elsewhere.

Watch F1 in the UK

How to watch F1 in the UK

Since Sky has exclusive broadcasting rights to Formula 1 in the UK (apart from the British GP) until the end of 2024, you'll find every single event available to watch on Sky Sports F1 (opens in new tab)

If you're a Sky TV customer, you can also tune in on the Sky Go app, to ensure you can watch if you're out and about. If you have a Sky Q set-top box and sign up for an Ultra HD package with Sky Sports F1, you can also catch every single F1 event in 4K.

If you don't have access to Sky Sports, a better option might be to stream Formula 1 with a NOW Sports Pass (opens in new tab). With NOW, you can get access to all 11 Sky Sports channels on either a daily or monthly basis. You can grab a monthly for £33.99.

And if you want to watch F1 in the UK for free, highlights from each race are available on free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4 and its streaming service, All4 (opens in new tab). The highlights show airs each Sunday after the Grand Prix race. 

Formula 1 2022 schedule

There are 22 scheduled races currently in the calendar (which is subject to change). Below you can find the full schedule, as well as details of who's won each race so far: 

  • March 20 — Bahrain (Sakhir) — Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
  • March 27 — Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull
  • April 10 — Australia (Melbourne) — Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
  • April 24 — Emilia Romagna (Imola) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull
  • May 8 — Miami (Miami) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull
  • May 22 — Spain (Barcelona) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull
  • May 29 — Monaco (Monaco) — Sergio Pérez, Red Bull
  • June 12 — Azerbaijan (Baku) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull 
  • June 19 — Canada (Montreal) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull 
  • July 3 — UK (Silverstone) — Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
  • July 10 — Austria (Spielberg) — Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
  • July 24 — France (Le Castellet) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull 
  • July 31 — Hungary (Budapest) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull 
  • Aug. 28 — Belgium (Spa) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull 
  • Sept. 4 — Netherlands (Zandvoort) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull 
  • Sept. 11 — Italy (Monza) — Max Verstappen, Red Bull 
  • Oct. 2 —  Singapore (Singapore)
  • Oct. 9 — Japan (Suzuka)
  • Oct. 23 — USA (Austin)
  • Oct. 30 — Mexico (Mexico City)
  • Nov. 13 — Brazil (Sao Paulo)
  • Nov. 20 — Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)

Who won F1 2021?

Max Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi GP, claiming a controversial win and taking home the 2021 F1 World Championship title. It was Max Verstappen's first F1 Championship win.

F1 Standings

Below you can find the drivers' standings as of the Italian GP.

DriversTeamPointsWinsPodiums
Max VerstappenRed Bull3351113
Charles LeclercFerrari21937
Sergio Pérez Red Bull21017
George Russell Mercedes20307
Carlos SainzFerrari18717
Lewis HamiltonMercedes16806
Lando NorrisMcLaren8801
Esteban OconAlpine6600
Fernando Alonso Alpine5900
Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo4600
Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri2200
Kevin Magnussen Haas2200
Sebastian VettelAston Martin2000
Daniel Ricciardo McLaren1900
Mick SchumacherHaas1200
Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri1100
Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo600
Lance StrollAston Martin500
Alex Albon Williams 400
Nyck de VriesWilliams200
Nicholas Latifi Williams000
Nico HülkenbergAston Martin000

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.

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