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How to watch Formula 1 2024 live, wherever you are

Whether through a subscription, free TV or VPN, you can watch Formula 1 wherever you are

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There’s nothing that quite matches the frenetic madness of Formula 1. There’s a certain energy that comes from watching a bunch of people in really fast cars compete around a race course. Of course, there’s some controversy thrown in there as always. But still, there’s nothing quite like it. Given that broadcast rights are split between territories, trying to find a way to watch can feel like going round in circles. Whether through a streaming subscription, free TV, or VPN, here’s how to watch Formula 1 wherever you are.

And with this season set to be the longest ever at 24 races long – there’s bound to be plenty of controversy and other thrills and spills…

Watch F1 in the US

Every Grand Prix in the 2024 season is shown on ESPN and ESPN2. Disney+ is a one-stop shop for Formula One racing, which comes with every F1 channel and ESPN+ for additional coverage. There’s a whole bunch of customisable options to choose from, depending on what you’re looking for. If it’s solely F1 coverage and other sports, then Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ with ads starts at $14.99/month.

UK and Europe

There are a few ways to watch the F1 in the UK. The first, and free, option is to tune into the race highlights on Channel 4. These are only broadcast several hours after the race has finished though, so if you want to see the action live then you’ll need a subscription.

Sky has exclusive coverage of the entire F1 season in the UK and Ireland until 2029. In Germany and Italy, the contract runs until 2027. At the time of writing, a Sky Sports subscription will set you back £20 for an 18-month contract or you can opt for just Sky Sports F1 for £15 a month, down from £18

Live streaming through Now TV is another option for UK F1 fans. F1 is currently available through NOW for £21 a month for six months on a cancel-anytime offer. After that, it’s £35, which auto-renews after the initial six-month offer on a no-contract, cancel-anytime basis.

Highlights are available in the UK on Channel 4.

Stream and app: F1 TV

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The dedicated F1 TV app isn’t quite a one-stop shop for gearheads. It doesn’t show live races in the UK and US, as those are dedicated to local broadcasters. Outside of those countries though, an F1 TV Pro account will show live races for $79 for a year’s subscription. The service is available on the web, Apps, Google TV, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

In the UK and US, you can get a more limited F1 TV Access account that will give you access to live timing screens and delayed race replays for $19.99/£19.99 a year.

Key F1 race dates

If you’re not familiar with the Formula 1 schedule, then the season can seem quite confusing and this is the longest season ever at 24 races!

  • Round 1: Bahrain Grand Prix – February 29 -March 2
  • Round 2: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – March 7-9
  • Round 3: Australian Grand Prix – March 22-24
  • Round 4: Japanese Grand Prix – April 5-7
  • Round 5: Chinese Grand Prix – April 19-21
  • Round 6: United States Grand Prix – May 3-5
  • Round 7: Italian Grand Prix – May 17-19
  • Round 8: Monaco Grand Prix – May 24-26
  • Round 9: Canadian Grand Prix – June 7-9
  • Round 10: Spanish Grand Prix – June 21-23
  • Round 11: Austrian Grand Prix – June 28-30
  • Round 12: British Grand Prix – July 5-7
  • Round 13: Hungarian Grand Prix – July 19-21
  • Round 14: Belgian Grand Prix – July 26-28
  • Round 15: Dutch Grand Prix – August 23-25
  • Round 16: Italian Grand Prix – August 30-September 1
  • Round 17: Azerbaijan Grand Prix – September 13-15
  • Round 18: Singapore Grand Prix – September 20-22
  • Round 19: United States Grand Prix – October 18-20
  • Round 20: Mexican Grand Prix – October 25-27
  • Round 21: Brazilian Grand Prix – November 1-3
  • Round 22: United States Grand Prix – November 21-23
  • Round 23: Qatar Grand Prix – November 29-December 1
  • Round 24: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – December 6-8

How to use a VPN to watch F1

Want to use a VPN to watch programming outside of your own country? Then look no further:

1. Choose and download a VPN – check out our list of the best VPNs around

2. Pick a server location – VPN apps enable you to choose where you want to watch shows from. So pick your country that you want to watch F1 coverage from

3. Head to your streaming service of choice – that’s Disney+ if you’re in the US.

Tune in with a VPN

Whether it’s the F1, Coachella or the FIFA Women’s World Cup, you can access pretty much everything through a VPN. We’ve already compiled the best paid-for VPN services, as well as which free VPN services can help you surf the internet in privacy. But all the major services have deals pretty much tailor-made for whatever protection and features you need from a VPN service. A few of our personal recommendations are:

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