Formula one Australian TV timesThe 2018 Grand Prix racing season is sure to be one of the best yet, with the most ever live viewing opportunities for Australian audiences, televising every practice run, qualifying session and championship race including the curtain raising Australian Grand Prix (March 25) live from the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in the capital of Victoria.

Best of all you won’t miss a minute of the action using a standard or HD television, as well as with live internet and mobile streaming options through a Free Trial.

Live F1 2018 TV Coverage

Under the current broadcasting agreement, Australian F1 fans will be able to enjoy live television access to all twenty-one Grand Prix fixtures in HD, and through mobile, resulting from an unprecedented union between Channel 10 (yet to be announced) and Fox Sports here in 2018. An agreement both sides saluted just last season as “the most extensive motorsport broadcast arrangement in history”, allowing for more F1 coverage on Australian TV screens than has ever been experienced before, and ensuring the success of this popular racing circuit, the teams, and the drivers for at least another five years.

Channel Ten: The Free to Air network is expected to show all twenty-one featured races of the 2018 Grand Prix World Championship on free-to-air, but as seen in the schedule below this page the only fixture that has been confirmed to be shown live is the Australian Grand Prix (March 23-25), with the remaining races to be broadcast as shortened replays after the event’s conclusion. Just last season Network Ten surprisingly canceled the last two races on their 2017 TV schedule, the Mexican (Oct 30) and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix (Nov 26), with the remaining contests shown as one hour highlights on the Monday night after the race.

Fox Sports: Foxtel enters the second-year of a five year agreement, which means at least ten of this year’s races will be broadcast exclusive and Live on the pay-TV provider, which includes their online streaming platform Foxtel Now. Last season Fox Sports 506 was the true “home of motorsport in Australia”, and that shouldn’t change here in 2018. As seen in the Live TV schedule at the bottom of this page, Foxtel will telecast live, and in HD where available, all twenty-one F1 Grand Prix events, as well as every qualifying race and scheduled practice run. Starting with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in late March, and finishing the season with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix festival in the UAE in late November.

This year’s Grand Prix in Australia takes on greater significance, as it’s not only the first weekend of the new F1 season, it offers local favourite Daniel Ricciardo an opportunity to get his 2018 off to a torrid start with a win or visit to the podium. Ricciardo will look to battle Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Valtteri Bottas and company, as he seeks to contend for a place among the Driver’s Championship after he fell off the pace last season, finishing fifth in the standings, and you can watch each practice and qualifying session, as well as the race in HD, ad-break free, on Fox Sports.

When: Friday March 23 – Sunday March 25
Where: Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria

Australian GP TV Times (Sydney):

F1 Practice 1 – Friday 11:30 am – Fox Sports 5
F1 Practice 2 – Friday 3:45 pm – Fox Sports 5
F1 Practice 3 – Saturday 1:45 pm – Fox Sports 5
F1 Qualifying – Saturday 5:00 pm – Fox Sports 5
Grand Prix Pit Lane – Sunday 2.30 pm Fox Sports 5
Grand Prix – Sunday 4:00 pm – Ten/Fox Sports 5

Watch F1 Grand Prix replays: Monday 26 March, estimated to be from 8.00pm – 10.00pm (Fox Sports 5) and Wednesday 28 March on or about 2.30pm – 4.30pm (Fox Sports 5)

Live F1 GP Streaming Options

Each and every Formula One weekend will be broadcast on Fox Sports, and will be available to live stream to eligible mobile devices using Foxtel Go, as well online with Foxtel Now which has no lock-in contract so you can leave or join at your convenience. For added convenience, the Foxtel Now 2 weeks free trial can also be paused until you need it again.

So while you can likely watch the F1 Grand Prix Free to Air live ten times here in 2018, Fox Sports will broadcast all twenty-one exciting weekends Live and in HD, including the Australian GP (March 23-25) and Bahrain Grand Prix (April 6-8). Foxtel also has the most extensive Live coverage of the V8 Supercars championship, and every championship MotoGP race, so you may wish to review their latest entertainment packages.

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2018 Grand Prix Live Australian TV Schedule

Please note that FTA channel Ten have yet to announce the races they will air live, so the below fixtures are subject to include that network’s participation.

March 23-25: Australia GP, (Ten/Fox Sports)
April 6-8: Bahrain GP, Sakir (Fox Sports)
April 13-15: Chinese GP, Shanghai (Fox Sports)
April 27-29: European/Azerbaijan GP, Baku (Fox Sports)
May 11-13: Spanish GP, Catalunya, Spain (Fox Sports)
May 24, 26-27: Monaco GP, Monte Carlo (Fox Sports)
June 8-10: Canadian GP, Montreal (Fox Sports)
June 22-24: French GP, Le Castellet (Fox Sports)
June 29 – July 1: Austrian GP, Spielberg (Fox Sports)
July 6 – 8: British GP, Silverstone (Fox Sports)
July 20-22: German GP, Hockenheim (Fox Sports)
July 27-29: Hungarian GP, Budapest (Fox Sports)
August 24-26: Belgium GP, (Fox Sports)
August 31 – Sept 2: Italian GP (Fox Sports)
September 14-16: Singapore GP (Fox Sports)
September 28-30: Russian GP, Sochi (Fox Sports)
October 5-7: Japanese GP (Fox Sports)
October 19-21: USA GP Austin, (Fox Sports)
October 26-28: Mexican GP (Fox Sports)
November 9-11: Brazilian GP (Fox Sports)
November 23-25: Abu Dhabi GP (Fox Sports)

In addition to great motorsport action, Fox Sports (Foxtel) is home to every A League contest, every game in every round including AFL Free to air matches shown Live until the grand final, every MotoGP racing championship and much more!

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  1. adam March 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    tell me why foxtel i would pay to see f1 events, yes u can have the rights to it but it should be available to free tv, as well, im not being locked into a contract with foxtel again, when you repeat the same things for 6 months

    • Steve Johnson March 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Adam,

      You can try the Foxtel Play 2 weeks free trial found on the page if you have an eligible device and want to give it a test drive.

      As for the benefits, you can also pause Foxtel Play any month you don’t use it. This means for the F1 season you have 10 races exclusive to Foxtel, and those 10 races are found across 6 months starting in May.

      The total investment to watch these 10 races, as well as other exclusive sport including every V8 and MotoGP event, would be $50 per month over 6 months, or a total of $300 for the season. At which time you can pause the service until the season starts up again in 2018.


      • Gary July 9, 2017 at 5:15 am - Reply

        Under the current broadcasting agreement, Australian F1 fans will be able to enjoy live television access to all twenty Grand Prix fixtures in HD and through mobile, resulting from an unprecedented union between Channel 10 and Fox Sports here in 2017″

        For some stupid and idiotic reason, channel 10 has totally buggered up live free to air F1 broadcasts.
        Not only that, you only show only 1 hour’s worth of the race in the reply A WHOLE DAY LATE, and then they include a mendacious statement “RELIVE ALL THE ACTION”

        You deny us the option of watching the whole race, so how could we possibly RELIVE ALL THE ACTION when we cannot see ALL the action.

        And what is even worse, when ignorant and unthinking people like you (Steve Johnson) tell us, just spend $300 to watch it on foxtel play instead.
        OK tell me, as a disabled pensioner, how I am supposed to afford the extra $300 when I am struggling just to pay for the basics like food, electricity, et cetera???????? (example – I have a mobile phone, but fortunately I have managed to get a great deal with Amasym and normally my monthly bills are between $0.00 and $1.50)

        10 has even destroyed my enjoyment watching the V8 supercars.
        So I now watch the entire F1 race live elsewhere online for free.

        10’s vacuous and fatuous programming has been rubbish (to put it ever so politely, you do not want to hear the words I really use).

        I rarely watch anything on 10 now and I am not alone.
        It does not take many brain cells to figure out why 10 is running out of money.
        Every single person responsible for the asinine programming schedual, as well as all the imbecilic chief executives, needs to be sacked immediately.
        Especially those morons who thought the brain-dead shows like the cretinous,gogglebox was a good idea.
        And it would not take many brain cells to fix the problem.

        I watch TV to be entertained, not bored to death
        I just hope that whomsoever takes over has a brain on their head.

        • Trent September 3, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply

          I heard every word of that and agree fully.
          Channel 10 has rooted the V8 Supercars and F1.
          Cant watch either now when it matters. Chockers full of ads. What a disgrace!!
          I have left the V8 supercars scene completely because of the pathetic coverage.
          Hope these incompetent 10 lose the contract at very next opportunity.

  2. Karen Woolgar April 15, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    There are many, many people who are unable to watch 1/2 of the GP races because they are not on the free to alr channel. Most of theses people basically can’t afford to purchase packages which would enable them to watch the missing races. Has anybody ever thought that many people are unable to watch their favourite sport due to physical restrictions, eg they are wheelchair bound (quadriplegics), require constant oxygen supplied via a oxygen mask or nasal specs, or may simply not be able to deal with groups of unknown people (for example in a pub). This list goes on and on with aliments or conditions which people have that impedes them to watch their favourite sport. I find it extremely biased that they do not have access to watch all GP races due to factors which are out of their control. Something must be done so that they can watch these events, as in most of these cases they wait for some sort of pleasure/entertainment. This WORLDWIDE sport has been denied to so many people, which I find extremely sad and upsetting.The ability to watch anything that brings one happiness/excitement/something to look forward to can only aid that isolated person towards having a better mental health status. Not to mention to be able to watch with their friends and/or peers. Please reassess the access to the GP watching availability.

  3. Sean Heath April 17, 2017 at 2:19 am - Reply


  4. Michael October 1, 2017 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Why is Channel 10 not showing the Malaysian tonight.
    It says it is (above) and in the Sunday Mail guide but not on their guide. There it shows
    Undercover Boss
    4:00 pm
    What’s Up Downunder
    5:00 pm
    I Fish
    5:30 pm
    Thank goodness Ch 10 is broke and I hope they are forced off the air.
    Then maybe another channel can take up the motor racing option and satisfy its legion of fans.

  5. I have an opinion October 2, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Channel 10 did *not* broadcast the Malaysian Grand Prix live.

    A new deal between 10 and Foxtel was announced soon after your most recent update. 10 had relinquished all rights to live races to Foxtel, with the exception of the Australian Grand Prix (which is protected free-to-air by law). This announcement intimated that the deal would commence next year. At the same time, there were rumours that 10 would broadcast live *all* the remaining races of this season, hence Malaysian GP remaining on TV schedules until Saturday. (Presumably in this version of the deal, 10 would have access to the UK Sky feed for the extra races not supplied by UK Channel 4).

    By Sunday, no Malaysian GP live on free-to-air. I suspect Foxtel sweetened their side of the deal with money and 10 gave up all live races effective immediately. We won’t know the complete truth until a new announcement is made by the broadcasters. 10 may even give up the Australian Grand Prix to another free-to-air broadcaster.

  6. Wayne October 28, 2017 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Why has channel 10 cancelled the showing of the (live) last two 2017 F1 races?

    Channel 10 is truly a second rate TV station and should never have the rights to F1. It’s no wonder they are in financial trouble and I sincerely hope they go under so ALL F1 races will be live and free to Australian viewers by a broadcaster with morals and dedication to the sport..

    All we can do is lobby the new owners of F1 to ensure Channel 10 loses their broadcast rights.

  7. Rem November 11, 2017 at 5:37 am - Reply

    I am like many here i have lost interest in V8s & F! ever since ten did their dodgy deal with foxtel they only have them selves to blame for low viewer rating

  8. Bernie February 2, 2018 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Are you sure channel 10 will be showing 10 live races in 2018? I understood they only retained the rights to one (the Australian GP) and all the others were likely to be 1 hour replays.
    BTW your F1 logo is out of date, there’s a crappy new one for 2018.

    • Steve Johnson February 2, 2018 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Hello Bernie

      No, not sure how many F1 races Network Ten will be airing live. It’s noted in the article that it could be as many as 10 if they follow last season’s agreement, just an estimate at this point, because as you know details have yet to be announced.

      As for the logo, personally preferred the old logo but will be forced to update it as you mentioned, and likely do that very soon.

      Thanks for the feedback!

  9. Julie Keast February 7, 2018 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Channel Ten will only be showing the Australian Formula One Grand Prix live under the new TV deal arrangements because the Australian grand prix is the only event protected under the anti siphoning agreement so basically if you are looking for FTA F1 live coverage beyond the Australian Grand Prix…forget it unless Daniel Ricciardo is in the hunt for the world title

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