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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 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 will 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 all twenty-one of this year’s races will be broadcast live and exclusive on the telco provider, which includes their online streaming platform Foxtel Now. Last season Fox Sports 506 was the true “home of motorsport in Australia”, and that doesn’t change here in 2018. As seen in the 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 formal practice session. 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, each and every championship race will be shown ad-break free.
This year’s Grand Prix in Monaco takes on greater significance, as it’s not only the sixth fixture of the F1 season, it offers local favourite Daniel Ricciardo an opportunity to kick his 2018 season into high gear 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. The Monaco Grand Prix is unique in that practice 1 & 2 are held on Thursday, with the remaining events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
When: Thursday May 24 – Sunday May 27 (AEST)
Where: Circuit de Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monaco GP TV Times (Sydney):
Practice 1 – Thursday 6.45pm – Fox Sports 5
Practice 2 – Thursday 10.45pm – Fox Sports 5
Practice 3 – Saturday 7.45pm – Fox Sports 5
Pit Lane – Saturday 10.00pm – Fox Sports 5
Qualifying – Saturday 11.00pm – Fox Sports 5
Live Pit Lane – Sunday 9.30pm – Fox Sports 5
Grand Prix – Sunday 11.00pm – Fox Sports 5
Watch F1 Grand Prix replays: Monday 28 May, from 1.00pm – 3.00pm and 7.00pm – 9.00pm, as well as Wednesday 30 May from 4.00pm – 6.00pm (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 the Foxtel Go App, as well online with Foxtel Now which has no lock-in contract so you can join or leave whenever you wish. For added convenience, the 2-weeks free Foxtel Now online streaming TV trial can also be paused until you need it again.
So while you can watch the F1 Grand Prix Free to Air live just once here in 2018, Fox Sports will broadcast all twenty-one exciting weekends Live and in HD, including the Monaco Grand Prix (May 24-27) and Canadian GP (June 8-10). Foxtel also has the most extensive Live coverage of the V8 Supercars championship (Darwin Supersprint: June 15-17), 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 will only be airing the already concluded Australian Grand Prix (March 25) live, with the remaining events to be shown as highlights well after the race have concluded. As such, the below fixtures for Aussie viewers have been finalised for the 2018 Formula One season, but if any changes are announced they will be immediately included here.
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)
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