The 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 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Nov 23-25) live from the UAE.
Best of all you won’t miss a minute of the action using a standard or HD television, as well as with live online mobile streaming options with qualified devices.
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 live 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 on the live Fox Sports feed.
This year’s Grand Prix in Brazil takes on greater significance, as it’s not only the twentieth fixture of the F1 season, it offers local favourite Daniel Ricciardo an opportunity to earn trip to the podium. Ricciardo will look to battle Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas and company, as he seeks to contend for a place among the upper echelon of the Driver’s Championship and you can watch each practice and qualifying session, as well as the race in HD, ad-break free, on Fox Sports.
When: Friday Nov 23 – Sunday Nov 25 (AEDT)
Where: Circuit Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi GP Live TV (Sydney time):
Practice 1 – Friday 7.45pm – Fox Sports 5
Practice 2 – Friday 11.45pm – Fox Sports 5
Practice 3 – Saturday 8.45pm – Fox Sports 5
Live Pit Lane – Saturday 11.00pm – Fox Sports 5
Qualifying – Saturday 11.55pm – Fox Sports 5
Live Pit Lane – Sunday 10.30pm – Fox Sports 5
Grand Prix – Sunday 11.55pm – Fox Sports 5
Watch F1 Grand Prix replays: Monday 26 November, from 12.00pm – 2.00pm and 8.00pm – 10.00pm, as well as Wednesday 28 November from 4.00pm – 6.00pm exclusively on the Fox Sports feed (Fox Sports 5).
Watch or Stream F1 Live
Each and every Formula One weekend will be broadcast on Fox Sports of Australia (Kayo and Foxtel), and available to watch live online, and if you’re not in front of your TV you can stream F1 racing free to eligible devices using the 14-day Kayo Sports trial.
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 Abu Dhabi GP (November 25). Fox Sports also has the most extensive Live coverage of the V8 Supercars championship and each and every championship MotoGP race, so you may wish to review the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial.
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)
In addition to watching F1 racing online, Fox Sports (Foxtel) is home to other great motorsport action including the FIA World Endurance and Rally Championships, NASCAR, Verizon IndyCar Series, AMA Motocross championships and live MotoGP streaming of every championship weekend!
2019 F1 Fixtures Preview
The 2019 Formula 1 calendar is not yet confirmed, but just the same we do have a reasonable idea of what next year’s schedule will look like, with all this motorsport action televised live in Australia on Foxtel. While there won’t be any major restructuring of the fixtures, there is the possibility that some changes will be made. Eighteen of this year’s twenty-one races are contracted to return in 2019, but the Belgian Grand Prix, German Grand Prix and Japanese Grand Prix are not yet on board for next season. There are plans to reconfigure the schedule at some point in the near future to avoid the excessive travel which exists under the current format, though that is unlikely to happen in 2019.
Albert Park: 2019 Australian Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit: 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix
Shanghai International Circuit: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix
Baku City Circuit: 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya: 2019 Spanish Grand Prix
Monaco: 2019 Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: 2019 Canadian Grand Prix
Paul Ricard: 2019 French Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring: 2019 Austrian Grand Prix
Silverstone: 2019 British Grand Prix
Hungaroring: 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix
Monza: 2019 Italian Grand Prix
Singapore: 2019 Singapore Grand Prix
Sochi Autodrom: 2019 Russian Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas: 2019 USA Grand Prix
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez: 2019 Mexican Grand Prix
Interlagos: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix
Yas Marina: 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Hockenheimring, Germany (TBD)
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium (TBD)
Suzuka, Japan (TBD)