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 Singapore Grand Prix (Sept 14-16) live from the Marina Bay Circuit.

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 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 Singapore takes on greater significance, as it’s not only the fifteenth fixture of the F1 season, it offers local favourite Daniel Ricciardo an opportunity to get his 2018 season back on track with a win or visit 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 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 September 14 – Sunday September 16
Where: Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore

Singapore GP Live TV Times (Sydney):

Practice 1 – Friday 6.45pm – Fox Sports 5
Practice 2 – Friday 10.45pm – Fox Sports 5
Practice 3 – Saturday 7.45pm – Fox Sports 5
Live 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 17 September, from 6.00am – 8.00am and 7.00pm – 9.00pm, as well as Wednesday 19 September from 4.00pm – 6.00pm exclusively on Fox Sports 5.

Watch or Stream F1 Live

Each and every Formula One weekend will be broadcast on Fox Sports, and will be available to watch live online. Currently the Foxtel Sports Combo is offering the first 3 months free if trialled by September 17, and if you’re out and about you can stream F1 racing free with the Foxtel App within minutes of getting started.

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 Singapore Grand Prix (Sept 16) and Russian GP (Sept 30). Foxtel 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 their latest sports TV 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)

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)

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  1. Michael Cox May 22, 2018 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    The sponsors of the team’s, and of the events, must be disturbed at the loss of exposure to free to air audience. I will not pay for Foxtel, just to watch F1 or V8s.

  2. anne bates May 27, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    As previous comments. Channel 10 obviously do not give a thought to older Australians who cannot afford to pay for tv. As much as we love our motor sports we cannot afford pay tv so do the best to keep up with it on the lousy presentations given by channel 10.

  3. John Murn May 27, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    How poor is it that the Monaco GP is not being shown on free TV and one of the world’s great sporting events is inaccessible to most people. Nobody wants to see a highlights package the next day and of course that is why the Foxtel deal with Channel 10 allows it.
    This arrangement is shortsighted, greedy and can’t be good for F1 in the longer term.

  4. Peter Golding May 28, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    How. Poor, after trying to view the Monaco GP last night, just realised that the only F1 live telecast is the Aust GP. In principal I refuse to pay for Foxtel, just to watch these events. I believe that only 15 to 20 percent of the population has Foxtel and I would assume that even a smaller percentage have the sports package.The V8’s seemt to be going down the same track. I thought there we anti syphoning laws in Aust., apparently not for motor sport.The only motor sports program that I now watch is Speedweek on SBS, which is excellent

  5. I'm out! June 10, 2018 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    I’ve also watched F1 since Schumacher was in a Benetton! Now I’m forced to pay Foxtel to watch it, so I don’t. Given so much entertainment is streamed with a subscription eg Stan, Netflix etc, I would happily pay Liberty the $15 or $20 per month to watch the practice, qualifying, races live. Hell, I would even pay Foxtel $25 per month just for their Sports package. But I can’t. Foxtel force me to pay for content I don’t want, and then pay for the Sports on top of that. And that,s a deal breaker, so I’m out. Goodbye F1. Such a shame, corporate greed….

  6. Fred July 2, 2018 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Yep, agree with all the above. Corporate greed means they loose out on a potential subscription base from potentially loads of older Australians who, like me would pay Aud 20 or so per month for F1 but don’t want extra channels of repeats. That’s why we cancelled Foxtel years ago.

    The highlights show is rubbish, too many ads. and then only in SD on One.

    Perhaps we should abandon F1 and watch the bikes instead?

  7. Gabriele Mona July 19, 2018 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    The comments we hear on Foxtel F1 they are for British fan only eg, ,Hamilton,Hamilton Hamilton there is
    oder drivers and fans of other Nations ,I pay to watch F1 race and is very annoing lisening a one way comments.
    F1 is not British , comments should be fare with out preference. ( It remands me of Marry Walker chasing Mansell )
    I love F1 I follow it for a long log time, yes i should stop paying for principle, I hope that some thing will hapen in
    future as I am pensioner.

  8. Greg September 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    This is Terrible.. I refuse to pay foxtel’s ridiculous price just to watch F1 races. Why not offer the ability to live stream only the events you want to see.
    Everything on foxtel is junk to me, including the crazy amount of advertising.

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