The 2019 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 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which is next up on the Formula One calendar.
Best of all you won’t miss a minute of the action when watching live at home on your TV, or mobile streaming every turn with an eligible device.
Live F1 2019 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, to include the option to watch in 4K Ultra HD. This unprecedented coverage has resulted from what was heralded 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 the duration of the agreement. Coverage that extends beyond Formula One and includes the Supercars Championship, as well as the most comprehensive live viewing of the 2019 IndyCar series and much more.
Channel Ten: The Free to Air network is expected to show all twenty-one featured races of the 2019 F1 World Championship, but as seen in the schedule below this page the only fixture that will be televised live is the Australian Grand Prix (March 23-25), with the remaining fixtures to be broadcast as shortened replays after the event’s conclusion. Channel Ten reduced their F1 coverage prior to last season, and there’s been no formal announcement on a renewal. As such, with the exception of the Australian Grand Prix, the remaining contests will be televised as one hour highlights on the Monday night after the race has been run and won.
Fox Sports: Foxtel enters the third-year of a five year agreement to provide live broadcasting of all twenty-one of this year’s F1 fixtures, which includes their online platform Foxtel Now and newly launched streaming service Kayo Sports. Last season the Fox Sports 506 channel was the true “home of motorsport in Australia”, and that doesn’t change here in 2019. As seen in the TV schedule below, Foxtel and Kayo will telecast all twenty-one F1 Grand Prix weekends LIVE, with every championship race being shown in 4K Ultra HD. This means that starting with the Australian Grand Prix in late March, and finishing the season with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix festival in early December, every practice, qualifying and championship race will be shown live and ad-break free, with much of it available in 4K Ultra HD (channel 444) on the Fox Sports TV feed.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix: This year’s Grand Prix in Azerbaijan, formerly known as the European Grand Prix, takes on greater significance, as not only is it the fourth fixture of the F1 season, but it also offers Aussie Daniel Ricciardo a chance to work his way up the standings after a slow start to the season. Ricciardo, who has teamed-up with Renault this year for the first time, will 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. So circle the dates and don’t miss a key moment when you can watch each practice and qualifying session, as well as the race in HD, ad-break free, on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo).
When: Friday 26 April – Sunday 28 April (Sydney time)
Where: Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan GP Live TV (Sydney time):
Practice 1 Live – Friday 26 April at 7.00pm – Foxtel/Kayo
Practice 2 Live – Friday 26 April at 11.00pm – Foxtel/4K/Kayo
Practice 3 Live – Saturday 27 April at 8.00pm – Foxtel/Kayo
Pit Lane Live – Saturday 27 April at 10.00pm – Foxtel/Kayo
Qualifying Live – Saturday 27 April at 11.00pm – Foxtel/4K/Kayo
Pit Lane Live – Sunday 28 April at 8.30pm – Foxtel/Kayo
Grand Prix Live – Sunday 28 April at 10.00pm – Foxtel/4K/Kayo
All TV fixtures shown as Sydney time. Watch F1 Grand Prix replays: Monday 29 April, from 6.00am – 8.00am, 12.00pm – 2.00pm, and 7.00pm – 9.00pm exclusively on Fox Sports. 4K Ultra HD available via Fox Sports channel 444 with an IQ4 set-top box and the Sports HD pack.
Watch F1 Live Online
Each and every Formula One weekend will be broadcast on Fox Sports of Australia (Kayo/Foxtel), where it will be available to watch live online with Foxtel Now and a compatible device using their 10 day free trial for new subscribers.
Stream Formula One Free
Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day free trial and will televise this same Formula One action LIVE via the Fox Sports channel. With the Kayo trial you can stream F1 free using eligible mobile devices, and with the split-view option you can catch up to four live events at the same time, while the “Kayo Minis” feature allows fans to get caught up on any previous broadcast they may have missed.
So while you can watch the F1 Grand Prix Free to Air live just once here in 2019, Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) will broadcast all twenty-one exciting weekends Live and in HD. This includes every practice, qualifying race and featured pit lane access, with the Grand Prix televised ad-break free and also available in 4K Ultra HD. Foxtel and Kayo also have the most extensive live coverage of the V8 Supercars championship as well as every MotoGP racing weekend plus more.
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2019 F1 Live Australian TV Schedule
Please note that FTA channel Ten has only confirmed that they will be broadcasting the Australian Grand Prix live (March 15-17), with the remaining events to be shown as highlights well after the race have concluded. As such, the below fixtures for Aussie viewers are the most current for the 2019 Formula One season, but if any changes are announced they will be immediately included here.
March 15-17: Australia GP, (Ten/Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
March 29-April 1: Bahrain GP, Sakir (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
April 12-14: Chinese GP, Shanghai (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
April 26-28: European/Azerbaijan GP, Baku (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
May 10-13: Spanish GP, Catalunya, Spain (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
May 23-27: Monaco GP, Monte Carlo (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
June 8-10: Canadian GP, Montreal (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
June 21-24: French GP, Le Castellet (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
June 28–July 1: Austrian GP, Spielberg (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
July 12-15: British GP, Silverstone (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
July 26-29: German GP, Hockenheim (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
August 2-5: Hungarian GP, Budapest (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
August 30-September 2: Belgium GP, Francorchamps (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
September 6-9: Italian GP, Monza (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
September 20-22: Singapore GP, Marina Bay (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
September 27-29: Russian GP, Sochi (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
October 11-13: Japanese GP, Suzuka (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
October 26-28: Mexican GP, Mexico City. (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
November 2-4: United States GP, Austin (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
November 16-18: Brazilian GP, Sao Paulo (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
November 29-Dec 2: Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Marina (Foxtel/4K/Kayo)
Australia Regional TV Times
Use this City and State chart to determine what time the next F1 action will broadcast on TV (Foxtel/Telstra) where you live, or available to mobile stream (Kayo/Foxtel Now/Foxtel Go) to your location. For example, if qualifying starts at 8.00pm in Melbourne, it will be broadcast at 7.30pm in Adelaide and at 5.00pm in Perth, based on their time differences.
Sydney, NSW: 7.00pm
Brisbane, QLD: 7.00pm
Melbourne, VIC: 7.00pm
Hobart, TAS: 7.00pm
Canberra, ACT: 7.00pm
Adelaide, SA: 6.30pm
Darwin, NT: 5.30pm
Perth, WA: 4.00pm
Formula One in Ultra 4K HD
This year the key coverage of all twenty-one F1 racing weekends will be available on Foxtel’s newest offering, the 4K channel. This Ultra 4K HD live F1 coverage will enable viewers to feel more immersed in the action, with the colours, sounds and intensity of Formula One being broadcast with incredible clarity straight to your living room. You’ll be able to see the intensity of every driver, sense the drama of every turn, and hear the acceleration of the engines so clearly, you’ll feel as though you’re there.
Each featured Grand Prix will be shown live in 4K, while a number of practice and qualifying sessions will also be available live on Ultra HD Channel 444. In addition to offering the most complete Formula One coverage, Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) is home to other great motorsport action including the Verizon IndyCar Series, AMA Motocross championships and live MotoGP broadcasting of every championship weekend!
2020 F1 Fixtures Preview
The 2020 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 Kayo, Foxtel and Telstra. 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 2020, 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 2020.
Albert Park: 2020 Australian Grand Prix
Bahrain International Circuit: 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix
Shanghai International Circuit: 2020 Chinese Grand Prix
Baku City Circuit: 2020 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Circuit de Catalunya: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix
Monaco: 2020 Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: 2020 Canadian Grand Prix
Paul Ricard: 2020 French Grand Prix
Red Bull Ring: 2020 Austrian Grand Prix
Silverstone: 2020 British Grand Prix
Hungaroring: 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix
Monza: 2020 Italian Grand Prix
Singapore: 2020 Singapore Grand Prix
Sochi Autodrom: 2020 Russian Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas: 2020 USA Grand Prix
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez: 2020 Mexican Grand Prix
Interlagos: 2020 Brazilian Grand Prix
Yas Marina: 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Hockenheimring, Germany (TBD)
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium (TBD)
Suzuka, Japan (TBD)