F1 Grand Prix Free Air and 2019 Live Online TV Preview


The Formula One World Championship season is fully underway, with twenty-one confirmed events on the 2019 calendar, including the Grand Prix in Bahrain next-up from March 29-April 1 (Sydney time).

The Formula One championship is a nine-month celebration of the greatest racing season in the world, with each new race an opportunity for drivers to showcase their cars and skills, and you won’t miss a minute when watching it live on your TV at home, or streaming to a mobile device if you’re out and about.

2019 Bahrain Grand Prix Live TV

A symbol of excellence, the FIA Formula One World Championship travels five continents and draws a global television audience in the hundreds of millions, and this next stop on the circuit is certainly a big part of the success. The 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix, hosted at the International Circuit, is the second of twenty-one fixtures on this year’s F1 calendar.

Last season’s Grand Prix in Bahrain was won by Sebastian Vettel, with Valtteri Bottas taking second and Lewis Hamilton finishing third. Daniel Ricciardo was forced to retire very early, so he’ll be eager to make up for that performance. The race saw an additional two drivers forced out of contention, including Max Verstappen after just three laps.

When: Friday March 29 – Monday April 1 (Sydney time)
Where: International Circuit in Bahrain

Entering 2019 Lewis Hamilton is the defending Driver’s Champion and will be looking for a repeat, but every driver and team will look to dethrone the reigning champ including local favourite Daniel Ricciardo who has teamed-up with Renault Sport. Among the other key changes to the 2019 F1 season include that driver weight will now be considered separate from the vehicle, rather than as a combined figure. Additionally fuel allowance was increased to 110kg to allow drivers to use full power at all time, and biometric gloves will transmit potentially life-saving data to the medical team at the track.

Bahrain GP Broadcast Times (Sydney time)

Practice 1 – Friday 29 March at 9.45pm – Fox Sports/Kayo
Practice 2 – Saturday 30 March at 1.45am – Fox Sports/Kayo
Practice 3 – Saturday 30 March at 10.45pm – Fox Sports/Kayo
Qualifying – Sunday 31 March at 1.00am – Fox Sports/Kayo
Pit Lane Live – Sunday 31 March at 11.30pm – Fox Sports/Kayo
Grand Prix – Monday 1 April at 1.00am – Fox Sports/Kayo

TV Fixtures shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. As seen below, full F1 Grand Prix replays are available on Fox Sports and Kayo Sports following the featured race.

Grand Prix Replay (Sydney time):

Monday, 1 April: 12.00pm – 2.00pm (Fox Sports/Kayo)
Monday, 1 April: 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Fox Sports/Kayo)
Wednesday, 3 April: 4.30pm – 6.30pm (Fox Sports/Kayo)

Watch Formula One Live Online

All twenty-one championship events on the F1 calendar will be broadcast on Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) and available to watch live online with Foxtel Now, which is currently offering a 10 day free trial. This includes every qualifying run and practice session shown live, with the Grand Prix ad-break free. This means that while you can watch the F1 Grand Prix Free to Air via live TV just once here in 2019, Fox Sports of Australia will televise every exciting weekend Live and in High Definition.

Stream the F1 Grand Prix Free

Alternatively, Kayo Sports offers a 14 day trial with no-lock in and will televise this Formula One action LIVE via the same Fox Sports feed. With the Kayo trial you can stream the Bahrain Grand Prix free using eligible mobile devices, and with the split-view feature you can catch up to four live events at the same time ensuring you never miss a key moment of the wide range of sport found in the Kayo TV guide.

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F1 TV Options in Australia

Next up on the Formula One calendar is the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix (April 12-14), with every session shown live, exclusive and via a direct feed on Fox Sports 506 (Foxtel/Kayo). Fox Sports also have the most extensive live TV coverage of the Supercars championship as well as each and every action-packed 2019 MotoGP racing weekend plus more.

Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo)

Fox Sports via Foxtel and the newly launched Kayo Sports will mobile stream the Grand Prix live, in addition to offering big screen viewers the ultimate at-home entertainment experience of watching the Grand Prix ad-break free and in High Definition TV, so you won’t miss a key minute or angle. This includes every qualifying race and formal practice run, and extends to all 21 Formula One championship events starting with Melbourne in March, right through Abu Dhabi in November. The viewing experience will include greater exposure to the drivers, teams and vehicles, captivating camera angles, as well as the most qualified commentary group in Australia. For the first-time ever Foxtel will also be televising F1 in 4K Ultra HD across channel 444, providing subscribers with an entirely novel viewing experience in the sharpest possible definition and a broader range of colour. 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 at the track.

Channel 10 (Free To Air)

Channel Ten will continue to show all twenty-one rounds of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship on free to air TV, but only one of the featured races will be telecast live, and the Grand Prix in Australia was that lone event. This means that for the remainder of the F1 season Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) are the exclusive Australian television source for the 2019 calendar year. The races that are not live on Free to Air, will instead be shown as one hour highlights at 9.30 PM (Sydney time) on the Monday night after the event.

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