F1 Grand Prix Free Air and 2020 Live Online TV Preview


The Formula One World Championship season is now underway, with 17 events scheduled on the 2020 calendar. Next up is the Sakhir GP from the 5th to 7th of December, and you can find out exactly how to watch it live right here.

The Formula One championship is a nine-month celebration of the greatest motor-racing season in the world, with each Grand Prix an opportunity for the drivers to showcase their cars and skills under different conditions. You won’t miss a minute when watching it live on your TV at home, or streaming to a mobile device using the options listed below.

Sakhir Grand Prix TV Guide

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 Sakhir Grand Prix is the sixteenth race on this year’s F1 calendar.

The Sakhir GP is usually one of the first races on the F1 calendar, but this year moved to the end due to the coronavirus outbreak. The positive for Bahrain fans, however, is that this race will be the second of back-to-back race weekends in the country, albeit on an alternative track layout.

When: Saturday 5th – Monday 7th December (Sydney time)
Where: Sakir Circuit, Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven world titles in November, meaning that the title race is over. Schumacher’s son Mick, however, is currently leading the standings in the F2 championship and could cement an F1 seat for next season if he wins the title in Sakir.

Sakir Grand Prix Race Times

Circuit length: 3.543 km (1.8 mi)
Race length: 307.995 km (190.7 mi)
Number of turns: 11
Number of laps: 87

Sakhir GP LIVE on Australian TV (Sydney time)

EventDateTimeChannel
Sakhir GP Practice #1Saturday 5th DecemberLIVE: 12.30amFox Sports / Kayo
Sakhir GP Practice #2Saturday 5th DecemberLIVE: 4.30amFox Sports / Kayo
Sakhir GP Practice #3Sunday 6th DecemberLIVE: 1.00amFox Sports / Kayo
Sakhir GP QualifyingSunday 6th DecemberLIVE: 4.00amFox Sports / Kayo
Sakhir GP Full Race Monday 7th DecemberLIVE: 4.10amFox Sports / Kayo
Sakhir GP Race Replay Monday 7th DecemberReplay: TBCFox Sports / Kayo

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

Sakhir Grand Prix Replays (Sydney time):

Date Time Channel
Monday 29th NovemberTBCFoxtel / Kayo

Watch Formula One Live Online

All 17 featured weekends on the F1 calendar will be broadcast in Australia on Fox Sports, which is available to watch on the Kayo Sports streaming service, as well as Foxtel, Foxtel from Telstra and online with Foxtel Now. This includes every qualifying and practice session shown live, with the Grand Prix ad-break free to enhance your viewing.

Foxtel Now can be renewed month-to-month, requires no set-up fees and allows fans to watch F1 online and live with compatible internet connected devices. Eligible platforms include PC, Mac, iOS or Android mobile devices, as well as Telstra TV, Chromecast, Playstation 4 and more.

Stream the Formula 1 Grand Prix Free

One of the newer options is Kayo Sports, which currently have a 14 day free trial and will televise this Formula One action LIVE via the exact same Fox Sports feed. With Kayo you can stream the Sakhir Grand Prix live using eligible mobile devices, and by enabling SplitView you can watch up to four events at the same time, so you can enjoy the wide range of sport found in the Kayo TV guide.

Devices available to Kayo users include select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.

F1 TV Options in Australia

Up next on the Formula 1 calendar is the Sakhir Grand Prix 2020 (5-7 December), with every session shown live and exclusive via Fox Sports 506 (Foxtel/Kayo). Foxtel and Kayo Sports also have the most extensive live TV coverage of the Supercars championship, as well as each and every weekend of the entire 2020 MotoGP racing season.

Sakhir Grand Prix Broadcast Guide

The Sakhir Grand Prix offers a unique viewing experience, whether streaming the action live to your mobile phone, watching at home on a large screen, or online using your personal computer. Here’s just a few of the reasons this year’s Grand Prix will be one of the most watched television events on the 2020 sporting calendar.

– Can Daniel Ricciardo get on the podium for the third time in his speedy Renault?

– Will Ferrari continue their resurgence?

– Can Lewis Hamilton claim the seventh title of his career in Turkey?

How to Watch the Sakhir Grand Prix Online

Australian streaming services Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now work with a wide variety of devices that will enable you to watch Formula One online, including Telstra TV, Chrome browsers on both PCs and Macs, and iOS or Android mobile devices (which also let you connect Chromecast to your TV if you have the capability) and more:

F1 Streaming Device ListUser Guide
PC/MacYes, web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)
iOS/Android Phones/TabletsYes, via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum).
Google ChromecastYes, the Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p.
Telstra TVYes, Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p.
Android TVYes, via app for version 7.0 and up.
Samsung Smart TVsYes, 2017 and later models
PS4 and Xbox OneApps in development – coming soon
Apple TVYes, 4th Generation and higher

Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo)

Fox Sports via Foxtel and the newly launched Kayo Sports will mobile stream the Sakir Grand Prix live, in addition to offering big screen viewers the ultimate at-home entertainment experience of watching the main race 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 17 Formula One championship events starting with Austrian GP in July, right through Abu Dhabi in December. The viewing experience will include greater exposure to the drivers, teams and vehicles, as well as captivating camera angles and the most qualified commentary group in Australia.

Channel 10 (Free To Air)

Channel Ten will continue to show highlights all ten rounds of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship on free to air TV. This means that for the remainder of the F1 season Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) are the exclusive Australian television source for the 2020 calendar year. The races that are not live on Free to Air will instead be shown as one hour highlights at 10.30pm (Sydney time) on the Monday night after the event.

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