F1 UAE Grand Prix Free to Air and 2018 Live Online TV Preview


The Formula One World Championship season is fully underway, with twenty-one confirmed events on the 2018 calendar, including the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next-up from November 23-25 (Sydney time).

The Grand Prix hosted at the Yas Marina Circuit, is much more than a race. It’s the celebration of an exciting season and 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.

2018 Abu Dhabi 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 the Grand Prix in the UAE is certainly a big part of the success. The 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, hosted at the Yas Marina Circuit in the United Arab Emirates, is the twenty-first and finale fixture on this year’s F1 calendar.

The previous Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was won by Finland’s Valterri Bottas, with Lewis Hamilton taking second and Sebastian Vettel finishing third. The race saw four drivers forced to retire, including three resulting from damage suffered during a collision in the very first lap.

Last Season’s Abu Dhabi GP Results

Finland – V. Bottas (Mercedes) 1.34.14.062
UK – L. Hamilton (Mercedes) +3.899
Germany – S. Vettel (Ferrari) +19.330

Entering 2018 Lewis Hamilton was the defending Driver’s Champion and has successfully held his title, but every driver and team will look to move up in the standings before the season is completed, with the third position on the ladder currently held by Kimi Raikkonen still very much in play.

When: Friday Nov 23 – Monday Nov 25 (AEDT)
Where: Circuit Yas Marina, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi GP Broadcast Times (AEDT)

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

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

Grand Prix Replay (Sydney time):

Monday, 26 November: 12.00pm – 2.00pm (Fox Sports 5)
Monday, 26 November: 8.00pm – 10.00pm (Fox Sports 5)
Wednesday, 28 November: 4.00pm – 6.00pm (Fox Sports 5)

F1 Grand Prix Live Streaming

All twenty-one events including the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be broadcast on Fox Sports and available to watch live online with Foxtel Now from Telstra. This includes every qualifying run and practice session shown live, and in High Definition, with the Grand Prix ad-break free to enhance your viewing.

The Fox Sports channel will televise both the Brazilian (Nov 9-12) and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Nov 23-25) live, and if you have to be out and about you can stream the Grand Prix free to eligible mobile devices with the Foxtel Go app.

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Abu Dhabi GP Track Fixtures

Circuit length: 5.554 km (3.45 mi)
Race length: 305.470 km (189.81 mi)
Number of turns: 21
Number of laps: 55

F1 in UAE Race Facts

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton lead all active drivers with three wins at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Last year’s Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi saw two drivers forced to retire, including Daniel Ricciardo who failed to finish the fourth lap.

Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull – 2009) holds the fastest recorded lap with a time of 1:40.279, and is the only driver to win back-to-back at the event.

Next up on the Formula One calendar is the 2019 Australian Grand Prix hosted at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Albert Park (March 17-19), with every session shown live, exclusive and a direct feed on Fox Sports 506 (Australia).

Fox Sports (Foxtel)

Fox Sports via 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 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 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, with every championship Grand Prix shown ad-break free.

Channel 10 (Free To Air)

Channel Ten will continue to show all twenty-one rounds of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship on free to air TV, but only one of the featured races will be telecast live, and the already completed Grand Prix in Australia was that single event. This means that for the rest of the F1 season Fox Sports is the exclusive Australian television source for the 2018 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.