The 2021 F1 season is set to get underway in March in Bahrain. The original F1 night race replaced the Australian GP as the opening race of the season, with the Albert Park race now moving back to November.
Formula 1 TV Preview
F1 is back, with the 2021 season set to get underway at the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain, only months after F1 held two back-to-back races at the circuit in 2020. Lewis Hamilton missed out on one of those races due to a Coronavirus infection, but the Brit is sure to be fit and ready for this one.
But there will be some serious young blood breathing down his neck in the shape of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charle Leclerc, both of whom stand as potential pretenders to the Englishman’s throne. And not only that, these two drivers will have Sergio Perez and Carlos Saintz respectively as their two new team mates!
This means that we could be in for one heck of a season, and that’s without mentioning the new look Aston Martin Team (formally Racing Point) and Daniel Ricciardo driving alongside Lando Norris at McClaren.
Where to Watch or Stream F1 in Australia
All F1 live races air on Foxtel here in Australia, which can be accessed via Foxtel or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. You also have the option to watch F1 online using Foxtel Now (Pop or Sports pack), which currently have a 10 day free trial. Both choices include the option to stream programs free using the Foxtel Go app and an eligible mobile device.
Replays of F1 events are also available with Fox Sports in Australia. Fox Sports will be offering full replays via Foxtel and Foxtel Now, for fans who want to view events at a more viewer friendly hour or on demand.
Alternatively, you can access Fox Sports with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream F1 races free using the Foxtel Go app, on one of the devices in the table below. If you can’t make it for the live airing of AFL, you can still catch replays on demand.
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Stream F1 with Kayo Sports
Alternatively, you can access Fox Sports with the Kayo Sports streaming service which currently has a 14 day free trial. Kayo offers the exact same sports as Foxtel, but with a reduced price plan (Basic or Premium) and no lock-in contract. For fans who want to catch up on AFL action, Kayo offers game changing features including Interactive Graphics, SplitView and Key Moments, which enhance your viewing experience.
With Kayo you can stream F1 replays to a variety of compatible mobile devices. Eligible devices 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, with new apps and platforms arriving soon. Other sports action on Kayo includes the V8 Supecars as well as the German Bundesliga football plus much more
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Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every action from AFL, Supercars, NRL, A-League, T20I Cricket and more – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
F1 Bahrain GP Live TV Schedule
Each round of the 2021 F1 season will air on Fox Sports with replays available on demand. Kayo also have every practice, qualifying session and race LIVE. Here’s the upcoming live TV schedule for all F1 races:
|Bahrain GP Practice #1||Friday 26th March||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Bahrain GP Practice #2||Friday 26th March||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Bahrain GP Practice #3||Saturday 27th March||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Bahrain GP Qualifying||Saturday 27th March||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Bahrain GP Full Race||Sunday 28th March||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Bahrain GP Race Replay||Monday 29th March||Replay: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream F1 whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Must See TV for fans of F1
Once you have caught up on the latest F1 action, we have suggested a few events below that may also take your fancy until the next round gets underway.
Supercars (Foxtel / Kayo)
Fox Sports will continue its coverage of the V8 supercars in 2021 and there are a number of ways in which you can stream the action including via Kayo Sports. From the season opener in Mount Panorama to the final event on the Gold Coast, it promises to be a hugely entertaining season yet again. Read more.
MotoGP (Foxtel / Kayo)
The biggest event of the motorcycle calendar is easily MotoGP. Will the return of Marc Marquez leave the rest of the field playing catch up in 2021? Or can 2020 champ Joan Mir get on his compartiot’s back wheel and make the season one to remember? Read more.
World Rally Championship (Foxtel / Kayo)
The WRC Championship is one of the biggest off-road motorsports events on the planet, providing high-speed time trial racing across some of the most challenging terrains. You can catch every race live or on demand on Foxtel and Kayo.