The 2020 Formula One season is now underway in what is one of the biggest sporting events on the planet. With teams competing for the Constructors Championship and drivers striving to be World Champion, there is always plenty of wheel to wheel drama on the F1 track.
Running until December, Formula One is a constant presence for any sports fan. With a key stretch of the 2020 F1 season set to get underway, fans want to keep up-to-date with what time the sessions take place and how to watch the next race live – the Russian GP, from 25-27 September.
Here’s how to ensure you don’t miss any of this season’s action:
2020 Formula One Live TV Guide
The 2020 Formula One season marks the 71st year since the formation of the organisation. 17 races will take place initially between July and December in this unique calendar year. The races will take place across Europe, with additional races expected to be confirmed for later in the year, and possibly into 2021.
A man the rest of the drivers will be trying to stop is Lewis Hamilton, the British driver having now won three Drivers Championships in a row and five of the last six – with only Nico Rosberg stopping him in 2016. Hamilton is chasing down Michael Schumacher’s record of 7 world titles (he currently has 6), and he will head into the 2020 season as favourite to get on par with the German. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, along with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, look the most likely candidates to put a stop to Mercedes’ dominance, while Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas will also be in the mix.
How to Stream F1 in Australia
Kayo delivers a full viewing experience, with a dedicated live sports streaming app that has loads of innovative features. Streams can be accessed on your PC or Mac (via a browser) as well on Android and iOS devices. Kayo’s wide-range of F1 streaming options also include Apple TV, Android TV and Google Chromecast, with new apps and platforms arriving soon.
|F1 Streaming Device List||User Guide and Specs|
|PC/Mac||Yes, web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge)|
|iOS/Android Phones/Tablets||Yes, via native apps (iOS 11 and Android 6 minimum).|
|Google Chromecast||Yes, the Chromecast Ultra or 3rd Generation required for 1080p HD, otherwise 720p.|
|Telstra TV||Yes, Split View not available; TTV1 limited to 720p.|
|Android TV||Yes, via app for version 7.0 and up.|
|Samsung Smart TV||Yes, 2017 and later models|
|PS4 and Xbox One||App in development – coming soon|
|Apple TV||Yes, 4th Generation and higher|
Russian GP Live TV Times (Sydney time)
The next race on the F1 calendar is the Russian Grand Prix from 25-27 September. Full coverage of practice sessions, qualifying and the race itself will be available live, as well as on-demand, offering flexible viewing choices for Australian audiences.
|Russian GP Practice #1||Friday 25th September||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Russian GP Practice #2||Friday 25th September||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Russian GP Practice #3||Saturday 26th September||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Russian GP Qualifying||Saturday 26th September||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Russian GP Race||Sunday 27th September||LIVE: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Russian GP Race||Monday 28th September||Replay: TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Replay times TBC.
Stream the Russian GP for Free
Outside of the first fixture of the season there is no Formula One free to air TV provider currently available in Australia, but Kayo courtesy of their arrangement with the Fox Sports channel, will provide the most complete live coverage of every race, qualifying and practice session, as well as pit lane access.
Kayo Sports offers extensive coverage of all of the pre and post-race events during each Grand Prix weekend. New Kayo customers can take the 14 day free trial for a test drive, and within minutes begin streaming Russian GP live to a compatible device. In addition to the entire Formula One championship, Kayo offers a huge choice of sporting events including 8 domestic and international motorsport competitions throughout the year.
Kayo Sports TV features:
- SplitView Feature – Both Kayo plans offer the split view feature – so you can watch up to 3 events at any one time.
- No Spoilers – Avoid notification of any other results or scores by enabling the no spoilers feature.
- Worldwide Sporting Events – There are over 50 sporting events to choose from with Kayo, all over the world.
- On-the-go content – You can watch the action anytime, anywhere, on qualified mobile devices.
- On demand at your convenience – Missed the live action? Simply visit the Kayo Library and watch F1 on demand at a time that suits you.
Stream Formula 1 on Foxtel Now
Another option that’s great for those who want access to live streaming TV channels is Foxtel Now, which delivers Foxtel in high definition via live and on-demand streaming instead of satellite. Foxtel Now is a contract-free service based on channel packs, and to stream the upcoming races in the 2020 season you’ll just need to add the Sports channel pack to the base subscription to have access to all the F1 action. You can stream Foxtel Now on many current smart TVs, as well as Telstra TV, the Foxtel Now box or on any computer via your web browser. Your subscription also gives you access to Foxtel Go, letting you stream on your phone or tablet wherever you are. Foxtel Now has a free 10-day trial that includes every channel pack, so you can sign up and stream the next race weekend completely free!
Formula 1 on Foxtel Go for All Foxtel Customers
If you’ve got a Foxtel box at home but you can’t be around for all the sessions leading up to the week’s big race, remember you can stream every moment of every Formula 1 events on your smartphone or tablet, completely free of charge, using the Foxtel Go app. Access to it is part of your Foxtel subscription, and you get access to both live channels and on-demand content from the channels you have at home. Be sure to give it a try – it’s great for families, too, since two people can use Foxtel Go at once on the same account while a third person watches at home!
2020 Formula 1 Australian TV Schedule
There are lots of viewing options available to F1 fans in 2020 with Kayo offering full coverage, starting with the very first practice session all the way through to race day. Likewise, the Kayo on demand replay feature means you can catch up on any action you may have missed, at a time that’s convenient.
|25-27 September||Russian Grand Prix||Foxtel / Kayo|
|9-11 October||German Grand Prix||Foxtel / Kayo|
|23-25 October||Portugal Grand Prix||Foxtel / Kayo|
|31 October – 1 November||San Marino Grand Prix (Imola)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|13-15 November||Turkish Grand Prix||Foxtel / Kayo|
|27-29 November||Bahrain Grand Prix||Foxtel / Kayo|
|4-6 December||Sakhir Grand Prix||Foxtel / Kayo|
|11-13 December||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Foxtel / Kayo|