The 2020 Formula One season is set to get underway and with 20 races taking place all over the world, it’s one of the biggest sporting events on the planet. With teams competing for the Constructors Championship and drivers vying for individual honours, there is always plenty of 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 need to keep up-to-date with what time the sessions take place and how to watch the next race live – the Austrian Grand Prix (27-6 July AEDT).
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. 20 races take place across 5 different continents between July and December in this unique calendar year. The 2020 F1 TV schedule will see the Vietnamese Grand Prix added to the calendar, while the Dutch Grand Prix moves to Zandvoort as part of a plan to make the tournament more accessible for fans. With 20 Grand Prix weekends as well as all of the pre and post-race coverage of each race, there’s no shortage of action for F1 fans in 2020.
The one 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 the comfortable favourite to tie that number. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc and 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|
Austrian Grand Prix Live TV Times (Sydney time)
The next race on the F1 calendar is the Austrian Grand Prix from 3-5 July. 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.
** FIA announces several F1 GPs postponed **
The FIA has announced that the 2020 Bahrain, Vietnam, Spain, Netherlands, Canada, Azerbaijan and France Grand Prix will be postponed, whilst the Australian and Monaco GPs have been cancelled altogether. This is due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and concerns that circuits and travel may expose drivers and fans to this community health concern. The first race of the year is officially set to tale place in Austria on July 6th, as verified by the FIA on April 27th.
|Austrian GP Practice #1||Saturday 4th July||TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Austrian GP Practice #2||Saturday 4th July||TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Austrian GP Practice #3||Sunday 5th July||TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Austrian GP Qualifying||Sunday 5th July||TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
|Austrian GP||Monday 6th July||TBC||Fox Sports / Kayo|
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Replay times TBC.
Stream the Austrian Grand Prix 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 the Austrian Grand Prix 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.
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.
|3-6 July||Austrian GP, Spielberg||Foxtel / Kayo|
|17-20 July||British GP, Silverstone||Foxtel / Kayo|
|31 July-3 August||Hungarian GP, Mogyorod||Foxtel / Kayo|
|28-31 August||Belgian GP, Stavelot||Foxtel / Kayo|
|4-7 September||Italian GP, Monza||Foxtel / Kayo|
|18-20 September||Singapore GP, Marina Bay||Foxtel / Kayo|
|25-28 September||Russian GP, Sochi||Foxtel / Kayo|
|9-11 October||Japanese GP, Suzuka||Foxtel / Kayo|
|23-26 October||United States GP, Austin||Foxtel / Kayo|
|30 October-2 November||Mexican GP, Mexico City||Foxtel / Kayo|
|13-16 November||Brazilian GP, Sao Paulo||Foxtel / Kayo|
|27-30 November||Abu Dhabi GP, Yas Island||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Bahrain GP, Sakir||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Vietnam GP, Hanoi (postponed)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Dutch GP, Zandvoort (postponed)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Spanish GP, Catalunya, Spain (postponed)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Azerbaijan GP, Baku (postponed)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||Canadian GP, Montreal (postponed)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|TBC||French GP, Le Castellet (postponed)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Cancelled||Australian GP (cancelled)||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Cancelled||Monaco GP, Monte Carlo (cancelled)||Foxtel / Kayo|