F1 Live Streaming
Formula 1 is one of the most prestigious motorsports events in the world, with 23 Grand Prix taking place across the course of the season between March to December. There are several ways to stream races from every circuit, Live or On Demand in Australia. Here we are going to give you the lowdown on all the options.
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Streaming Formula 1 in Australia
With names like defending champion Lewis Hamilton, young pretender Max Verstappen and Australia’s very own Daniel Ricciardo competing during every race weekend, there’s plenty of reasons to get excited about streaming F1 live. On top of that, you can stream every lap of practice sessions, qualifying, Sprint Races (new to 2021), Grand Prix – and even get a whole heap of expert analysis to boot.
All rounds of the 2021 F1 world championship take place on five different continents, creating a dust cloud of glitz and glamour in its wake. Long-established circuits like Monaco, Silverstone and Albert Park have now been joined by new tracks in Saudi Arabia and The Netherlands.
There are several ways to stream all 23 Grand Prix live during the 2021 campaign, whether you like watching Formula One in front of your home TV or with a mobile device on the move. All of these options are practical, great value and even come with free trials.
How to watch Formula 1 in Australia
Formula 1 is available in Australia via Fox Sports 506. This Foxtel channel specialises in everything motorsport, including full coverage of every F1 Grand Prix Live or On Demand. The Fox Sports 506 channel coverage comes directly from Foxtel’s sister station in the UK, Sky TV.
There are several ways to access sports streaming via Foxtel in Australia so that you can stream F1 in 2021. You can subscribe to long-term or short-term contracts, whatever works for you. You can even get limited access to F1 coverage on Fox Sports without paying a cent.
Stream F1 live on Kayo
Every race and round of the 2021 Formula 1 season can be streamed Live and On Demand, direct from the track, with the Kayo streaming service. Kayo Sports offers access to all Fox Sports channels (including Fox Sports 506) as well as ESPN and beIN so that you can watch the best of F1 as well as lots of other motorsports under one subscription. F1 is included in the Kayo free trial offer.
Stream Formula 1 with Foxtel Now
If you like the idea of getting access to the entire Foxtel TV service without cable or satellite installation, then Foxtel Now is the option for you. Foxtel Now offers a range of streaming services for watching over 50 live sports including every practice session, qualifying and race for the chequered flag across the season. F1 is included with the Foxtel Now free trial.
Kayo from Telstra F1 live stream
Telstra customers can follow every live Grand Prix race during the 2021 season on the cheap with a Kayo from Telstra offer. This service offers all the same sports content available with a standard Kayo subscription. The key difference is you only pay $15 per month for a Basic Plan, and $25 per month for the Premium Plan. Both of these offers include logins for the Kayo app.
Formula 1 live on Foxtel Now from Telstra
To watch F1 with the Telstra Foxtel Now option all you need is a Telstra account. The service includes all the same advantages and content as Foxtel Now, the only difference being that the first month is offered for free, and you must commit to a 12 month contract. That means access to live racing on the Formula One calendar from March through to December.
Watch F1 live with Foxtel
If you are a Foxtel cable or satellite customer and already have the Sports HD option, there is a super-easy way to stream all Formula 1 Grand Prix live from every circuit on the calendar. Foxtel Sports allows customers to access the Foxtel Go app meaning you can watch all 2021 Formula 1 races on the move. You can download Foxtel Go from Google Play or the Apple Store via the web. Simply use your Foxtel logins and stream F1 TV wherever you may be in Australia.
Stream F1 on free-to-air
Race highlights from all Grand Prix can be watched on free to air via Network 10 at a more viewer-friendly time for Australians. You can get these highlights by streaming 10 Play which shows all 10’s content online. As well as F1 highlights, Network 10 will broadcast one full race weekend live during the 2021 championship – The Australian GP. Coverage includes each practice session, qualifying session and lap of racing at the Albert Park Circuit.
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Stream F1 replays on demand
Many races during the 2021 F1 World Championship start in the early hours for Australian viewers. This is frustrating if you want to watch F1 live. But, now more than ever it’s easy to relive each second of the Grand Prix at a time of your choosing.
Thanks to On Demand replays you can just wake up and watch the Grand Prix as if it were happening the second you press play. Apps like Kayo also allow you to watch a particular race with the ‘No Spoilers’ feature, which ensures you don’t see any results before you’ve watched all the Grand Prix action at a more appropriate time. On top of that, you can stream practical Kayo Minis which are bite-sized replays of all the action in one small highlights reel, ideal for a quick viewing session.
How to stream F1 for free
A great way to watch every F1 session, including practice, qualifying and race days, without paying a cent, is with a free trial. In Australia, you can get free trials for watching F1 with both Kayo and Foxtel Now. Foxtel and Kayo F1 coverage includes prestigious events such as the Grand Prix de Monaco and the Australian Grand Prix.
Most free trials are available to new and returning customers. Even though there is no trial available with Telstra, they do offer alternative discounts and reduced costs per month for their Kayo and Foxtel Now services. F1 TV is also not available in live Australia, and therefore do not provide free trials.
F1 Times in Australia
Here are the dates you need to put in your diary if you don’t want to miss each practice session, qualifying and race during the F1 season.
|Sport||Event||Date / Time||Watch On||mm/dd/yy|
|F1||Hungary GP Practice 1||30/07/2021 19:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/30/2021 19:00|
|F1||Hungary GP Practice 2||30/07/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/30/2021 23:00|
|F1||Hungary GP Practice 3||31/07/2021 19:45||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 19:45|
|F1||Hungary GP Qualifying||31/07/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||07/31/2021 23:00|
|F1||Hungary GP Race||01/08/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/01/2021 23:00|
|F1||Hungary GP Race Replay 1||02/08/2021 06:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/02/2021 06:00|
|F1||Hungary GP Race Replay 2||02/08/2021 12:30||Kayo,Foxtel||08/02/2021 12:30|
|F1||Belgium GP Race||29/08/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||08/29/2021 23:00|
|F1||Netherlands GP Race||05/09/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||09/05/2021 23:00|
|F1||Italy GP Race||12/09/2021 23:00||Kayo,Foxtel||09/12/2021 23:00|
2021 Formula 1 standings
Keep up to date with who is out in front during the 2021 F1 Drivers Championship. This standings table will be updated after each and every race across the season as the drivers battle it out to become world champion.
|Max Verstappen||Red Bull||5||185|
|Sergio Perez||Red Bull||1||104|
|Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||0||68|
|Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin||0||30|
|Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||0||18|
|Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||0||1|
|Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||0||1|
Drivers to watch in F1 2021
Mr Hamilton could become the most successful driver in F1 history in 2021 if he wins an eighth title. The timing between his rise and Mercedes is no coincidence, with both driver and team dominating virtually every lap since 2015. We have seen Lewis charge past the chequered flag over 100 times in his career, breaking just about all official records in the process! Can anyone put an end to his reign this year?
If there is one driver capable of matching Hamilton on the track, it is Max Verstappen. The Dutch speedster has pushed Hamilton in every practice session, qualifying and race so far this year in his Red Bull Honda car. Verstappen is definitely a champion of the future, let’s see if he can do it on the track this year?
Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo has made the switch to McClaren this year, which many saw as strange timing. This change in team and engine promisesto send the Western Australian closer to the front of the grid, although chances of taking the chequered flag will be limited. We should definitely see him on the podium a few times, however.
One driver that may put a dent into Ricciardo’s year is his teammate, Lando Norris. Each lap is super close between the two, and explosive on the track. Time-wise he is slightly ahead of Danny, but he has been at the team a lot longer. Let’s see which McClaren driver finishes the strongest in December.
Best circuits in F1
F1 visits some of the most challenging and prestigious circuits in the world. Here we have listed a couple of ur favourites you may want to check out across the calendar.
The Grand Prix de Monaco takes place within the tiny European principality of Monaco. This legendary circuit dips and weaves past yacht-filled harbours, glitzy casinos and the beautiful blue waters of the Med. The Prince of Monaco even presents the drivers with their trophy at the end of the race. Some of the famous names to win in Monaco over the years include Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Aussie Mark Webber (2 wins at Monaco).
Australian Grand Prix
Like Monaco, the Australian GP takes place on a street circuit at Melbourne’s Albert Park. It is usually the official opening on the F1 calendar but because of Covid, this year we see it moved to November. The circuit is renowned for its fast, long and sweeping corners and zippy chicanes, with every lap cheered on by thousands of fans. The race this year may even decide the winner of the 2021 championship.
Best NBN plans for streaming F1
Telstra’s latest NBN plans are a great way to stream Formula One without worrying about how much data you use. A 500GB Data ($75/mth) plan will give you speeds of up to 25Mbps, whilst the more complete Premium Internet + Unlimited Data (from $90/mth) plan provides speeds up to 100Mbps.
New and switching customers signing up for Telstra Broadband service today can also make big savings when signing up online, as the standard $99 connection fee is waived. Once you’ve signed up you can tailor your plan by choosing the option that works for the picture quality you desire.
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