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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix 2024: How to watch the next F1 race without cable

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 5: McLaren driver Lando Norris of Britain competes during the 2024 Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix at Hard Rock Stadium on May 05, 2024, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Anadolu via Getty Images)
McLaren driver Lando Norris of Britain came in first place at the last F1 Grand Prix. (Eva Marie Uzcategui/Anadolu via Getty Images)

F1 fans, start your engines. The 2024 season continues this weekend with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The seventh Grand Prix of the 2024 F1 season will take place at Imola this Sunday, at 9 a.m. ET. While Red Bull's Max Verstappen has won four out of the six Grand Prix so far this year, last weekend was a total shakeup to the season when McLaren's Lando Norris took first place for the very first time on the F1 circuit. Will Verstappen be back in top form at Emilia Romagna? You'll have to tune into the track to find out.

Whether you’ve already got some miles on you as a Formula 1 fan, or the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will be your first time tuning into the action on the track, watching or streaming this wildly popular international sport from the US can be a challenge. If you don’t want to have to race to find the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on TV, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to watch the F1 races this weekend.

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024

Race time: 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT

Location: Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola)

TV channel: ESPN

Streaming: ESPN+

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will air live on ESPN. ESPN is the home of F1 this season with 18 out of 24 races airing on either ESPN or ABC, and the remainder airing on ESPN2. 16 races will stream on ESPN+ in 2024.

For cord-cutters who want to watch F1 racing, including this weekend's grand prix, we recommend a live TV streaming service such as Hulu’s live TV bundle, which includes ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+. If you're looking for a lower-cost subscription, a direct subscription to ESPN+ is an affordable option great for fans of all kinds of sports. If you're only interested in watching F1 racing and don't care about the ability to watch other sports, an F1 TV Pro subscription is a simple way to stream every race, practice and qualifier.

For watching F1 races (and other sports), Hulu’s live TV tier is a solid option. The streaming service’s live TV bundle will get you access to ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 (make sure to check your zip code to confirm eligibility). Plus, this bundle gets you a subscription to ESPN+ so you can stream F1 races and practices there. You'll also get ad-supported Disney+ and, of course, access to Hulu’s general content library. Hulu’s live TV plans also include unlimited DVR storage, a hardware-free set-up process and easy online cancellation.

$76.99/month at Hulu

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will stream on ESPN+. An ESPN+ subscription grants you access to exclusive ESPN+ content including live events, fantasy sports tools and premium ESPN+ articles. You can stream ESPN+ through an app on your smart TV, phone, tablet, computer and on

$11 at ESPN

An F1 TV Pro subscription lets you stream every F1 race live, plus all the practices, qualifying races and pre-race shows. F1 TV is also home to F1's post-race live shows, analysis, Tech Talks, documentaries and the official F1 archive. You can subscribe to F1 TV Pro for $10.99/month or pay $85 for the entire season.

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Don’t want to deal with racing to find F1 coverage across ESPN platforms every Grand Prix? We’ve got a hack for you. Some residents in Europe are able to watch free F1 live streams of every Grand Prix in 2024 on the free-to-stream platform Servus TV. If you live in America, you can still tune into this free livestream with the help of a VPN.

A VPN (virtual private network) helps protect your data, can mask your IP address and is perhaps most popular for being especially useful in the age of streaming. Whether you’re looking to watch Friends on Netflix (which left the U.S. version of the streamer back in 2019) or tune in to the F1 race this weekend without a cable package, a VPN can help you out. Looking to try a VPN for the first time? This guide breaks down the best VPN options for every kind of user.

ExpressVPN offers “internet without borders,” meaning you can tune into an Austrian livestream this month as opposed to paying for ESPN or ESPN+ for US coverage of F1. All you'll need to do is sign up for ExpressVPN, change your server location and then find the free F1 livestream.

ExpressVPN’s added protection, speed and range of location options make it an excellent choice for first-time VPN users looking to stretch their streaming abilities, plus, it's Endgadget's top pick for the best streaming VPN. New users can save 49% when they sign up for ExpressVPN’s 12-month subscription. Plus, the service offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, in case you're nervous about trying a VPN.

$7 at ExpressVPN

More ways to watch F1 for free this weekend:

All times Eastern

Friday, May 17

Practice 1: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Practice 2: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

Practice 3: 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

Qualifying: 10-11 a.m.

Sunday, May 19

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix race: 9 a.m. (ESPN+, F1 TV)