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F1 live stream: how to watch every 2024 race free online, Canada GP

 Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen takes a turn out on track in his midnight blue F1 car.
Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen takes a turn out on track in his midnight blue F1 car.

Watch F1 live stream 2024

We're off to Montreal next for the Canadian GP, so if you don't already know how to watch F1 live streams, now's a good time to find out. Races are shown live on ESPN (USA), Sky Sports (UK), Kayo Sports (Australia) and F1 TV Pro (RoW), though lucky fans in some countries – such as Austria – can watch a free F1 live stream of every GP! Use a VPN to pick up your usual stream from anywhere, if you're away from home. Full details on how to watch F1 on TV below.

F1 2024 season preview

With 31 points separating Max Verstappen from Charles Leclerc and 16 races to go, against all expectations a title battle is on. The Ferrari and McLaren engineering teams have done a superb job upgrading the cars, and for the first time since Verstappen became the F1 champion, the hunter has become the hunted.

Sergio Perez has already been swallowed up by not just Leclerc but Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz too – come the start of July, will the drivers' standings have a new leader?

Besides Mercedes, Aston Martin have been the biggest disappointments of the season. While Fernando Alonso has scored in every round, Lance Stroll's showings have got progressively worse as the season has worn on. Lawrence Stroll may own the team, but even he'll struggle to justify why Alonso has bagged three times as many points as his teammate.

There are no major rule changes, no rookies and no new tracks, and four more sprint races: the Austrian, US, Brazilian and Qatar Grands Prix. Read on as we explain how to watch F1 races online and on TV.

Watch F1 free live streams

Lucky F1 fans in Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg can pick up a free live F1 stream of every single race. There are also free, extended highlights available in the UK and Australia.

Austria
ORF and Servus TV are each showing 12 races for free in 2024.

Luxembourg
RTL Zwee has the rights to every 2024 Formula 1 race.

Belgium
Free-to-air RTBF channels will serve up a free F1 live stream of each race (email registration required).

Australia
10Play will provide free highlights of every race this season, plus a free live stream of the Australian GP.

UK
Channel 4 airs free highlights of every race, plus a free live stream of the British GP.

Use NordVPN to access free F1 streams when abroad

Watch an F1 live stream from anywhere

Most F1 live streams are location-sensitive. So, you won't be able to access to them when travelling away from home. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a small but powerful app that lets you select your preferred location and quickly unblock any F1 live stream – including free streams.

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How to use a VPN to watch F1 free

1. Sign up to the VPN of your choice. NordVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the F1, you may wish to choose Austria for Servus TV or ORF.

3. Then head over to Servus / ORF on your browser or device and enjoy the free F1 live stream.

How to watch F1 on your mobile device

In the US, iOS and Android users can stream every race live and on demand via the F1 TV Pro app.

In the UK, fans will need to subscribe to either Sky or Now and watch via the Sky Go or Now apps.

How to watch F1 in 4K Ultra HD

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning in Turkey.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning in Turkey.

In the UK, you can watch every F1 race in 4K via Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream puck. You'll need to subscribe to an Ultra HD package and have a 4K TV.

Head over to the Sky Sports F1 Ultra HD channel to watch every race, qualifying and practice in 4K and HDR.

If you want to get the very best picture quality out of the 4K HDR stream, check out our guide to the best TV settings for watching Formula 1.

Sky does not offer Dolby Atmos sound but subscribers can enjoy the action in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

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If you're in Australia, you can catch every race in 4K on Kayo Sports, but you will need the Kayo Basic subscription for AU$35/m to access high resolution content.

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F1 TV Pro includes live HD coverage of every F1 practice, qualifier and race. No ad breaks.

Fans in the US can subscribe to F1 TV Pro for just $10.99 a month or $99.99 per year, while those in the Netherlands can snag it for just €7.99 a month.

In India, F1 TV Pro is just $4.82 a month in India or $29.99 a year after the 7-day free trial.

The service is available in over 188 countries – but not the UK (you can use the basic 'Access' version for live timings but you can't watch any live races).

F1 TV Pro is available via the F1 TV website, iOS/Android apps, Roku TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Google TV and other mobile devices.

Latest F1 TV Pro prices:

  • F1 TV Pro in India – $4.82/month (cheapest)

  • F1 TV Pro in South Africa – $4.99/month

  • F1 TV Pro in Brazil – $5.99/month

  • F1 TV Pro in Netherlands – €7.99/month

  • F1 TV Pro in USA – $10.99/month

  • F1 TV Pro in Mexico – $119.99/month

Watch F1 live in the USA

Haas F1 car on track during Formula 1 testing in Abu Dhabi
Haas F1 car on track during Formula 1 testing in Abu Dhabi

In the USA, ESPN and ABC have the rights to commercial-free, live F1 races until 2025. Don't have cable? It's actually cheaper to watch ESPN and ABC on streaming services such as Sling or Fubo.

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Watch F1 live stream in Australia

Kayo Sports Free 7-day trial | from AU$25 a month
Every single F1 race in the 2024 season will be live streamed on Kayo Sports in 4K via Fox Sports. Kayo offers new customers a FREE 7-day trial for you to test the waters, after which it will set you back AU$25 a month for the base subscription tier called Kayo One that gets you a single stream. For two simultaneous streams, you'll need the Kayo Basic plan for AU$35p/m.

Subscribers can also stream the action via Foxtel Now by adding on the Sports package ($30 a month).

Fox Sports has the rights to show live F1 races in Australia. That means Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers get a front row seat.

Kayo Sports offers two plans: One is AU$25 and Basic is $35.

Happy with highlights? 10Play will also show free highlights of every 2024 F1 race.

Watch F1 live in the Netherlands

F1 TV Pro offers live coverage F1 practice, qualifiers and races in 2024. F1 fans can also watch on Viaplay and Viaplay. NOS will provide free Dutch GP coverage.

Away from the Netherlands? Sign up to NordVPN, download the NordVPN app, connect to a server in the Netherlands, sign into the F1 TV Pro app and start streaming F1 from anywhere.

Watch F1 live in Spain

Red Bull F1 car doing doughnuts on the track in Abu Dhabi
Red Bull F1 car doing doughnuts on the track in Abu Dhabi

DAZN has the exclusive rights to show Formula 1 in Spain until the end of 2026. The streaming service will show practice, qualifiers and races on its exclusive DAZN F1 channel. If you want a cheap Spanish F1 stream, you know what to do...

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Watch F1 live stream in France

Live races are available to watch on subscription-based French broadcaster Canal+ until 2029 – that gets you full, live coverage of the 2024 F1 season, including practice sessions, qualifiers and every Grand Prix.

Watch F1 live in the rest of the world

How to watch F1 live stream in Brazil

Band continues to offer free-to-air live TV coverage of F1 races in Brazil. Cord-cutters can watch on every F1 race live via F1 TV Pro for just $5.99 a month.

How to watch F1 live stream in Croatia

SportKlub is the place to find live TV coverage of the 2024 F1 World Championship in Croatia.

How to watch F1 live stream in Finland

F1 TV Pro offers an official F1 live stream in Finland. Subscription is pricier than in some other countries: €10.99 a month or €109.99 a year. The F1 is also broadcast on Viaplay's V Sport.

How to watch F1 live stream in Germany

Sky Germany has the rights to show F1 races in 2024. Austrians visiting Germany can use NordVPN to access free live coverage on Servus TV or ORF 1.

How to watch F1 live stream in Italy

Sky Italia is the place to watch F1 in Italy. Former F1 test driver Davide Valsecchi provides pitlane reporting while Jacques Villeneuve provides commentary.

How to watch F1 live stream in Japan

DAZN has been the home of Formula 1 in Japan for several seasons. The sports streaming service offers deliver live coverage of every race and stats galore.

How to watch F1 live stream in Portugal

Sport TV has the pay TV rights to F1 in Portugal until 2024. Subscription to the firm's streaming service costs from €6.99 a month.

How to watch F1 live stream in Mexico

Fox Sports has the official broadcasting rights to air the 2024 F1 in Mexico, with nine races set for Fox Sports Premium. Free-to-air TV station Canal 5 will offer coverage of the 2024 Mexican GP (27th Oct). It should also be remembered that you can live stream F1 in Mexico through the F1 TV Pro app at a cost of – hold onto your helmets! – $949 a year. That's compared to just $29.99 a year in India.

F1 2024 race calendar – start times

Lewis Hamilton driving his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 car at the Yas Marina Circuit
Lewis Hamilton driving his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 car at the Yas Marina Circuit