How to watch Formula 1 in Australia

One of the most exhilarating races on the planet, the F1 World Championship is made for those who have a need for speed when it comes to single seats and four wheels. Raced all over the world, with an audience similarly placed around the globe, F1 is a popular event from the starting grid to the pit stops. But where can Aussie viewers catch every second of the action? In this article, Canstar Blue looks at which streaming services will provide F1 coverage, as well as how much it will cost you, so you can enjoy your pole position in front of the TV.

How to watch F1 in Australia

F1 races are available to stream on Kayo, Foxtel and through free-to-air provider Channel 10. Each platform offers live and on-demand coverage of the races, although how many races each provider will cover will vary.

F1 on Kayo

Offering both live coverage and on-demand replays for every race, practice and qualifying session, Kayo is a streaming platform of choice for those keen on keeping pace with the F1 World Championship. In addition to the race itself, viewers are treated to highlights and analysis with Kayo’s coverage.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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Kayo One Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 1 screen at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $25 over 1 month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $27.50 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $27.50Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Premium Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 3 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $35 over 1 month

3No. of Screens /same time viewing $35
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
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Telstra Exclusive Offer – Basic Subscription

  • Special Offer: Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 months
  • Available to Telstra customers only. T&Cs Apply
  • Stream over 50 sports, Live & On Demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time – Add up to 5 profiles

min. cost $15/mth first 12 months then $25/mth

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $25$15
Advertised Cost/month
Get Offeron Telstra’s website

F1 on Foxtel

Foxtel offers a full season of live races, including qualifiers and practice sessions for rev-heads who just can’t get enough. Available through channel 506, Foxtel offers coverage on both Foxtel Now and via the Foxtel app, helping you to stay in the driver’s seat while on the go. In addition to the F1 Championship, Foxtel offers a number of talk shows that delve into the Championship series, including highlights and breaking news.

F1 on Channel 10

A free-to-air option in Australia, Channel 10 and TenPlay will be showing highlights from most races of the F1 World Championship. While you may not catch the race from start to finish, free highlights are the next best thing – if you don’t mind the ads!

  • Broadcasts will vary from state to state, so be sure to check your local TV guides to ensure you don’t miss any of the action.

2022 Formula 1 Schedule

The ever-changing F1 season will kick off once again in 2022, cycling through a range of courses across the globe, although each race may be dependent on each country’s COVID situations. Check out the dates of each Grand Prix for 2022:

  • Round 1: Bahrain GP – March 18 to 20
  • Round 2: Saudi Arabia GP – March 25 to 27
  • Round 3: Australia GP – April 8 to 10
  • Round 4: Italy GP –April 22 to 24
  • Round 5: United States GP – May 6 to 8
  • Round 6: Spain GP – May 20 to 22
  • Round 7: Monaco GP – May 27 to 29
  • Round 8: Azerbaijan GP – June 10 to 12
  • Round 9: Canada GP – June 17 to 19
  • Round 10: Great Britain GP – July 1 to 3
  • Round 11: Austria GP – July 8 to 10
  • Round 12: France GP – July 22 to 24
  • Round 13: Hungary GP – July 29 to 31
  • Round 14: Belgium GP – August 26 to 28
  • Round 15: Netherlands GP – September 2 to 4
  • Round 16: Italy GP – September 9 to 11
  • Round 17: Russia GP – September 23 to 25
  • Round 18: Singapore GP – September 30 to October 2
  • Round 19: Japan GP – October 7 to 9
  • Round 20: United States GP – October 21 to 23
  • Round 21: Mexico GP – October 28 to 30
  • Round 22: Brazil GP – November 11 to 13
  • Round 23: Abu Dhabi GP – November 18 to 20

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