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, the 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.

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.

  • If you’re a fan of racing sports, Kayo also offers coverage of the Supercars, in addition to MotoGP and other races, whether you’re a fan of two-wheels or four-wheels.
Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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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 $25 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised 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
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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
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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.

2021 Formula 1 Schedule

As the first half of the F1 season comes to a close, the Grand Prix circuit moves through Europe and Asia in what will be an exciting end to the 2021 racing tournament. Check out the times of each Grand Prix for the rest of 2021:

  • Hungarian GP – August 1, 11:00pm (AEST)
  • Belgian GP – August 29, 11:00pm (AEST)
  • Dutch Grand Prix – September 5, 11:00pm (AEST)
  • Italian GP – September 12, 11:00pm (AEST)
  • Russian GP – September 26, 10:00pm (AEST)
  • Japanese GP – October 10, 3:00pm (AEST)
  • United States GP – October 25, 5:00am (AEST)
  • Mexican GP – November 1, 5:00am (AEST)
  • Brazilian GP – November 8, 3:00am (AEST)
  • Saudi Arabian GP – December 6, 2:00am (AEST)
  • Abu Dhabi GP – December 12, 11:00pm (AEST)

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