We’re past the midway point of the new-look 2020 F1 season, and this weekend the racing action comes to us from the Nürburgring in Germany. Lewis Hamilton’s lead in the driver standings is already starting to look unassailable – will that change on Sunday? To find out, follow our guide as we explain how to watch an F1 live stream online from anywhere in the world.
Heading into the next race, Lewis Hamilton enjoys a 44-point lead over Valtteri Bottas at the top of the Drivers’ Championship, winning six out of a possible ten Grands Prix so far this season.
F1 2020 cheat sheet
The next race of the F1 season is the Eifel Grand Prix, taking place on Sunday, October 11 at the Sochi Autodrom. It starts at 2.10pm local time, which is 1.10pm BST or 8.10am ET in the US. It’s being shown by Sky and ESPN, respectively – while there’s a FREE YouTube stream in certain European territories. Anyone who’s abroad and away from their usual F1 feed should try a good VPN, such as ExpressVPN – our #1 choice.
He was massively fancied to win his seventh career F1 crown before the season’s opening race, and it’s looking increasingly like he can’t be stopped. It would be a historic achievement and one that would see him equal the great Michael Schumacher’s career record – and begin a Formula 1 GOAT debate unlikely to be resolved without UN intervention.
The team that usually goes head-to-head with Hamilton and his Mercedes team is Ferrari, but this season F1’s most iconic outfit has been miles off the pace, plumbing new lows in Belgium with zero points. The favourite to challenge for the top spot is Red Bull Racing’s F1 wunderkind and 70th Anniversary GP winner Max Verstappen.
Verstappen, much like Ferrari’s young blood in Charles Leclerc, is hungry, aggressive, and on top form as a driver. The question is: can Red Bull’s car do the 22-year-old’s driving prowess justice?
While races are being held without spectators for the time being, you needn’t miss a second of the full-throttle action. Read on as we explain where to find an F1 live stream and watch every 2020 Formula 1 race online this September.
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How to live stream F1 2020 Grand Prix from outside your country
If you’re resident in the UK, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, you can scroll a bit further down for a guide to who’s showing the Formula 1 in your country. But if you’re abroad for whatever reason, you might encounter a problem accessing your normal coverage in the form of geo-blocking.
You needn’t worry, though – by using one of the best VPN services we recommend, you can whizz around these digital borders and tune in to a trustworthy F1 live stream, just like you would at home. Here’s how to get started.
We’ve taken the time to try out all the best VPN providers and we found ExpressVPN to sit at the front of the grid. It works with lots of devices and offers super fast connections across its many servers.
Access ExpressVPN via your laptop, iPhone, tablet, Android phone, PlayStation, Xbox and plenty more. Express is a do-it-all service that also benefits from 24/7 customer support.
ExpressVPN is the best all-round VPN for streaming at (appropriately) excellent speeds – and perhaps best of all, it has a 30-day money back guarantee plus three months FREE when you subscribe for a year.
F1 schedule 2020: latest Grand Prix dates, news, and results
16 races have been confirmed for the 2020 F1 restart, with the action getting underway in July in Austria, before concluding in Abu Dhabi in December.
Note that the Grand Prix will will take place on the last day listed for each event – the opening days hosting practice races and qualifying action.
- July 3-5: Austrian Grand Prix won by Valtteri Bottas
- July 10-12: Styrian Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton
- July 17-19: Hungarian Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton
- July 31-Aug 2: British Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton
- Aug 7-9: Formula One 70th Anniversary Grand Prix won by Max Verstappen
- Aug 14-16: Spanish Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton
- Aug 28-30: Belgian Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton
- Sept 4-6: Italian Grand Prix won by Pierre Gasly
- Sept 11-13: Tuscan Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton
- Sept 25-27: Russian Grand Prix won by Valtteri Botta
- Oct 9-11: Eifel Grand Prix, Nürburgring, Germany
- Oct 23-25: Portuguese Grand Prix, Algarve, Portugal
- Oct 30-Nov 1: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola, Italy
- Nov 13-15: Turkish Grand Prix, Istanbul, Turkey
- Nov 27-29: Bahrain Grand Prix, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
- Dec 11-13: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
How to watch an F1 live stream in the UK
This year, there’s next-to-no free live coverage of Formula 1 as Sky has nabbed the rights to it, meaning you’ll be able to see it all via Sky Sports and its dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app , which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.
For those without Sky, the best option is to nab a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass, which includes all 11 channels – the 1-month pass Now TV deal is the best value. As well as F1 action, Sky also hosts live football, PGA Tour golf, cricket, NBA basketball, and loads more.
To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you’ll need to download a good VPN as detailed above.
How to watch F1: live stream Formula 1 racing in the US
For the 2020 F1 season, it’s ESPN that will be providing broadcasts in the US. Cord cutters are in luck, too, as you don’t have to use cable to access ESPN.
Over-the-top streaming services let you watch TV over an internet connection and can typically be had for a fraction of the cost of even the most basic cable package.
When it comes to getting ESPN, two in particular standout.
Sling TV’s Orange package includes ESPN and there’s a FREE trial period for a limited time only – the regular cost is $30 a month. If you just want access to ESPN and the Formula 1 action, this is the cheapest way to go and means you can watch F1 online for free if you time it right.
US residents heading outside of the country can still access the feed they normally use and pay for by using a VPNas per the method described above.
Live stream F1 and watch Grand Prix racing in Canada
In Canada, 2020 F1 races are aired a pair of Bell Media-owned sports broadcasters: the English-language TSN and its French-language counterpart RDS. Check your local listings for linear TV details, but those wanting to watch online are well-served by their digital platforms.
The TSN Direct and RDS Direct streaming services cost just CA$4.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month and can be purchased by anyone, regardless of whether you have the channels as part of a pay TV package – though existing subscribers should note they can log in to live streams at no extra charge with details of their provider. They both also offer apps for convenient on-the-go streaming.
Canadians abroad can use a VPN to whizz back to the Great White North and watch the streaming coverage they normally do at home – only from anywhere in the world.
How to get an F1 live stream in Australia
Paid-for service Fox Sports is showing every race of the 2020 Formula 1 season and is available to Foxtel subscribers on linear TV.
But Australians can also live stream F1 action without pay TV via great value Kayo Sports , which will give you access to Fox Sports coverage of Formula 1 without a length contract or eye-watering price.
In fact, it’s available from just $25 a month – and it comes with a FREE 2-week trial period so you can see how it works for yourself. It’s also home to comprehensive NRL and AFL coverage, making it a great all-around choice for Aussies.
For the best value, consider the upgraded Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month. We probably don’t need to tell you, but if you’ve got mates or family who also like to watch F1, this can be shared and breaks at just over a tenner a head.
Don’t forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well – just grab a VPN and follow our instructions above to take your streaming service of choice with you wherever you go in the world.
Watch an F1 live stream in New Zealand
New Zealand will get the 2020 F1 races broadcast by Spark Sport which costs $19.99 per month. But if you just want to catch one race for free, you’re in luck as there is a 7-day free trial.
Should you go elsewhere in the world and want to still sign-in to watch your subscription you can, then using one of our best VPN recommendations should have you covered.
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