Max Verstappen starts today's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022 on pole after qualifying ahead of Sergio Perez at the Yas Marina Circuit. Can Verstappen make history by winning his 15th Grand Prix of the season? The race weekend is on Sky in the UK, ESPN in the US and free-to-air on Austrian and Belgian TV. Travelling at the moment? Follow our guide below to watch an Abu Dhabi Grand Prix free live stream from abroad.
Two-time world champion Verstappen took pole by 0.228 seconds, leaving teammate Sergio Perez in second. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc starts on the second row, just ahead of Carlos Sainz. Sebastian Vettel start his last-ever F1 race in ninth.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022 takes place today, over 58 laps of the 5.281-kilometre Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island. With blistering temperatures expected for the race, F1 fans can expect wheel-to-wheel action and plenty of tyre deg.
Austrian broadcaster Servus TV, and Belgian channel RTBF, will offer free live streams of the race weekend, including Saturday qualifying. US fans can watch on ESPN. Below you'll find all the ways to watch today's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream wherever you are in the world.
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix schedule & TV times
- Practice 1 : Friday 18th Nov – 10am GMT / 5am ET
- Practice 2: Friday 18th Nov – 1pm GMT / 8am ET
- Practice 3: Saturday 19th Nov – 10.30am GMT / 5.30am ET
- Qualifying: Saturday 19th Nov – 2pm GMT / 9am ET
- Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Sunday 20th Nov – 1pm GMT / 8am ET
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix free live stream
Lucky enough to live in Austria? You can watch the entire 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend – practice, qualifying, race – free on Servus TV. Those in Luxembourg can get a free F1 live stream on RTL Zwee. There's also excellent an excellent Abu Dhabi GP free live stream on RTBF in Belgium.
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Watch a Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, helping you access your local stream from where you are in the world.
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2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, you may wish to choose 'Luxembourg' for RTL Zwee or 'Austria' for Servus TV, or 'Belgium' for RTBF.
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Watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 4K
More recently, Sky has confirmed that F1 will be broadcast in 4K HDR for the first time.
Check out today's best Sky TV deals if you want to watch F1 live and in 4K UHD.
Stream the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Full HD with Dolby 5.1
Don't want to commit to a Sky contract? Anyone can enjoy the 2022 F1 season using Sky's pay-per-view platform, Now. Now is available on all good smart TVs and set-top-boxes. There's no 4K option, but go for the Now TV Boost add-on and you can stream in Full 1080p HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
F1 season pass for only $9.99 per month
Want to watch the entire F1 season – including the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – from start to finish? Formula 1's streaming service, F1 TV Pro, is a great option. Fans in the USA can subscribe for only $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year, while those in France and the Netherlands can snag F1 TV Pro for just €7.99 a month.
F1 TV Pro includes full, live coverage of every F1 race in HD. There are no commercial breaks. The service is available in over 188 countries – but not the UK (Sky has TV rights until 2028).
F1 TV Pro is available through the F1 TV website, iOS/Android apps, Roku TV and other mobile devices. The F1 app is now available on Apple TV, too.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live in the USA
ESPN will carry live coverage of every F1 race, including this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, to subscribing US fans. Practice sessions are usually available on ESPN2, with qualifying and the race broadcast on the main ESPN channel.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race starts at 8am ET on Sunday, 20th November 2022.
Don't have cable? Cord-cutters can switch to a streaming service such as Sling Orange or FuboTV...
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Catch every race of the 2022 F1 season with Sling Orange, which provides streaming access to ESPN. It's $40 each month after the discounted first month, but there's no contract and you can cancel at any time.
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Fubo TV has ESPN and ABC (plus CBS, NBC and FOX) so it's a good choice for streaming sports, including the 2022 F1 season. The app supports Roku, Fire TV and iOS/Android devices. There's a 7-day free trial and plans start from $69.99 thereafter. No contract, cancel anytime.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream in Spain
Carlos Sainz Jr Ferrari and Fernando Alonso at Alpine means there's loads of interest in this season's battle for the F1 crown with Spanish motorsports fans.
DAZN has the rights to show Formula 1 – including Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022 – in Spain until the end of 2023. The streaming service will show the F1 World Championship on its exclusive DAZN F1 channel.
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DAZN has the rights to the F1 in Spain as well as a host of other sports including football, UFC and more. Subscription costs jus €9.99 a month. No contract, cancel at anytime.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream in Brazil
TV Band is now the official F1 broadcaster in Brazil, which means Brazilian F1 fans can subscribe to F1 TV Pro and stream every track session of the 2022 F1 season for R$143 (US$27).
Going to be outside your home country of Brazil? You'll need to use a VPN to access local live streams. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Bueno!
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream in Australia
G'day motorsport fans. Fox Sports has the rights to show live F1 races in Australia, including this Sunday's 2022 Abu Dhabi GP. That means Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers will get a front row seat when the action starts.
Kayo Sports is offering new subscribers a 7-day free trial. After that, you'll be bumped onto a rolling one month contract. Basic is $25 while Premium is $35.
Happy with highlights? 10Play will show free highlights of every race.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream in Germany
Sky Germany has the exclusive rights to every live F1 race in 2022, including a 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream.
With F1 now behind an expensive paywall in Germany, many fans will choose to watch every race live on F1 TV Pro for just €7.99 a month, and envy the Austrians getting it for free.
Going to be outside your home country of Germany? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream in Russia
The 2022 F1 season is due to be shown free-to-air on Match TV in Russia.
Going to be outside your home country of Russia? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Nostrovia!
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream in Italy
Sky Italia is the place to watch F1 – including the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream – in Italy. F2 champion and former F1 test driver Davide Valsecchi provides brilliant pitlane reporting, while Jacques Villeneuve provides commentary.
Don't fancy taking out a Sky contact? Italian F1 fans can stream every race live via Sky's Now app. A 24-hour pass costs from €14.99. Molto bene!
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream in Japan
DAZN has been the home of F1 in Japan for several seasons. The sports streaming service offers deliver live coverage of every race and stats galore, so it's a no-brainer for (the many) F1 fans in Japan. Domo arigato!
2022 F1 calendar, dates and start times
|DATE||GRAND PRIX||CIRCUIT||COUNTRY||Start time (UK)|
|18-20 March 2022||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International||Bahrain||3pm GMT|
|25-27 April 2022||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah||Saudi Arabia||6pm BST|
|8-10 April 2022||Australian Grand Prix||Melbourne||Australia||6am BST|
|22-24 April||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari||Italy||2pm BST|
|6-8 May 2022||Miami Grand Prix||Miami International||United States||8.30pm BST|
|20-22 May 2022||Spanish Grand Prix||Barcelona||Spain||2pm BST|
|27-29 May 2022||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco||Monaco||2pm BST|
|10-12 June 2022||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku City||Azerbaijan||12pm BST|
|17-19 June 2022||Canadian Grand Prix||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve||Canada||7pm BST|
|1-3 July 2022||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||Great Britain||3pm BST|
|8-10 July 2022||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||Austria||2pm BST|
|22-24 July 2022||French Grand Prix||Paul Ricard||France||2pm BST|
|29-31 July 2022||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||Hungary||2pm BST|
|26-28 Aug 2022||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa-Francorchamps Circuit||Belgium||2pm BST|
|2-4 Sept 2022||Dutch Grand Prix||Zandvoort||Netherlands||2pm BST|
|9-11 Sept 2022||Italian Grand Prix||Monza||Italy||2pm BST|
|30 Sept -1 Oct 2022||Singapore Grand Prix||Marina Bay||Singapore||1pm BST|
|7-9 Oct 2022||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka International||Japan||6pm BST|
|21-23 Oct 2022||US Grand Prix||Circuit of The Americas||USA||8pm BST|
|28-30 Oct 2022||Mexican Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||Mexico||7pm GMT|
|11-13 Nov 2022||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Interlagos||Brazil||6pm GMT|
|18-20 Nov 2022||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||UAE||1pm GMT|