Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the F1 for free, online and on TV, Verstappen on pole

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the F1 free
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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 (opens in new tab) from abroad.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream

Date: 18th - 20th November 2022

Circuit: Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island

FREE F1 streams: ServusTV (opens in new tab) (Austria) / RTBF (opens in new tab) (Belgium) / RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) (Luxembourg) 

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

F1 season pass: F1 TV Pro 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)

4K stream: Sky TV (UK)

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

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the F1 free

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Lucky enough to live in Austria? You can watch the entire 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend – practice, qualifying, race – free on Servus TV (opens in new tab). Those in Luxembourg can get a free F1 live stream on RTL Zwee. (opens in new tab) There's also excellent an excellent Abu Dhabi GP free live stream on RTBF (opens in new tab) in Belgium.

Use a VPN to access your local F1 stream wherever you are in the world. (opens in new tab)

We recommend ExpressVPN which we rate as the best VPN service. It comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Full details just below.

British motorsport fans can see highlights of every race on Channel 4 (opens in new tab). Here's more on how to watch an F1 replay from anywhere.

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.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.

How to use a VPN for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix free live stream

Using a VPN to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from abroad is incredibly simple:

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

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.

3. Then head over to Servus TV, RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) or RTBF (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

Watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 4K

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the F1 free

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Sky has the UK television rights to show F1 until the end of 2028. To watch in 4K Ultra HD, you’ll need a Sky Q box, Sky Stream puck or Sky Glass TV – plus a package with Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1. 

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 (opens in new tab), 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

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the F1 free

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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 (opens in new tab) Orange or FuboTV...

Sling Orange 50% off your first month (opens in new tab)

Sling Orange 50% off your first month (opens in new tab)
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.

FuboTV  7-day free trial (opens in new tab)

FuboTV 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
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

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the F1 free

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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 (opens in new tab) 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.

F1 live stream with DAZN for €9.99 a month (opens in new tab)

F1 live stream with DAZN for €9.99 a month (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Bueno!

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream in Australia

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the F1 free

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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 (opens in new tab). After that, you'll be bumped onto a rolling one month contract. Basic is $25 while Premium is $35. 

Happy with highlights? 10Play (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), and envy the Austrians getting it for free.

Going to be outside your home country of Germany? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) as it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Nostrovia!

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream in Italy

Sky Italia (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the F1 free

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DATEGRAND PRIXCIRCUITCOUNTRYStart time (UK)
18-20 March 2022Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain InternationalBahrain3pm GMT
25-27 April 2022Saudi Arabian Grand PrixJeddahSaudi Arabia6pm BST
8-10 April 2022Australian Grand PrixMelbourneAustralia6am BST
22-24 AprilEmilia Romagna Grand Prix Autodromo Enzo e Dino FerrariItaly2pm BST
6-8 May 2022Miami Grand PrixMiami InternationalUnited States8.30pm BST
20-22 May 2022Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona Spain2pm BST
27-29 May 2022Monaco Grand PrixMonacoMonaco2pm BST
10-12 June 2022Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku CityAzerbaijan12pm BST
17-19 June 2022Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gilles VilleneuveCanada7pm BST
1-3 July 2022British Grand PrixSilverstone CircuitGreat Britain3pm BST
8-10 July 2022Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull RingAustria2pm BST
22-24 July 2022French Grand PrixPaul Ricard France2pm BST
29-31 July 2022Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroringHungary2pm BST
26-28 Aug 2022Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps CircuitBelgium2pm BST
2-4 Sept 2022Dutch Grand PrixZandvoortNetherlands2pm BST
9-11 Sept 2022Italian Grand PrixMonzaItaly2pm BST
30 Sept -1 Oct 2022Singapore Grand PrixMarina BaySingapore1pm BST
7-9 Oct 2022Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka InternationalJapan6pm BST
21-23 Oct 2022US Grand PrixCircuit of The AmericasUSA8pm BST
28-30 Oct 2022Mexican Grand PrixAutodromo Hermanos RodriguezMexico7pm GMT
11-13 Nov 2022Brazilian Grand PrixAutodromo InterlagosBrazil6pm GMT
18-20 Nov 2022Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina CircuitUAE1pm GMT

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