The 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix starts today at 12pm BST, which means F1 fans are about to be treated to another epic fight between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen. The race weekend is on Sky in the UK, on ESPN in the US and free-to-air on TV in a few other places. Away from home at the moment? Follow our guide below to watch a Azerbaijan Grand Prix free live stream from abroad with a VPN.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc secured pole position in a thrilling qualifying session that saw Red Bull's Sergio Perez denied by a fuel filling issue. Verstappen starts thirds, Carlos Sainz is fourth. Lewis Hamilton, who has revealed he is producing an F1 movie starring Brad Pitt, remains way off the pace. It's lights out for the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix at 12pm today, Sunday 12th June.
Last time out, Red Bull's Sergio Perez won a chaotic Monaco Grand Prix after rain and strategic errors put paid to Charles Leclerc's hopes of regaining the championship lead. Ferrari's lead driver remains in second, just nine points behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen.
Of course, that could all change this week when the F1 circus arrives in Baku for the start of another double-header. The notoriously twisty, 6.003-kilometre Baku City Circuit should provide plenty of action over 51 laps. And with Sergio Perez, who won here last year, on target for back-to-back wins, Max and Charles could find themselves battling a third championship rival.
Austrian fans can watch today's Azerbaijan Grand Prix for free but will need to use VPN to access the live stream (opens in new tab) if they're abroad this week. Below you'll find all the ways to watch an Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream wherever you are in the world.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix free live stream
Lucky enough to live in Luxembourg? You can get a free F1 live stream on RTL Zwee. (opens in new tab) Austrians are in luck too. You can watch every race live on ServusTV (opens in new tab) / ORF (opens in new tab). Currently abroad?
We recommend ExpressVPN as 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), as well as a free live stream of the British Grand Prix on 3rd July 2022.
Watch an Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 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 local streams from where you are – and saving you money!
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How to use a VPN for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream
Using a VPN for watching the F1 while 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 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, you may wish to choose 'Luxembourg' for RTL Zwee or 'Austria' for Servus.
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 Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan 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 and you can select English audio commentary from Sky TV's Martin Brundle and David Croft.
The service is available in over 188 countries – but not the UK (Sky has TV rights until 2024).
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.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix live in the USA
ESPN will carry live coverage of every F1 race, including this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, to subscribing US fans. Practice sessions will be available on ESPN2, with qualifying and the race broadcast on the main ESPN channel.
The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is at 7am ET on Sunday, 12th June 2022.
Don't have cable? Cord-cutters can switch to a top streaming service such as Sling (opens in new tab) Orange or FuboTV...
Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream in Spain
Carlos Sainz Jr Ferrari and Fernando Alonso at Alpine means 2022 is set to be a huge year for Spanish F1 fans.
DAZN (opens in new tab) has the rights to show Formula 1, including the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, in Spain until the end of 2023. The streaming service will show the F1 World Championship on its exclusive DAZN F1 channel.
Azerbaijan 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 acces local live streams. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Bueno!
Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan 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 14-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.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream in Germany
Sky Germany has the exclusive rights to every live F1 race in 2022, including a 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream.
With F1 now behind an expensive paywall in Germany, many fans will question why their French and Dutch neighbours can 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.
Azerbaijan 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!
Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream in Italy
Sky Italia (opens in new tab) is the place to watch F1 – including the 2022 Azerbaijan 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 (opens in new tab) app. A 24-hour pass costs from €14.99. Molto bene!
Azerbaijan 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
|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|
|24-26 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|