The 2022 British Grand Prix is about to start, and with a 60 percent chance of rain at the start of the race, polesitter Carlos Sainz could come under pressure from championship leader Max Verstappen and title rival Charles Leclerc. The entire race is live and free on Channel 4 in the UK. Travelling away from home right now? Follow our guide below to watch a British Grand Prix free live stream from abroad.
Date: 1st – 3rd July 2022
Circuit: Silverstone, England
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F1 season pass: F1 TV Pro 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
4K stream: Sky TV (UK)
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz scored his first ever pole position in yesterday's rain-soaked qualifying for the 2022 British Grand Prix. Max Verstappen snatched second and Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc took third. Crowd favourite Lewis Hamilton starts 5th. Ready for a huge GP? It's lights out for the 2022 British Grand Prix at 3pm BST today, 3rd July.
Last time out, Max Verstappen held off a late charge by Carlos Sainz to extended his total points haul to 175, well ahead of teammate Sergio Perez on 129 and title hopeful Charles Leclerc on 126. In the constructors' championship, Red Bull lead the way with 304 points, 76 clear of Ferrari.
Can Leclerc and co. come back strong at Silverstone? We'll have to wait and see but with plenty of pass opportunities, and F1's new cars taking up to 80 percent of the Silverstone lap at full throttle, Round 10 is sure to produce drama.
The 2022 British Grand Prix takes place over 52 laps of the 5.891-kilometre Silverstone Circuit today, Sunday 3rd July. The Northampton weather forecast points to a 60 percent chance of rain. Below you'll find all the ways to watch a British Grand Prix live stream wherever you are in the world.
British Grand Prix free live stream
British motorsport fans can watch practice, qualifying and the full race free on Channel 4 (opens in new tab).
We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Full details just below.
Watch a British Grand Prix live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 British 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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(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 British Grand Prix live stream
Using a VPN to watch 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 British Grand Prix, choose 'UK' for Channel 4.
3. Then head over to Channel 4 (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free 2022 British 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 British 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 British 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 British 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.
British Grand Prix live stream in the USA
ESPN will carry live coverage of every F1 race, including this weekend's British 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 British Grand Prix race is at 10am ET on Sunday, 3rd July 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)
Catch every race of the 2022 F1 season with Sling Orange, which provides streaming access to ESPN. It's $35 each month after the half-price first month, but there's no contract and you can cancel at any time.
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.
British 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 British Grand Prix, 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)
(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.
British 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!
British 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 British 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.
British Grand Prix live stream in Germany
Sky Germany has the exclusive rights to every live F1 race in 2022, including a 2022 British 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.
British 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!
British Grand Prix live stream in Italy
Sky Italia (opens in new tab) is the place to watch F1 – including the 2022 British 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!
British 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|