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Chinese Grand Prix live stream 2024

You can watch the Chinese Grand Prix for FREE on Servus in Austria, RTL Zwee in Luxembourg and RTBF in Belgium. If you're away from home, use a VPN to tune in from abroad. We have full details on how to watch a Chinese Grand Prix live stream from anywhere just below.

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Chinese GP dates:19-21 April 2024
Free live stream:Servus (Aut) | RTL Zwee (Lux) | RTBF (Bel)
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Chinese Grand Prix schedule 2024

  • Grand Prix – Sunday, 21st April | 8am BST / 3am ET

Chinese Grand Prix: preview

After finishing second in yesterday’s Sprint, Lewis Hamilton starts today’s Chinese Grand Prix from the 18th slot on the grid. The Mercedes man’s fluctuating form was the main talking point of a Qualifying session that saw Max Veratappen and Sergio Perez lock out the front row for Red Bull, with Fernando Alonso, Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri completing the front five.

It’s been a disappointing weekend for Ferrari so far, especially considering the pace the McLaren drivers have shown. Charles Leclerc starts in 6th, having taken five points yesterday, while Carlos Sainz is in 7th, four points better off after the Sprint.

Alonso’s drive came completely out of the blue, especially as Lance Stroll didn’t even get out of Q2. The Spaniard recently signed a contract extension with Aston Martin, and this was some way to repay their faith.

George Russell has struggled desperately, only managing to go marginally quicker than the Haas of Nico Hulkenberg and the Sauber of Valtteri Bottas, who complete the front 10. Daniel Ricciardo, meanwhile, made the most of his upgrades to outqualify Yuki Tsunoda for the first time this season.

Keep scrolling to find out where to watch free F1 live streams anywhere in the world for the Chinese Grand Prix.

Chinese Grand Prix free live streams

Free F1 live streams of every race are available in three countries: Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg. There are also free extended highlights on offer in the UK and Australia.

Servus is streaming the entire 2024 Chinese Grand Prix weekend for free.

RTL Zwee has the rights to every 2024 Formula 1 race.

RTBF serves up free F1 live streams in Belgium (email registration required).

10Play offers free highlights of every race. 

Channel 4 airs free highlights of every F1 race, plus a free stream of the British GP.

Use NordVPN to access free Chinese GP streams when abroad

Watch 2024 Chinese Grand Prix live from anywhere

Most F1 live streams are location-sensitive. So, you won't be able to access your home service when travelling abroad. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a small but powerful app that lets you select your preferred location and thus unblock any F1 live stream – including the free streams in Austria, Luxembourg and Belgium.

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How to use a VPN for any Chinese GP live stream

1. Sign up to the VPN of your choice. NordVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the F1, you may wish to choose Austria for Servus.

3. Then head over to Servus on your browser or device and enjoy the free F1 live stream of every Shanghai track session.

How to watch Chinese Grand Prix on your mobile device

In the US, iOS and Android users can stream every race live and on demand via the F1 TV Pro app.

In the UK, fans will need to subscribe to either Sky or Now and watch the Chinese Grand Prix via the Sky Go or Now apps. 

How to watch Chinese Grand Prix in 4K Ultra HD

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning in Turkey.

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In the UK, you can watch the Chinese Grand Prix in 4K via Sky Q, Sky Glass and the Sky Stream puck. You'll need to subscribe to an Ultra HD package and have a 4K TV. 

Head over to the Sky Sports F1 Ultra HD channel to watch every session in 4K and HDR.

Sky does not offer Dolby Atmos sound but subscribers can enjoy the action in Dolby 5.1 surround sound. 

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F1 season pass from $29.99 a year

F1 TV Pro includes live coverage of every F1 practice, qualifier and race in HD without commercial breaks.

Fans in the USA can subscribe for just $10.99 a month or $84.99 per year. F1 TV Pro is also available in Canada (CAD$12.99/month) and Mexico.

In India, F1 TV Pro is just $4.82 a month and €7.99 a month in the Netherlands. Users can select commentary in six languages including English. Indian credit card required. 

The 'Pro' service is not available in France or the UK (you get live timings, rather than live F1 video streams).

F1 TV Pro is available via the F1 TV website, iOS/Android apps, Roku TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Google TV and other mobile devices.

Latest F1 TV Pro prices:

  • F1 TV Pro in India – $4.82month (cheapest)
  • F1 TV Pro in South Africa – $4.99/month
  • F1 TV Pro in Brazil – $5.99/month
  • F1 TV Pro in USA – $10.99/month
  • F1 TV Pro in Netherlands – €7.99/month
  • F1 TV Pro in Mexico – $119.99/month (most expensive)

2024 Chinese Grand Prix live streams in the USA

Red Bull F1 car at Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Saudi Arabia

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In the USA, ESPN and ESPN2 have the rights to commercial-free, live F1 races until 2025. Don't have cable access to ESPN? It's actually cheaper to watch ESPN on streaming services such as Sling or Fubo.

The Chinese GP sprint, qualifying and practice sessions will be live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU, while the race itself will be on ESPN. The action starts with Practice at 11.30pm ET / 8.30pm PT on Thursday, 18th April.

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Catch the majority of the 2024 F1 season with Sling Orange, which provides streaming access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3. You get $10 off your first month, then it costs from $40 each month after. No contract, cancel at any time. What's to lose?

F1 on Fubo Free 7-day trial | $79.99 a month

F1 on Fubo Free 7-day trial | $79.99 a month
Fubo includes ESPN and ESPN2 (plus CBS, NBC, Fox, and ABC) so it's a great way to stream sports, including the 2024 F1 season. The app supports Roku, Fire TV and iOS/Android devices. No contract, cancel anytime.

Chinese Grand Prix live stream in Australia

Fox Sports has the rights to show every live F1 race in Australia, which means Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers get a front-row seat to the Chinese Grand Prix.

There are no lock-in contracts for Kayo Sports, and it gives you access to over 50 other sports events including NASCAR, the NRL, NHL, MLB and international cricket.

Once the trial is up, a subscription costs from $25 per month after a 7-day free trial

Happy with highlights? 10Play will show free highlights of every 2024 F1 race.

Chinese Grand Prix live stream in the Netherlands

Viaplay and Viaplay Extra have the rights to live F1 practice, qualifiers and races in 2024. NOS will provide a free live stream of the 2024 Dutch GP later this season.

Away from the Netherlands? Sign up for NordVPN, download the NordVPN app, connect to a server in the Netherlands, sign into your usual provider and enjoy an F1 live stream from anywhere.

Chinese Grand Prix live stream in Spain

Red Bull F1 car doing doughnuts on the track

(Image credit: Red Bull Content Pool / Rudy Carezzevoli / Getty Images)

DAZN has the rights to show Formula 1 in Spain until the end of 2026. The streaming service will show practice, qualifiers and races on its exclusive DAZN F1 channel. If you want a cheap Spanish F1 stream, you know what to do... 

Watch F1 2024 on DAZN for €9.99 a month

Watch F1 2024 on DAZN for €9.99 a month
DAZN has the rights to every 2024 F1 race  in Spain, as well as a host of other sports including football, UFC and more. And it's only €9.99 a month. No contract, cancel anytime.

Chinese Grand Prix live stream in France

F1 TV Pro is no longer available in France. F1 is, however, available to watch on subscription-based French broadcaster Canal+ until 2029 – and that includes practice sessions, qualifiers and the grand prix themselves.

Chinese Grand Prix live stream in the rest of the world

How to watch Chinese Grand Prix live stream in Brazil

Band continues to offer free-to-air live TV coverage of F1 races in Brazil. Cord-cutters can watch on every F1 race live via F1 TV Pro for $5.99 a month. You can also find coverage of practice and qualifying sessions on BandSports.

How to watch Chinese Grand Prix live stream in Croatia

SportKlub is the place to find live TV coverage of the 2024 F1 World Championship in Croatia.

Chinese Grand Prix live stream in Finland

F1 TV Pro offers an official F1 live stream in Finland, alongside V Sport (Viaplay).

Chinese Grand Prix live stream in Germany

Sky Deutschland has the rights to show F1 races in 2024. Austrians visiting Germany can use NordVPN to access free live coverage on Servus TV or ORF.

Chinese Grand Prix live stream in Italy

Sky Italia is the place to watch F1 in Italy. Former F1 test driver Davide Valsecchi provides pitlane reporting while Jacques Villeneuve provides commentary.

Chinese 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.

Fuji TV will also broadcast all races, including practice, qualifying sessions, F1 Sprint events and Grand Prix live on Fuji TV Next Live Premium.

Chinese Grand Prix live stream in Portugal

Sport TV has the pay TV rights to F1 in Portugal until 2024. Subscription to the firm's streaming service costs from €6.99 a month.

How to watch Chinese Grand Prix in Mexico

Fox Sports has the official broadcasting rights to air the 2024 F1 in Mexico, with nine races set for Fox Sports Premium. Free-to-air TV station Canal 5 will offer coverage of the 2024 Mexican GP (27th Oct). It should also be remembered that you can live stream F1 in Mexico through the F1 TV Pro app at a cost of – hold onto your helmets! – $949 a year. That's compared to just $29.99 a year in India.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. An avid armchair sports fan, he devours everything from football and Formula 1 to tennis, rugby and cricket. If you need to know where to watch the big game this weekend, Aatif can tell you what TV channel it's on and the exact start time (in eight different time zones). Elsewhere, Aatif has written about technology, science and politics for publications such as the The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but he focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.