F1 live stream: how to watch every 2024 race free online

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Watch F1 live stream 2024

Formula One is almost back, so now's a good time to find out how to watch F1 live streams for the 2024 season. Races are shown live on ESPN (USA), Sky Sports (UK) and F1 TV Pro (RoW), though lucky fans in some countries – such as Austria – can watch a free F1 live stream of every GP! Use a VPN to pick up your usual stream from anywhere, if you happen to be away from home. Full details on how to watch F1 on TV just below.

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F1 2024 dates:2nd March - 8th December
FREE streams: Servus or ORF (Austria) RTBF (Belgium)
HD stream:F1 TV Pro 7-day free trial (India)
Watch anywhereUse ExpressVPN to watch any stream

F1 2024 season preview

The F1 calendar has expanded to a whopping 24 races for the 2024 season, and we all know what that means: Max Verstappen could break his ludicrous record of 19 Grand Prix victories... or Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren and Aston Martin could get their acts together and make a go of things this time.

Carlos Sainz was the only non-Red Bull driver to top a podium last year, and Frederic Vasseur has promised a complete overhaul in a bid to make the prancing horse consistently competitive again. Mercedes' hopes appear to rest on the W15 and Lewis Hamilton getting along until he departs for Ferrari in 2025, while for McLaren and Aston Martin it's a case of turning up for the entire season.

AlphaTauri has been rebranded as RB, which won't be confusing in the slightest, Alfa Romeo is now Stake F1 Team Kick Sauber (and will become Audi in two years), Ayao Komatsu has replaced Guenther Steiner as the Haas Team Principal, and Sergio Perez is once again fighting for his seat. Red Bull's Christian Horner remains under investigation as pre-season testing opens in Bahrain, 21-23 February.

There will be just one pre-season test in 2024, in Bahrain, from February 29th to March 2nd. There are no major rule changes, no rookies and no new tracks, and F1 has announced six sprint races: the Chinese, Miami, Austrian, US, Brazilian and Qatar Grands Prix. Read on as we explain how to watch F1 races online and on TV.

Watch F1 free live streams

Lucky F1 fans in Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg can pick up a free live F1 stream of every single race. There are also free, extended highlights available in the UK and Australia.

ORF and Servus TV are each showing 12 races for free in 2024.

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

Free-to-air RTBF channels will serve up a free F1 live stream of each race (email registration required).

10Play will provide free highlights of every race this season, plus a free live stream of the Australian GP. 

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

Use Express VPN to access local free F1 streams when abroad

Watch an F1 live stream from anywhere

Most F1 live streams are location-sensitive. So, you won't be able to access to them when travelling away from home. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a small but powerful app that lets you select your preferred location and quickly unblock any F1 live stream – including free streams.

ExpressVPN is our pick of the best VPN services. It's affordable, fast, stable and easy to use. Try it risk-free for 30 days and see for yourself.

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How to use a VPN to watch F1 free 

1. Sign up to the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN 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 ORF.

3. Then head over to ORF on your browser or device and enjoy the free F1 live stream.

You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance. Both performed very well in our tests.

How to watch F1 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 via the Sky Go or Now apps. 

How to watch F1 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 every F1 race in 4K via Sky Q, Sky Glass and 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 race, qualifying and practice 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 for $29.99

F1 TV Pro includes live HD coverage of every F1 practice, qualifier and race. No ad breaks. 

Fans in the US can subscribe to F1 TV Pro for just $9.99 a month or $79.99 per year, while those in France can snag it for just €7.99 a month.

In India, F1 TV Pro is just $3.99 a month or $29.99 a year after the 7-day free trial.

The service is available in over 188 countries – but not the UK (you can use the basic 'Access' version for live timings but you can't watch any live races). 

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 – $3.99/month (cheapest)
  • F1 TV Pro in South Africa – $4.99/month
  • F1 TV Pro in Brazil – $5.19/month
  • F1 TV Pro in France – €7.99/month
  • F1 TV Pro in USA – $9.99/month
  • F1 TV Pro in Mexico – $119.99/month

Watch F1 live in the USA

Haas F1 car on track during Formula 1 testing in Abu Dhabi

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

F1 on Sling TV 50% off your first month

F1 on Sling TV 50% off your first month
Catch the majority of the 2024 F1 season with Sling Orange, which provides streaming access to ESPN and ABC. You get your first month half price, then it costs from $40 each month after. There's no contract and you can cancel at any time. What's to lose?

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

F1 on FuboTV Free 7-day trial | $79.99 a month
Fubo TV has ESPN and ABC (plus CBS, NBC and Fox) so it's a great watch to stream sports, including the 2023 F1 season. The app supports Roku, Fire TV and iOS/Android devices. No contract, cancel anytime.

Watch F1 live stream in Australia

Fox Sports has the rights to show live F1 races in Australia. That means Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers get a front row seat.

Kayo Sports offers three plans: One is AU$25; Basic is $30; Premium is $35

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

Watch F1 live in the Netherlands

Ziggo Sport has the rights to live F1 practice, qualifiers and races in 2024.

Away from the Netherlands? Sign up to ExpressVPN, download the ExpressVPN app, connect to a server in the Netherlands, sign into the Ziggo GO app and start streaming F1 from anywhere.

Watch F1 live in Spain

Red Bull F1 car doing doughnuts on the track in Abu Dhabi

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DAZN has the exclusive 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.

Watch F1 live stream in France

F1 TV Pro is the best option for F1 fans in France. Subscription costs just €7.99 a month or €64.99 a year – that gets you full, live coverage of the 2024 F1 season, including practice sessions, qualifiers and every Grand Prix.

Races are also available to watch on subscription-based French broadcaster Canal+ until 2029.

Watch F1 live in the rest of the world

How to watch F1 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 just 39.99 a year / $5.19 a month. 

How to watch F1 live stream in Croatia

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

How to watch F1 live stream in Finland

F1 TV Pro offers an official F1 live stream in Finland. Subscription is pricier than in some other countries: €10.99 a month or €109.99 a year.

How to watch F1 live stream in Germany

Sky Germany has the rights to show F1 races in 2024. Austrians visiting Germany can use ExpressVPN to access free live coverage on Servus TV or ORF 1.

How to watch F1 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.

How to watch F1 live stream in Japan

DAZN has been the home of Formula 1 in Japan for several seasons. The sports streaming service offers deliver live coverage of every race and stats galore.

How to watch F1 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 F1 live stream 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.

F1 2024 race calendar – start times

Lewis Hamilton driving his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 car at the Yas Marina Circuit

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1-3 Mar 2024Bahrain Grand PrixSakhir3pm GMT
8-10 Mar 2024Saudi Arabian Grand PrixJeddah5pm GMT
22-24 Mar 2024Australian Grand PrixMelbourne4am GMT
5-7 Apr 2024Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka6am BST
19-21 Apr 2024Chinese Grand PrixShanghai8am BST
3-5 May 2024Miami Grand PrixMiami9pm BST
17-19 May 2024Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Imola2pm BST
24-26 May 2024Monaco Grand PrixMonaco2pm BST
7-9 Jun 2024Canadian Grand PrixMontreal2pm BST
21-23 Jun 2024Spanish Grand PrixBarcelona2pm BST
28-30 Jun 2024Austrian Grand PrixSpielberg2pm BST
5-7 July 2024British Grand PrixSilverstone3pm BST
19-21 Jul 2024Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring2pm BST
26-28 Jul 2024Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps Circuit2pm BST
25-25 Aug 2024Dutch Grand PrixZandvoort2pm BST
30 Aug - 1 Sep 2024Italian Grand PrixMonza2pm BST
13-15 Sep 2024Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku12pm BST
20-22 Sep 2024Singapore Grand PrixMarina Bay1pm BST
18-20 Oct 2024US Grand PrixTexas8pm BST
25-27 Oct 2024Mexican Grand PrixMexico City8pm GMT
1-3 Nov 2024Brazilian Grand PrixSao Paulo5pm GMT
22-24 Nov 2024Las Vegas Grand PrixLas Vegas6am GMT
29 Nov - 1 Dec 2024Qatar Grand PrixLusail5pm GMT
6-8 Dec 2024Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Island1pm GMT

F1 2024 car launch dates

  • Williams – 5th February
  • Kick Sauber – 5th February
  • Aston Martin – 12th February
  • Ferrari – 13th February
  • Red Bull – 15th February
  • Mercedes – 14th February
  • McLaren – 14th February
  • Alpine – 7th February
  • RB – 8th February
  • Haas – 11th February

Tom is a journalist, copywriter and content designer based in the UK. He has written articles for T3, ShortList, The Sun, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, Elle Deco, The Sunday Times, Men's Health, Mr Porter, Oracle and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include mobile technology, electric vehicles and video streaming.

  • Jgmathot
    you are incorrect that in the Netherlands the rights are held by Ziggo Sport.
    In the Netherlands the rights for F1 are solely held by Viaplay.