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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019 (Live Stream)

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After a long winter since the Abu Dhabi season closer in November 2018, the new Formula 1 season is here at its customary opener in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend.

Taking to the city’s Albert Park sunspot once again is where any notion of the status quo ends though as fresh aerodynamic rules and a host of driver changes means there are plenty of questions to be answered.

The F1 Drivers

It’s no change at the top with Mercedes, as reigning champion Lewis Hamilton vies to defend his crown alongside Valtteri Bottas.

But with Kimi Raikkonen replaced at Ferrari with hotshot Charles Leclerc, and Pierre Gasly making the step up from Toro Rosso to Red Bull, some fresh blood in the expected title-contenders should keep the experienced hands of Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen on their toes.

One to watch this year will be Daniel Ricciardo in the Renault, having announced his shock move from Red Bull last summer, while Raikkonen and rising star Antonio Giovinazzi at Alfa Romeo, formerly Sauber, will be another subplot to keep an eye on.

Elsewhere, Daniil Kvyat returns to Toro Rosso alongside rookie Alexander Albon, and the all-new McLaren line-up of Carlos Sainz Jr and young Brit Lando Norris replaces two-time champion Fernando Alonso and Formula E-bound Stoffel Vandoorne.

But if that wasn’t enough, there’s also the battle among the Williams boys as Robert Kubica makes his fairytale F1 comeback following a hideous rally accident in 2011 that left him with serious injuries. He’ll be joined by 2018 Formula 2 champion George Russell.

Back in the factory, work has been busy too as engineers get to grips with the changes on the aero packages. Slimmer front wings and a tweaked drag reduction system (DRS) have been brought in by series owners Liberty Media in a bid to aid overtaking – all ahead of a planned rules revamp in 2021.

Live Broadcast Information

Unfortunately, a live stream of F1 is not yet available online, but races remain broadcast on a multitude of TV channels worldwide.

In the UK, Sky Sports has the exclusive rights for live broadcast of the entire season, with subscription packages available from £22 a month with a further £10 per month charge for the Sky Sports F1 channel.

That includes all the practice, qualifying and races broadcast live, alongside the usual additional content such as F2 coverage, Thursday press conferences, magazine shows and classic races.

Channel 4 will have the highlights for every round this year, as well as a live broadcast of the British Grand Prix in July.

In the US, ESPN has live coverage of Friday and Saturday practice, qualifying and race with the usual build up ahead of lights out on Sunday.

Motorsport fans in Australia and Asia can catch coverage on Fox Sports channels.

Full Schedule

Here’s when the coverage kicks off this weekend, local time

Friday 15 March

  • Practice 1 – 12.00 – 13.30
  • Practice 2 – 16.00 – 17.30

Saturday 16 March

  • Practice 3 – 14.00 – 15.00
  • Qualifying – 17.00 – 18.00

Sunday 17 March

  • Race – 16.10 – 18.10

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Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix 2019 (Live Stream)

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Photo credit: Scuderia Torro Rosso Facebook

Fresh from a fourth 1-2 of the 2019 Formula 1 season, Mercedes heads into this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix romping ahead in the points.

Melbourne winner Valtteri Bottas proved his aggressive new approach to the championship is paying dividends by claiming a second victory of the season last time out in Azerbaijan, making up for a lost win in 2018.

Bottas heads team-mate Lewis Hamilton by a single point in the standings, while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel – yet to claim a win so far this season – is playing catch up in third.

It was another frustrating weekend for Ferrari’s newest talent Charles Leclerc, who had looked odds-on for pole before a chassis-wrecking shunt in qualifying left him having to work through the pack and finishing fifth.

Elsewhere, Red Bull’s Pierre Gasly is under pressure as team-mate Max Verstappen continues to outperform him.

McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr will be looking to build on his first points of the season at his home round.

The points for fastest lap continue to be a talking point of the season as world title hopefuls bid for the additional point on the scoreboard to maximise their weekends – on the evidence of the tight fight at the top it could prove all the difference.

Live Broadcast Information

Currently, a live stream of the F1 races is not available, which means you’ll have to rely on TV, highlights packages or radio commentary.

Some countries have free-to-air coverage of the races while others, such as Italy and the UK, have subscription channels broadcasting all of the races live and select highlights on free channels.

Below is the list of broadcasters by country, according to the official F1 website.

AFRICA SuperSport  
ALBANIA RTSH  
ASIA Fox Sports Channels
STAR Sports (Indian subcontinent)
 
AUSTRALIA Fox Sports Channels
One (Network Ten)
 
AUSTRIA ORF  
AZERBAIJAN AZ TV
Idman Azerbaijan
 
BELGIUM RTBF
Telenet
 
BRAZIL TV Globo
SporTV
 
BULGARIA Nova
Diema Sport
 
CANADA RDS
TSN
 
CHINA CCTV
Tencent
Guangdong TV
Shanghai TV
 
CYPRUS Cytavision  
CROATIA Croatia Telekom  
CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA Sport1
Sport2
Sport5
Fanda
 
DENMARK TV3+
TV3 Sport
Viasat
 
ESTONIA, LATVIA & LITHUANIA tbc  
EURASIA Setanta Sports  
FINLAND MTV  
FRANCE TF1
Canal+
 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA & SWITZERLAND RTL Germany
n-tv
 
GREECE ERT
Cosmote TV
 
HUNGARY M4  
ICELAND Channel 2 Sport  
IRELAND Eir Sport  
ISRAEL The Sports Channel  
ITALY Sky Italia
TV8
 
JAPAN Fuji Television Network Inc.
Dazn
 
KOSOVO Sport Klub
ArtMotion 1
 
LATIN AMERICA Fox Sports Channels  
MACEDONIA Channel N24  
MALTA Total Sports Network (TSN)  
MENA TERRITORY MBC Action  
MEXICO Channel 9 (Televisa)  
MONTENEGRO SportKlub  
NETHERLANDS Ziggo
NOS
 
NEW ZEALAND Spark Sport  
NORWAY Viasat
Viasport 1
Viasport+
Viasat 4
 
POLAND Eleven Sport Network  
PORTUGAL Eleven Sports  
ROMANIA Digi Sport
Telekom Sport
 
RUSSIA Match TV  
SERBIA SportKlub  
SINGAPORE Okto (Singapore GP only)  
SLOVENIA TV3  
SPAIN AND ANDORRA Movistar  
SWEDEN Viasat
Viasat Motor
TV10
 
SWITZERLAND SRF
RSI
RTS
 
TURKEY S Sport  
UKRAINE First Automotive Channel  
UNITED KINGDOM C4
Sky Sports
 
USA ESPN  
USA AND PUERTO RICO Univision  

Full Schedule

Here is the full schedule for the weekend, with all times listed in local time:

Friday 10 May

  • Practice 1 – 11.00-12.30
  • Practice 2 – 15.00-14.30

Saturday 11 May

  • Practice 3 – 12.00-13.00
  • Qualifying – 15.00-16.00

Sunday 12 May

  • Race – 15.10-17.10
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Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019 (Live Stream)

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Photo credit: ROKiT Williams Racing

Fresh from taking a second win of the season in China, Lewis Hamilton heads into the 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix this weekend having leapfrogged Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the Formula 1 standings.

Bottas claimed pole at the Shanghai circuit for F1’s 1000th championship event to continue his newfound vigour for 2019 following last year’s difficult season with the Silver Arrows.

But it was five-time champion Hamilton who snuck into the lead at the start and brought home the team’s third 1-2 finish in the three races so far this year.

Much of the drama lay behind the Merc pair however, headlined by the Ferrari team orders in which Charles Leclerc was ordered to let more experienced team-mate Sebastian Vettel past.

That helped secure third for the four-time champion, but compromised the Monegasque’s race, finishing fifth behind Max Verstappen’s Red Bull.

Pierre Gasly recorded sixth position and the additional point for fastest lap, but will be keen to get on song with team-mate Verstappen soon.

How will Renault perform?

Other talking points heading to the Azerbaijan street circuit of Baku includes the Renault performance, following the second successive MGUK failure in as many races, and Toro Rosso rookie Alexander Albon’s storming drive into the points following a shunt in Saturday practice – a feat which earned him the Driver of the Day mantle.

There were also questions following China when Toro Rosso returnee Dannil Kvyat was penalised for a clash with Carlos Sainz Jr in the McLaren that also hurt Lando Norris’ race. Kvyat needs a better result this weekend to ease those demons, while Sainz’s luckless start to the season could come to an end around the narrow Baku streets.

Live Broadcast Information

Unfortunately, a live stream of the F1 race is not yet available, with coverage only available to select TV broadcasters, however highlights are broadcast on free to air platforms afterwards.

Some countries have free broadcasts for the season while others have subscription and paid-for channels. For the complete list of broadcasters internationally, see the list below:

AFRICA SuperSport  
ALBANIA RTSH  
ASIA Fox Sports Channels
STAR Sports (Indian subcontinent)
 
AUSTRALIA Fox Sports Channels
One (Network Ten)
 
AUSTRIA ORF  
AZERBAIJAN AZ TV
Idman Azerbaijan
 
BELGIUM RTBF
Telenet
 
BRAZIL TV Globo
SporTV
 
BULGARIA Nova
Diema Sport
 
CANADA RDS
TSN
 
CHINA CCTV
Tencent
Guangdong TV
Shanghai TV
 
CYPRUS Cytavision  
CROATIA Croatia Telekom  
CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA Sport1
Sport2
Sport5
Fanda
 
DENMARK TV3+
TV3 Sport
Viasat
 
ESTONIA, LATVIA & LITHUANIA tbc  
EURASIA Setanta Sports  
FINLAND MTV  
FRANCE TF1
Canal+
 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA & SWITZERLAND RTL Germany
n-tv
 
GREECE ERT
Cosmote TV
 
HUNGARY M4  
ICELAND Channel 2 Sport  
IRELAND Eir Sport  
ISRAEL The Sports Channel  
ITALY Sky Italia
TV8
 
JAPAN Fuji Television Network Inc.
Dazn
 
KOSOVO Sport Klub
ArtMotion 1
 
LATIN AMERICA Fox Sports Channels  
MACEDONIA Channel N24  
MALTA Total Sports Network (TSN)  
MENA TERRITORY MBC Action  
MEXICO Channel 9 (Televisa)  
MONTENEGRO SportKlub  
NETHERLANDS Ziggo
NOS
 
NEW ZEALAND Spark Sport  
NORWAY Viasat
Viasport 1
Viasport+
Viasat 4
 
POLAND Eleven Sport Network  
PORTUGAL Eleven Sports  
ROMANIA Digi Sport
Telekom Sport
 
RUSSIA Match TV  
SERBIA SportKlub  
SINGAPORE Okto (Singapore GP only)  
SLOVENIA TV3  
SPAIN AND ANDORRA Movistar  
SWEDEN Viasat
Viasat Motor
TV10
 
SWITZERLAND SRF
RSI
RTS
 
TURKEY S Sport  
UKRAINE First Automotive Channel  
UNITED KINGDOM C4
Sky Sports
 
USA ESPN  
USA AND PUERTO RICO Univision

Full Schedule

Here is the full schedule for the weekend, with all times listed in local time:

Friday 26 April

  • Practice 1 – 13.00-14.30
  • Practice 2 – 17.00-18.30

Saturday 27 April

  • Practice 3 – 14.00-15.00
  • Qualifying – 17.00-18.00

Sunday 28 April

  • Race – 16.10-18.10
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Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2019 (Live Stream)

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Photo credit: Haas F1

Formula 1 celebrates its 1000th world championship race at this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, with a title fight at the front between the Mercedes and Ferrari duos hotting up.

The Scuderia’s new boy Charles Leclerc will be hoping to bounce back from the heartbreak of Bahrain, when engine issues derailed what looked like a nailed on debut victory.

Instead, it was reigning champion Lewis Hamilton and his Silver Arrows team-mate Valtteri Bottas who took another Merc one-two ahead of the Monagasque.

Bottas may not have had the legs on Hamilton at the Sakhir circuit two weeks ago, but his strong start to the season means he heads into Shanghai leading the championship.

Who will be on top in China?

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is another who needs a good bounceback in China – his spin during the wheel-to-wheel duel with Hamilton was not his finest moment, and will need to claw back valuable points.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wasn’t in podium contention in Bahrain, and, alongside team-mate Pierre Gasly will be hoping their Honda-powered cars can perform well around the Shangahi circuit.

Other themes to look out for include the performance of the Renault cars, after both Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo suffered power failures in the Middle East, hotshot McLaren rookie Lando Norris building on his debut points finish and whether Williams can mount a comeback from a tricky season beginning.

Live Broadcast Information

F1 doesn’t currently have an online stream for international viewers to watch, but the full list of broadcasters broken down by region are listed below, according to the official F1 website.

Check with your region’s provider to find out whether TV coverage is free to air or subscription.

Alternatively, F1’s YouTube channel usually features a short highlights reel in the week after the race.

AFRICASuperSport 
ALBANIARTSH 
ASIAFox Sports Channels
STAR Sports (Indian subcontinent)
 
AUSTRALIAFox Sports Channels
One (Network Ten)
 
AUSTRIAORF 
AZERBAIJANAZ TV
Idman Azerbaijan
 
BELGIUMRTBF
Telenet
 
BRAZILTV Globo
SporTV
 
BULGARIANova
Diema Sport
 
CANADARDS
TSN
 
CHINACCTV
Tencent
Guangdong TV
Shanghai TV
 
CYPRUSCytavision 
CROATIACroatia Telekom 
CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIASport1
Sport2
Sport5
Fanda
 
DENMARKTV3+
TV3 Sport
Viasat
 
ESTONIA, LATVIA & LITHUANIAtbc 
EURASIASetanta Sports 
FINLANDMTV 
FRANCETF1
Canal+
 
GERMANY, AUSTRIA & SWITZERLANDRTL Germany
n-tv
 
GREECEERT
Cosmote TV
 
HUNGARYM4 
ICELANDChannel 2 Sport 
IRELANDEir Sport 
ISRAELThe Sports Channel 
ITALYSky Italia
TV8
 
JAPANFuji Television Network Inc.
Dazn
 
KOSOVOSport Klub
ArtMotion 1
 
LATIN AMERICAFox Sports Channels 
MACEDONIAChannel N24 
MALTATotal Sports Network (TSN) 
MENA TERRITORYMBC Action 
MEXICOChannel 9 (Televisa) 
MONTENEGROSportKlub 
NETHERLANDSZiggo
NOS
 
NEW ZEALANDSpark Sport 
NORWAYViasat
Viasport 1
Viasport+
Viasat 4
 
POLANDEleven Sport Network 
PORTUGALEleven Sports 
ROMANIADigi Sport
Telekom Sport
 
RUSSIAMatch TV 
SERBIASportKlub 
SINGAPOREOkto (Singapore GP only) 
SLOVENIATV3 
SPAIN AND ANDORRAMovistar 
SWEDENViasat
Viasat Motor
TV10
 
SWITZERLANDSRF
RSI
RTS
 
TURKEYS Sport 
UKRAINEFirst Automotive Channel 
UNITED KINGDOMC4
Sky Sports
 
USAESPN 
USA AND PUERTO RICOUnivision

Full Schedule

Here is the full schedule for the weekend, with all times listed in local time:

Friday 12 April

  • Practice 1 – 10.00-11.30
  • Practice 2 – 14.00-15.30

Saturday 13 April

  • Practice 3 – 11.00-12.00
  • Qualifying – 14.00-15.00

Sunday 14 April

  • Race – 14.10-26.10
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