Every Formula 1 Grand Prix event is like a Super Bowl, All-Star game and championship party. If that doesn’t sound exciting enough, you just need to remember that there are 20 of them every year, spread across some of the most vibrant and prosperous cities in the world. From Australia to Abu Dhabi, you will not want to miss a fraction of a second when it comes to engine noise and tire wear.
There are a number of ways to stay up to date on one of the few driving sports that actually gives NASCAR a run – and inspires countries to invest in technology. Read on for everything you need to know.
National streaming options
If you want unlimited access to F1 movies, who better to search than the source? In 2018, F1 launched its own streaming service for subscriptions, F1 TV, which offers fans a banquet with videos and features to enjoy. F1 TV is available in two levels: Access, which provides the ability to watch reruns, highlights and F1 documentaries, among other features, and Pro, which offers all the same features plus live video, dashboard, “unedited” team radio and More. In addition to video, F1 TV also offers users live data and leaderboards, so fans can keep track of what’s happening with each racer. Access costs $ 27 per year, while Pro costs $ 80 per year.
As of 2020, ESPN holds the television broadcasting rights for F1 in the United States. The network broadcasts various events on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. So your ability to watch competitions may depend on your specific cable or streaming package. However, if you do not have cable or satellite, you can always watch replays of various sporting events via ESPN’s official app, and you can get ESPN via SlingTV’s Orange package, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, AT&T TV Now or Fubo TV. You can also watch the full schedule for the 2020 season on ESPN’s website, no matter which method you choose.
International streaming options
Sky Sports F1 (UK)
Sky Sports gives you three ways to watch every Formula 1 race: on live TV, with the Now-TV pass and with Sky Go. Unlike Channel 4, Sky Sports has no gaps in the live broadcast – every race is shown. If you have a cable or satellite TV package, you can watch the competitions on their dedicated channel. If you do not want to pay for a TV package every month, you can buy a Now TV card for the day, week or month. If you prefer to watch on your mobile device, just download the Sky Go app or go to the live streaming page.
Formula 1 subreddit
While Formula 1 subreddit offers some streaming options that are further away from the beaten track, it mainly serves as a good resource for discussion and information about the world of Formula 1 racing. The user-curated news and updates provide an excellent background for discussing which designer brought the best side computers to the show or which driver exhibits the best consistency. In addition, each Grand Prix has a dedicated thread to discuss the event, one where users from all fan bases fight and root for their team while talking to others.
Even if you do not usually watch Formula 1, you will find Reddit’s active user base eager to bring in newcomers this week, along with a host of non-F1 related topics that you can easily spend an entire afternoon reviewing – if you find the time.