F1 racing has returned to our screens after having been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. We have seen three races take place so far in bio-secure bubbles, and the next batch of racing action is coming up shortly with the British GP at the iconic Silverstone circuit being the next one to excite F1 fans all over the world. In keeping with how most of the world has gone online over the last few months in order to keep things moving and provide services, F1 has also set up ways to watch races online from anywhere in the world. The racing giant has followed in the footsteps of other sports and media entities to allow fans access to content online. We have seen how people can play live casino games, watch movies and TV shows, see live concert broadcasts by their favourite artists on social media, and do so much more online during this time. F1 has also made it possible for fans all over the world to continue following their favourite sport over the internet.
Mercedes have continued their dominance of the track, with Valteri Bottas picking up the first win of the season and finishing on the podium for the next two races as well, but his teammate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton roared back to win the last two races, and the two teammates are in an intense fight for the driver’s championship this season. Hamilton is gunning for his seventh driver’s championship, which would put him level with the legendary Michael Schumacher, and cement his legacy as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. Ferrari, who are usually contenders at the top of the rankings, have fallen behind this year, leaving Red Bull and Max Verstappen to form the closest challenge to Mercedes’ dominance. Both Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc are young drivers touted as the future of Formula One – they are both just 22 years old, and have the potential to be serial championship winners very soon. The question is whether their respective teams can offer them cars that are competitive enough to take on Mercedes.
Races are being conducted without spectators at the moment, but fans can read on to get all the information on where they can watch their favourite races live –
If you’re in the United Kingdom, there is no free live coverage of F1, as the broadcast rights are with Sky. You will need to have Sky Sports and their dedicated F1 channel to get all the live action, while Sky subscribers can also use the Sky Go app to watch along on their phones, tablets, laptops or gaming consoles. A Sky Sports Monthly Pass is the best option, as it will also give access to live cricket, football, PGA Tour golf, tennis and more.
For fans in the US, ESPN are the providers to go to for F1 action. ESPN can be seen online as well, and so you do not need a cable connection. Sling TV’s Orange subscription package includes ESPN, and there is a free trial period to go with right now, which means that fans can watch F1 for free if they nab this free trial at the moment.
Canadian fans can check out TSN and its French counterpart RDS for live F1 action. Both services can be seen online through their live streaming services as well, and they have apps for mobile streaming too.
Fox Sports is broadcasting every F1 race live Down Under, and while Foxtel subscribers can get the action on their TVs, Kayo Sports will allow fans to do so online without a cable connection, as it includes Fox Sports in its package.