How to watch F1 — live streams 2024, schedule, Chinese Grand Prix

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands takes a sweeping red and white kerb in the RB20 F1 car
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The 2024 Formula 1 season continues with the Chinese Grand Prix (Apr. 19–21). Max Verstappen's dream of winning a fourth World Championship is off to a flyer after winning three of the first four races, and it's hard to imagine him slowing down any time soon. Here's how to watch F1 live streams from abroad with a VPN — some fans can watch every race for FREE.

F1 live streams 2024. TV channel, Bahrain Grand Prix

The 2024 F1 season runs from Feb. 29 to Dec. 8.
► FREE LIVE STREAMS — Servus or ORF (Austria) / RTL Zwee (Lux) / RTBF (Bel)
► U.S. — ESPN via Sling or Fubo and ESPN Plus
► Watch anywhere — Try NordVPN 100% risk free

Anybody hoping that Verstappen's failure Down Under might be the beginning of a competitive 2024 season, will now be coming to the realization that it could well have been a false dawn. He had an utterly dominant weekend in Japan last time out, going coast-to-coast to top the podium with ease.

Next up, the teams head to the Shanghai International Circuit for the first time in five years. Lewis Hamilton won it back in 2019 on the occasion of the China Grand Prix last being held, while Carlos Sainz Jr. will be looking to continue his fast start to the season.

The return of the Chinese Grand Prix means the 2024 F1 calendar features a whopping 24 races. Three triple-headers — starting with one in late-June and early-July — could feasibly shape the title race, so plan any holidays accordingly. And the glitz and the glamor of the Las Vegas Grand Prix returns on November 23, not long before the season's closing act at the Abu Dhabi G.P. at the Yas Marina on December 8.

Every session of every race will air live and for free on either Servus or ORF in Austria, and on RTL Zwee in Luxembourg, so read on to find out how to tune in to F1 live streams where you are.

FREE F1 live streams

How to watch F1 live streams for FREE in 2024

If you're lucky enough to live in Austria or Luxembourg, then you can look forward to FREE F1 live streams of every F1 race in 2024.

Free-to-air RTL Zwee in Luxembourg will be showing every race, while Servus TV and ORF will share the rights in Austria. If you're having trouble connecting to one of those, Belgium's RTBF also airs the races that are shown on ORF.

In the U.S., folks who can pull in ABC over-the-air will be able to watch select races for free — just not the Chinese G.P., unfortunately.

But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for a particular F1 live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

F1 live streams around the world

How to watch the 2024 F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN

Away from home at the moment and blocked from watching the Formula 1 on your usual streaming service?

You can still watch F1 races live thanks to the wonders of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). The software allows your devices to appear to be back in your home country regardless of where in the world you are. So ideal for sports fans away on vacation or on business. Our favorite is NordVPN. It's the best on the market:

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, NordVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view an Austrian service, you'd select Austria from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to ORF, Servus TV or another website and watch the next race unfold.

How to watch F1 live streams in the U.S.

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F1 live streams this season will generally be shown on the ESPN networks. However, selected races are being shown on ABC instead.

There are several ways you can access ESPN and ABC — and two of them are among our picks for the best streaming services

ESPN is available through most cable packages, as well as cable TV replacement services, including Sling TV, Fubo, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.  

You can also stream F1 races via the ESPN app, or the Watch section of ESPN's website. However, you'll need to authenticate with your satellite, cable or live TV provider credentials to watch any sessions. 

If you've cut the cord altogether, then you can watch 18 races on sports streaming service ESPN Plus. It costs $10.99/month, $109.99/year or can be included in a wider Disney Plus Bundle from $14.99/month.

If you don't want to pay for live ESPN in some fashion or another, your best alternative is F1 TV Pro. This is F1's own official F1 live stream service, and as with ESPN's own coverage, it uses the feed from Sky Sports F1. 

F1 TV Pro costs $10.99/month or $99.99 for the 2024 season, which is much better value considering there are 24 races this year. Plus you also get Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup races, and F1's archive of classic Grands Prix.

And remember, if you're usually based in the U.S. but aren't there at the moment, you can still watch the services you already subscribe to via a VPN such as NordVPN — meaning you can view an F1 live stream from anywhere in the world. 

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How to watch F1 live streams in the U.K.

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Sky Sports will show all of the F1 live stream action throughout 2024, and in up to 4K resolution.  The 2024 British G.P. will be free to watch on Channel 4. 

You'll need to be a Sky Sports subscriber to watch the F1 live streams in 4K. Sky Sports packages that include the F1 channel are available from £22/month (a regular Sky TV subscription is also required). 

A far cheaper option is to buy a Now Sports Membership. For all 11 Sky Sports channels, you'll want the £34.99 for one month. There's no 4K available on the service, though, so you'll have to watch "Ted's Notebook" in High Def instead.

Again, if you're usually based in the U.K. but are elsewhere at the moment, you can still watch the services you subscribe to via one of the best VPN services.

How to watch F1 live streams in Canada

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TSN airs all F1 live streams in Canada in English, while RDS provides coverage in French. F1 TV Pro also remains an option for fans just looking for an F1 live stream. 

All sessions are broadcast on TSN, and if you receive the network through your cable or satellite provider, you can use TSN Go by signing in with your TV service credentials. Cord-cutters will want to check out TSN Plus, which comes in day- and month-long passes for $8 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app will allow you to live stream F1 races from your phone, streaming box or supported device.

Not actually in Canada at the moment? With NordVPN and VPN services, you can access the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch F1 live streams in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to show F1 live streams in Australia, which means you can watch all the action online via Foxtel.

Kayo Sports is another option. A one-month subscription starts at $25 after a 7-day FREE trial. Or you can pay an extra $5 and watch F1 live streams in 4K. 

You can also use one of the best VPN services to follow the action from your home country even when you're elsewhere.

F1 2024 driver standings

Three races into the 2024 F1 season, here's how the driver's championship table is looking after the Japanese Grand Prix:

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PositionDriverCarPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull77
2Sergio PerezRed Bull64
3Charles LeclercFerrari59
4Carlos SainzFerrari55
5Lando NorrisMcLaren37
6Oscar PiastriMcLaren32
7=George RussellMercedes24
7+Fernando AlonsoAston Martin24
9Lewis HamiltonMercedes10
10Lance StrollAston Martin9
11Yuki TsunodaRB7
12Oliver BearmanFerrari6
13Nico HulkenbergHaas3
14Kevin MagnussenHaas1
15=Valtteri BottasKick Sauber0
15=Pierre GaslyAlpine0
15=Daniel RicciardoRB0
15=Zhou GuanyuKick Sauber0
15=Alexander AlbonWilliams0
15=Esteban OconAlpine0
15=Logan SargeantWilliams0

F1 2024 constructor standings

Red Bull and Ferrari are leading the constructors leaderboard for the F1 2024 season after four races:

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PositionTeamPoints
1Red Bull141
2Ferrari120
3McLaren69
4Mercedes34
5Aston Martin33
6RB7
7Haas4
8=Williams0
8=Kick Sauber0
8=Alpine0

F1 2024 car and driver line-ups

Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes will go head to head for the F1 title in the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream

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TeamDriver 1Driver 2
Red BullMax Verstappen Sergio Perez
FerrariCharles Leclerc Carlos Sainz/Oliver Bearman
MercedesLewis Hamilton George Russell
AlpineEsteban Ocon Pierre Gasly
McLarenLando Norris Oscar Piastri
Aston MartinFernando Alonso Lance Stroll
Kick SauberValtteri Bottas Guanyu Zhou
RBYuki Tsunoda Daniel Ricciardo
HaasKevin Magnussen Nico Hulkenberg
WilliamsAlex Albon Logan Sargeant

Full F1 2024 schedule

F1 Dutch Grand Prix live stream — Dutch fans cheer on Max Verstappen

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RoundDateGrand PrixLocation
1February 29-March 2Bahrain GPSakhir
2March 7-9Saudi Arabian GPJeddah
3March 22-24Australian GPMelbourne
4April 5-7Japanese GPSuzuka
5April 19-21Chinese GPShanghai
6May 3-5Miami GPMiami
7May 17-19Emilia Romagna GPImola
8May 24-26Monaco GPMonaco
9June 7-9Canadian GPMontreal
10June 21-23Spanish GPBarcelona
11June 28-30Austrian GPSpielberg
12July 5-7British GPSilverstone
13July 19-21Hungarian GPBudapest
14July 26-28Belgian GPSpa
15August 23-25Dutch GPZandvoort
16August 30-September 1Italian GPMonza
17September 13-15Azerbaijan GPBaku
18September 20-22Singapore GPSingapore
19October 18-20United States GPAustin
20October 25-27Mexican GPMexico City
21November 1-3Brazil GPSao Paulo
22November 21-23Las Vegas GPLas Vegas
23November 29-December 1Qatar GPLusail
24December 6-8Abu Dhabi GPYas Marina

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.

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