It's time for the 2022 F1 French Grand Prix live stream, which sees the teams take to the Circuit Paul Ricard — and Red Bull will be eager to bounce back after Ferrari were triumphant last time out. But it's Ferrari who are again on pole, with Charles Leclerc in prime position for another win.
You won't want to miss it, so read on and we'll show you how to watch F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN, potentially for FREE.
The French GP weekend culminates today (Sunday, July 24) at 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT. Leclerc took pole by beating Max Verstappen by 0.304s. Leclerc's win was greatly enabled by a tow from teammate Carlos Sainz, who is only 19th following engine penalties.
Verstappen is second, with his teammate Sergio Perez third on the grid, and they'll look to put Leclerc under pressure right away.
Mercedes will also hope to still be in the mix; though they've had plenty of problems this year, their consistency has been impressive and Lewis Hamilton again took third in Austria. He'll start fourth today, with George Russell sixth, so could France be the race in which they finally take a win this season?
There are multiple ways to tune in — including some free options — so read on and we'll show you how to watch the F1 French Grand Prix live stream.
And don't forget to check out our full 2022 F1 live streams hub for more information including the current standings and the full schedule.
FREE French Grand Prix live streams
How to watch the 2022 F1 French Grand Prix live stream for FREE
If you're lucky enough to live in Austria or Luxembourg then you can enjoy every second of the F1 French Grand Prix live stream for FREE.
But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the French Grand Prix 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. To take Austria as an option, an Austrian who's currently outside of the country could tune into ServusTV for French Grand Prix coverage simply by signing up for a free account then using one of the best VPN services.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN 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 ServusTV or another website and watch the race.
2022 French Grand Prix live streams around the world
How to watch the F1 French Grand Prix live stream in the US
The F1 French Grand Prix live stream will be on ESPN, with coverage split across the various ESPN channels over the course of the three days.
Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Orange package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, right now Sling is offering 50% off the first month.
As well as being available through your cable service, you can also stream the action via the ESPN app, or on 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 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 per month or $80 for the season, which is much better value considering there are 22 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 ExpressVPN — meaning you can view the F1 French Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world.
How to watch the 2022 F1 French Grand Prix live stream in the UK
As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2022 French Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution, with the race itself starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday (July 24).
You'll need to be a Sky Sports subscriber to watch it: the Sky Sports F1 channel is available for £18 per month, and there are packages available that give you lots more channels for only a bit extra.
To follow it in ultra high-definition 4K, you'll need to pay a little more: you'll need a Sky Q set-top box or Sky Glass and a package that includes both Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1. In total, that'd come to at least £45 a month, plus a £20 one-off payment if you're not an existing subscriber.
A far cheaper option is to buy a Now Sports Pass. This will give you all 11 of the Sky Sports channels for a limited time, with pricing starting at £9.99 for a Day Pass and £33.99 for one month. There's no 4K available here, though.
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 by using one of the best VPN services.
How to watch the 2022 F1 French Grand Prix live stream in Canada
TSN has the French Grand Prix live stream in Canada in English, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro also remains an option for fans.
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 Direct, which comes in day- and month-long passes for $8 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app will allow you to live stream the race from your phone, streaming box or supported device.
Not actually in Canada at the moment? ExpressVPN and other VPN services can help you access the services you already subscribe to.
How to watch the 2022 F1 French Grand Prix live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 French Grand Prix live stream in Australia, which means you can watch all the action online via Foxtel.
Kayo Sports is another option. This service offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial, while one-month subscriptions start at $25 — meaning you could sign up now and watch the French Grand Prix for free.
F1 French Grand Prix starting grid
F1 French Grand Prix schedule
2022 F1 French Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule
The French Grand Prix weekend began on Friday (July 22) with practice 1 and 2. Practice 3 and qualifying was on Saturday and the race is today (Sunday, July 24).
Friday, July 22
- 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET
- 5 a.m. – 6 a.m PT
- 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. BST
- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
- 8 a.m. – 9 a.m PT
- 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. BST
Saturday, July 23
- 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. ET
- 4 a.m. – 5 a.m PT
- 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. BST
- 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
- 7 a.m. – 8 a.m PT
- 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. BST
Sunday, July 24
French Grand Prix from Circuit Paul Ricard
- 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
- 6 a.m. – 8 a.m PT
- 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. BST
F1 2022 car and driver line-ups
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