F1 live stream 2022 — how to watch free online, Abu Dhabi GP, standings, schedule and more

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will be the stars of the F1 live streams again in 2022
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F1 live streams end here, and while the trophies are locked up — the drama is still hot. The F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream  will begin at 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. GMT (Sunday, Nov. 20) / 12  a.m. AEDT (Monday, Nov. 21)

You can watch it all live for FREE depending on where you are. On holiday right now? No problem — because you can also watch F1 live streams from abroad with a VPN (opens in new tab).

F1 live streams: Next Grand Prix

The 2022 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. GMT (Sunday, Nov. 20) / 12 a.m. AEDT (Monday, Nov. 21)
► FREE LIVE STREAMS ServusTV (opens in new tab) (Austria) / RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) (Lux)
► U.S. — ESPN via Sling (opens in new tab) or fuboTV (opens in new tab).
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Yes, Red Bull has both the driver's and constructor's championships, but it also has bickering as Max Verstappen refused to let Sergio Perez pass him in Brazil. That cost 'Checo' 2 points, and he's now stuck in a dead-heat with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc. Verstappen has told the press that he'll totally play ball if such a moment happens again. Pérez? He said that Max's two championships are "thanks to [him]."

That said, Max and Checo took 1 and 2 in Qualifying for Abu Dhabi, which sets up a very interesting situation. Would Max surrender the win if the two close the race in those positions?

Also, there's the resurgent Mercedes team. After George Russell took first place — his first ever F1 win — in Brazil, Lewis Hamilton (who was in second and never overcame George) sees this race as his last chance to keep his streak alive. Hamilton has never gone a whole season without a win, and Mercedes' fine form in Brazil makes one wonder if he has a chance in Abu Dhabi — a venue with a lot of baggage for him after last season.

Oh, and speaking of aspiring champions, check out our guide on how to watch World Cup 2022 online.

Lights are out at 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. GMT (Sunday, Nov. 20) / 12  a.m. AEDT (Monday, Nov. 21), and the whole thing will air live for free on ServusTV (opens in new tab) in Austria and on Luxembourg's RTL Zwee (opens in new tab)— so make sure you read on to find out how to tune in.

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How to watch F1 live streams for FREE in 2022

If you're lucky enough to live in Austria or Luxembourg then you can look forward to free F1 live streams of every Grand Prix in 2022. 

That's because the free-to-air RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) in Luxembourg will be showing every race, while ServusTV (opens in new tab) and ORF (opens in new tab) will share the rights in Austria. If you're having trouble connecting to one of those, Belgium's RTBF (opens in new tab) also airs the races that are on ORF.

In the U.S., folks who can pull in ABC over-the-air will be able to watch the Mexico City Grand Prix for free.

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 2022 F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN

It's natural that you might want to watch the 2022 F1 live streams from your home country, but what if you're not there when the race is on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, an Austrian who's currently in the U.S. could watch the F1 live streams on ServusTV or ORF, even though they're not in Austria. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 

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Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) 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.

How to watch F1 live streams in the US

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F1 live streams this season will generally be shown on ESPN, with coverage spread across the various ESPN channels. Note, though, that there'll be FREE coverage of the Austin and Mexican Grands Prix on ABC.

There are several ways you can access ESPN — 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.TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.  

As well as being available through your cable service, you can also stream the race 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 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab) — meaning you can view an F1 live stream from anywhere in the world. 

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

If you're not already a Sling TV (opens in new tab) subscriber, you'll want Sling Orange in order to watch ESPN. This costs $40/month and includes dozens of other great channels. Sling also currently offers 50% off the first month.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)

Love sports? Then check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). The channel lineup includes ESPN2 and ABC, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV. Fubo offers a 7-day free trial.

How to watch F1 live streams in the UK

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As always, Sky Sports F1 will show all of the F1 live stream action, just as it will throughout 2022, and in up to 4K resolution. 

You'll need to be a Sky Sports (opens in new tab) subscriber to watch the F1 live streams: 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 (opens in new tab). 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 F1 live streams in Canada

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TSN airs all F1 live streams in Canada in English, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro (opens in new tab) also remains an option for fans 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 Direct (opens in new tab), which comes in day- and month-long passes for $8 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app (opens in new tab) will allow you to live stream the race from your phone, streaming box or supported device.

Not actually in Canada at the moment? ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) and other VPN services can help you 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 the F1 live streams in Australia, which means you can watch all the action online via Foxtel (opens in new tab)

Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) is another option. This service offers new subscribers a 7-day free trial, while one-month subscriptions start at $25. 

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

F1 2022 driver standings

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1Max VerstappenRed Bull429
2Charles LeclercFerrari290
3Sergio PerezRed Bull290
4George RussellMercedes265
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes240
6Carlos SainzFerrari234
7Lando NorrisMclaren113
8Esteban OconAlpine Renault86
9Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault81
10Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo49
11Sebastian VettelAston Martin36
12Daniel RicciardoMclaren35
13Kevin MagnussenHaas25
14Pierre GaslyAlphatauri23
15Lance StrollAston Martin14
16Mick SchumacherHaas12
17Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri12
18Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo6
19Alexander AlbonWilliams4
20Nicholas LatifiWilliams2
21Nyck De VriesWilliams2
22Nico HulkenbergAston Martin0

F1 2022 constructor standings

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1Red Bull719
4Alpine Renault167
6Alfa Romeo55
7Aston Martin50

F1 2022 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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Driver 1

Driver 2


Lewis Hamilton

George Russell


Esteban Ocon

Fernando Alonso


Kevin Magnussen

Mick Shumacher

Red Bull

Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez


Lando Norris

Daniel Ricciardo

Aston Martin

Lance Stroll

Sebastian Vettel


Charles Leclerc

Carlos Sainz


Pierre Gasly

Yuki Tsunoda

Alfa Romeo

Valtteri Bottas

Zhou Guanyu


Alex Albon

Nicholas Latifi

Full F1 2022 schedule

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

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Grand Prix




March 18-20


Saudi Arabia

March 25-27



April 8-10


Emilia Romagna

April 22-24


United States (Miami)

May 6-8



May 20-22



May 27-29



June 10-12



June 17-19


Great Britain

July 1-3



July 8-10



July 22-24



July 29-31



August 26-28



September 2-4


Italy (Monza)

September 9-11



September 30-Oct 2



October 7-9


United States (Austin)

October 21-23



October 28-30



November 11-13


Abu Dhabi

November 18-20

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