The very first F1 Miami Grand Prix live stream gets underway very soon — and it should be something special. Read on and we'll show you how to watch F1 live streams with a VPN from anywhere, potentially for FREE.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is on pole after a blistering lap on this tricky street-style circuit. His teammate Carlos Sainz will be alongside him, while Red Bull's Max Verstappen starts third.
The Dutchman might have expected to be higher, but a mistake on his final qualifying lap cost him dearly. He heads up an all-Red Bull second row alongside Sergio Perez, but clearly isn't happy with that, saying afterwards that the weekend had been "incredibly messy and we just make it super-difficult for ourselves". Verstappen, of course, has already two DNFs this season as Red Bull struggle with reliability issues.
Performance, rather than reliability, has been Mercedes' problem this year but at least Lewis Hamilton starts an encouraging sixth after the team brought several upgrades to Florida. The car still looks like a beast to drive, and George Russell could only finish 12th, but it does at least seem to be faster.
Valtteri Bottas, meanwhile, was an excellent fifth for Alfa Romeo and Pierre Gasly can also be happy with seventh in the Alfatauri.
Miami is the first of two Grands Prix in the U.S. this year as F1 starts to take off in what had previously been a hard nut to crack. And the great news for American fans is that they'll be able to watch the entire race for free on ABC.
Read on for details of how to do that, and don't worry if you're not in the U.S. — there are plenty of ways you can watch the F1 Miami Grand Prix, wherever you are.
So tune in today at 3.30 p.m. ET / 12.30 p.m PT / 8.30 p.m. BST for what is sure to be a thrilling race 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 Miami Grand Prix live streams
How to watch the 2022 F1 Miami 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 Miami Grand Prix live stream for FREE.
American fans can also watch the race itself for free on ABC.
But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Miami 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 Miami Grand Prix coverage simply by signing up for a free account then using one of the best VPN services. Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.
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 Miami Grand Prix live streams around the world
How to watch the F1 Miami Grand Prix live stream in the US
Coverage of the F1 Miami Grand Prix live stream is split between ABC and ESPN. ABC has the race itself today, with various ESPN channels having show the three practice sessions and qualifying.
And for once, the timings should suit U.S. F1 fans — the race starts today at 3.30 p.m. ET / 12.30 p.m. PT.
- Practice 1 - Friday, May 6 - 2.25PM - ESPN2
- Practice 2 - Friday, May 6 - 5.25PM - ESPNEWS/ESPN3
- Practice 3 - Saturday, May 7 - 12.55PM - ESPNEWS/ESPN3
- Qualifying - Saturday, May 7 - 3.55PM - ESPN
- Pre-race show - Sunday, May 8 - 2PM - ABC
- Miami Grand Prix - Sunday, May 8 - 3.25PM - ABC
ABC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.
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 Miami Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world.
How to watch the 2022 F1 Miami Grand Prix live stream in the UK
As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2022 Miami Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution, with the race itself starting at 8.30 p.m. on Sunday (May 8).
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 Miami Grand Prix live stream in Canada
TSN has the Miami 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 Miami Grand Prix live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 Miami 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 Miami Grand Prix for free.
F1 Miami Grand Prix starting grid
F1 Miami Grand Prix schedule
2022 F1 Miami Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule
The Miami Grand Prix weekend started on Friday with practice 1 and practice 2. Practice 3 and qualifying were yesterday and the race is today (Sunday, May 8).
Friday, May 6
- 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. ET
- 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m PT
- 7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. BST
- 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. ET
- 2.30 p.m. – 3.30 p.m PT
- 10.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. BST
Saturday, May 7
- 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
- 10 a.m. – 11 a.m PT
- 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. BST
- 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET
- 1 p.m. – 2 p.m PT
- 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. BST
Sunday, May 8
Miami Grand Prix
- 3.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. ET
- 12.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m PT
- 8.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. BST
F1 2022 car and driver line-ups
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