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F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream — how to watch qualifying for free and online

Charles Leclerc of Ferrari at the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix. He will again be one of the drivers to watch in the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix live stream
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The Monaco Grand Prix live stream is one of the biggest events of the F1 season. The race starts very soon — and you can watch it from anywhere if you know how. So read on and we'll show you how to watch F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab), potentially for FREE.

2022 F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online

The F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream starts at 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT today (Sunday, May 29)
► FREE LIVE STREAM ORF (opens in new tab) (Austria)
► U.S. — ESPN via SlingTV (opens in new tab)
► U.K.Sky Sports (opens in new tab) or Now (opens in new tab)
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc is on pole, after a fantastic qualifying run that left him 0.3 seconds ahead of his nearest challengers, teammate Carlos Sainz and the Red Bulls of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen respectively. 

However, it could have been different. All three of those drivers were on flying qualifying laps behind Leclerc when Perez spun into the barriers. Sainz ploughed into him and Verstappen was left stuck behind the ensuing blockage. The session was duly red-flagged, so we'll never know if one of them might have topped Leclerc's time — though it is worth noting that Leclerc himself was also on a blistering lap at the time.

Either way, that could all be crucial to the result, because Monaco is one of the hardest tracks to overtake on. Track position really matters here — and Leclerc will have it for what is his home race.

Elsewhere, McLaren's Lando Norris is an excellent fifth on the grid, ahead of Mercedes' George Russell. Two multiple world champions, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, start in seventh and eighth respectively. 

One complicating factor could be the weather. Forecasts tip a 40% chance of rain in Monaco during the race, making an already difficult circuit — there are barely any run-off areas, remember — even trickier. The famously good-in-the-wet Hamilton might be praying the heavens open. 

The race starts at 9 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. BST today, and there are multiple ways to watch — including some free options. So read on and we'll show you how to watch the F1 Monaco 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, and our Indy 500 live stream guide for another big race this weekend.

FREE Monaco Grand Prix live streams

How to watch the 2022 F1 Monaco 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 Monaco Grand Prix live stream for FREE.

That's because the free-to-air ORF (opens in new tab) in Austria and RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) in Luxembourg will be showing every session of the Grand Prix. 

But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Monaco 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 ORF (opens in new tab) for Monaco 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 (opens in new tab), but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.

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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.

2022 Monaco Grand Prix live streams around the world

How to watch the F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream in the US

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The F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream will be on ESPN, with coverage split across the various ESPN channels over the course of the three days.

  • Practice 1 - Friday, May 27 - 7.55AM - ESPN2
  • Practice 2 - Friday, May 27 - 10.55AM - ESPN2
  • Practice 3 - Saturday, May 28 - 6.55AM - ESPN2
  • Qualifying - Saturday, May 28 - 9.55AM - ESPN2
  • Pre-race show - Sunday, May 29 - 7:30AM - ESPN
  • Monaco Grand Prix - Sunday, May 29 - 8.55AM - ESPN
  • Post-race show - Sunday, May 29 - 11.00AM - ESPN3
  • Race (re-air) - Sunday, May 29 - 3.30pm - ABC

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.  

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 (opens in new tab)

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 (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 the F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world. 

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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 $35/month and includes dozens of other great channels. Sling also currently offers 50% off the first month.

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Love sports? Then check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. The channel lineup includes ESPN2 and ABC, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV.

How to watch the 2022 F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream in the UK

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As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2022 Monaco Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution, with the race itself starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday (May 29). 

You'll need to be a Sky Sports (opens in new tab) 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 (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 the 2022 F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream in Canada

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TSN has the Monaco Grand Prix live stream in Canada in English, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro (opens in new tab) 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 (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 the 2022 F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream 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 14-day free trial, while one-month subscriptions start at $25 — meaning you could sign up now and watch the Monaco Grand Prix for free.

To use either of these services when you're elsewhere you'll also need one of the best VPN services to follow the action from your home country. We highly recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

F1 Monaco Grand Prix — Starting grid

POS

DRIVER

CAR

1

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

2

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

3

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

4

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

5

Lando Norris

McLaren

6

George Russell

Mercedes

7

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

8

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

9

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

10

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

11

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri

12

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

13

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

14

Daniel Ricciardo

McLaren

15

Mick Schumacher

Haas

16

Alexander Albon

Williams

17

Pierre Gasly

Alphatauri

18

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

19

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

20

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

F1 Monaco Grand Prix schedule

2022 F1 Monaco Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule

Max Verstappen of Red Bull

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The Monaco Grand Prix weekend started on Friday with practice 1 and practice 2. Practice 3 and qualifying were on Saturday and the race is today (Sunday, May 29). 

Friday, May 27

Practice 1

  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET
  • 5 a.m. – 6 a.m PT
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. BST

Practice 2

  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m PT
  • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. BST

Saturday, May 28

Practice 3

  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. ET
  • 4 a.m. – 5 a.m PT 
  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. BST

Qualifying

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m PT
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. BST

Sunday, May 29

Monaco Grand Prix

  • 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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Team

Driver 1

Driver 2

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton

George Russell

Alpine

Esteban Ocon

Fernando Alonso

Haas

Kevin Magnussen

Mick Shumacher

Red Bull

Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez

McLaren

Lando Norris

Daniel Ricciardo

Aston Martin

Lance Stroll

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

Charles Leclerc

Carlos Sainz

AlfaTauri

Pierre Gasly

Yuki Tsunoda

Alfa Romeo

Valtteri Bottas

Zhou Guanyu

Williams

Alex Albon

Nicholas Latifi

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