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F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream 2022 — watch the full race online

Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen, seen here battling for the Bahrain Grand Prix, will feature in the F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream
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The 2022 F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream starts very soon, with Ferrari and Red Bull again looking like the teams to beat. If you're not at home right now you'll want to know how to watch F1 live streams with a VPN (opens in new tab), that's for sure.

2022 F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online

The 2022 F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix starts at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. BST today (Sunday, March 27).
• FREE LIVE STREAM — Watch on RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) (Luxembourg) or ServusTV (opens in new tab) (Austria)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab) or Now (opens in new tab)
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Sergio Perez will start first on the grid, after taking the first pole position of his F1 career in his 220th race. He put in a superb lap in the Red Bull, saying afterwards that "I could do another 1,000 laps and I could never beat this lap time."

He'll be joined on the front row by the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc, the winner of the first race in Bahrain, while Carlos Sainz in the second Ferrari and Max Verstappen in the other Red Bull start in third and fourth.

Mercedes continued to struggle, though. George Russell managed to take sixth, behind the Alpine of Esteban Ocan in fifth, but Lewis Hamilton is only 16th. That's the worst starting position he's had since 2009, excluding Grands Prix where he's had mechanical problems or being penalized places.

"Honestly I felt the same me," Hamilton said during the drivers' parade. "I made some changes with the car and it didn't like the changes I made. I was just struggling with the rear end and once you lose confidence with the rear you can't attack these high speeds corners because you can end up in the wall."

Elsewhere, Valtteri Bottas again got his Alfa Romeo into the top 10, as did Kevin Magnussen in the Haas. But his teammate Mick Schumacher suffered a horrible crash in qualifying and will not race after the team withdrew the car. Fortunately, Schumacher escaped injury and is at the track today to cheer on Magnussen. His was not the only crash, either. In third practice both Ferraris clipped the wall, and Williams' Nicholas Latifi also hit the barriers in qualifying. 

On Friday there was doubt over whether the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix would even go ahead, after a missile attack on a nearby oil facility. However, after four hours of talks between the drivers and senior figures within the teams and F1, they agreed to race.

The action starts soon, with the lights due to go out at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. BST today (March 26), and you won't want to miss a second of it.

Read on for details of how to watch the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream — potentially for FREE — and don't forget to check out our full 2022 F1 live streams hub for more information including the current driver and constructor standings and the full schedule for the season.

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How to watch the 2022 F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream for FREE

If you're lucky enough to live in the Austria or Luxembourg then you can enjoy every second of the F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream for FREE.

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

But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Saudi Arabia 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. We'll show you how to do that below.

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How to watch the 2022 F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream from anywhere with a VPN

It's natural that you might want to watch the 2022 F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream 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 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream on ServusTV (opens in new tab), 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 ORF or another website and watch the race.

How to watch the F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream in the US

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As with every F1 race this season, the 2022 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream will be shown on ESPN. Coverage will be spread across the main ESPN channel and ESPN2, with the race itself on ESPN.

  • Practice 1 - Friday, March 25 - 9.55 a.m. — ESPN2
  • Practice 2 - Friday, March 25 - 12.55 p.m. — ESPN2
  • Practice 3 - Saturday, March 26 - 9.55 a.m. — ESPN2
  • Qualifying - Saturday, March 26 - 12.55 p.m. — ESPN2
  • Pre-race show - Sunday, March 27 - 11.30 a.m — ESPN
  • Saudi Arabia Grand Prix - Sunday, March 27 - 12.55 p.m — ESPN

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 the F1 Saudi Arabia 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 $10 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, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV.

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

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As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2022 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution. Just don't forget that the clocks go forward on Sunday morning in the U.K., so the race time is 6 p.m. rather than 5 p.m. as with qualifying the day before.

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 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream in Canada

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TSN has the Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix live stream in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to the Saudi Arabia 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. 

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

Saudi Arabia Grand Prix starting grid

POS

NO

DRIVER

CAR

1

11

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

2

16

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

3

55

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

4

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

5

31

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

6

63

George Russell

Mercedes

7

14

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

8

77

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

9

10

Pierre Gasly

Alphatauri

10

20

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

11

4

Lando Norris

Mclaren

12

24

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

13

18

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

14

3

Daniel Ricciardo

Mclaren

15

44

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

16

23

Alexander Albon

Williams

17

27

Nico Hulkenberg

Aston Martin

18

6

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

19

22

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri

F1 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix schedule

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

Max Verstappen of Red Bull

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The Saudi Arabia Grand Prix weekend started on Friday with practice 1 and 2. Third practice and qualifying were yesterday, and the race is today (Sunday, March 27).

Friday, March 25

Practice 1

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m PT 
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. GMT

Practice 2

  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m PT
  • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. GMT

Saturday, March 26

Practice 3

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m PT 
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. GMT

Qualifying

  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m PT
  • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. GMT

Sunday, March 27

Saudi Arabia Grand Prix

  • 1 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET
  • 8 a.m. – 10 a.m PT
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. BST

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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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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