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Monaco Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online

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2021 Monaco Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online

The 2021 F1 Monaco Grand Prix takes place today (Sunday, May 23) at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. BST. ESPN carries the F1 live stream in the U.S. You can watch your country's coverage no matter where in the world you are by grabbing a VPN (opens in new tab).

The Monaco Grand Prix live stream is here, and after a controversial qualifying session we're all set for a thrilling race.

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc will start on pole — or will he? The 23-year-old brought qualifying to a premature end when he buried his car in the exit from the Swimming Pool chicane, denying Red Bull's Max Verstappen, Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz the chance to replace him at the top of the pack.

However, if Ferrari decide his car is too badly damaged to be raced today, Leclerc will have to accept a five-place grid penalty. A decision will be made this morning.

Verstappen and Bottas are second and third on the grid, but World Champion Lewis Hamilton is back in seventh after struggling all weekend with tire temperature. And given how hard is to overtake on the tight, winding streets of the principality, he faces a real challenge to make it on to the podium.

How will the race pan out? All will become clear soon. Read on to find out how to watch the Monaco Grand Prix live stream online from anywhere.

Monaco Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online from anywhere with a VPN

Being in another country doesn't mean you can't use the streaming services you pay for to watch the Monaco Grand Prix live stream. A virtual private network, or VPN, can help you connect to your service of choice through a server in your country, so you can watch the race without needing to resort to a low-quality workaround.

We've tested many VPN services, and for our money the best VPN right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds.

Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN 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.

Monaco Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online in the US

Monaco Grand Prix live stream – US flag

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ESPN is the place to turn for the Monaco Grand Prix live stream in the U.S., and there are several ways you can access it.

As well as being available through your cable service across the weekend, 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. Also note that Formula 1 is not available on ESPN Plus, ESPN's standalone streaming service; you need access to live ESPN channels.

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. Either way, coverage of the big race starts at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday. 

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 set to be 23 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. 

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. 

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 ESPN, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV.

Monaco Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online in the UK

Monaco Grand Prix live stream – British flag

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As always, Sky Sports F1 is the home of Formula One in the U.K. and it offers coverage of every minute of the Monaco Grand Prix in up to 4K resolution. 

You'll need to be a Sky Sports (opens in new tab) subscriber to watch the F1 live stream: 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 and a package that includes both Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1. In total, that'd come to £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.

Monaco Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online in Canada

Monaco Grand Prix live stream — Canadian flag

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TSN airs all Formula 1 races 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.

Monaco Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online in Australia

Monaco Grand Prix live stream – Australia flag

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Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 live stream in Australia, which means you can watch the Monaco Grand Prix 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.

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

Monaco Grand Prix live stream — how to watch the Spanish Grand Prix online – Red Bull

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The Monaco Grand Prix weekend started on Friday (May 20) with the first two practice sessions, while P3 and qualifying took place on Saturday. The race itself takes place today (Sunday, May 23). Here's the full schedule:

Thursday, May 20

  • Practice 1: 5.30 a.m. – 6.30 a.m. ET (2.30 a.m. – 3.30 a.m PT / 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. BST)
  • Practice 2: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET (6 a.m. – 7 a.m PT / 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. BST)

Saturday, May 22

  • Practice 3: 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. ET (3 a.m. – 4 a.m PT / 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. BST)
  • Qualifying: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET (6 a.m. – 7 a.m PT / 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. BST)

Sunday, May 23

Race: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET (6 a.m. – 8 a.m PT / 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. BST)

F1 live stream: Monaco Grand Prix grid





Charles Leclerc



Max Verstappen



Valtteri Bottas



Carlos Sainz



Lando Norris



Pierre Gasly



Lewis Hamilton



Sebastian Vettel



Sergio Perez



Antonio Giovinazzi



Esteban Ocon



Daniel Ricciardo



Lance Stroll



Kimi Räikkönen



George Russell



Yuki Tsunoda



Fernando Alonso



Nicholas Latifi



Nikita Mazepin


F1 live stream: Monaco Grand Prix — current driver standings

F1 2021 car and driver line-ups


Driver 1

Driver 2

Alfa Romeo

Kimi Raikkonen (7)

Antonio Giovinazzi (99)

Alpha Tauri

Pierre Gasly (10)

Yuki Tsunoda (22)


Fernando Alonso (14)

Esteban Ocon (31)

Aston Martin

Sebastian Vettel (5)

Lance Stroll (18)


Charles Leclerc (16)

Carlos Sainz (55)


Nikita Mazepin (9)

Mick Schumacher (47)


Daniel Ricciardo (3)

Lando Norris (4)


Lewis Hamilton (44)

Valtteri Bottas (77)

Red Bull

Max Verstappen (33)

Sergio Perez (11)


George Russell (63)

Nicholas Latifi (6)

Full 2021 F1 calendar





26-28 March

Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain International Circuit


16-18 April

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Autodromo Imola


30 April 2 May

Portuguese Grand Prix

Portimão Circuit


7-9 May

Spanish Grand Prix

Catalunya Circuit


20-23 May

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Circuit

Monte Carlo

4-6 June

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Baku street circuit


18-20 June

French Grand Prix

Circuit Paul Ricard


25-27 June

Austrian Grand Prix

Red Bull Ring


2-4 July

Austrian Grand Prix

Red Bull Ring


16-18 July

British Grand Prix

Silverstone Circuit

Great Britain

30 July - 1 Aug

Hungarian Grand Prix



27-29 Aug

Belgian Grand Prix

Spa-Francorchamps Circuit


3-5 Sept

Dutch Grand Prix

Circuit Zandvoort


10-12 Sept

Italian Grand Prix

Autodromo Nazionale Monza


24-26 Sept

Russian Grand Prix

Sochi International Street Circuit


1-3 Sept

Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore Circuit


8-10 Oct

Japanese Grand Prix

Suzuka Circuit


22-24 Oct

US Grand Prix

Circuit of The Americas

United States

29-31 Oct

Mexico Grand Prix

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez


5-7 Nov

Brazilian Grand Prix

Autodromo Interlagos


19-21 Nov

Australian Grand Prix

Albert Park Circuit


3-5 Dec

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix


Saudi Arabia

10-12 Dec

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Yas Marina Circuit


Monaco Grand Prix live stream — VPN statement

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