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Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream — how to watch F1 Imola race for free and online

Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, seen here at the Australian Grand Prix, will be on show in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream at Imola
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Max Verstappen is on pole for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream at Imola — and it could be another classic. So read on and we'll show you how to watch F1 live streams with a VPN from anywhere, potentially for FREE.

2022 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online

The 2022 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola starts at 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET today (Sunday, April 24).
► FREE LIVE STREAM ServusTV (Austria)
► U.K.Sky Sports or Now
► U.S. — ESPN via Sling or Fubo.TV
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Verstappen got the better of Charles Leclerc in yesterday's Sprint race, but the Ferrari driver led for most of the 21 laps and has every chance of picking up a third win of the season today.

Behind those two, Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull and Carlos Sainz in the other Ferrari will have their own duel as these two teams continue to dominate the 2022 season.

McLaren increasingly look like the best of the rest, with Lando Norris fifth and Daniel Ricciardo sixth, while Valtteri Bottas will start in seventh for Alfa Romeo and Kevin Magnussen in eighth for Haas. But don't expect Mercedes to be challenging for the podium: with George Russell in 11th and Lewis Hamilton in 14th, they'll just be grateful to score a point or two.

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream at Imola starts at 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET today — so read on and we'll show you how to watch it all, potentially for FREE.

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 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live streams

How to watch the 2022 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream at Imola for FREE

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

That's because the free-to-air ServusTV in Austria and RTL Zwee 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 Emilia Romagna 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 Emilia Romagna 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.

ExpressVPN

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.

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 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live streams around the world

How to watch the F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream at Imola in the US

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As with every F1 race this season, the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream will be shown on ESPN. Coverage will be spread across the main ESPN channel, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNEWS, with the race itself on ESPN.

Just bear in mind that time differences for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix mean that some of the sessions start very early in the morning; practice 2 begins at 6.30 a.m. ET / 3.30 a.m. PT on Saturday, for instance.

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. 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 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world. 

Sling TV

If you're not already a Sling TV 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.

Fubo.TV

Love sports? Then check out Fubo.TV. 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 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream at Imola in the UK

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As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution, with the race itself starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday (April 24). 

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 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream at Imola in Canada

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TSN has the Emilia Romagna 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 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream at Imola in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 Emilia Romagna 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 Emilia Romagna 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.

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix — Starting grid

POS

DRIVER

CAR

1

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

3

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

4

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

5

Lando Norris

Mclaren

6

Daniel Ricciardo

Mclaren

7

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

8

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

9

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

10

Mick Schumacher

Haas

11

George Russell

Mercedes

12

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri

13

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

14

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

15

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

16

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

17

Pierre Gasly

Alphatauri

18

Alexander Albon

Williams

19

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

20

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix schedule

2022 F1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream at Imola: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule

Max Verstappen of Red Bull

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Emilia Romagna is another of F1's Sprint Grands Prix, meaning there's a change from the usual schedule.  

The action started as usual on Friday with practice 1, but that was followed by qualifying later in the day. Second practice was yesterday, as was the Sprint race, while the race itself is today (Sunday, April 24). 

Friday, April 22

Practice 1

  • 7.30 a.m. – 6.30 a.m. ET
  • 4.30 a.m. – 5.30 a.m PT
  • 12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. BST

Qualifying

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

Saturday, April 23

Practice 2

  • 6.30 a.m. – 7.30 a.m. ET
  • 3.30 a.m. – 4.30 a.m PT 
  • 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. BST

Sprint race

  • 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. ET
  • 7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m PT
  • 3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. BST

Sunday, April 24

Emilia-Romagna 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

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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