The 74th Formula One World Championship returns this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen on pole followed by Mercedes’ George Russel and Lewis Hamilton. The race will be televised here in the United States on ESPN2, but there are other options for people traveling abroad and tuning in from other countries, including a free live stream of the Australian Grand Prix. Here’s everything you need to know about today’s F1 live stream and some tips on how to watch Formula 1 for free today.
Watch Free Australian F1 Grand Prix Live Stream
The Australian Grand Prix is broadcast free of charge in Austria and Luxembourg. This is great news for those in the countries, but devastating for residents traveling abroad who want to watch the action live in their local language – especially when it’s free to watch at home. It’s only fitting that an Austrian currently residing in the United States would want to watch the race in Austrian rather than English, right? This is perfectly safe (and legal) with a VPN.
Just install it, choose the location you want to connect to, and then start broadcasting. The free streams are ORF in Austria and RTL Zwee in Luxembourg.
Unfortunately, there is no free F1 live stream for residents of other countries. Elsewhere, people need to tune in through a local broadcast partner. The race is available on ESPN in the United States and the best way to tune in is on ESPN via fuboTV, which offers new customers a week’s free trial so you can watch the Australian Grand Prix for free if it’s your first time to take the service for a spin. There are some other options as well.
Watch the Australian F1 Grand Prix live on FuboTV
FuboTV is our top recommendation for watching the Australian Grand Prix and its practice sessions. There are two reasons. The first is that FuboTV Pro, the basic option, includes all three ESPN channels so you can watch the entirety of the Australian Grand Prix and its practice sessions. The second is that there is a one week free FuboTV trial. So if you haven’t had an account yet and you’ve got the timing right, you can watch all of this week’s Formula 1 races for free. After your free trial, you will pay $75 per month for 156 live TV channels.
Watch the Australian F1 Grand Prix live on Sling TV
Sling TV has two options for cable packages: Sling TV Orange and Sling TV Blue. They split them up so you can better customize the channels you want and not have to pay for channels you never use. The Sling TV Orange package includes ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 so you can watch all the exercises live. There is currently no free trial of Sling TV, but you only pay $20 for your first month. After that, it jumps to $40 a month.
Watch the Australian F1 Grand Prix live on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV also has ESPN2 and ESPN3. While there’s no such thing as a free trial of Hulu with Live TV, there are a few other reasons you might want to choose Hulu. If you love the regular Hulu app and Disney+, you can bundle it with a Hulu with Live TV subscription to save some money. A subscription costs $70 per month and gives you access to over 100 channels.
Watch the Australian F1 Grand Prix live on YouTube with Live TV
Another option for watching ESPN2 and ESPN3 is YouTube TV. This is another great option if you’ve never tried it before, as you can sign up for a free YouTube TV trial and watch all Formula 1 races and practice sessions without paying a dime. If you like the service, it usually costs $73 a month for 100+ live TV channels, but your first month is discounted to $63.
Watch the Australian F1 Grand Prix live stream from abroad with a VPN
There are many other streaming services around the world that broadcast Formula 1. However, if you usually live in the US and want to subscribe to something you can use when you get home, or you just want to take advantage of the free trial above, we’ve got an easy solution. Just subscribe to one of the best VPNs for streaming, connect to a US server, and then get any of the services listed above. We think NordVPN is the best VPN for this. Right now, you can get a two-year subscription for the equivalent of $6.69 thanks to a 59% discount.