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How to watch the Australian Grand Prix on TV and live stream online

Daniel Ricciardo on the track? (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
24th March, 2018

Another year of Formula 1 is upon us with the traditional season-opening Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, and Lewis Hamilton looking to defend his crown from last year. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the season online and watching it on TV.

How to watch on TV

With a change in broadcast arrangements midway through the 2017 season, the only way to watch every race live will be through Fox Sports, which is a channel exclusive to Foxtel.

Fox Sports will broadcast every minute of every practice session, qualifying session and race live throughout the season, ad-break free from green to chequered flag.

To watch Fox Sports’ coverage, you will need a valid Foxtel iQ3 subscription, complete with the sports package.

How to live stream online

Because the only way to watch every race of the season live is on Fox Sports, it also means the only way to stream Formula 1 action is through either of Foxtel’s dedicated streaming applications.

The first of those is the Foxtel App³. It is available to use for free with existing Foxtel login details.

The other application provided by Foxtel is Foxtel Now, which is better for those looking to stream Foxtel only. You can access this from $39 per month with packages including sports.


Both applications are available to use on whichever compatible device you may own.

All you need to know about the Formula 1 season

The Formula 1 season gets underway in Australia during the end of March and runs over 20 rounds, finishing in Abu Dhabi on the 25th of November.

Lewis Hamilton is the defending champion after beating Sebastian Vettel by 46 points in 2017. He is expected to be up the top end again in 2018.

Daniel Ricciardo is Australia’s biggest chance at the championship after finishing fifth in 2017 for the Red Bull Racing Team.

Full Formula 1 2018 calendar

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date Time (AEST)
1 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 25/03/2018 4pm
2 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 8/04/2018 1am
3 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit 15/04/2018 4pm
4 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku City Circuit 29/04/2018 11pm
5 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 13/05/2018 10pm
6 Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco 27/05/2018 11pm
7 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve 10/06/2018 4am
8 French Grand Prix La Castellet 24/06/2018 10pm
9 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring 1/07/2018 10pm
10 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit 8/07/2018 10pm
11 German Grand Prix Hockenheim 22/07/2018 10pm
12 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring 29/07/2018 10pm
13 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 26/08/2018 10pm
14 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza 2/09/2018 10pm
14 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit 16/09/2018 10pm
15 Russian Grand Prix Sochi Autodrom 30/09/2018 10pm
16 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Race Course 7/10/2018 4pm
17 United States Grand Prix Ciruit of the Americas 22/10/2018 6am
18 Mexican Grand Prix Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez 29/10/2018 6am
19 Brazilian Grand Prix Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace 12/11/2018 3am
20 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit 25/11/2018 11pm

Make sure you don’t miss a minute of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix this weekend by watching it ad break-free during the race on Fox Sports.

Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton during 2018 preseason testing

(Photo by Wolfgang Wilhelm/Mercedes AMG Petronas)

³ Access to the Foxtel App is available, while we arrange the connection of your Foxtel TV service at home, from the date you subscribed to Foxtel, changed your service address or the first day after the end of your cooling off period (if applicable). Once your Foxtel service is installed you will continue to have access to the Foxtel App as part of your package. If you unreasonably delay your install date your Foxtel App access will be disabled and will be reactivated when your Foxtel service is installed. Just connect your compatible device to the internet. Data charges may apply. Shows only available if they’re in your pack, some shows/channels not available. SD only. Sorry, Australia only.