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How to watch and stream Formula 1 in the UK

The 2024 Formula 1 world championship starts with the Bahrain Grand Prix on 2 March, with 24 races until the finale in Abu Dhabi in December. Here’s how to watch all the action in the United Kingdom.

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari F1-75, Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18, Lando Norris, McLaren MCL36, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing RB18, the rest of the field at the start

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On UK television Sky Sports and Channel 4 host F1, with Sky Sports F1 showing every race live and Channel 4 predominately showing qualifying and race highlights. Each race will be shown live on the Sky Sports F1 channel, with some also being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event.

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone on 7 July is set to be broadcast live on both Sky Sports and Channel 4. Sky Sports F1 will also air the practice and qualifying sessions live for the weekend.

Lando Norris, McLaren, Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin, are interviewed by Sky Sports F1 after the race

Lando Norris, McLaren, Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin, are interviewed by Sky Sports F1 after the race

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How to watch 2024 F1 season in the UK 

All the 2024 Formula 1 races will be broadcast live on Sky Sports F1, including practice, qualifying and sprint races. Select races will also be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, however all the action before and after a race can be found on Sky Sports F1.

Channel 4 have announced that they will broadcast the highlights from each race throughout the season with live coverage of the British Grand Prix. The free-to-view television station has revealed it will continue to produce F1 coverage until 2026 after a new deal with Sky Sports.

What channel is Sky Sports F1 on?

Sky Sports F1’s channel numbers vary by service provider but are all available with a paid subscription.

Provider

Sky Sports F1

Sky Sports Main Event

Sky

406

401

Virgin

506

501

Can I stream live F1 races in the UK?

Fans wanting to stream races live will need a subscription to either Sky Sports or NowTV. Formula 1’s streaming service – F1 TV – is also available in the UK, however it doesn’t show the races live.

It instead gives fans access to real-time data, including live leaderboard data, team radio clips and live driver maps. A subscription to the service also gives fans access to exclusive documentaries and the F1 archives.

Channel 4 presenters David Coulthard, TV presenter, Billy Monger and Alex Jones

Channel 4 presenters David Coulthard, TV presenter, Billy Monger and Alex Jones

Photo by: Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

How much does it cost to watch F1 in the UK  

The cheapest way to watch Formula 1 in the UK is to watch the highlights on Channel 4, which is free to view. This is not the live races but is a good option for those who still want to be involved in the action.   

A Sky Sports subscription starts at £22 a month but is an additional cost to the existing £25 subscription fee for Sky. For additional F1 content from Sky, including the live driver onboard cameras, customers would need to subscribe to Sky Q starting from £31 monthly or purchase a Sky Glass TV which starts at £14 a month. 

NowTV also offers viewers the chance to watch the Sky Sports F1 broadcast with an unlimited Sky Sports membership, which costs £34.99 a month.  

A subscription to F1 TV which does not stream the races live, but offers customers access to exclusive data, costs £19.99 a year or £2.29 a month.  

How can I watch the 2023 F1 races on TV?

Here are all the race dates and start times for the 2023 Formula 1 world championship calendar, including which channel the race is being shown on in the UK.

Date

Race

Lights out

Channel

2 March

Bahrain GP

3pm

Sky Sports F1

9 March 

Saudi Arabian GP

5pm 

Sky Sports F1

24 March 

Australia GP 

4am

Sky Sports F1

7 April 

Japan GP 

6am 

Sky Sports F1

21 April  China GP  8am  Sky Sports F1
5 May  Miami GP  9pm  Sky Sports F1 
19 May  Emilia Romagna GP  2pm  Sky Sports F1 
26 May  Monaco GP  2pm  Sky Sports F1 
9 June  Canada GP  7pm  Sky Sports F1 
23 June  Spain GP  2pm  Sky Sports F1 
30 June  Austria GP  2pm  Sky Sports F1 
7 July   Great Britain GP  3pm  Sky Sports F1 & Channel 4 
21 July  Hungary GP  2pm  Sky Sports F1 
28 July  Belgium GP  2pm  Sky Sports F1 
25 August  Netherlands GP  2pm  Sky Sports F1 
1 September  Italy GP  2pm  Sky Sports F1 
15 September  Azerbaijan GP  12pm  Sky Sports F1 
22 September   Singapore GP  1pm  Sky Sports F1 
20 October  United States GP  8pm  Sky Sports F1 
27 October  Mexico GP  8pm  Sky Sports F1 
3 November  Brazil GP  5pm  Sky Sports F1 
23 November  Las Vegas GP  6am  Sky Sports F1 
1 December  Qatar GP  5pm  Sky Sports F1 
8 December  Abu Dhabi GP  1pm  Sky Sports F1 

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