Is the 2019 Formula 1 season going develop into anything more than a two-horse Mercedes race? Ferrari and Max Verstappen continue to fight, but will Hamilton and Bottas be stopped? You can watch every Grand Prix of the year from pretty much anywhere on Earth with an F1 live stream - and this guide will help you find one.
Stream F1 live: where and when is the next Grand Prix
The eleventh Grand Prix of the 2019 Formula 1 season is bound for Germany. The German Grand Prix is set to take place between July 26 and 28 at the Hockenheimring, roughly equidistant between Stuttgart and Frankfurt.
We were starting to think that the drivers' championship race was effectively over before the season even got half way through, but not if the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Verstappen and Charles Leclerc have anything to do with it.
After an exciting Formula 1 season last time around where Lewis Hamilton came out on top with the World Drivers' Championship title and his team Mercedes nabbed the World Constructors' Champion title, it's going to be tough to top. Yet Hamilton has already said that's exactly what he plans to do for 2019 - and he's going the right way about it so far.
The 2019 F1 season has already featured the 1,000th World Championship race in history, which will take place in China. But the excitement goes far beyond mere marks of measure, with another m-word set to tear up the tarmac – Mercedes. Valtteri Bottas has started the season very strongly, as well.
So what will be standing in the way of Hamilton romping home with the 2019 Formula One title? He's got plenty to go up against. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finished 2018 as runner-up and you can expect the four-time world champion to push all the way.
Vettel is also under pressure as his new teammate and rising star Charles Leclerc replaces Kimi Raikkonen (who finished third overall in 2018) at Ferrari. Raikkonen joins Alfa Romeo Racing–Ferrari for this year. And this season sees McLaren changing from Honda to Renault as engine supplier after too many reliability issues.
You can stream F1 live from anywhere in the world using this guide – read on to find out how.
How to live stream F1 motor racing from outside your country
If you're resident in the UK, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, you can scroll a bit further down this guide to see who's showing the Formula 1 in your country.
But if you're on holiday or away with work this year you can still catch the races – a good option to help you keep up with all the action live is to use a VPN service. By using this, your device appears to be connected from another country, allowing you to access that service for a live stream of all the races as if you were sat back at home.
We've taken the time to try out all the best VPN providers and we found ExpressVPN to sit at the top of the pile as best. It works with lots of devices and offers super fast connections across its many servers. Access ExpressVPN via your laptop, iPhone, tablet, Android phone, PlayStation, Xbox and plenty more. Express is a do it all service - but of course there are lots of other options out there too:
1. ExpressVPN: the best all-round VPN for streaming at excellent speeds, also has a 30-day money back guarantee and 3 months FREE when you subscribe for a year
2. IPVanish: super secure and able to work on a whopping 10 devices, at the same time
3. NordVPN: one of the most affordable choices for streaming and really effective, too
How to stream F1 live in the UK:
This year there is next-to-no free coverage of the F1 as Sky has nabbed the rights, meaning you'll be able to see it all via the Sky Sports F1 channel. This can be added on for £10 per month (for a limited time) or viewed as part of a Sky Sports package at £23 per month. Watch on the move using the Sky Go app too. Only the British Grand Prix race will be free to air on Channel 4 this year.
Another option for non-Sky subscribers is a NOW TV Season Pass which lets you watch the F1 for the full season at a one off charge of £195 (aka about a fiver a week) if you sign up before the end of March. Otherwise it's £8.99 per day if it's just the odd race you're interested in.
For access anywhere outside the UK you'll need to download a VPN service and relocate your IP to the UK. How to do that is laid out clearly above.
How to get an F1 live stream in the US:
For the 2019 F1 season it's ESPN that will be providing the broadcast. Cord cutters are in luck as you don't have to use cable to access ESPN but could use a free trial of a service like Sling or Fubo to watch it over an internet connection.
If you're heading outside of the States then you can still access the feed if you use a VPN and register as being in a North American location that is showing the race.
How to watch an F1 live stream in the Canada:
For those travelling, you can use a VPN to change your virtual location and still enjoy the race as if you were back in Canada.
How to get an F1 live stream in Australia
But Australians can also live stream F1 action via the Kayo Sports streaming service, which features no lock-in contracts and also includes access to over 50 sports, both live and on demand.
Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
The Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports apps means you can access this from your chosen device wherever you are (although you'll need a VPN if you're taking that abroad).
How to get an F1 live stream in New Zealand
New Zealand will get the 2019 F1 races broadcast by Sky Sports meaning, yup, you'll have to pay for access. But fret not, there are ways of getting some cheap access.
You should be able to get a Fox Sports package via a great offer if you want to enjoy it for less. The Foxtel Now app works with this, so you can live stream to your preferred device – anywhere using a VPN.
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Formula 1 calendar: Grand Prix dates for the 2019 season
Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on March 17
Bahrain Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit on March 31
Chinese Grand Prix – Shanghai International Circuit on April 14
Azerbaijan Grand Prix – Baku City Circuit on April 28
Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 12
Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco on May 26
Canadian Grand Prix – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on June 9
France Grand Prix – Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on June 23
Austria Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on June 30
Great Britain Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit in England on July 14
Germany Grand Prix – Hockenheimring in Hockenheim on July 28
Hungary Grand Prix – Hungaroring in Budapest on August 4
Belgium Grand Prix – Circuit de Spa in Francorchamps on September 1
Italy Grand Prix – Monza near Milan on September 8
Singapore Grand Prix – Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 22
Russia Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom in Sochi on September 29
Japan Grand Prix – Suzuka Circuit on October 13
Mexico Grand Prix – Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City on October 27
USA Grand Prix – Austin on November 3
Brazil Grand Prix – Sao Paulo on November 17
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina on December 1