F1 live stream 2024: how to watch Bahrain Grand Prix free – online and on TV

 Charles Leclerc of Monaco driving the (16) Ferrari SF-24 on track during day one of F1 Testing at Bahrain International Circuit on February 21, 2024
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The 2024 F1 season is upon us and a with a record-breaking 24-race calendar, you'll want to know how to watch F1 online. That includes FREE live streams such as those provide by Servus and ORF in Austria. Abroad? Use a VPN to watch your local stream when traveling away. Every 2024 F1 race airs on Sky Sports F1 in the UK and Fox Sports in Australia – and we can show you how to watch an F1 Bahrain live stream.

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Next event - Bahrain Grand Prix Feb 29 - Mar 2
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Formula 1 has never been more popular.. or more controversial. From Lewis Hamilton's shock Ferrari move making 2024 his last year with Mercedes, to Red Bull's unprecedented dominance, the 2024 F1 season is set to be a fascinating affair.

Max Verstappen's first round of Qualifying sees the Dutchman start as he means to go on, outqualifying second-place finisher Charles Leclerc by 0.228 seconds. Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez, however, only starts fifth – so the fight is on, for silver at least.

Last year's best of the rest McLaren don't appear to have had a great winter break, with Norris and Piastri languish in seventh and eighth respectively, so there's work to do if the papaya lads want to solidify their success. Ferrari, however, look to be strong, and we've got our fingers crossed for some battles on-track.

Follow our guide below for how to watch F1 live streams from anywhere in 2024.

F1 Bahrain GP schedule 2024

FRIDAY

Practice 3: 12.30am GMT / 7.30am ET / 4.30am PT / 11.30pm AEDT

Qualifying: 4pm GMT / 11am ET / 8am PT /  3am AEDT (Sat)

SATURDAY

Bahrain GP: 3pm GMT / 10am ET / 7am PT / 2am AEDT (Sun)

Where to watch FREE F1 live streams in 2024

Formula 1 is such a popular sport that many TV companies have, unfortunately, put a premium on F1 coverage. But there are some countries where the F1 is still shown on free TV. That may be the odd race – or, for some lucky Grand Prix fans, every single one.

Make sure to use a VPN to watch them if you're away from home.

How to watch 2024 F1 live streams from outside your country

We've recommended some of the best places to live stream 2024 F1 races below. But you might run into a problem trying to access them if you're outside of your country. This is because of something called geo-blocking.

Simply follow our VPN advice below and you'll soon be around that issue with a great bit of software that allows you to relocate your device back to your country of residence - thereby regaining access to all the streaming services and content you normally enjoy at home.

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Watch on F1 TV (selected regions)

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If you're an F1 devotee, then you likely already know about F1 TV - it's the streaming service to subscribe to for all the best live action, highlights, replays of classics races and a whole lot more besides.

Most people will want to go for F1 TV Pro, which is the way to live stream every F1 Grand Prix in full - along with F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup. Prices differ from country to country - it's $10.99 per month or $99.99 per year in the US, for example. But in India, it's just $4.82 a month after a FREE 7-day trial!

Just note that F1 TV doesn't provide live Grand Prix coverage everywhere, the UK, Australia and France being three notable examples.


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How to watch F1 live streams in the UK

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Every race of the 2024 F1 season is being shown on Sky Sports in the UK.

If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.98.

Not in the UK but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream the F1 as if you were at home.

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How to watch F1 2024 streams in the US without cable

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In the US, live coverage of the 2024 F1 season is being shown on ESPN and ESPN 2. If you already have access to those channels as part of your cable package, then you're good to go.

The Miami, USA, Canada, Mexico City and Monaco GPs are also being shown on ABC.

How to watch 2024 F1 without cable

If you don't have them on cable, Sling TV is an OTT service that's perfect for F1 fans.

The Sling Orange package includes ESPN and ESPN 2, with a subscription usually costing from $40 per month. However, if you're new to the service you can get 50% off your first month.

Alternatively, Fubo is an even more complete end-to-end cable replacement service, offering ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC and over 140 other channels on plans starting from $79.99 a month after a 7-day FREE trial.

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How to watch F1: live stream in Canada

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In Canada, you can watch 2024 Formula 1 races on English-language TSN or French-language RDS - but they're premium channels that typically come with a pay TV package.

If you get them as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to an F1 live stream. 

If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN or RDS on a streaming-only basis for $19.99 a month or $199.90 per year.

If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.

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How to watch F1: live stream in Australia

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Motorsport fans in Australia can also watch the 2024 F1 season unfold on Fox Sports, which is available through Foxtel. Subscribers can also stream the action via the Foxtel Go app. 

However, every race will also be shown on the incredible sports streaming service Kayo Sports, which is an ideal option for those who don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.

Kayo lets you stream on one device with its $25 per month One plan or $35 Basic plan. Both come with a FREE 7-day trial.

Don't forget, you can take your F1 coverage abroad with you as well. A good VPN is what you need.

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the NFL, NHL, cricket, NRL, NBA... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

Happy with highlights? They will be shown for FREE on Network 10 and its 10Play streaming service.


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How to watch F1: live stream in New Zealand

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Sky Sport is the place to watch F1 in New Zealand in 2024, and fans can live stream every single race via the Sky Sport Now platform.

A Sky Sport Now subscription costs $24.99 per week or $49.99 per month.

Meanwhile, Sky Sport subscribers can watch games online using the country's Sky Go service.

2024 F1 race calendar and dates

  1. BAHRAIN, Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir - 29 February - 2 March
  2. SAUDI ARABIA, Jeddah Corniche Circuit - 7-9 March
  3. AUSTRALIA, Albert Park, Melbourne - 22-24 March
  4. JAPAN, Suzuka International Racing Course - 5-7 April
  5. CHINA (sprint race), Shanghai International Circuit - 19-21 April
  6. MIAMI (sprint race), Miami International Autodrome, Hard Rock Stadium - 3-5 May
  7. EMILIA ROMAGNA, Imola Circuit - 17-19 May
  8. MONACO, Circuit de Monaco - 24-26 May
  9. CANADA, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal - 7-9 June
  10. SPAIN, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya - 21-23 June
  11. AUSTRIA (sprint race), Red Bull Ring, Spielberg - 28-30 June
  12. GREAT BRITAIN, Silverstone Circuit - 5-7 July
  13. HUNGARY. Hungaroring, Budapest - 19-21 July
  14. BELGIUM, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps - 26-28 July
  15. NETHERLANDS, Circuit Zandvoort - 23-25 August
  16. ITALY, Monza Circuit - 30 August - 1 September
  17. AZERBAIJAN, Baku City Circuit - 13-15 September
  18. SINGAPORE, Marina Bay Street Circuit - 20-22 September
  19. UNITED STATES (sprint race), Circuit of the Americas, Austin - 18-20 October
  20. MEXICO, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City - 25-27 October
  21. BRAZIL (sprint race), Interlagos Circuit, Sao Paulo - 1-3 November
  22. LAS VEGAS, Las Vegas Street Circuit - 21-23 November
  23. QATAR (sprint race), Lusail International Circuit, Lusail - 29 November - 1 December
  24. ABU DHABI, Yas Marina Circuit - 6-8 December

2024 F1 teams and drivers

Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen
  • Sergio Pérez

Ferrari

  • Charles Leclerc
  • Carlos Sainz

Mercedes

  • Lewis Hamilton
  • George Russell

Alpine

  • Pierre Gasly
  • Esteban Ocon

McLaren

  • Lando Norris
  • Oscar Piastri

Stake F1 Team

  • Valtteri Bottas
  • Guanyu Zhou

Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso
  • Lance Stroll

Haas

  • Kevin Magnussen
  • Nico Hulkenberg

RB Formula 1 Team

  • Yuki Tsunoda
  • Daniel Ricciardo

Williams

  • Alex Albon
  • Logan Sargeant

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.