How to Stream Formula 1 Grand Prix | Japanese Grand Prix

Published: Oct 2, 2018

How to watch 2018 Formula One live streams?

The 2018 F1 season is here, so make sure you catch every race in HD with ExpressVPN.

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How to stream the Japanese Grand Prix in HD?

The answer? Use a VPN. A VPN is short for virtual private network. When you connect to one, you’re able to encrypt your data and take on an IP address from a VPN location of your choice.

Browse F1 streams securely and in HD, and with ExpressVPN you can choose from 145+ locations in 90+ countries. Fired up yet?

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See all F1 streaming options below!

Watch Formula 1 races on Fox Sports (AU)

Rejoice, Aussie fans, because Fox is live streaming EVERY Formula 1 race this year.

The best part? You can watch it for free with a VPN. Here’s how:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to any VPN location in Australia
  3. Visit and sign in
  4. Sit back and stream with extra privacy!

Stream F1 live on Sky Sports (UK)

Living in the UK? You can catch every race on Sky Sports F1. Be sure to visit the Sky Sports F1 for the latest news and updatesKeep in mind these times are in GMT, so be sure to set your clocks (or phones) accordingly.

To stream with a VPN simply:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to any UK VPN location
  3. Visit (remember to sign in to your account)
  4. Enjoy the races!

Watch F1 live streams on Channel 4 (UK)

Channel 4’s C4F1 will also be airing live races. To watch these races:

  1. Download ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to any UK location
  3. Visit
  4. You’re all set!

Stream Formula 1 Grand Prix on NBC Sports (USA)

This year, NBC Sports is streaming every F1 race. Unfortunately, a U.S. cable subscription is required. But hey, if you already have one, then NBC is your best bet.

Here’s how to stream it with a VPN:

  1. Download ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to any VPN location in the U.S.
  3. Visit (you may need to enter your U.S. cable provider’s info in order to stream)
  4. Kick back and enjoy!

How to watch F1: 2018 FIA calendar

Here’s a 2018 F1 event breakdown courtesy of FIA. Be sure to check your streaming site of choice for times.

* = dates may be subject to change

Date Venue Formula 1 Grand Prix
25 March Melbourne Australia
8 April* Sakhir Bahrain
15 April* Shanghai China
29 April Baku Azerbaijan
13 May Barcelona Spain
27 May Monaco Monaco
10 June Montreal Canada
24 June Le Castellet France
1 July Spielberg Austria
8 July Silverstone Great Britain
22 July Hockenheim Germany
29 July Budapest Hungary
26 August Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
2 September Monza Italy
16 September Singapore Singapore
30 September Sochi Russia
7 October Suzuka Japan
21 October Austin USA
28 October Mexico City Mexico
11 November Sao Paulo Brazil
25 November Yas Marina Abu Dhabi

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Lewis Hamilton is at the top of the standings with eight wins while second-placed Sebastian Vettel has five.

Can Hamilton extend his lead? Can Vettel regain the top spot?

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16 thoughts on “Formula 1

  1. I currently have a year long subscription to ExpressVPN however I was looking at purchasing the new F1 Pro subscription that gives you love streams of all races and catchup. I have found it available in Luxembourg can you confirm that it will work to stream when I purchase the F1 Pro subscription. I believe it’s a fairly new thing..

    Many thanks

    1. Hi there,

      We have not encountered cases where ExpressVPN does not work with F1 Pro. Also, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if you do have an issue with streaming that the Support team cannot resolve, you’ll get 100% of your money back 🙂

  2. I am not clear on the workings of VPN. I still keep my ISP, right? Do I need to make any changes to my current setup? How does this work?

    1. Hi Rick,

      A VPN does not replace your ISP. However, a VPN encrypts your traffic, so your ISP can’t see your internet traffic and stream providers won’t know where you’re browsing from.

      This means you can stream with anonymity and avoid blackouts and throttling. If you have further questions, feel free to get in touch with Support here:

  3. I am on holiday in France and want to stream the Australian grand prix on my laptop but only want to pay for this race as I will be back home next month. What are my Options?

    Cheers Arie

    1. Hi arie,

      You can use ExpressVPN for 30 days free. Just sign up, watch the race, and cancel before the 30 days are through 🙂

      Of course, we hope you’ll continue to use ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN helps you watch other great content without throttling or local blackouts and also secures your internet connection. So give it a go! We hope you’ll enjoy using ExpressVPN.

  4. Before purchasing i would like to know if i can receive SKy F1 in The Netherlands, and not just Ziggo. I want to watch F1 from SKY and not ZIGGO.

    1. Hi Rogier,

      ExpressVPN helps you access Sky and any other F1 broadcasters in HD, no matter where you are. The VPN does not block your access to any broadcaster but helps protect your traffic from being throttled by your ISP.

      You can give ExpressVPN a try for 30-days free, and contact Support at if you encounter any issues.

      Happy streaming!

  5. Before signing up I wish to confirm that I will be able to watch all 2018 F1 GP’s here in Australia. I’ve dumped Foxtel as they are a huge rip off & have no other way 0f watching the GP’s.
    Is there a way to record from your package as same races are run at fairly anti social hours.

  6. Will streaming to Europe / The Netherlands also be possible by Express VPN? Who will be the broadcaster for Europe or The Netherlands.

    1. Hi Rene,

      ExpressVPN can help you enjoy Formula 1 streams (and streams for other sports) no matter where you are. For the Netherlands, Ziggo Sport will be the broadcaster. To stream:
      1. See the list of broadcasters:
      2. Select a broadcaster and connect to an ExpressVPN location in the same country
      3. You’re done!

      Be sure to contact Support ( if you need assistance 🙂

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