70th Anniversary Grand Prix: How To Watch F1 This Weekend

The second race at Silverstone has been named the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix and follows the British Grand Prix.

This is what you have to find out about tuning in to look at the apply classes, qualifying and the race itself.

When does the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix begin within the UK?

The race shall be held on Sunday 9 August. In contrast to the British Grand Prix, Channel Four isn’t allowed to broadcast dwell alongside Sky, so will present race highlights at 7.30pm BST.

There’s free apply on Friday, Qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.

Spherical 5: Silverstone, UK
Begin time (BST): 2.10pm 
Highlights: Channel Four 7.30pm

Apply 1 & 2: Sky Sports activities F1, 9.30am and 1.45pm Friday

Apply 3: Sky Sports activities F1, 10.45am Saturday

Qualifying: Sky Sports activities F1, 2pm Saturday

Race: Sunday’s protection begins at 12.30pm on Sky Sports activities F1.

In case you’re unable to get to a TV or file broadcasts, you possibly can watch them afterward Sky and Channel 4’s catch-up companies. Highlights have been taking a protracted whereas to look on All 4 – 4 hours or extra after broadcast on Channel 4 – so it is value setting your DVR to file should you can.

After the 2 back-to-back races within the UK it is on to Barcelona in Spain on 16 August for the third race of the second triple-header, then Belgium on 30 August and Italy (Monza) on 6 September. 

F1 has additionally confirmed that it’s going to race at Mugello in Tuscany for the primary time on 13 September, that means groups can keep in the identical nation for one more fortnight.

The 10th spherical shall be in Sochi in Russia on 27 September.

The best way to watch each F1 race without spending a dime within the UK
Sky exhibiting dwell races
Prolonged qualifying, plus highlights on Channel Four proven 2.5 hours after dwell race ends

Sooner or later F1 will nearly actually change into a pay-to-watch sport. For the second, nonetheless, you’ve gotten the selection of watching on Channel Four within the UK or paying for the F1 channel on Sky.

Though Sky has the unique rights to indicate dwell races within the UK, highlights can be found on Channel 4, which is a free-to-air TV channel.

This association runs till 2024, however there’s excellent news for followers as a result of the newest deal (which has been agreed till the tip of the 2022 season) implies that prolonged highlights of each qualifying and races may be proven on Channel Four solely two and a half hours after the race ends, as a substitute of the three-hour delay in 2019. (They will not all be proven this quickly – the Australian GP highlights shall be broadcast on Sunday afternoon.) 

This implies the entire present will final 2.5 hours as a substitute of two, and might cowl 70 % of the motion. That equates to about an hour of precise racing relatively than 45 minutes.

Higher nonetheless, this settlement extends till the tip of 2022.

You’ll be able to watch Channel Four in your TV, after all, however you too can watch utilizing the All Four app in your cellphone or pill, or in an internet browser through Channel 4’s web site.

The best way to watch F1 races on Sky and NowTV

In case you’re joyful to pay a subscription price so you possibly can watch complete races dwell, then Sky is the one choice within the UK. Whereas Liberty operates a web-based streaming service – F1 TV Professional – you possibly can’t watch it within the UK due to Sky’s unique deal.

Due to coronavirus, sports activities have all been postponed. However we anticipate Sky will quickly convey again some kind of provide when it restarts in July.

You may get Sky Sports activities F1 for £10 per 30 days (minimal of 12 months) on prime of your regular Sky package deal, or Full Sports activities (all of the sports activities channels) for £20 per 30 days. You want to enroll in an 18-month contract for the latter, although. In case you’re not a Sky buyer but, you will get F1 on prime of Sky TV for £35 per 30 days plus a £20 setup price.

In case you’d relatively not signal as much as Sky TV since you solely need F1 then there may be an alternate: you possibly can subscribe through Sky’s streaming service, Now TV. That’s accessible in your cellphone, pill, video games consoles, through an internet browser and likewise through a Now TV streaming stick.

It is not less expensive although: it is £33.99 per 30 days for the Sky Sports activities Go, though there may be at present a proposal which will get you the primary three months for £25 per 30 days.

Are you able to get F1 TV Professional within the UK?

Annoyingly, no, you possibly can’t. In case you did not know, F1 TV Professional is the official streaming service of Forumla 1 however you possibly can’t get it within the UK due to Sky’s unique deal for dwell races.

F1 TV Professional is simply accessible the US the place it prices $79.99 per 12 months. It’s also possible to purchase it in just a few different nations together with the Netherlands the place it’s €7.99 per 30 days.

Within the UK, all you possibly can entry is the dwell timing service which prices £2.29 per 30 days. We do not advise utilizing a VPN to purchase the service from the US or Netherlands: it is seemingly your VPN shall be detected and Liberty Media, which runs F1, says your subscription shall be terminated with no refund.

Can I watch F1 on-line in 2020?

Certainly you possibly can. Protection is accessible utilizing the next apps:

Word that you just can’t watch dwell on the All Four app. In contrast to BBC iPlayer, you possibly can’t be a part of a dwell broadcast (a lot much less restart it from the start) and you could have to attend hours for the race highlights to look within the app. That is actually the case this 12 months, with the programme showing over 4 hours after broadcast.


To look at races on Sky you want to subscribe to its TV service. Sky shall be broadcasting apply, qualifying and races in Extremely HD, however they’re additionally in HD relying upon your subscription. You’ll find out extra on Sky’s web site.

Now TV

As we stated above, you possibly can nonetheless watch Sky Sports activities F1 with out being a Sky buyer because the channel can be accessible on Now TV. That is sky’s streaming service, which you’ll be able to watch through the Now TV Participant app on a laptop computer, PC, Mac, cellphone or pill, or Sky’s personal Now TV Stick which connects to an HDMI enter in your TV.

Is there actually no solution to watch F1 races dwell without spending a dime?

Formally, no. However there’s a method. And it is free when you’ve got a satellite tv for pc dish and receiver which may choose up RTL Germany. That is as a result of F1 races are nonetheless proven there on the free-to-air channel. Until you are fluent in German the commentary is not going to imply a lot, however you will get English commentary by tuning into Radio 5 Reside (you need to use the iPlayer Radio app in your cellphone if you do not have an precise radio).

If you have not already acquired an acceptable dish and set-top field, there’s little level in investing in a single as you may pay across the identical value to look at F1 on Now TV. Nevertheless it might work out to be cheaper should you plan to look at F1 for the subsequent few years and RTL continues to broadcast it.

2020 F1 schedule

This is the newest schedule. All instances are British Summer season Time (GMT+1).

Spherical 1: Austrian GP
5 July
Sky, 2.10pm 
Spherical 2: Styrian GP
12 July
Sky, 2.10pm
Spherical 3: Hungarian GP
19 July
Sky, 2.10pm
Spherical 4: British GP
2 August
Sky, 2.10pm
Spherical 5: 70th Anniversary GP
9 August
Sky, 2.10pm
Spherical 6: Spanish GP
16 August
Sky, 2.10pm
Spherical 7: Belgian GP
30 August
Sky, 2.10pm
Spherical 8: Italian GP
6 September
Sky, 2.10pm
Spherical 9: Tuscan GP (Mugello)
13 September
Spherical 10: Russian GP
27 September
United States Grand Prix
25 October (TBC)
Sky, 7.10pm
Mexican Grand Prix
1 November (TBC)
Sky, 7.10pm
Brazilian Grand Prix
15 November (TBC)
Sky, 5.10pm
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
29 November (TBC)
Sky, 1.10pm
The best way to watch F1 with a VPN

In case you’re not within the UK when a specific race is proven, you possibly can watch it utilizing the Sky Go app in your cellphone or pill, however that is solely when you’ve got the proper degree of subscription in place with Sky. And should you’re not with Sky, then you possibly can nonetheless watch highlights on the All Four app should you use a VPN with a UK server, comparable to NordVPN, ExpressVPN and Hidden24.

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