When does the Formula One (F1) season start?
The world’s biggest and most famous motor racing event Formula One, continues to attract an army of fans from all over the planet. Known for high-octane excitement, crashes, thrills, and spills – drama is always guaranteed with Formula One and the stakes continue to get higher for those involved in the sport.
Global appeal is one of the key components for Formula One, with 21 races taking place on the calendar – across 5 continents. 11 of the races take place in Europe at iconic venues such as Monza, Monaco, and Silverstone whilst the other 10 races stretch across the globe to Shanghai, Singapore, and Melbourne.
Traditionally, the Formula One calendar gets underway in March (with the Melbourne race kicking off proceedings) and runs through to November.
The 2020 F1 calendar has been decimated by COVID 19 however and a reduced calendar of just 17 races has been agreed – with every contest taking place behind closed doors.
How to watch or live stream Formula 1
As the premiere motorsport event in the world, the domestic and international interest in Formula One is world renowned. Broadcast rights are often battled out between the biggest coverage providers in the world – making F1 a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Fox Sports has long been the home of Formula One in Australia, with in-depth coverage offered on all of the biggest races. Customers can also live stream the action through the Foxtel app – allowing fans to watch Formula One action whilst on the move.
Channel 10 also have access to some of the races in the F1 calendar (including the home Melbourne Grand Prix) allowing fans to watch the F1 through free-to-air means too.
Kayo Sports have become one of the key live streaming F1 providers in recent years too – completing an impressive set of options for F1 fans in Australia.
Live streaming Formula One on Kayo Sports
Formula One is big business in Australia and Kayo Sports have become the principal live streaming resource for fans.
With a pre-race programme entitled ‘pit lane’ in addition to race day coverage beginning 4 hours before the race, fans are always kept in the loop by Kayo Sports.
Furthermore, the qualification and practice periods are also all shown live on Kayo Sports, ensuring fans never miss a single snippet of the action.
The basic Kayo subscription costs $25 a month, which allows users to watch all the sport they want on 2 screens at the same time, whilst a premium Kayo Sports subscription enables 3 simultaneous streams for $35 a month.
Kayo Sports offers subscribers access to over 50 sports, with action taking place all over the world – making it a must have for any sports fan. New subscribers can also access a free, 14-day trial with Kayo Sports.
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