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How to watch Formula 1 2022: Live stream the F1 Singapore Grand Prix online wherever you are

Matt Reed
16 Sep 2022

Follow the Formula 1 season with our guide on how to live stream all the action starting with the Singapore Grand Prix from 30 September

Like the art of overtaking, figuring out how to watch Formula One races can be fraught with difficulty – sometimes you might just crash into a rogue website. As your virtual safety car, we’re here to direct traffic towards trusted live streams of all the upcoming races in the F1 schedule. For the next F1 race, the Formula One family travels to Marina Bay Street Circuit for the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday 2 October.

As ever, UK residents can watch the racing action, including two days of practice races and qualifiers, live on Sky Sports across the 30 September and 1 October, as well as the Sunday race. For those outside the UK, you can stream the Grand Prix and every other race on F1's official streaming service, F1 TV Pro, which is available in several regions worldwide for different monthly subscription prices. Alternatively, US Formula One fans can also watch each race on ESPN and ESPN2 via streaming packages like Hulu with ESPN+. Sky Sports, ESPN and F1 TV Pro can all be accessed from abroad by using a good VPN too, such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN.

How to watch F1 in the UK | in US, Canada and elsewhere | abroad using a VPN

Italian Grand Prix pole sitter Charles Leclerc couldn’t find the pace to fend off the in-form man of the moment Max Verstappen as he rolled over the finish line for his fifth consecutive victory in Monza last weekend.

Having started seventh on the grid, Verstappen was already up into the podium positions by lap 4 and would go to P2 just one lap later. When a Virtual Safety Car was brought in following Sebastian Vettel’s DNF during lap 12, the Dutchman gained the lead as Leclerc pitted to change from softs to mediums. Team tactics began to take charge here, as Red Bull and Versappen pitted for mediums on lap 26 and slotted back into second before Ferrari and Leclerc pitted once again to get fresh softs on lap 33 to switch the order once more. Still, Verstappen seemed comfortable, using with his car's raw pace to extend his lead to 20-seconds until Daniel Ricciardo’s wrecked McLaren brought in another safety car on lap 48. At any restart, the chasing pack’s softer, fresher tyres would have an advantage, but it wasn’t to be as 2021’s champion saw the chequered flag from the comfortable position behind the safety car.

With that his eleventh win of the season, Verstappen’s lead in the Driver’s Championship is up to 116 points over Leclerc in second. That means the season could be wrapped up in Singapore at the very next Grand Prix if the Dutchman manages to outscore Leclerc by 22 points, Perez by 12 and Russell by six. While such a wide margin of victory over all three drivers might seem a tad fanciful, even for a dominant Verstappen, you never know what’s round the corner in F1.

The lights will go green in Singapore on Sunday, 2 October, so there is a little while before that crucial date in the racing calendar. Be sure to check back in with this page closer to the date to devour all the pre-race information you need to know.

How to watch the Singapore Grand Prix (30 September - 2 October)

What time are the F1 qualifying and practice races?

All times are British Summer Time (BST).

Friday 30 September 2022

  • Practice 1 starts at 11am
  • Practice 2 starts at 2pm

Saturday 1 October 2022

  • Practice 3 starts at 11am
  • Qualifying starts at 2pm

When does the F1 Singapore Grand Prix start?

Sunday 2 October 2022

  • The Singapore Grand Prix will commence at 8pm local time and 1pm in the UK.

F1 2022 Driver Standings

1Max Verstappen335
2Charles Leclerc219
3Sergio Pérez210
4George Russell203
5Carlos Sainz187

F1 2022 Constructor Standings

1Red Bull Racing RBPT545
4Alpine Renault125

How to watch F1 2022 in the UK: Sky Sports and Sky Sports F1

Until at least 2024, Sky are the exclusive rights holders for live F1 coverage in the UK. That means the only way to watch F1 races in 2022 is to get Sky Sports.

There are two ways to watch F1 on Sky Sports. You can either add the dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel to your TV package, or you can add the Complete Sky Sports package to your TV. We'll explain the difference between both, but note that both options require you to have a basic Sky Signature package first. Sky Signature is the new name for Sky's Basic TV package. This costs £26/mth and includes the best of Sky TV and Netflix on compatible devices. The minimum term contract for Sky Signature is 18 months and new customers will have a one-time setup fee.

Once you have Sky Signature, you can add Sky Sports F1 to your TV. Sky Sports F1 is the official broadcaster of every F1 race of the 2022 season. You can watch every practice, qualifying session and race live in HD for £25/mth on a rolling 31-day contract.

However, if you're a fan of sports in general, you're better off choosing the Sky Sports package, which also costs £25/mth. Not only does this include the Sky Sports F1 channel as default, but you'll get eight Sky Sports channels all in HD, meaning you'll be able to watch marquee matches from the Premier League, EFL, Scottish Premiership, golf majors, NFL, NBA, live international cricket, franchise cricket tournaments like the IPL, and more. Alternatively, new customers can get Sky TV and Sky Sports package for £44/mth. However, this will tie you down to an 18-month contract and you'll need to pay a one-time setup fee of £20.

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How to watch F1 2022 in the UK: Now Sports Membership

If you can't afford the expense of Sky Sports F1 and don't like the idea of a long-term contract, a Now Sports membership is a great alternative.

You can either purchase a Now Sports Day Membership, which costs £12 and includes a Mobile Month Pass free; or a Now Sports Month Membership, which costs £34/mth and includes a seven-day free trial of Now Boost, which lets you stream content in HD on any device. Apart from F1, you can also watch all the upcoming marquee Premier League, EFL and NBA games using this pass.

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How to watch F1 2022 in the US: ESPN

Should you not want to get a separate subscription for Formula One using the F1 TV Pro service, then American-based racing fans can watch the action live on ESPN and ESPN2.

Depending on the service you prefer, and the amount of other channels and streaming channels you want to include in your package, you’ve got a couple options on where to watch both channels.

  • Hulu: Package deal for Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ costs $14/mth
  • Sling TV: ESPN and ESPN2 available on the Sling Orange plan for $35/mth.

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How to watch F1 2022 in Canada, the US and elsewhere: F1 TV Pro

For US and Canada-based F1 fans who prefer an easier, all-in-one solution for streaming Formula 1 races, plus a whole lot more, then F1 TV Pro is the answer.

You’ll be able to watch every race live, plus get full length replays two days later should you have missed the action, as well as F2 and F3 replays to boot. It'll cost $80/yr or $10/mth in both Canada and the US. There’s stacks of other race-day content available too, including live leaderboard data, real-time telemetry data, team radio clips and live driver maps. Add in huge amounts of on-demand, exclusive F1 TV to enjoy, from over 600 historic races to engrossing Formula 1 documentaries, and the service is ideal for F1 fanatics.

And it isn’t just only North American based F1 fans who get to enjoy this service. F1 TV Pro is also available in a lot of other places around the world, including the Netherlands, France, Belgium and more, so for many this is the easiest service for streaming live F1 matches wherever you are. Prices will vary depending on location.

For those living in countries that don’t have the service though – which includes the UK, Republic of Ireland, Italy, India and Spain – there is still the option to sign up for regular F1 TV and get access to a catalogue of over 600 F1 races to watch at your leisure, amongst other perks. You just won't be able to watch races live due to exclusive broadcasting agreements. Read on below for more information.

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How to follow F1 anywhere: F1 TV

Since the 2020 season, the official F1 channel has its own streaming service called F1 TV. In the UK, you can subscribe to F1 TV for £20/yr or £2.29/mth while prices will vary in other regions. This gives you access to live leaderboard data, real-time telemetry data, team radio clips, live driver maps plus the option to watch historic races and exclusive documentaries featuring some of the biggest names that have shaped the sport.

Unlike F1 TV Pro package (available in other regions outside the UK), you don't get to watch races live but is still a worthwhile way to follow the action and go on a deepdive into the history of the sport.

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How to watch F1 2022 wherever you are: use a good VPN service

If you're travelling abroad and don't have access to any of the aforementioned services broadcasting F1 races where you live, then the best way to legally access these services is by subscribing to a good VPN service. A VPN basically tricks your computer into thinking it’s in another country, thereby giving you access to online streams that would otherwise be foiled by a geo-block. Not only that, it encrypts all your browsing traffic, meaning that every time you use the VPN on your device, all your browsing activity will be protected from any and everyone, including your own ISP and even hackers.

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The fastest VPN we've ever used – and our favourite for streaming – is ExpressVPN. It gives you speedy access to servers across the globe, so you won't miss any F1 action and you can use it on five devices simultaneously. It's well worth the money to watch lag-free F1 streams regardless of where you are in the world. The VPN has 24/7 customer support and has successfully completed an audit to prove that it doesn't log or store any user data. Our readers get three months free on the one-year plan and all plans include a 30-day no-questions-asked moneyback guarantee in case the service doesn't meet your expectations.

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A close second to ExpressVPN – and a bit cheaper on the pocket – is NordVPN. It shares many of the same features we've come to love from ExpressVPN, including a public audit to prove that it doesn't store any user data, 24/7 customer support and a 30-day moneyback guarantee. We like PC map-based interface because ti lets you select countries and servers easily. You can use the service on six devices at the same time, making it a great option for your entire family.

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How to watch F1 2022 Highlights: Channel 4

This year, as has been the case for the last six years, Channel 4 will air race highlights from every Grand Prix throughout the 2022 season. You can access these via the All 4 player on your laptop, mobile or other devices, or through the All 4 app on your TV box.

Formula 1 on Channel 4

F1 Schedule 2022

  1. 2 October: Singapore Grand Prix
  2. 9 October: Japanese Grand Prix
  3. 23 October: United States Grand Prix
  4. 30 October: Mexico City Grand Prix
  5. 13 November: Sao Paulo Grand Prix
  6. 20 November: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

F1 teams and rivers 2022

  • Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and George Russell
  • Red Bull Racing: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
  • Ferrari: Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz
  • Aston Martin: Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll
  • McLaren: Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo
  • Alfa Romeo Racing: Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou
  • Haas F1: Mick Schumachwer and Kevin Magnussen
  • Williams: Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi
  • AlphaTauri: Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda
  • Alpine: Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso

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