Formula 1 TV Coverage (Worldwide)

Formula 1 TV CoverageThe highest class international auto racing of single seater racing cars, is known as the Formula One World Championship. The competition is authorized by FIA and the 2021 FIA F1 World Championship is going to be the 72nd running in the competition history. According to stats, in 2020, there was an average audience of 87.4 million per Grand Prix, which proves the enormous popularity of this competition. Due to immense popularity, broadcasting networks are tend to purchase the TV rights even with a large amount of money. In this content we will list out all the broadcasting TV channels and major online streaming options for Formula One 2021.

F1 World Championship 2021 Broadcasters List:

Europe:

Country Broadcaster Type of Broadcaster Broadcasting Details
Albania RTSH Free Live Broadcasting of Qualifying and Final Race
Andorra DAZN Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova Setanta Sports + Pay Live Broadcasting of Qualifying and Final Race
Austria ORF eins DVB-T Free in AT, DVB-S2 with encryption on Astra Practice Session 2, Qualifying, Final Race Live (All Practice Sessions for Austrian GP)
Sky Sport F1 Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Azerbaijan Idman TV Free Live Broadcasting of Qualifying and Final Race
Setanta Sports + Pay Live Broadcasting of Qualifying and Final Race
Belgium Play Sports Pay Practice Session 2, Qualifying, Final Race Live
Sporza DVB-C and DVB-T Free in Belgium, DVB-S with encryption on Astra Qualifying and Final Race (Only Belgian GP Live, Highlights of Other Races)
RTBF La Deux Qualifying and Final Race (Live)
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia Sport Klub Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Bulgaria Diema Sport Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Cyprus CytaVision Pay Qualifying and Final Race (Live)
Czech Republic Sport 1 Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Denmark TV3+ / TV3+ HD Pay 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania Viaplay Pay 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Finland MTV3 DVB-T Free in Finland, DVB-S Encrypted on Thor 1°W (EU) Only the Race (Delayed, Shown on next day)
C More Max Pay 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
France Canal+ Pay Broadcasts only the Final Race Live
Canal+ Sport Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying (Live), Final Race (Delayed)
TF1 Free Only Final Race Live (French GP and 4 more)
TMC Free French GP only (Qualifying Only)
Germany n-TV DVB-T2 with encryption, DVB-S FTA (only SD) on Astra 19.2°E Practice Sessions 1,2 (Select Races Live), Qualifying and Final Race (Select Races Highlights)
RTL Television Practice Session-3 (Highlights of Select Races), Qualifying and Final Race (Live)
Sky Sport F1 Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Greece ERT Free 3 Practice Sessions Live (on ERT Sports), Qualifying and Final Race Live (on ERT1)
Cosmote Sport Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Hungary M4 Sport Free All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Ireland Channel 4 UK Free All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live (British GP Only), Qualifying and Final Race Highlights (Other Races)
Sky Sport F1 Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Italy TV8 Free Qualifying and Final Race Live
Sky Sport F1 Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Kosovo Art Sport Pay Qualifying and Final Race Live
Liechtenstein SRG SSR Qualifying and Final Race Live
Sky Sport F1 Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Luxembourg Sky Sport Pay 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Malta Total Sports Network Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Netherlands Ziggo Sports, Ziggo Sports Go,  Ziggo Sports Totaal Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
North Macedonia 24 Vesti Free Qualifying and Final Race Live
Norway Viasat Motor, Viasat Sport Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Viasat 4 Free Final Race Highlights (Select Races)
Poland Eleven Sports Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Polsat Sports Pay Final Race Highlights (Select Races)
Portugal Eleven Sports Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Romania Telekom Sport, Digi Sport, Look Sport Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Russia Match TV Free Qualifying and Final Race Live
Match! Arena Pay Practice Sessions Live, Qualifying and Final Race Highlights
San Marino Sky Sport F1 Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Slovakia Sport `1 Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Spain DAZN Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Sweden Viasat Motor Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
TV10 Pay Qualifying (Live), Final Race (Highlights)
Switzerland SRG SSR Free Qualifying and Final Race Live
Canal+ Pay Final Race Live
Canal+ Sport Pay Qualifying Live, Final Race Delayed
Sky Sport F1 Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Turkey S Sport Pay Practice Session – 3, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Ukraine Setanta Sports Pay Qualifying and Final Race Live
United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) Channel 4 Free All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live (British GP Only), Qualifying and Final Race Highlights (All Other Races)
Sky Sports Mix Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live (British GP and 2 Other Races), Qualifying and Final Race Highlights (All Other Races)
Sky Sports F1 Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live

Asia and Oceania:

Country or Region Broadcaster Type of Broadcaster Broadcasting Details
Australia Network Ten Free All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live (Australian GP Only), Final Race Highlights Only (All other Races)
Fox Sports (Australia) Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live (No Advertising Breaks)
Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) Setanta Sports + Pay Live Broadcasting of Qualifying and Final Race
China CCTV-5 Free Final Race Live Coverage
CCTV-5+ Pay Live Coverage of Qualifying
Great Sports Free Qualifying and Final Race (Sometimes Delayed)
Mad Sports Pay Qualifying and Final Race Live
Guangdong Sports Free Qualifying and Final Race (Sometimes Delayed)
Star Sports Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Southeast Asia and Taiwan Fox Sports Asia Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Indian Sub-Continent (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan) Star Sports Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Japan Fuji TV Next Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
DAZN Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
New Zealand Spark Sport Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
South Korea JTBC Golf and Sports Pay Final Race Only (Delayed)
Star Sports Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live (Selected Races)
Tajikistan Varzish TV Free Qualifying and Final Race (Sometimes Delayed)

Americas:

Country or Region Broadcaster Type of Broadcaster Broadcasting Details
Brazil Band Free Final Race Only (Live)
BandSports Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying (Live)
Canada RDS Pay Qualifying and Final Race Live
TSN Pay Practice Session – 2, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Latin America (Except Mexico) ESPN Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live (Selected Races)
Fox Premium Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Mexico Fox Sports Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live (Select Races)
Fox Premium Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Canal 5 Free All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live (Mexican GP Only)
United States of America, Puerto Rico ABC Free Final Races Live (Canada, USA, Mexico), (Monaco GP – Delayed)
ESPN (English), Spanish Commentary on ESPN Deportes Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live

Middle East and Africa:

Country or Region Broadcaster Type of Broadcaster Broadcasting Details
Iran MBC Persia Free All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
IRIB Varzesh Free Final Race Live
Israel Sport 5 Pay Qualifying and Final Race Live
Middle East and North Africa MBC Action Free All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
MBC Persia Free All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live
Canal+ Sport Pay All 3 Practice Sessions, Qualifying and Final Race Live

Online Streaming Options and Costs in USA and Canada:

  • US based viewers can catch the actions live through F1 TV Pro. It provides live coverage of all the practice sessions, qualifying and final race of all the races. The service charges 9.99 USD per Month, while the annual plan costs 79.99 USD.
  • F1 TV Access provides replays and highlights of all sessions and races. The service is pretty much cheap and charges 2.99 USD per Month and 26.99 USD per Year.
  • ESPN+ also delivers the live coverage of all the practice sessions, qualifying as well as final races. The streaming service of ESPN has monthly and annual subscription fee of 5.99 USD and 49.99 USD respectively.
  • Canadian viewers can enjoy the actions live through variety of options. TSN contents (English commentary version) are available through TSN App and TSN Direct.
  • The RDS contents (French commentary version) can be watched live through RDS App and RDS Direct.
  • TSN App and RDS App are free for the TSN and RDS subscribers.
  • TSN Direct and RDS Direct each charges 4.99 CAD per day while the monthly subscription fee is 19.99 CAD.

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