Formula 1 racing is European auto racing that began in the 1920s. Since then, the races have seen various changes over the years. This year, the F1 season starts on 20 March in Bahrain, and ends on 20 November in Abu Dhabi. There are many questions that linger for the season, and you can bet 2022 will be as exciting as previous years. There are several options in watching race coverage, and you can watch from anywhere with a VPN. Here are some of our favorite VPNs for watching the races.
How to Use a VPN to Watch Formula One Races
- Go ahead and sign up for one of the VPNs in our list. We will be using ExpressVPN for this guide since that’s the VPN we rely on for sports. ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee so you have plenty of time to test the service. Also, the MediaStreamer feature is included. It can be quite helpful to unblock live sports without slowing down your Internet connection.
- After you have an ExpressVPN account, you will want to download the latest version of their VPN software. They have developed custom apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. You can connect through a set top box or game console using the MediaStreamer feature.
- Next, launch the app and select a server in the UK. This will help you gain access to Channel 4 coverage through BBC iPlayer. ExpressVPN offers multiple server locations in and around London. They manage a network of servers in 94 countries so they have you covered for just about any event around the world.
- Enjoy the Formula One races and cheer on your favorite team.
And it is just that simple to do. Watching the race on BBC Sports is easy, using this method. If you are from the US and have access to a login, you may login to ESPN Play to watch coverage of the 2021 Formula One races.
As you can see, VPN services open gateways to content that would normally be geo-blocked. In addition to watching the races, if you live outside the United States, the service can help you access popular US services like Hulu, and Pandora. Of course, you will need an account for things like Hulu, but a VPN grant you access to the service. The same could be said about any location.
Formula One Driver Highlights
For the last several years, the British racer, Lewis Hamilton, has been the dominant force in Formula 1 Racing. His teammate, Valtteri Bottas, placed third in points last season. Clearly, the Mercedes team has been the team to beat. Curiously, the car setups of the two racers are remarkably similar. In other words, it comes down to driving styles. Last year the Red Bull team took the Draivers Championship with Max Verstappen winning the last race in Abu Dhabi. Even so, Mercedes still won the Constructors Cup.
Typically, Hamilton has been the one to win races with his more tactile feel on racing. That is not the case with George Russell joining the team. Will Hamilton be able to dominate the field again? Will someone else step up to challenge the British racer? Could Russell take over the crown held by Hamilton? Will Max Verstappen earn back to back F1 championships? These questions and more will all be answered this season. Here is a list of the races and dates. Note that the 2022 race schedule could be modified at any time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
F1 Schedule for the 2022 Season
|1||Bahrain Grand Prix||20 March||Sakhir|
|2||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||27 March||Jeddah|
|3||Australian Grand Prix||10 April||Melbourne|
|4||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||24 April||Imola|
|5||Miami Grand Prix||8 May||Miami|
|6||Spanish Grand Prix||22 May||Montmeló|
|7||Monaco Grand Prix||29 May||Monaco|
|8||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||12 June||Baku|
|9||Canadian Grand Prix||19 June||Montréal|
|10||British Grand Prix||3 July||Silverstone|
|11||Austrian Grand Prix||10 July||Spielberg|
|12||French Grand Prix||24 July||Le Castellet|
|13||Hungarian Grand Prix||31 July||Mogyoród|
|14||Belgian Grand Prix||28 Aug||Stavelot|
|15||Dutch Grand Prix||4 Sept||Zandvoort|
|16||Italian Grand Prix||11 Sept||Monza|
|17||Russian Grand Prix||25 Sept||Sochi|
|18||Singapore Grand Prix||2 Oct||Singapore|
|19||Japanese Grand Prix||9 Oct||Suzuka|
|20||United States Grand Prix||23 Oct||Austin|
|21||Mexico City Grand Prix||30 Oct||Mexico City|
|22||São Paulo Grand Prix||13 Nov||São Paulo|
|23||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||20 Nov||Abu Dhabi|
To watch these races, you have a few options. Formula 1 is a big industry, so we also have a list of channels that will be broadcasting the races below. Some are free, others are premium channels.
Formula 1 Broadcast Partners
|Croatia||MAXtv To Go||Yes||Croatian|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next||Yes||Japanese|
|Spain||Antena 3 / Esport 3||Yes||Spanish|
|United Kingdom||Channel 4 (replays)||No||English|
|United States||ESPN Play||Yes||English|
Enjoy all the excitement of the 2022 Formula 1 races, and watch to see if our two favorite competitors will match the excitement of previous seasons. Can Hamilton reclaim his dominance, or will he have to relinquish the crown to Verstappen. By sharing this post with your friends, they can enjoy the F1 season from anywhere with you.