The Singapore Grand Prix is a major Formula One race on the current schedule and was the inaugural night race. This year, the race will be run on Sunday, Sept 16th at 8:10 PM local time (12:10 BST), with qualifying beginning on September 16th on ESPN2. There are several outlets that provide coverage. However, if you will be traveling or want to watch coverage from a specific country, you will need to use a VPN.
The Singapore Grand Prix takes place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The Race was first run in 1966, this race has only been run a handful of times overall. The current version of the race has only been in place since 2008. Interestingly, there have only been 4 different drivers to win this race over the 18 times it was run. This race will be interesting because three of the four winners are still active racers. In fact, the defending champion, Lewis Hamilton, will have his work cut out for him. If can defend his title, he will tie the number of victories of the one with the most, Sebastian Vettel. Vettel has been fierce this season and will prove to be a very strong competitor.
Let’s take a look at the racing schedule for the year.
|1||Australian Grand Prix||March 25||1:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|2||Bahrain Grand Prix||April 8||11:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|3||Chinese Grand Prix||April 15||2:00am ET||ESPN2||Ricciardo|
|4||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||April 29||8:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|5||Spanish Grand Prix||May 13||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|6||Monaco Grand Prix||May 27||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Ricciardo|
|7||Canadian Grand Prix||June 10||2:00pm ET||ESPN||Vettel|
|8||French Grand Prix||June 24||10:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|9||Austrian Grand Prix||July 1||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Verstappen|
|10||British Grand Prix||July 8||9:00am ET||ESPN||Vettel|
|11||German Grand Prix||July 22||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|12||Hungarian Grand Prix||July 29||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|13||Belgian Grand Prix||August 26||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Vettel|
|14||Italian Grand Prix||September 2||9:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|15||Singapore Grand Prix||September 16||8:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|16||Russian Grand Prix||September 30||7:00am ET||ESPN2||Hamilton|
|17||Japanese Grand Prix||October 7||1:00am ET||ESPN2|
|18||United States Grand Prix||October 21||2:00pm ET||ABC|
|19||Mexican Grand Prix||October 28||3:00pm ET||ABC|
|20||Brazilian Grand Prix||November 11||12:00am ET||ESPN2|
|21||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||November 25||8:00am ET||ESPN2|
There are several racers that will provide stiff competition this year for the Singapore Grand Prix. If you are a fan of Formula 1, you will already recognize the names. Those are the names of Max Verstappen, Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, and even Fernando Alonso. The last three have all won this race. However, don’t count out Max Verstappen. He is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Let’s take a look at Internet channels streaming F1 races this season:
|Croatia||MAXtv To Go||Yes||Croatian|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next||Yes||Japanese|
|Spain||Antena 3 / Esport 3||Yes||Spanish|
|United Kingdom||Channel 4||No||English|
|United States||ESPN Play||Yes||English|
If you already have access to one of the streaming channels above then you’re all set. Just remember to use a VPN if you plan to be outside the country on the day of the race. Channel 4 is our favorite channel to watch Formula 1 races. They are streaming the F1 races this year and the British coverage is outstanding. However,
With the growing popularity of Formula One, we continue to learn about the art of streaming live races. The key is gaining access to the right channel or service. You would need a VPN to get around any geographic restrictions. Since streaming services are launching at a record pace, your options are always increasing.
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