Round four of the Coronavirus-delayed Formula 1 season sees the racers head to Silverstone this weekend for the first of two back-to-back races at the iconic track.
Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of the 2020 British Grand Prix with our guide below.
Back on home turf, Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to extend his five-point lead at the top of the Driver’s Championship over Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Round three of the championship saw Hamilton chalk up the 86th GP victory of his career during an eventful Hungarian GP last weekend. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took 2nd place on the podium with Bottas in third and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll making it home in fourth.
Hamilton is unsurprisingly heavily backed by the bookies to make it three straight wins in the 2020 Formula 1 season, as well as making it back-to-back British Grand Prix following his triumph at SIlverstone last year.
The big talking point in the run up to this weekend’s race has been Sergio Perez’s withdrawal from this weekend’s action following the Racing Point driver’s positive test for COVID-19 and will miss the race, with reserve driver Esteban Gutierrez getting his first F1 track time since his time at Haas during the 2016 season.
With the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix set to take place next weekend on the same track, expect a potentially cagey and tactical race – read on to find out how to watch the match no matter where you are in the world.
British Grand Prix: Where and when?
The schedule for this weekend’s racing at Silverstone is a as follows:
Practice 1 – Friday, July 31 at 11am BST / 12pm CEST / 6am ET / 3am PT
Practice 2 – Friday, July 31 at 3pm BST / 4pm CEST / 10am ET / 7am PT
Practice 3 – Saturday, August 1 at 11am BST / 12pm CEST / 6am ET / 3am PT
Saturday, August 1 at 2pm BST / 3pm CEST / 9am ET / 6am PT
British Grand Prix 2020 main race
Sunday, August 2 at 2.10pm BST / 3.10pm CEST / 9.10am ET / 6.10am PT
Watch F1 2020 British Grand Prix online from outside your country
We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this weekend’s racing from Silverstone further down in this guide. If you’re intent on watching theBritish Grand Prix, but find yourself away from home then you’ll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it’s likely to be geo-blocked.
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How to watch the British Grand Prix online in the US exclusively on ESPN
ESPN has exclusive broadcast rights to the 2020 Formula 1 season.
Not interested in signing up for cable just to watch the British Grand Prix on ESPN. Don’t worry as there are now a number of streaming services, all at different price points, which will give you access to the network so you watch the practice sessions and qualifying online. We’ve listed a few of our favorites below to make things easier for you.
Hulu with Live TV – $54.99 per month – As well as giving you access to ESPN, the service also includes its own Hulu Originals and supports a wide variety of streaming devices.
Sling TV – $30 per month – In order to get access to ESPN, you’ll have to sign up for Sling TV’s Sling Orange package. The service also lets you watch on three screens simultaneously and record live TV with its Cloud DVR.
YouTube TV – $65 per month – YouTube TV gives you access to ESPN as well as over 70 other TV channels and a free 14-day trial available.
AT&T TV Now – $65 per month – AT&T TV Now may be more expensive than the competition but in addition to ESPN you also get access to HBO with your plan. The service allows you to watch over 45 live TV channels and you can also record up to 20 hours of content using its cloud DVR.
SlingTV your best bet
Signing up for SlingTV is the easiest and most affordable way to catch the qualifiers and the big race this weekend.
How to stream 2020 F1 British GP live in the UK
The great news for F1 fans in the UK is that Sunday’s race will be broadcast fee-to-air on Channel 4 and on its streaming service All4
Sky will also be offering their comprehensive coverage of the race via its Sky Sports F1 channel and the SKy Go app, including an option to watch the action in 4K for Sky Q customers, as well as full broadcasts of practice and qualifying.
For those looking to avoid being tied down to a contract, there’s the option of Now TV’s Sky Sports Monthly Pass. It costs £33.99 for 30 days, which compares very favourably to the £9.99 24-hour pass, and gets you all 11 Sky Sports channels.
How to stream the 2020 F1 British GP live in Canada
TSN and its French language sister channel RDS have the exclusive rights to show live F1 action in Canada.
If you’re not already a subscriber through cable, the TSN Direct and RDS Direct streaming services are priced at CA$4.99 a day or $19.99 a month.
Coverage on either channel goes live just before the start of each session. The British Grand Prix starts at 9.10am ET/6.10am PT Canadian time this Sunday, with qualifying action the day before on Saturday, August 1 starting at 9am ET/6am PT.
Live stream F1 2020 British Grand Prix live in Australia
Fox Sports has exclusive live rights to this season’s F1 Down Under.
If you don’t want the commitment of a cable subscription, the good news is that Fox Sports F1 coverage is also available via streaming-only service Kayo Sports.
The service is available from just $25 a month – and it comes with a FREE 2-week trial period.
British GP starts at 11.10pm AEST on Sunday, but you can also watch all of the practice and qualifying sessions through Fox and Kayo (see the timings above).
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