How to watch Formula One Australian Grand Prix Online using an Australian VPN
There is some great news in store for the Grand Prix fans! The first Grand Prix of the year’s Formula 1 season is just around the corner. All eyes will stretch towards the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Here we equip you with all the details about the races. And there is a bonus for those of you not in Australia and looking for a way to watch the F1 races in Australia.
The schedule of the races that spans from 24th of March to the 26th of March looks like this (all the timings given below are in UTC+10 (Sydney)) –
“On the Friday of 24th afternoon at 12:15 PM you can catch the practice round 1, followed by practice round 2 at 4:15 PM the same day. Practice round 3 will be the next day at 1:45 PM on Saturday. The exciting qualifying race will be on Saturday at 5:00 PM. Finally, the Grand Prix will be on Sunday at 4:00 PM. The schedule is packed with thrill.”
The race will be streamed by many different broadcasters in Australia, UK and US. In Australia the list of broadcasters is pretty exhaustive. However, these broadcasts are only regional i.e. users with IP addresses from Australia only will be able to stream the Formula 1 races. The live streamers are Channel 10 who will be broadcasting live. The subscription to ten-play is free. You can use a VPN to access an Australian IP address and watch Formula 1 live streaming for free. If you choose a fast and cheap VPN, like LimeVPN, your entire experience will be smooth and close to free. Fox Go will also be broadcasting on local cable and Fox Play will be broadcasting. Fox Play has a nominal subscription fee but also provides a two week free trial period.
If you’re in the UK then having a cable subscription of Sky Sports F1 will let you watch the live streaming of the Australian Grand Prix at the Sky Sports website or app. If you have the cable subscription from UK including Sky Sports F1, but aren’t in the country at the moment, then a VPN subscription can let you watch the Grand Prix for free by using a UK IP address.
The same applies for the US. If you have a cable subscription that includes NBC Sports then you can watch the live streaming at NBC Sports Live Extra within the country. Outside the country, you can get a LimeVPN subscription, choose a US based IP address and catch the Grand Prix heat at NBC Sports.
If you are in none of these countries and are an avid Grand Prix fan and want to catch live as it happens with your friends in your city, then this is a simple, best and cheapest way of catching the Australian Grand Prix, follow the steps –
- First, you need to sign up for a VPN account. For instance use the LimeVPN account for fast streaming. www.limevpn.com
- Install LimeVPN on your device.
- Connect to the VPN server by logging in your authentication details.
- Choose a location when you are asked to. In this instance, choosing Australia is the best option.
- Go to the Channel 10 website tenplay and stream live, free, fast, and without subscription. It is that easy.
- Navigate to the race stream and watch the Australian Grand Prix as it happens!
Here is some added information for users to watch the Australian Grand Prix live using Kodi
First, what is Kodi?
“Kodi is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.” This is a guide for you to watch the Australian Grand Prix on Kodi.
There are a few options for you to watch the race. Let’s visit all the available options. You can do this by using three different add-ons on Kodi – the Live Mix (Metalkettles repo), UK Turk Playlists (Metalkettles repo), and Phoenix (Fusion repo).These multiple add-ons is a good idea because streams are often removed due to overwhelming traffic in Grand Prix season. The safest way to use Kodi is via a VPN connection. This protects your privacy and keeps you anonymity intact. A widely used VPN in the Kodi community is the LimeVPN. It offers great speeds and a high level of privacy protection. It works with all Kodi add-ons.
In addition, here is a list of the entire 2017 Formula 1 season as it happens. Look out for the live streaming details and ideal VPN locations to choose for hassle free viewing experience –
March 24-26: Australia GP, (Fox & Ten) April 7-9: Chinese GP, Shanghai (Fox) April 14-16: Bahrain GP, Sakir (Fox) April 28-30: Russian GP, Sochi (Fox & Ten) May 12-14: Spanish GP, Catalunya, Spain (Fox) May 25-28: Monaco GP, Monte Carlo (Fox & Ten) June 9-11: Canadian GP, Montreal (Fox) June 23-25: European GP, Baku Azerbaijan (Fox & Ten) July 7-9: Austrian GP, Steiermark (Fox) July 14-16: British GP, (Fox & Ten) July 28-30: Hungarian GP, Budapest (Fox) August 25-27: Belgium GP, (Fox & Ten) September 1-3: Italian GP (Fox) September 15-17: Singapore GP (Fox & Ten) Sept 29 – Oct 1: Malaysian GP (Fox & Ten) October 6-8: Japanese GP (Fox) October 20-22: USA GP Austin, (Fox) October 27-29: Mexican GP (Fox & Ten) November 10-12: Brazilian GP (Fox) November 24-26: Abu Dhabi GP (Fox & Ten)