It’s almost that time again. Season 2022 cars have been revealed and tested and all the drivers you love and love to hate are making their way to the starting line in the Middle East for the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. It’s the first race in a series of 22 races scheduled this year, including the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.
So, it’s time to start your engines, Formula 1 fans! In testing in Barcelona in late February (it continues into early March), Lewis Hamilton and George Russell are topping the time charts for Mercedes, followed by Sergio Perez for Red Bull, Lando Norris for McLaren, Charles Leclerc for Ferrari, and our 2021 champion Max Verstappen for Red Bull.
Will we see Verstappen and Hamilton battle it out for first again this year as they did for the contentious 2021 race season?
The first practice three practice races of the season are Friday, March 18, followed by qualifying on Saturday, March 19, and the big first official race Sunday, March 20. The race takes place over 57 laps at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain at 8 a.m. local time.
Follow this guide to learn where to watch the Formula 1 2022 race season for free.
Last year’s season will be hard to top. The bulls and the silver arrows battled for podiums through much of 2021 up until the very last second of the season. Hamilton is back to reclaim his championship podium from Verstappen, though, so we’re sure to see sparks fly as Verstappen attempts a two-time world reign.
Ready for a truly wild ride? Here’s how to watch the Formula 1 live stream for free.
Watch the Formula 1 free live stream
F1TV is your all-access pass to Formula 1 race live streams in 2022. With this subscription, you’ll get to stream the race live, watch analysis, see top moments, watch the pre-season track session, and more. You can even personalize the cameras that you see and the team radios that you hear.
F1TV offers two subscription tiers: you’ll need the TV Pro tier to watch races live. It costs $79.99 per year. For $26.99 per year, you can subscribe to the TV Access tier for on-demand viewing.
ESPN and ESPN Deportes will broadcast the 2022 Formula 1 season in the USA. If you don’t have cable, you can stream ESPN on Sling TV or through your smart TV.
As part of Sling TV’s Orange Plan, you can stream the Disney Channel, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 for just $10 for your first month of this plan (normally $40). Or stream for free for three days.
The Sling app is available on your iPhone and iPad, as well as PlayStation, Xbox, and most smart TVs including Apply TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku TV.
In addition, you can watch F1 Streams live on ESPN through Fubo TV’s app on smart TVs and mobile devices. Plans that include ESPN start at $64.99 per month, but a free trial is available.
Watch 2022 Formula 1 live stream in the UK
In the United Kingdom, you can stream the 2022 season of Formula 1 through C4 or Sky Sports.
C4 or Channel 4 is a free-to-air public service TV station in Britain, and it streams live from its website and app, All 4, which you can find in the App Store and on Google Play.
Sky Sports also streams Formula 1 through its broadcast network. Fans can watch live coverage of F1 through Sky Sports with a Sky Sports subscription, starting at 20 euro per month for the version that includes Formula 1 races.
Can I watch the 2022 Formula 1 season in 4K?
Technically, F1 is not available in the United States as a 4k live stream. Some fans think the F1TV subscription service offers the best quality live stream at 1080p at 50 frames per second.
Some streamers like FuboTV stream certain events such as Formula 1 in 4k HDR, however these streams are upscaled as the original content is not actually shot in 4k. It does make for a clearer, crisper picture, though. In the UK, Sky TV offers 4k streaming of Formula 1 if you own the Sky Q device, which is a separate cost.
2022 Formula 1 Schedule
March 18-20, Bahrain: Formula 1 Gulf Air Grand Prix 2022
March 25-27, Saudi Arabia: Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022
April 8-10, Australia: Formula 1 Heineken Australia Grand Prix 2022
April 22-24, Italy: Formula 1 Rolex Gran Premio Dell’Emilia Romagna 2022
May 6-8, United States: Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix 2022
May 20-22, Spain: Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio de Espana 2022
May 27-29, Monaco: Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2022
June 10-12, Azerbaijan: Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2022
June 17-19, Canada: Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2022
July 1-3, Great Britain: Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2022
July 8-10, Austria: Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2022
July 22-24, France: Formula 1 Grand Prix de France 2022
July 29-31, Hungary: Formula 1 Magyar Nagydij 2022
August 26-28, Belgium: Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix 2022
September 2-3, Netherlands: Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix 2022
September 9-11, Italy: Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio d’Italia 2022
September 30-October 2, Singapore: Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022
October 7-9, Japan: Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix 2022
October 21-23, United States: Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix 2022
October 28-30, Mexico: Formula 1 Gran Premio de la Ciudad de Mexico, 2022
November 11-13, Brazil: Formula 1 Heineken Grande Premio de Sao Paulo 2022
November 18-20, Abu Dhabi: Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022