Formula 1 for 2019 hasn’t seen Vettel take a single chequered flag in first place – the last time he did it was at the Belgian Grand Prix in 2018. So this could be the race where he finally makes his move in this year’s F1 Drivers’ Championship standings. It’s your chance to enjoy the Belgian Grand Prix as you can stream F1 live – no matter where on Earth you happen to be – using this guide.
Belgian Grand Prix 2019 – where and when
Belgium is the venue for the thirteenth Grand Prix of the 2019 season, with a lengthy track 5 miles/7 km long that speeds its way around the Spa-Francorchamps.
The times you need to know are as follows, all in local Belgium time (CET) first:
Practice 1 Friday, August 30 at 11am (which is 10am BST, 2am PT, 5am ET).
Practice 2 Friday, August 30 at 3pm (2pm BST, 6am PT, 9am ET.)
Practice 3 Saturday, August 31 at 12pm (11am BST, 3am PT, 6am ET).
Qualifying Saturday, August 31 at 3pm local time (2pm BST, 6am PT, 9am ET).
The Belgian Grand Prix starts Sunday, September 1 at 3.10pm local time. So that’s 2.10pm BST, 6.10am PT, 9.10am ET.
The 2019 F1 season has hit Belgian soil where the very long Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps will really test the drivers’ stamina. This isn’t just about staying the distance though as they’ll also have to pull out their best moves to navigate the 44 lap track with fast straights and challenging, speedy corners.
This year we go into the race with Hamilton having won the last GP at Hungary and, indeed, most other races this season. Yup, Mercedes is dominating the 2019 F1 season. Could Vettel win again like last year to earn Ferrari some desperately needed points? It’s certainly one of the most technically challenging races so a more experienced driver like him could be in with a chance, presuming the car can keep up.
Rain at this course comes out of nowhere and really affects the performance. So this race could be decided by Mother Nature herself. With that exciting anything-could-happen feeling, it’s time to work out how to watch along.
You can see all the exciting racing using an F1 live stream from anywhere in the world – here’s how.
How to watch the Belgian Grand Prix from outside your country
To see how you can stream F1 live from the Belgian Grand Prix in the UK, Australia, the US, Canada and New Zealand, then scroll a little further down this page to see the broadcast options. But if you try and tune in to your native stream from outside your country, you’ll quickly discover that it’s geo-blocked.
That’s where a VPN can come in really handy. It’s a piece of software readily available to download and install that allows you to simulate the IP address on your laptop (or mobile phone, tablet, streaming device, console, etc) so that it appears to be in a completely different country. Ideal, assuming that it doesn’t breach any Ts&Cs from the broadcaster you’re trying to tune in to.
That might sound complicated, by VPNs – or Virtual Private Networks – are actually surprisingly easy to operate. Simply select one of our top three best VPN picks below (or opt straight for our number one favorite ExpressVPN), open it up and pick out your country of choice from the ‘choose location’ menu, and then start watching as if you were sat back at home. Easy!
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How to live stream Belgian Grand Prix in the UK
Sky Sports F1 has all the coverage exclusively this year, so ideal if you’re already subscribed to Sky Sports. Using the Sky Go app will let you watch on various other devices, too, including laptops, Apple and Android mobile devices and via your PlayStation or Xbox.
If you don’t want to subscribe to Sky just to watch this Grand Prix, then you can grab a Now TV Sports Pass instead. It costs £8.99 per day or £34 for a whole monththat will let you catch all the practices, qualifying and the race itself and loads of other sport, to boot.
Not in the UK this weekend? Fear not, check out our advice on using a VPN above, and it will let you watch the UK coverage from wherever on Earth you are.
How live stream Belgian Grand Prix 2019 in Australia
The action will be shown on the paid-for services that will be showing the rest of the Formula 1 races this year – Fox Sports and Kayo Sports. The Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
Their apps mean you can access this from your chosen device wherever you are (although you’ll need a VPN if you’re taking that abroad).
Watch the Belgian Grand Prix in the US: live stream F1
In the US, ESPN has the rights to show the F1 live (using Sky’s UK coverage). That’s great news if you have cable, but if you’re a cord-cutter you could try a free trial to another streaming service like Sling and Fubo and watch on there.
Out of the US and want to watch the coverage? No worries – just use a VPN and register to a location showing the race.
How to watch a Belgian GP F1 live stream in the Canada
For those travelling, you can use a VPN to change your virtual location and still enjoy the race as if you were back in Canada.
How to get an F1 live stream in New Zealand
Just like in the UK, Sky Sports has bagged exclusivity to show all 2019 F1 live streaming. As you’ll no doubt be aware, it doesn’t come cheap. But there are ways of getting some cheap access.
You should be able to get a Fox Sports package via a great offer if you want to enjoy it for less. The Foxtel Now app works with this, so you can live stream to your preferred device – anywhere using a VPN.