How to watch the Qatar Formula 1 Grand Prix live and free in Australia

Posted: 21 November 2021 6:02 pm
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There are still a few twists and turns to come in a marvellous Formula 1 season that has already had more than its fair share.

SUMMARY: The Qatar F1 Grand Prix is on Fox Sports. If you are already a Foxtel customer, you are all set. If not, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial.

Lewis Hamilton's incredible drive in last week's Brazilian F1 Grand Prix has kept his hopes of securing an eighth world drivers' championship alive. In the most remarkable season, the battle between Hamilton and championship leader, Red Bull ace Max Verstappen, may yet come down to the final race of the season.

Hamilton (318.5 points) trails Verstappen (332.5) by 14 points in the championship. While there remain many scenarios that could see Hamilton snatch the championship from his Dutch rival, the most exciting is Hamilton claiming victory in a 1-2 over Verstappen in the final 3 races of the season. The Brit's Brazilian brilliance and the sudden turnaround in his car's performance makes that a very real option.

When is the Qatar Formula 1 Grand Prix?

This grand prix schedule is being held from 19–22 November at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The race gets underway at 1am AEDT on Monday 22 November.

How to watch Qatar F1

The place to watch every race in this year's championship is via Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. For a full analysis of your viewing options, you can check out our F1 guide.

Stream Kayo Sports for 14 days FREE and no lock-in contract

Take Kayo Sports' Basic or Premium plan for a spin and stream over 50 sports live completely free for 14 days.

10-day free trial of Foxtel Now

No installation and no lock-in contract. New customers only. Sign up now.

Can I watch the Qatar Formula 1 Grand Prix on free-to-air TV?

No. Channel 10 is showing 1-hour highlights programs on Monday nights for some of this year's races, including the Qatar GP. They will be shown on 10 Bold and 10 play, this week at 10:20pm AEDT. There is no live race coverage on free-to-air TV in 2021.

Stream the Qatar Formula 1 Grand Prix on Kayo Sports

While the Qatar GP practice and qualifying sessions are part of Kayo Freebies, the main race itself requires a subscription.

Kayo Sports is the home of motorsport for Australians. It has every F1 and V8 Supercar race, as well as IndyCar and MotoGP. If you are yet to try it out, Kayo has a 14-day free trial for new customers.

Following the trial period, a Basic subscription will cost you $25 a month and gives you access to 2 screens or devices. You can also opt for a Premium option for $35 a month that gives you an additional screen or device. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

Kayo also has a range of awesome special features, including some specifically tailored to motorsport. RaceView allows fans to watch 4 feeds on 1 screen. HeliCam, Race Centre, Pit Lane and driver cameras are also among the features. All up Kayo has access to more than 50 sports. We have a full review of the service.

Who will win the Qatar Grand Prix?

We're hoping it's Hamilton. Let's keep this party going!

The first ever Qatar GP throws up a number of questions – namely, which driver and which car will enjoy the desert conditions more – adding to a race already jam-packed with intrigue.

Hamilton bossed it in Brazil. His driving across the entire weekend was simply sensational. Verstappen, who has won 9 races this year, for once was on the defensive. For the first time in a long time, he looked like he didn't have the answers.

The final 3 races of this incredible season are in the desert. The championship will be decided there.

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. We also have a rundown of this season's F1 calendar, teams and all the drivers.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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