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

Posted: 30 August 2020 10:56 am
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Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Formula 1 season moves to Belgium as the drivers try to stop Lewis Hamilton extending his championship lead. This is how to watch.

ix races into the new, heavily rescheduled season, Lewis Hamilton has already won four of them. The six-time world champion, who is aiming for a record-equalling seventh title this year, has opened up a healthy lead over Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.

There is still a long way to go in the championship, which has recently expanded to 17 events in 2020. But the rest of the field needs to keep showing competitiveness and take the fight to Hamilton or it could quickly become another procession.

When is the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix?

The F1 juggernaut rolls over to the famed Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Stavelot in Belgium's far east. Practice, qualifying and the race are being held over 28–30 August. Qualifying gets underway at 11pm AEST on Saturday, with the race commencing at 11:10pm AEST on Sunday 30 August.

How to watch Belgian F1 Grand Prix

There is no free-to-air coverage of the 2020 Formula 1 season. You need a subscription to either Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now to catch the high-octane action. For a full analysis of your viewing options, you can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. Kayo is the only way to get Fox Sports without Foxtel

We have a complete F1 viewing guide, plus we have broken down this season's F1 calendar, teams and drivers so you have all the information you need.

Stream Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix on Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports has every F1 and V8 Supercar race, along with IndyCar and MotoGP. So if action on the track is what you crave, you need to consider a subscription. You're also in luck if you are yet to try it out as Kayo has a 14-day free trial for new customers.

Following the trial period, a Basic subscription will cost you $25/month and gives you access to 2 screens or devices. There is a Premium option for $35/month that gives you an additional screen. You can also cancel your subscription at any time, there are no contracts.

Kayo also has a range of unique special features, including some specifically tailored to motorsport. RaceView allows fans to watch four feeds on one 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, which includes all the compatible devices and much more.

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Can I watch Belgian F1 Grand Prix on free-to-air?

No. Channel 10 is only showing one-hour highlight programs on Monday nights for some of this year's races on 10 Bold and 10 play. There is no live race coverage on free-to-air TV in 2020.

Who will win Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix?

Who else? We've tried to mix it up a few times this year and pick a driver other than Lewis Hamilton. But the smart money is on the Brit just about every race right now, particularly after he raved about the performance of his Mercedes following his win in Spain.

Ferrari has a good record in Belgium, with Charles Leclerc winning last year and Sebastian Vettel the year before. Let's hope for an action-packed race, but Hamilton has to be the favourite at a race he has won three times.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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