How to watch Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix live and free in Australia
Circuit Zandvoort will fill with 70,000 mainly Dutch supporters willing on local hero Max Verstappen when Formula 1 returns to the Netherlands.
It's back. After 36 long years, Dutch Formula 1 fans can watch their own Grand Prix.
The return comes at a very good time for fans of Dutch ace Max Verstappen, who is running neck and neck with 7-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton in the battle for this year's crown.
That last Dutch GP, held on 25 August 1985, also at Circuit Zandvoot where this year's race returns, was won by Niki Lauda in a McLaren-TAG and contained 2 other all-time F1 greats on the podium. Lauda's teammate Frenchman Alain Prost and perhaps the very best of them all, the late Ayrton Senna, driving a Lotus-Renault.
When is the Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix?
This grand prix schedule is being held from 3–5 September. 2 practice sessions take place at 7:30pm and 11pm AEST on Friday before the third practice session at 8pm AEST on Saturday. Qualifying is at 11pm AEST on Saturday, before the race gets underway also at 11pm AEST on Sunday 5 September.
How to watch Dutch F1
Can I watch Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix on free-to-air TV?
No. Channel 10 is showing a 1-hour highlights program on Monday nights for some of this year's races, including the Dutch GP. It will be shown on 10 Bold and 10 play, this week at 10:20pm AEST. There is no live race coverage on free-to-air TV in 2021 apart from the Australian GP in November.
Stream Dutch Formula 1 Grand Prix on Kayo Sports
While the Dutch 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.
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Who will win the Dutch Grand Prix?
What a championship this is. Hamilton and Verstappen are locked in the most enthralling battle – a race for the ages if you will.
Verstappen (199.5 championship points) won last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix and now trails Hamilton by just 3 points in the championship. He'll become the first Dutchman to win his home grand prix if victorious at Zandvoort.
The track has been modernised to help accommodate today's mighty F1 machines but will still present challenges for drivers, especially off the start thanks to a very tight turn 1.
What's promised is a very fast race. Drivers this week described the speedy circuit using words like "crazy", "insane" and "old school".
What a marvellous grand prix we await and it's hard to go past the local hero in this one.
Image source: Kayo Sports website