How to watch 2022 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix live and free in Australia

Posted: 20 March 2022 7:00 pm
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The Formula One season kicks off this week in Bahrain, with all eyes on the Hamilton/Verstappen rivalry.

SUMMARY:The F1 Bahrain Grand Prix is exclusive to Fox Sports. Unless you're already an existing Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free with a 14-day trial.

After last year's thrilling title race, all eyes will be on Bahrain as the 2022 season gets underway. In 2021, it was an amazing battle all season between 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton and emerging superstar Max Verstappen. Eventually, the Belgian-Dutch Red Bull driver produced his first career title, but not without controversy.

When is the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix?

This Grand Prix is being held at 2am AEDT 21 March on Monday morning. For those based in WA, the race date is 20 March.

How to watch F1 Bahrain in Australia

Watch every race in this year's F1 championship, beginning with the Bahrain Grand Prix, via Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. For a full analysis of your viewing options, you can check out our F1 viewing 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 F1 Bahrain on Channel 10?

No. Channel 10 only shows 1-hour highlights programs on Monday nights for some of this year's races, including the Bahrain GP.

Stream Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix on Kayo Sports

While the Bahrain 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, V8 Supercar and MotoGP session. 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.

Minis are also a super handy feature for F1 fans in Australia, given some of the unfriendly race times. A Mini is a condensed version of the race that only takes around 20 minutes and shows all the key action.

We have a full review of Kayo available, if you'd like some more information and to see how it performs.

Live stream F1 on Kayo: Start your 14-day FREE trial now

Who will win the Bahrain Grand Prix?


Bahrain has held a Grand Prix on 17 occasions, with Hamilton winning a record 5 times, with Sebastian Vettel claiming 4.

Early indications this pre-season have Ferrari looking really strong. It has been a slightly leaner period for the iconic team, whose winning drought spans back to 2019.

Red Bull have looked fast in practice as well, especially with some additional upgrades in the final stages of testing at Bahrain. Mercedes, on the other hand, have struggled for momentum and might be expected to start the season a little slower than normal.

But you'd be a brave person to predict that with any confidence. For us, though, form is crucial and we'd expect Red Bull and Ferrari to enjoy a good weekend.

Keen to know about more sports streaming? Check out our full guide here. If you're not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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