How to watch F1 France live and free in Australia and race time
France is the next stop on the F1 tour with Ferrari gunning for 3 in a row as they look to heap more pressure on defending champion Max Verstappen.
Red Bull appeared to have taken complete control of the Driver championship, having peeled off 6 straight wins leading into Silverstone at the start of the month. But Ferrari responded with a pair of victories in the 2 most recent races, 1 each to Leclerc and Sainz. Coming into F1 France, they'll be looking to further claw their way back.
Verstappen still holds a 38-point lead at the top of the table as he looks for consecutive driver championships.
Australia's Daniel Ricciardo sits back in 12th place on 17 points.
When does the French Grand Prix start?
The F1 France runs from Friday 22 through to Sunday 24 July. The main race is scheduled to begin at 11pm AEST on the Sunday.
How to watch F1 France live in Australia
You can head to our Kayo vs Foxtel guide to see which service suits you better.
There is no live free-to-air coverage of F1 France. However, the 10 Network is showing a 1-hour highlights program of the race on 10 Bold and 10 play on Monday 25 July at 11:15pm AEST.
Stream F1 French Grand Prix on Kayo Sports
You are able to watch the French Grand Prix practice and qualifying sessions as part of Kayo Freebies, but the main race itself requires a subscription.
Beyond F1 France, Kayo Sports is a sound idea for motorsport fans in Australia. It has every F1, MotoGP, Supercar and NASCAR race. If you are yet to try it out, Kayo has a 14-day free trial for new customers, meaning you could watch F1 France live and free.
Kayo also has a range of 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.
F1 France race preview
We reach race 12 as we tick beyond the halfway point of the season, with the championship race in full swing.
Charles Leclerc has trimmed 11 points off Max Verstappen's lead in the past 2 races, with Austria particularly ominous as Ferrari completely dominating that weekend.
This may also be the last race in France for a while with rumours it will be cut from the 2023 schedule.
The layout of the track will generally suit the Red Bull team given the long straights and the tendency for it to be a genuine speed battle. With Europe sweltering through a nasty heatwave, the hot temperatures can change the track conditions and in particular tyre tactics, so that's another factor to think about.
All things considered, we believe Max Verstappen will secure another valuable 25 points here with a win at F1 France.
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