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How to watch F1 Silverstone live and free in Australia and start time


Silverstone will play the host role as Red Bull looks to continue their domination of this F1 season.

SUMMARY: The British F1 Grand Prix is on Fox Sports. If you are already a Foxtel iQ customer with the Sports HD pack, 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.

Leading into F1 Silverstone, Red Bull have assumed complete control in the title race this year with 6 straight race victories, 5 of them to defending champion Max Verstappen.

His rival in recent years Lewis Hamilton has been slowly finding form with a 3rd and 4th in the past 2 races, but is a long way back in the driver championship positions.

Verstappen is currently 46 points clear at the top with teammate Sergio Perez 2nd and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in 3rd.

What time does F1 Silverstone start?

The British F1 Grand Prix runs from Friday 1 July through until Monday 4 July.

The main race gets underway on Monday 4 July at 12:00am AEST, so ready yourself on Sunday night in preparation.

The race is a 52-lap event at the prestigious Silverstone circuit in England.

How to watch F1 Silverstone live in Australia

The only place to watch every race live in this year's championship, including F1 Silverstone, is via Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. That's going to be the case for the next few years too due to an F1 broadcast agreement announced in March.

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here to see what works best for you.

There's no live free-to-air broadcast of F1 races in Australia for the remainder of the season. The 10 Network is showing 1-hour highlights programs on Monday nights for some of this year's races, including the British GP. They will be shown on 10 Bold and 10 play and this week for F1 Silverstone it's at 11:15pm AEST.

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Stream British Grand Prix on Kayo Sports

While the British GP practice and qualifying sessions are part of Kayo Freebies, the main race of every F1 grand prix requires a paid Kayo subscription. Kayo is a good investment for motorsport fans as it also has every MotoGP, NASCAR and V8 Supercar race. In fact, Kayo actually has more than 50 sports on the service.

If you are yet to try it out, Kayo has a 14-day free trial for new customers, meaning you could watch F1 Silverstone at no cost.

Following the trial period, the cheapest subscription will cost you $25 a month and gives you access to 1 stream at a time. You can also opt for the Basic or Premium option for $27.50 or $35 a month respectively. Each package gives you an additional simultaneous screen or device as they go up in price.

Kayo also has a range of special features, including some specifically tailored to motorsport. RaceView allows fans to watch 4 feeds on 1 screen. For F1 Silverstone, this consists of telemetry data, a pit lane cam and additional onboard driver cameras. You can also watch live and on demand, or choose to watch from the start or in the middle of a live event. This could be handy if staying awake is an issue and you happen to nod off midway through watching F1 Silverstone.

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British F1 race preview

As mentioned earlier, Lewis Hamilton is starting to find some form and the timing is good as he is 1 of 4 drivers competing in their home event this week.

But the key question remains, can anyone stop Max Verstappen? The answer is probably not, with the young Red Bull superstar on the charge towards another title.

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Red Bull are still weary of Ferrari's speed and the nous of Mercedes, but in reality they've won 6 out of 9 races and lost 2 of the other 3 due to mechanical issues within those events.

This race was controversial last year with Hamilton and Verstappen involved in a result-shaping crash, but if Verstappen stays out of trouble here he will grow his leader further in the race for the title.

For a full analysis of your viewing options, you can check out our F1 Australia broadcast guide.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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