How to watch French F1 Grand Prix live and free in Australia
Can the flying Red Bull team make it 3 wins on the trot at the French F1 Grand Prix?
Red Bull Racing are looking to march to a third straight victory as the gripping 2021 Formula 1 World Championship embarks on this season's first triple-header, starting in France.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen (105 points) remains ahead of 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton (101) in the World Drivers' Championship after both stars failed to earn points in Baku last round. That race was won by Verstappen's Red Bull teammate Sergio Pérez.
Red Bull's lead over Hamilton's Mercedes in the Constructors' Championship is now 26 points, 174-148.
French Formula 1 Grand Prix Australian start time
The French Grand Prix commences at 11pm AEST on Sunday 20 June.
How to watch F1 France live in Australia
Can I watch French Formula 1 Grand Prix on free-to-air TV?
No. Channel 10 is showing 1-hour highlight programs on Monday nights for some of this year's races, including the French GP. They 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 French Formula 1 Grand Prix on Kayo Sports
While the French 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 Supercars 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.
Who will win the French Grand Prix?
Held at the Circuit Paul Ricard, the French Grand Prix is followed by 2 races over consecutive weeks at the Red Bull Ring in Austria with the Styrian GP on 25–27 June followed by the Austrian GP from 2–4 July. So it's a real opportunity for a team or driver to put their stamp on this year's championship race.
Mercedes have dominated this circuit since Formula 1 returned to the track in 2018, winning every session – practice to race – in that time. Hamilton took pole position and the race win in both 2018 and 2019.
They were the last 2 races before the pandemic interrupted last season. Hamilton has also led every lap since 2018 bar one. It's an extraordinary record.
This season is a different affair, with Red Bull showing they have the speed and the driver to end Mercedes' dominance, at least at other tracks.
Can Red Bull win in France? Yes, of course, but we think Hamilton will make it 3 French GP wins on the trot to take back the lead in this year's championship. It will also add another twist in this fascinating season before we head to Austria.