How to watch 2021 IndyCar Series live and free in Australia
The complete 2021 IndyCar Series will be shown live in Australia. This is how you can catch all the high-octane action.
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For the second straight year, Fox Sports is bringing you every round of the new 2021 IndyCar Series. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are all options for catching the open-wheel action.
There is also a strong Australasian presence for viewers to tune in. Kiwi Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing is the defending series champion. He won his sixth title overall last year. Veteran Aussie Will Power picked up two race wins last season – second only to Dixon's four overall – in his Team Penske Chevrolet.
Rounding it off New Zealander (and adopted Aussie in some circles) Scott McLaughlin is ready for a full season of racing in the US. The three-time V8 Supercars series champion had one race for Team Penske late in 2020 and the rookie expects to be competitive this season.
Throw seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and nine-year Formula One driver Romain Grosjean into this year's field and there are bucketloads of reasons for settling in to watch IndyCar in 2021.
What is IndyCar racing?
Established in 1994, IndyCar racing features drivers competing in single-seat, open cockpit vehicles. They use turbocharged V6 engines supplied by Chevrolet and Honda. Teams contest a 17-race schedule across the United States.
The top point-scorer at the end of the season is declared the series champion and earns a US$1 million bonus.
When does 2020 IndyCar Series start?
The season gets underway with the Grand Prix of Alabama on Monday 19 April (AEST). It all concludes with the Grand Prix of Long Beach in California on 27 September.
How to watch 2020 IndyCar Series in Australia
Fox Sports has secured the rights to this year's series. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your options for tuning in. Considering its price, extended free trial and raft of special features, we think Kayo Sports is the way to go.
Stream 2020 IndyCar Series on Kayo Sports
If you happily call yourself a revhead, Kayo Sports is the home for you. Right now it has a 14-day free trial for new users.
As well as the IndyCar Series, Kayo Sports will be streaming Formula One, V8 Supercars and MotoGP all season long.
All up, Kayo has access to more than 50 sports and we have put together a full review of the service for you. Subscriptions are $25 per month for the Basic option, where you can watch games on two screens or devices. The Premium option is $10 more per month and gives you three screens.
The platform is compatible with Android, iOS, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast or AirPlay.
Watch IndyCar Series on Foxtel iQ
If you have a Foxtel iQ subscription including the Sports HD pack, you are all set. If not, you need the Sports HD pack ($25 per month) plus the Foxtel Plus package ($49 per month). At $74 per month, it is considerably more expensive than Kayo.
Foxtel is the only broadcaster in Australia that offers users access to 4K sports content. You may also be up for some potential installation costs, though Foxtel iQ deals are also regularly available.
Stream 2020 IndyCar Series via Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. To stream content you need the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack, for a total of $54 per month. So while it's cheaper than Foxtel iQ, you're still paying double the price of Kayo Sports.
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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