How to watch Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix live and free in Australia

Posted: 12 September 2021 5:15 pm
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Max Verstappen has retaken the lead over Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 championship as the circus heads to Italy. This is how to watch.

SUMMARY: The Italian F1 Grand Prix is on Fox Sports. If you are already a Foxtel customer, 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.

Dutch ace Max Verstappen is back in the lead of Formula 1's world drivers' championship following victory at his home Grand Prix last weekend.

Verstappen (224.5 points) leads 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton (221.5) in perhaps the best year of Formula 1 racing in decades.

Racing hits Italy's famous Monza circuit for the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. Hamilton will be looking to become the driver with the most Italian GP wins by winning this race. He already has 5 Italian crowns, equal with all-time great, German champion Michael Schumacher.

Here's how you can catch the action.

When is the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix?

This Grand Prix schedule is being held from 10–12 September. For the second time, the F1 Sprint will take place to determine starting positions and will be crucial to drivers' chances in the main event. That was at 12:30am AEST on Sunday 12 September. The race gets underway at 11pm AEST on Sunday.

How to watch F1 Italy

The place to watch every race in this year's championship is via Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. For a full analysis of your viewing options, you can check out our F1 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 Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix on free-to-air TV?

No. Channel 10 is showing 1-hour highlights programs on Monday nights for some of this year's races, including the Italian GP. They will be shown on 10 Bold and 10 play, this week at 10:20pm AEST.

Stream Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix on Kayo Sports

While the Italian GP practice, qualifying sessions and the Sprint 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 Supercar 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 Italian Grand Prix?

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The F1 Sprint is back and will have a big say on who finishes where in the main race. It won't have the only say, of course.

The Sprint is over 100km – 18 laps of Monza. There is no need for drivers to pit. Points are also up for grabs – 3 for the winner, 2 for second, 1 for third – and the finishing positions determine the grid for the main race.

Hamilton hasn't won the Italian GP since 2018 but showed last week in Holland he still has the pace to match it with Verstappen's Red Bull. We're leaning the Brit's way. This will be another classic. Tune in.

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. We also have a rundown of this season's F1 calendar, teams and all the drivers.

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