How to watch F1 Abu Dhabi live and free

Posted: 1 December 2019 11:59 am

Tune in live for the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to see who will finish the 2019 Formula 1 championship on a high note.

The curtain falls on the 2019 Formula 1 season this weekend, with the final race scheduled to take place at the Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island, about 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi.

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes may have already won the Formula 1 titles, but third place is still wide open. Hamilton currently has 387 points, followed by Valtteri Bottas with 314. It remains to be seen who will join them on the podium, with Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc close behind with 260 and 249 points, respectively.

On the constructor's side, Mercedes is the clear winner of the championship with 701 points after 20 races. It's followed by Ferrari (479 points) and Red Bull Racing (391 points).

All in all, the last race of the season should be an entertaining affair for Aussie Formula 1 fans. With all the practice and qualifying sessions broadcast live, you can enjoy an entire weekend filled with racing action. Here's everything you need to know to tune in.

When is the Abu Dhabi GP?

The Abu Dhabi GP race takes place Monday, 2 December (AEDT) from 12:10am. However, motorsport fans can tune in all weekend for practice and qualifying sessions. Here's the complete schedule for the event:

  • Practice 1: Friday, 29 November, 8:00pm-9:30pm AEDT
  • Practice 2: Saturday, 30 November, 12:00am-1:30am AEDT
  • Practice 3: Saturday, 30 November, 9:00pm-10:00pm AEDT
  • Qualifying: Sunday, 1 December, 12:00am-1:00am AEDT
  • Race: Monday, 2 December, 12:10am AEDT

F1 Abu Dhabi GP preview

Just as he has done all season long, Lewis Hamilton showed his dominance in qualifying to grab pole position. Joining him at the front is Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas. Australian Daniel Ricciardo will start in his Renault from eighth on the grid.

How to watch F1 Abu Dhabi GP

In Australia, Fox Sports broadcasts all practice, qualifying sessions and live races of Formula 1. You can watch on TV with a Foxtel IQ subscription or stream the 2019 Abu Dhabi GP live with Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. The race won't be on free-to-air television, but Network Ten will broadcast highlights on Monday.

Stream F1 Abu Dhabi GP with Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports offers coverage of over 50 sports from all over the world, including plenty of racing action. Formula 1 fans can stream the F1 Abu Dhabi GP live with Kayo Sports or enjoy a replay, given the late hour of the broadcast.

A Basic subscription to the service costs $25 per month and lets you watch on two screens at the same time, while a Premium subscription supports three simultaneous streams for $35 per month.

Either way, new users get a 14-day free trial. That means you can sign up now and watch the F1 Abu Dhabi GP live and free. There are no contracts, so you can cancel your subscription anytime.

Besides a generous library of content, Kayo Sports comes with a slick interface and several features that make sports streaming seamless. You can watch up to four videos at once, on the same screen, with SplitView, which means that you no longer have to choose between sport events broadcast at the same time.

Moreover, Interactive Stats lets you dive into a fascinating world of numbers, No Spoilers enables you to hide scores when you're running late, and Key Moments gives you the ability to jump straight to the action that matters in selected match-ups. RaceView is also ideal for motorsport events, giving viewers the power to choose camera angles.

If you missed a race or feel like reliving the highlights, you can watch a Kayo Mini – a condensed version of key match-ups that delivers all the good moments in 20 minutes or less. Read our detailed Kayo Sports review for more information.

Kayo Sports is available via the web or you can download the app to your smartphone or tablet. You can also watch on the big screen, as the service is compatible with Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV and Chromecast.

Watch F1 Abu Dhabi GP with Foxtel IQ

All stages of F1 Abu Dhabi GP will be live on Fox Sports, so you can watch on TV with a Foxtel IQ subscription with the Sports HD channel pack for $25 a month. Or, you can use Foxtel Go to live stream the action to your laptop or mobile device. The app is free with your Foxtel subscription.

The Sports HD pack from Foxtel gives you access to over 50 sports across 13 HD channels. Plus, you get the iQ4, the telco's set-top box that lets you record live TV, as well as the Foxtel Plus base pack for $49 a month. This offers 50+ channels of entertainment, lifestyle and more. Foxtel IQ deals are always available, so you can save on fees or even score discounts.

Stream F1 Abu Dhabi GP with Foxtel Now

Alternatively, Formula One fans can also stream the 2019 Abu Dhabi GP with Foxtel Now, the platform that lets you watch Foxtel channels live and enjoy content on demand. You will need to get the Essentials pack, which includes Pop and Lifestyle channels for $25 a month. Users can then add Sport to their subscription for $29 a month.

The service is available via web and smartphones/tablets with the Foxtel Go app. You can also access Foxtel Now on Sony Android TVs, Chromecast/Airplay, Telstra TV, PS4 and the Foxtel Now Box. New users get a 10-day free trial.

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