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

Posted: 5 December 2021 4:00 pm
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Only 8 points separate Max Verstappen and the surging Lewis Hamilton in the race to be crowned the 2021 world drivers' champion.

SUMMARY: The Saudi Arabian 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.

The penultimate race of the 2021 Formula 1 season arrives in Saudi Arabia and the world's fastest street circuit, with 7-time champion Lewis Hamilton pulling out all stops to overtake championship leader Max Verstappen in his pursuit of an eighth world drivers' championship.

Hamilton has won the last 2 races in a car that is suddenly faster than Verstappen's Red Bull, thanks to a new engine he dropped in the Mercedes in Brazil 2 races ago. That new engine will again feature in Jeddah and could well prove the difference in this race and, ultimately, the championship.

Verstappen leads Hamilton 351.5 points to 343.5, while Mercedes lead the constructors championship by 5 points over Red Bull, 546.5 points to 541.5. The F1 world title could be decided this weekend.

When is the Saudi Arabian Formula 1 Grand Prix?

This grand prix schedule is being held from 4–6 December (Australian time) at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit in Saudi Arabia. The race gets underway at 4:30am AEDT on Monday 6 December.

How to watch Saudi Arabian F1

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 the Saudi Arabian 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 Saudi Arabian GP. They will be shown on 10 Bold and 10 play, this week at 11:20pm AEDT.

Stream F1 Saudi Arabia on Kayo Sports

While the Saudi Arabian 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 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.

LIMITED TIME: Get 2 months of Kayo Sports for just $5 if you act fast

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 Saudi Arabian F1 Grand Prix?

Hamilton.

Despite a hefty grid penalty after using the new engine in Brazil, he had easily the fastest car and took the win by more than 10 seconds. Expect the advantage of a faster car to be even more pronounced on the very fast Jeddah circuit where there are 3 DRS zones and lots of opportunities for overtaking.

This first GP at the circuit runs 50 laps, totalling 308.45 kilometres in race distance altogether and features the most corners on a GP track this season (27). Add average speeds of 252kms per hour around the circuit and we're in for a spectacular race, allowing plenty of advantage for the fastest car in the race – and that should belong to Hamilton.

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.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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