Where to watch the Australian Grand Prix and Formula One World Championship online

Posted: 21 March 2018 1:28 pm News

The Formula One Championship is back, kicking off the 2018 racing schedule with the highly-anticipated Australian Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix is the oldest surviving motor racing competition held in Australia, with this year's event taking place from Friday 23 March to Sunday 25 March.

The Australian Grand Prix became a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship in 1985, racing the season's last round on the street circuit in Adelaide. Melbourne's Albert Park got a new track shortly after that, and in 1996 the city held the World Championship's first race.

Since then the race has become intensely popular with drivers and fans alike, and Melbourne's party atmosphere keeps Formula One enthusiasts returning for more year after year.

The Australian Grand Prix launches the 2018 Formula One World Championship and extends over the course of 21 Grand Prix races, ending in November with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Where to watch the Australian Grand Prix

The 2018 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix returns to TV from 23 March to 25 March. Fans can catch all the live action for free on Network Ten.

Throughout the weekend, Network Ten’s expert teams are set to broadcast first-class commentary on all that’s happening both on and off the track. If you can’t watch on TV, you can also live stream the event on TenPlay.

Alternatively, Foxtel’s Fox Sports will provide race coverage and will live broadcast all practice, qualifying and races. Network Ten only provides coverage of the Australian GP and offers highlights of all other Formula One races. If you want to follow the 2018 World Championship closely, Fox Sports is your best bet.

Don’t have Foxtel? You can also stream the races with Foxtel Now. The streaming platform comes with no contracts, so you can cancel your subscription anytime. To access Fox Sports you’ll require the Sport Pack, which is a Premium Pack.

To access it, you'll need to be subscribed to a Starter Pack, which costs from $10/month. You can choose between Lifestyle, Docos, Kids, Drama and Pop and you can add Sports for an additional $29/month, bringing your subscription price to $39/month minimum.

Foxtel Now is available on computers, mobile devices, PS4, Chromecast/Airplay, Telstra TV and the Foxtel Now Box. New subscribers can take advantage of the 10-day free trial.

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