How to watch Turkey Formula 1 Grand Prix live and free in Australia
Lewis Hamilton holds a 2-point lead over Red Bull's Max Verstappen as the Formula 1 roadshow heads to Turkey.
Lewis Hamilton jumped back into the championship lead with a strong victory in a wet and wild race in Russia a fortnight ago. Hamilton (246.5 points) leads young Red Bull dynamo Max Verstappen (244.5) in what remains one of the closest title races in the history of the sport.
For those on Aussie watch, Daniel Ricciardo backed up his strong victory in Italy with a fourth place finish after a quality drive in the difficult Russian conditions. Racing moves to Istanbul in Turkey, hosting the F1 race for the ninth time in history. Here's how you can catch the action.
When is the Turkish Formula 1 Grand Prix?
This Grand Prix is being held from Friday 8 October through Sunday 10 October. After practice sessions and qualifying over Friday and Saturday, the main race gets underway at 11pm AEDT on Sunday night.
How to watch F1 Turkey
Can I watch the Turkish 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 Turkish GP. They will be shown on 10 Bold and 10 play, this week at 10:20pm AEST.
Stream Turkish Grand Prix on Kayo Sports
While the Turkish GP practice, 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. 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 Turkish Grand Prix?
Turkey played host to a Formula One event every year from 2005 until 2011 before an 8-season hiatus. The event returned to the Calendar in 2020 (after Singapore was removed due to the pandemic) with Lewis Hamilton taking out the race for the second time, having also won it in 2010.
One of the talking points this time around will be whether Lando Norris can recover from the heartbreak of Russia. Norris was on track to record a maiden Formula One victory before a tactical mix up on tyre changes in the wet conditions allowed Hamilton to swoop.
That result could have enormous ramifications for the title race given the amazingly tight battle between Hamilton and Verstappen. The engine changes will assist Verstappen coming in here and qualifying will be enormously important. Can he hold his nerve against the man who has been here so many times before?
History awaits either gentleman, with Hamilton chasing title number 8 and Verstappen looking to claim a maiden career championship. By the early hours of Monday morning Australian time, we think Hamilton will be one step closer to edging past Michael Schumacher's 7 titles.
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