How to watch the Italian Grand Prix on a live stream from anywhere

Charles Leclerc is on pole at Monza for Ferrari's home race! Find out how you can live stream the Italian Grand Prix for free this weekend

 Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H leads Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H, Valtteri Bottas driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9 and the rest of the field at the start during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 8, 2018
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The Italian Grand Prix starts at 2pm BST, 6.30pm IST, 11pm AEST, midnight NZST, 9am ET, 6am PT, and 3pm CEST. It’s the latest stage of the procession towards Max Verstappen retaining his F1 title, but should provide plenty of thrills of its own. Here’s how to watch the Italian Grand Prix from anywhere in the world, including some rather obscure free options.

F1 is at Monza for Ferrari's home race, and it seems the Tifosi's prayers might just be answered at the Temple of Speed. Charles Leclerc is on pole, while championship leader Max Verstappen starts back in 7th because of a five-place grid penalty! Mind you, that happened last week too, and he still won.

We've got all the info on how to live stream F1 at the Italian Grand Prix no matter where you are in the world. If you're outside of the country and can't access your preferred domestic broadcaster for F1, you can always use a VPN to bypass those pesky geo-restrictions (opens in new tab). If you’re after something slightly more sedate (although not by much) the Asia Cup T20i cricket final starts an hour later. Here’s how to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in that match. 

What time is the F1 Italian Grand Prix?

The race takes place today, Sunday September 11. Times are as follows: 2pm BST, 6.30pm IST, 11pm AEST, midnight NZST, 9am ET, 6am PT, and 3pm CEST

FREE F1 live stream options around the world

Thankfully, not everywhere in the world has their F1 live stream behind a paywall. Certain races are still available to watch for free.

From our research, we can see that the following countries and broadcasters will be showing the Italian Grand Prix for free: Albania on RTSH, Austria on ORF Eins, Azerbaijan on Idman TV, Brazil on BandSports, Iran on IRIB Varzesh, Luxembourg on RTL Zwee, and the Middle East and North Africa on MBC Action.

How to live stream F1 2022 Italian Grand Prix if you're abroad

If you're out of the country for this weekend's action from Monza, you can still get access to a live stream - simply use the best VPN around to avoid geo-restrictions. 

With most domestic broadcasters locking streaming services to their country, you may hit a wall when it comes to accessing the likes of Sky, ESPN and TSN when overseas. However, by getting yourself a handy streaming VPN, you can hop onto a server within the US or UK (or anywhere else for that matter depending on where your online content is geo-restricted to), and this will switch your IP address to make it appear as if you're browsing right from the comfort of your own home.


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How to live stream F1 2022 Italian Grand Prix in the US

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Formula One fans Stateside need look no further than F1 TV (opens in new tab) and its unparalleled coverage. Its F1 TV Pro package gives you access to every race of the season live, as well as highlight reels and classic races from years gone by. The top tier offering also includes F2, F3, and Porsche Supercup coverage. The US subscription costs $79.99.

ESPN will also be offering comprehensive coverage of this season's action live in the US, with this race set to start Stateside on the network at 9am ET / 6am PT.

That means there are plenty of options for tuning in, but arguably the best for those wanting to watch an F1 live stream is Sling TV, whose Sling Orange package (opens in new tab) features ESPN channels. Now with 50% off your first month (opens in new tab) - save big with the latest Sling TV deal.

If you're already an ESPN subscriber but are abroad during the 2022 F1 season, don't forget that you can still tune in like you're at home with the help of a good VPN (opens in new tab).

How to  live stream the Italian Grand Prix in the UK

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As with every Grand Prix of the 2022 season, Sky customers have the option of watching an Italian Grand Prix live stream via Sky Sports F1 (opens in new tab) or online on the Sky Go app (opens in new tab)

If you don't have a Sky subscription – and if you do, come to that – you can watch the race on Now TV with a day or monthly Sports pass. A one-month pass currently costs £25.99 – £14 off the usual price – and Now Boost is thrown in for free as well, so you can watch Verstappen (probably) win in full HD instead of crappy old 720p.

Motor racing fans will be able to catch all of the action from Monza live, with coverage starting at 12.30pm BST on Sky Sports F1.

Sergio Perez of Mexico driving the (11) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 lines up behind others to practice starts at the end of practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 02, 2022

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How to live stream the 2022 Italian Grand Prix anywhere else in the world

There's a live stream option for petrolheads in pretty much any corner of the world.

If you don't mind going without a bit of sleep Down Under, Fox Sports has the rights to show live F1 races in Australia, including this weekend's action. That means Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers can also watch online. Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) is currently offering a handy 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) - after that, you'll be on a rolling one-month contract. Basic is $27.50 while Premium is $35. Lights out for the Italian GP is 11pm AEST on Sunday night.

New Zealanders can live stream this year's Italian GP via pay TV streaming platform Spark Sport (opens in new tab). Spark Sport usually costs $19.99 per month, but if you only want to watch this weekend's race, you're in luck, as there's a 7-day free trial. The Italian Grand Prix is set to start at 1am NZST on Sunday night/Monday morning.

F1 followers in Canada can watch the 2022 action on English-language TSN (opens in new tab) or French-language RDS , with both premium channels also offering live streams online to subscribers. If you're not a cable customer, you can also watch the race online via the TSN Direct (opens in new tab) and RDS Direct (opens in new tab) streaming services, which cost just CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month. The Italian Grand Prix starts at 9am ET / 6am PT for Canadian viewers.

French and Dutch motor racing fans can watch every race live on F1 TV Pro for just €7.99 a month (opens in new tab), while Sky Germany has the exclusive rights to every live F1 race this season, having taken over the rights from national broadcaster RTL (which is still showing four races for free). 

Sky Italia will be showing all of the 2022 F1 season action in Italy - which means motor racing fans in the region can stream every GP live via Sky's Now TV (opens in new tab) app. A 24-hour pass starts at €14.99.

The Italian GP is set to start at 3pm CET.

How to use a VPN to unblock any restrictions

If you're outside of your preferred broadcaster's boundaries, you can use a VPN to unblock any geo-restrictions and live stream the F1 Italian Grand Prix as if you were right at home. Here's our step-by-step guide on how to do just that.

  • VPN - standing for virtual private network - offers security and anonymity as you browse online, using set protocols to encrypt your data and make it unreadable to outsiders.
  • As a part of that, you can also switch your IP address, which identifies your location.
  • Most VPNs offer a list of locations where its servers are based to join. Connecting to them switches your IP to appear as if you're browsing from that country/city. In turn, you can then access content locked to that country.
  • When it comes to finding a VPN, you should make sure you find the best one that's suitable for your chosen device, with VPN providers offering compatibility for a ton of devices, including VPN for Mac, and even a range of fairly nifty free VPNs.
  • Once you've made the decision for the most suitable VPN for your device and your means for using a VPN, sign-up and install it
  • To live stream the F1 Italian Grand Prix, all you need to do is select a UK server from its list of available servers and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions, with your broadcaster of choice opening its online gates to you.
  • We also want to ensure your money is well spent, so we would recommend going for a VPN that offers a risk free trial. ExpressVPN is one of many providers that has a 30-day money back guarantee (opens in new tab).


Italian Grand Prix buildup

Ferrari have been off-color recently, so it's fitting that Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are clad in yellow to mark 75 years of Scuderia Ferrari. But it seems Leclerc's luck may be in this weekend. Verstappen and Sergio Perez have both been handed penalties, with the Mexican way back in 13th. Sainz, unfortunately for the locals, will start in 18th, but it's shaping up to be a perfect weekend for his teammate.

Monza Circuit has developed a wonderful habit of producing surprise race winners over recent seasons. There was Daniel Ricciardo last year, Pierre Gasly the year before, and Leclerc came out on top three years ago. With Verstappen way out in front in the drivers' championship standings, boy could we do with another curveball. 

It's here that Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton had their worst collision last year, the one that ended with the Red Bull straddling the Mercedes' halo, and the pace we saw from the Silver Arrows at Zandvoort last week has given rise to the hope that those two could be set for more close-quarters battles. 

However, Hamilton will have to catch him first, as he also has to start today's race in 19th, as punishment for using too many engine parts.

The Italian Grand Prix starts at 3pm CEST (local time) on Sunday, which is 2pm BST / 9am ET / 6am PT / 11pm AEST / 1am NZST.

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.