How to watch the 2020 British Grand Prix live online for free copy

This year’s Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit will run for three days from August 7 to August 9. More than eight hours of world-class Formula 1 are scheduled, so fans definitely have a lot to look forward to. Below, we’ll let you know how to watch the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix 2020 live stream wherever you are in the world.

This guide will cover all of the free and paid options F1 fans around the world can take advantage of to stream the race. Note that most options are region locked, meaning they can only be watched from certain countries. To get around these restrictions, we recommend using a VPN to route your internet connection through a server in another country. This will allow you to unblock free streams in Brazil and Australia, among others.

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How to watch the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix live on official channels

You can live stream the 2020 70th Anniversary GP practice, qualifiers, and main event through a number of legal sources. Better still, many services offer free trials, allowing you to watch the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix live stream for free.

United States coverage

In the USA, ESPN has broadcasting rights for the full 2020 F1 Grand Prix season on various ESPN cable channels. You can use the WatchESPN app to stream the races, but you’ll need a cable subscription to log in.

A 7-day free trial of F1 TV Pro offers live stream access if you sign up for the year-long subscription. If you don’t cancel before the trial period ends, F1 TV Pro costs $79.99 per year.

Alternatively, you can watch the 70th Anniversary GP on ESPN for free by signing up for a free trial of one of the following over-the-top internet TV services that carry ESPN:

You will need an American IP address in order to watch any of the options listed above. If you’re traveling outside of the US but want to access streams from these services, use a VPN to connect to a server in the United States.

UK streaming options

  • Sky Sports F1 – subscription required
  • Channel 4 (All 4) free, highlights only
  • Sky Go – subscription required
  • NOW TV – subscription required

The 70th Anniversary Grand Prix is exclusive to Sky Sports F1 subscribers in the UK. Channel 4 will only show highlights a few hours afterward for free.

If you’re in the UK and have a cable subscription that includes Sky Sports F1, coverage of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix can be found on the Sky Sports website or Sky Go app. If you have a cable subscription but are outside of the UK, then check out our tutorial for watching Sky Go abroad using a VPN or smart DNS. 

NOW TV offers a Sky Sports week-long pass for £14.99 and is available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.

Canadian streaming options

  • TSN – cable subscription required
  • TSN Online – subscription required
  • RDS – cable subscription required
  • RDS Online – subscription required
  • F1 TV Pro — subscription required

This year, coverage is split between RDS and TSN. If your cable TV subscription includes one of these channels, you can log into the respective website and start streaming free-of-charge. Don’t have cable? Both platforms offer an online-only pass for $19.99 CAD per month, although there’s no trial period.

F1 TV Pro is also available in Canada for $79.99 per year, but there’s no free trial.

Australian streaming options

  • Foxtel Now – subscription required
  • Kayo Sports – subscription required
  • 10 Bold (highlights only)

Fox Sports has the rights to all 2020 F1 Grand Prix races. To watch online, you’ll need a Foxtel Digital Subscription, which costs AU$4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. If you already have a Foxtel cable subscription, you might be eligible for a complimentary Digital Subscription. Note that subscribers outside of Australia will need a VPN to unblock live streams.

Kayo Sports is an online sports streaming service available in Australia that includes Fox Sports’ stream of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. A 14-day free trial means you can sign up to stream the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix live online and then cancel your subscription afterward. After that, plans start at $25 per month. If you’re outside of Australia, you’ll need a VPN to bypass viewing restrictions.

French streaming options

F1 fans in France can watch the full F1 Grand Prix 2020 season with a Canal+ subscription and the myCanal app. The basic plan starts at €19.90 per month and a 1-month free trial is on offer, which means you can use the free trial to stream the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix for free if you haven’t taken advantage of it yet. Note that you’ll need a French IP address in order to access the stream, which you can get with a VPN if you’re not in France.

Note that Canal+ does not broadcast qualifiers or practice sessions.

Brazil streaming options

Globoplay in Brazil live streams 18 of the races from the 2020 F1 season, including the 70th Anniversary GP. If you’re outside of Brazil, you’ll need to connect to a VPN server in the country before signing up with a Facebook account or email address. Note that GloboPlay streams the races for free, but does not show the qualifiers or practice sessions.

Race Schedule

All times are UK local time (GMT+1).

  • The main event begins on Sunday, August 9 at 2:10 p.m. local time
  • Qualifying begins on Saturday, August 8 at 2 p.m.
  • Practices start Friday, August 7 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Saturday, August 8 at 11 a.m.

Can you watch the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix live on Kodi?

Kodi user? No problem! We’ve got a separate article on how to watch the 2020 F1 Grand Prix full season with Kodi. As with non-Kodi streams, you’ll likely need a VPN to watch video from other countries.