How to watch Italian GP live stream online: F1 start time and channels near you

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 crash during the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 12, 2021 in Monza, Italy
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With Red Bull's Max Verstappen having a seemingly unassailable lead at the top of the drivers championship, could the Italian GP at least provide some home turf joy for Ferrari on Sunday?

It's been three years since a Ferrari driver last won on the iconic Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. But with a more competitive car, passionate home support, and a desperate need to get their season back on track could add up to a memorable weekend for the Scuderia. Read on as we break down how to live stream the Italian Grand Prix and watch Formula 1 online from anywhere.

With high hopes of a title challenge for Ferarri seemingly dissipated, the team now faces a battle for second with Mercedes, making this weekend's GP a crucial one for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

For Red Bull and Verstappen its a case of aiming for more of the same, with the reigning champ now a massive 109 points ahead of the pack - and with his eyes firmly fixed on levelling Lewis Hamilton's record for most wins in a season (11). 

Verstappen's record in this event, however, isn't the greatest, having never finished on the podium in seven attempts, with his last two Italian GP's chalked off as DNFs. 

Don’t miss a moment of the F1 action this Sunday, September 14 at 2pm BST / 9am ET / 6am PT / 11pm AEST by following our guide below on how to watch an Italian GP live stream online from anywhere.


Free Italian GP live streams around the world:

While F1 in most regions around the world is a paid TV affair, that's not the case in a number of nations where access to live coverage of this weekend's Italian GP can be viewed without need for a subscription.

The following countries and broadcasters are all set to show the action from Monza absolutely 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 watch the Italian GP online from anywhere

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There are three simple steps to follow:

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How to watch the Italian GP online in the UK

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Sky Sports
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Subscribers also get to watch on the go via the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.

For those without Sky, the best option is a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass, which includes all 11 channels, but on a less restrictive contract.

Coverage of the Italian GP begins on Sky Sports F1 at 1.55pm BST on Sunday, the France Grand Prix coverage starts at 1.55pm, with lights out at 2pm.

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How to watch the Italian GP online in the US

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ESPN 
ESPN is on hand with comprehensive coverage of the 2022 F1 season in the US, and will be showing the Italian Grand Prix live. 

If you have ESPN as part of a cable package, you'll be able to stream the action directly through the ESPN website. You can also stream F1 live without an expensive cable subscription.

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How to watch the Italian GP online in Canada

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The Italian GP and all other 2022 F1 action is available live in Canada via English-language <a href="https://www.tsn.ca" data-link-merchant="tsn.ca"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">TSN or French-language <a href="https://www.rds.ca" data-link-merchant="rds.ca"" data-link-merchant="tsn.ca"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">RDS – but they're premium channels that typically come with a pay TV package.

If either channel comes as part of your cable deal, then you'll just be able to log in with the details of your provider and get access to an F1 live stream. 

If you don't have cable, you'll be well-served by their digital platforms. The TSN Direct and RDS Direct streaming services cost just CA$7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.

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How to watch the Italian GP online for FREE in Australia

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Kayo
Aussie petrolheads are in for a fairly late one, with lights out for the Italian GP at 11pm AEST.

Pay TV network Fox Sports is showing every race of the 2022 Formula 1 season Down Under, including all of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix action. 

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After that, the Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. The service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.

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Kevin Lynch is a London-born, Dublin-based writer and journalist. The author of Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait, Kevin is a regular feature writer for a number of tech sites and the former Technology Editor for the Daily Mirror. He has also served as editor of GuinnessWorldRecords.com and has been a member of the judging panel for the BAFTA British Academy Video Game Awards. Alongside reviewing the latest AV gear, smartphones and computers, Kevin also specialises in music tech and can often be found putting the latest DAWs, MIDI controllers and guitar modellers through their paces. Born within the sound of Bow Bells, Kevin is also a lifelong West Ham fan for his troubles.