The Formula 1 2019 season has reached Japan in the middle of the rugby World Cup (9 and typhoons!) In the same country. So all eyes are on the Japanese Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton's top spot will continue to be undermined and possibly shaken again by the Ferrari or Red Bull guys. You can stream the F1 live from anywhere.
Japanese Grand Prix 2019 – where and when
Japan will host the seventeenth Grand Prix of the 2019 season, with a challenging 5.8km track that winds its way around the Suzuka International Racing Circuit.
The times you need to know are as follows, all first in standard local Japanese time (GMT + 9):
Exercise 1 Friday, October 11, 10 am (2 am CET, 6 pm PT, 9 pm ET).
Practice 2 Friday, October 11, 2 pm (6 am CET, 10 pm PT, 1 am CET)
Exercise 3 Saturday, October 12 at 12 noon (4 am CET, 8 pm PTS, 11 pm CET).
qualification Saturday, October 12 at 3pm local time (7am BST, 11pm PT, 2pm ET).
The Japanese Grand Prix starts on Sunday, October 13th at 2:10 pm local time. So this is 6.10 BST, 22.10 PT, 1.10 ET.
This F1 season has been exciting so far. Hamilton and Team Mercedes storm forward in the opening race. At recent events testing the track has proven to be more difficult as Team Ferrari has made changes that have put them ahead for several races.
In the current standings Hamilton has the lead with 322 points, followed by teammate Bottas with 249 points, followed by Ferraris Leclerc with 215 points, followed by Red Bull's Verstappen with 212 points and Ferraris Vettel with 194 points. This puts Mercedes in the lead with 571 points, followed by Ferrari with 409 then Red Bull at 311.
While all these big players are undoubtedly entertained in Suzuka, it's worth keeping an eye on Renault this weekend as the team tests a new front wing that it hopes will reach the "big points".
Lewis Hamilton won this Grand Prix race in both 2018 and 2017 as well as 2015 and 2014. Could he win more than two times in a row this year, or is this his gap year when team-mate Bottas or Ferraris Leclerc get back some points?
You can watch all the exciting races with an F1 live stream from all over the world – this is how it's done.
So, look at the Japanese Grand Prix from outside your country
To see how you can stream F1 live from the Japan Grand Prix in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, Canada and New Zealand, scroll down this page to see the transfer options. However, if you try to access your native stream from outside your country, you will soon find that it is blocked.
Here a VPN can be really useful. With this software, you can simulate the IP address of your laptop (or mobile phone, tablet, streaming device, console, etc.) to be in a completely different country. Ideal, provided it does not violate the terms and conditions of the broadcaster you want to tune in to.
This may sound complicated, because VPNs – or virtual private networks – are actually surprisingly easy to use. Simply pick one of our top three VPN picks (or opt for our preferred ExpressVPN), open it, and select the country of your choice from the Select Location menu. Then you can watch as if you were sitting back home. Easy!
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How to stream live the Japanese Grand Prix in the UK
Sky Sports F1 offers all coverage exclusively this year. Ideal if you have already subscribed to Sky Sports. The Sky Go app also lets you view various devices like laptops, Apple and Android mobile devices, and your PlayStation or Xbox.
If you do not want to subscribe to Sky to see this grand prix, you can purchase a Now TV Sports Pass instead. It costs £ 8.99 a day or £ 34 for a full month to track all the practice sessions, qualifying and the race itself, as well as a host of other sports.
Not in the UK this weekend? Do not fear, read our advice on using a VPN so you can track coverage in the UK from anywhere in the world.
Like live stream Japanese Grand Prix 2019 in Australia
The action will be shown on the paid services that will showcase the remainder of the Formula 1 races this year – Fox Sports and Kayo Sports. The Kayo Sports Basic package costs $ 25 a month and allows users to simultaneously stream across two devices. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium package, which offers three concurrent streams for $ 35 per month.
Your apps mean you can access them from anywhere on your chosen device (though you'll need a VPN if you're taking it abroad).
Take a look at the Japanese Grand Prix in the US: Live Stream F1
In the US, ESPN has the right to show the F1 live (using Sky's British coverage). This is great news if you have cables, but if you are a cable cutter, you can try and watch a free trial of another streaming service like Sling and Fubo.
From the US and want to see the coverage? Do not worry – just use a VPN and register in a location where the race is shown.
How to watch a Japanese GP F1 live stream in Canada
RDS and TSN have the right to show Formula 1 north of the border in 2019. Alternatively, try services like Sling or Fubo that have free trials and do not require a cable.
If you are traveling, you can use a VPN to change your virtual location and still enjoy the race as if you were back in Canada.
How to get a F1 Livestream in New Zealand
As in the UK, Sky Sports has offered exclusivity to showcase all F1 live streams from 2019. As you will undoubtedly know, it is not cheap. But there are ways to get cheap access.
You should be able to get a great deal on a Fox Sports package if you want to enjoy it for less. The Foxtel Now app works so you can send live streams to your favorite device – wherever you use a VPN.
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