The cheapest way to watch F1

Our guide helps you get in gear to find the best value way to watch Formula 1 in the UK.


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Formula 1 isn’t just about fast cars and skilled drivers like Lewis Hamilton. People love it for the drama and the competition.

Yet it’s becoming increasingly expensive to watch. While it used to be on terrestrial TV, these days Sky has the exclusive rights to show live races in the UK.

So whether you’re a massive fan or you’re trying to get into the sport, this guide will help you watch F1 for less.

Where to watch F1 in the UK

Sky Sports F1. Subscribe to Sky Sports and you can watch all the qualifying and Grand Prix action live on its F1 channel.

NOW TV. You can watch live qualifying and races by taking out a daily, weekly or monthly Sky Sports Pass with NOW TV.

All 4. You can catch up by watching race highlights for free on Channel 4’s on-demand player.

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Cheapest ways to watch F1 on Sky

Buying as an existing Sky TV customer

If you are an existing Sky TV customer, your cheapest option for watching Formula 1 will probably be upgrading your current deal.

Whether Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk or BT provide your Sky TV, get in touch and ask how much it will cost to include Sky Sports F1.

Buying Sky Sports with broadband

On the hunt for a new broadband deal and keen to watch Lewis Hamilton win another championship? You can keep costs down by buying a broadband and TV package that includes Sky Sports.

Sky and TalkTalk will probably offer you the best rates if you’re after a combo deal like this.

Buying Sky Sports through NOW TV

If you’re not interested in a broadband and TV combo deal, then NOW TV is a great value way of watching F1.

You can follow all the race action on your TV, laptop or mobile by taking out a daily, weekly or monthly Sky Sports Pass.

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