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.

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.

The cheapest way to watch F1 as of January 2021

The current cheapest way to enjoy F1 from the UK is a daily pass from NOW. 24 hours of access will cost you £9.99.

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

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

Cheapest ways to watch F1 on Sky

Buying as an existing Sky TV customer

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

Prices correct as of 27 January 2021.

Existing Sky TV customers can add Sky Sports F1 for £18 a month on a 31-day rolling contract.

Prices correct as of 27 January 2021.

If you’re New to Sky, get Sky TV & Sky Sports F1 for £43 a month. Set-up fee is £20.
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 will probably offer you the best rates if you’re after a combo deal like this.

Prices correct as of 27 January 2021.

Sky offers Sky TV & Sky Broadband Superfast for £39 a month for 18 months. Set-up fee up to £49.
Buying Sky Sports through NOW

If you’re not interested in a broadband and TV combo deal, then NOW 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.

Prices correct as of 27 January 2021.

With NOW you can choose a Day Pass for a one-off payment of £9.99 and get 24 hours of live Sky Sports, where you can register up to 6 devices and stream on your TV, mobile or desktop, two decives at the same time.

Prices correct as of 27 January 2021.

Or for £33.99 you can go for a Month Pass + NOW Boost a month, plus a 7 day free trial of Boost. Register up to 6 devices on one account and access all 11 Sky Sports channels. NOW Boost auto-renews after your 7 day free trial at £3 a month, unless cancelled.

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