The 2019 Formula 1 season has seen Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes storming ahead but after a literal storm in Germany the young Max Verstappen managed to take the win. Now anything can happen for this week’s Hungarian Grand Prix – and you can stream F1 live – no matter where on Earth you are – with this very guide.
Hungarian Grand Prix 2019 – where and when
Hungary is the venue for the twelfth Grand Prix of the 2019 season, with a track 2.6 miles/4.3 km long that speeds its way around the Hungaroring near Budapest.
Practice 1 Friday, August 2 at 11am local time (so that’s 10am BST, 2am PT, 5am ET).
Practice 2 Friday, August 2 at 3pm local time (2pm BST, 6am PT, 9am ET).
Practice 3 Saturday, August 3 at 12pm local time (11am BST, 3am PT, 6am ET).
Qualifying Saturday, August 3 at 3pm local time (2pm BST, 6am PT, 9am ET).
The Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday, August 4 at 3.10pm local time (2.10pm BST, 6.10am PT, 9.10am ET).
The 2019 F1 season has reached Hungary for the Budapest-based track of the Hungaroring. Thanks to a distinct lack of straights, this track is often compared to a go karting circuit, taking the drivers back to what they learned on – only with way, WAY more power. As a result expect to see Monaco levels of downforce applied by the teams with lots of rewards for horsepower.
You know what that means – it’s Ferrari’s chance to gain some points if the powerfully tuned cars can just hold it together this time. Red Bull will be trying to maintain momentum after that Verstappen win at Hockenheim while Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat got the team its second ever podium with a third place behind Sebastian Vettel – meaning they’ll all be coming out hard from the outset.
While Mercedes can afford the loss, it will be fighting back in Hungary to gain dominance once again. And you can see all the exciting racing using an F1 live stream from anywhere in the world – here’s how.
How to watch the Hungarian Grand Prix from outside your country
To see how you can stream F1 live from the Hungarian Grand Prix in the UK, Australia, the US, Canada and New Zealand, then scroll a little further down this page to see the broadcast options. But if you try and tune in to your native stream from outside your country, you’ll quickly discover that it’s geo-blocked.
That’s where a VPN can come in really handy. It’s a piece of software readily available to download and install that allows you to simulate the IP address on your laptop (or mobile phone, tablet, streaming device, console, etc) so that it appears to be in a completely different country. Ideal, assuming that it doesn’t breach any Ts&Cs from the broadcaster you’re trying to tune in to.
That might sound complicated, by VPNs – or Virtual Private Networks – are actually surprisingly easy to operate. Simply select one of our top three best VPN picks below (or opt straight for our number one favorite ExpressVPN), open it up and pick out your country of choice from the ‘choose location’ menu, and then start watching as if you were sat back at home. Easy!
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How to live stream Hungarian Grand Prix in the UK
Sky Sports F1 has all the coverage exclusively this year, so ideal if you’re already subscribed to Sky Sports. Using the Sky Go app will let you watch on various other devices, too, including laptops, Apple and Android mobile devices and via your PlayStation or Xbox.
If you don’t want to subscribe to Sky just to watch this Grand Prix, then you can grab a Now TV Sports Pass instead. It costs £8.99 per day or £34 for a whole monththat will let you catch all the practices, qualifying and the race itself and loads of other sport, to boot.
Not in the UK this weekend? Fear not, check out our advice on using a VPN above, and it will let you watch the UK coverage from wherever on Earth you are.
How live stream Hungarian Grand Prix 2019 in Australia
The action will be shown on the paid-for services that will be showing the rest of the Formula 1 races this year – Fox Sports and Kayo Sports. The Kayo Sports Basic Package costs $25 per month and allows users to stream across two devices simultaneously. Alternatively, the service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium Package, which provides three concurrent streams for $35 per month.
Their apps mean you can access this from your chosen device wherever you are (although you’ll need a VPN if you’re taking that abroad).
Watch the Hungarian Grand Prix in the US: live stream F1
In the US, ESPN has the rights to show the F1 live (using Sky’s UK coverage). That’s great news if you have cable, but if you’re a cord-cutter you could try a free trial to another streaming service like Sling and Fubo and watch on there.
Out of the US and want to watch the coverage? No worries – just use a VPN and register to a location showing the race.
How to watch a Hungarian GP F1 live stream in the Canada
For those travelling, 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 an F1 live stream in New Zealand
Just like in the UK, Sky Sports has bagged exclusivity to show all 2019 F1 live streaming. As you’ll no doubt be aware, it doesn’t come cheap. But there are ways of getting some cheap access.
You should be able to get a Fox Sports package via a great offer if you want to enjoy it for less. The Foxtel Now app works with this, so you can live stream to your preferred device – anywhere using a VPN.