How to Watch Australian Grand Prix 2016 Online

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How to Watch Australian Grand Prix 2016 Online

Updated: February 26, 2016

  1. Start by selecting the online service/channel you want to stream from (list of these below)
  2. Then get a VPN account setup -- three recommended VPNs below
  3. Install the VPN software onto the device(s) you want to watch the Australian Grand Prix 2016 on
  4. Then open the VPN software and connect to a server location that matches the location of the online service/channel you decided on
  5. Enjoy the Australian Grand Prix 2016 online from anywhere in the world

How to watch Australian Grand Prix 2016 online in more detail:

If you’ve never been to a Formula One Grand Prix, I cannot recommend it strongly enough. The thing that will hit you more than anything else is the noise. It is absolutely monumental. You are given earplugs as you go through the gate, and like many people I put them dismissively in my pocket and thought no more about them until the cars roared past me for the first time at full speed and I was scrambling manically for them. It was like being stood by the speakers at a Metallica gig! Incredible!

But there is also the smell of the tires and the fumes, the chaos of the crews in the pit lane as a car approaches, and the passion of the fans all around it. It surpasses any other motorsport you can attend, and if you are a fan as I am, it’s an unmissable experience.

Sadly though, the global nature of Formula One means that for most of us who aren’t already members of the jet set, going to more than one or two events a year is out of our reach and we must rely on the TV coverage instead. And the Australian Grand Prix, the opening event of the 2016 season is more remote than most.

With a global TV audience of around 425 million people, Formula One is one of the hottest televised sporting competitions in the world, and is broadcast in almost every country in the world. But these broadcasts are in a whole host of different languages, covering some, all, or none of the practice and qualifying sessions, and, let’s face it, of variable quality.

How to Watch Australian Grand Prix 2016 Online
how to watch australian grand prix 2016 online

My job takes me to all sorts of odd countries and I have watched some pretty ropey coverage over the years. So much so, that I now use a VPN to ensure I can watch the best coverage wherever I am. And this is my guide on How to Watch Australian Grand Prix 2016 Online highlighting the best pick from the English language broadcasters.

Sky Sports

In my home country, much like the sport itself, Formula One Coverage has been undergoing many changes in recent years. After long being held exclusively by the BBC, who did a solid job without every excelling, in 2012, Sky Sports took over half the coverage and introduced a dedicated channel and a whole host of new features.

Sky has been one of the great sports broadcasting innovators and they have brought their magic touh to Formula One too, and you wouldn’t be going far wrong by choosing to watch the 2016 Australian Grand Prix, and indeed all the other races they cover, on Sky Sports.

Obviously Sky is a British channel and as the Formula One TV rights are a lucrative business, so they are only able to deliver their coverage to online users in the UK. If you are outside the UK and hitting their geo-blocking message when you try to access coverage, don’t fret. Just sign up for a VPN such as ExpressVPN and then follow the straightforward step in our guide to log onto Sky Sports anywhere in the world.

NBC Sports

Despite having various motor racing series of their own. Formula One remains hugely popular in the USA, and the current broadcasters there are NBC Sports. Their team of experts makes their in-depth coverage a real winner with fans in the USA, and popular with others beyond as well.

NBC sadly also blocks online suers outside the USA, but once again a VPN can provide the solution. All you need to do is to log in via a server located in the US, and you can watch NBC Sports coverage of the 2016 Australian Grand Prix. Just follow this simple guide to help get you up and running.

Network 10

In Australia, coverage of the Formoula One races is shared between Network 10 and cable channel Fox Sports. But for their home Grand Prix it is Network 10 who really step up to the plate, offering live coverage of every session in HD and SHD, and all available free-to-air.

You can also watch live online coverage via their TenPlay service. If you are located outside Australia, you will again need to log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN, with the server set to one in Australia in order to watch, but it is well worth the effort to watch the exciting coverage of their home race delivered as only Australians can!


There you have it. A quick run down of the best online channels and services to watch the 2016 Australian Grand Prix online from. I hope this gives you more than enough choice!

As I mentioned throughout this quick guide, by far the most economical, secure and accessible way to watch the Australian Grand Prix is by choosing the service that best suits your needs and/or budget, then get yourself and VPN so that you can access your preferred online channel from wherever you are in the world with issue. 

If ExpressVPN does not satisfy your needs for any reason, then here are three more VPN providers that I have personally reviewed and recommend most for this guide:

Thanks for reading, and if you have questions about this guide at all -- let me know in the comments section below and I'll be sure to help you out.

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