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What Time & TV Channel Is the F1 Australian Grand Prix 2017?

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Sunday marks the return of the Formula One World Championship, as the 2017 season gets underway with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Here’s a look at everything you need to know to watch the action from Albert Park:


Australian Grand Prix 2017 Viewing Info

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Start Time: 4 p.m. AEDT in Melbourne; 5 a.m. GMT in UK; 1 a.m. ET in USA. You can click here for the complete track schedule

TV Channel, United States: NBC Sports Network (Coverage starts at 12:30 a.m. ET)

TV Channel, UK: Sky Sports F1 (Coverage starts at 4:30 a.m. GMT)

TV Channel, Australia: Network Ten or Fox Sports

TV Channel, Worldwide: You can click here for a list of broadcasters in countries around the world


Preview

The retirement of 2016 champion Nico Rosberg means there will be a new world champ in 2017–or perhaps more accurately, an old one.

Lewis Hamilton, who won the championship in 2014 and ’15 before coming up five points short against his Mercedes teammate and rival last year, is the odds-on favorite to return to the mountain top of the sport.

But even though his stiffest competition from a year ago is no longer around, he’s not letting his guard down.

“I think Ferrari are bluffing and that they are a lot quicker than they are showing,” Hamilton said. “They’re very close to us. It’s difficult right now to say exactly who is quicker. But they are very close, if not faster.”

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, an obviously major threat to Hamilton, finished fourth last year, while Kimi Raikkonen is the only active driver other than Hamilton who has two wins in Melbourne, so Ferrari is obviously one to watch on Sunday.

No matter what happens, though, Formula One is back, and that is definitely something to celebrate.

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F1 Australian Grand Prix Live Stream: How to Watch Online

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Looking for a live stream of the 2017 Australian Grand Prix? There are a couple of different ways to watch, whether or not you have a cable subscription.

In the United States, the Formula One season-opener will be broadcast Sunday at 12:30 a.m. ET (late Saturday night) on NBC Sports Network. In the UK, it will be broadcast at 4:30 a.m. on Sky Sports F1. If you can’t get to a TV, here’s a rundown of your streaming options:


Australian Grand Prix Live Stream, USA

If You Don’t Have Cable: Sling TV

Sling TV is an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:

1) Click here to go to the Sling website

2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free”

3) Create an account

4) Select the channel package or packages you want. Make sure to include “Sling Blue,” which includes NBC Sports Network

5) Enter your payment information. Sling Blue costs $25 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

6) Download the app for your computer to start watching

If you want to watch the race on mobile or other streaming devices, you can do so via the Sling TV app, which is free to download in the following places:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)

Roku

Xbox One

You can click here for a complete list of devices compatible with the Sling TV app.


If You Do Have Cable: NBC Sports Live Extra

Users can watch a live stream of the NBC Sports broadcast on their computer via NBC Sports Live Extra.

For this option, authentication is required, meaning you will have to verify your cable/satellite subscription by signing in with a username/email address and password.

If you want to watch on mobile or other streaming devices, you can do so via the NBC Sports app, which can be downloaded for free in the following locations:

App Store

Google Play Store

Microsoft App Store

Roku

As is the case on desktop, authentication is required, meaning you will have to verify your cable/satellite/telco subscription by signing in with a username/email address and password.


Australian Grand Prix Live Stream, UK

Desktop

With the race being broadcast on Sky Sports F1, users with a cable subscription that includes Sky Sports can watch live online via SkySports.com. You’ll need to log in to your cable provider with a user name and password to access the stream.

If you don’t have a cable subscription that includes Sky Sports, you can purchase a Sky Sports Pass, which allows you to watch a live stream of all Sky Sports channels for one day (£6.99), one week (£10.99) or one month (£33.99). You can click here for information on ordering a Sky Sports Pass.


Mobile & Other Streaming Devices

Users with a cable subscription or Sky Sports Pass can watch the race on their mobile or streaming devices via the Sky Go app, which is available to download for free in the following locations:

App Store

Google Play Store

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