Like other very popular sports, Formula 1 can be watched very easily in France online. Be careful, you have to pay to follow a whole season.
Formula 1 is one of the most popular sports in the world. Each year, the best pilots compete with the aim of becoming the champion. Several manufacturers are involved, such as Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren, Alfa Romeo and Alpine. In 2022, we can expect a big upheaval within the grid: there are new regulations which force the teams to adapt.
Who will succeed Max Verstappen, forceps champion at the wheel of his Red Bull in 2021? Lewis Hamilton will he obtain an eighth title thanks to his Mercedes, which would allow him to pass in front of Michael Schumacher? Will the Ferrari team finally regain its luster? So many questions that torment people’s minds as the kick-off will be launched on March 20, in Bahrain.
How can we watch Formula 1 in France? Two solutions are available to you.
The Hungarian GP program
This weekend is the Hungarian Grand Prix, the thirteenth round of the 2022 Formula 1 season. Here is the broadcast schedule:
- Free practice 1 on Friday July 29 at 2 p.m. on Canal+ Sport;
- Free practice 2 on Friday July 29 at 5 p.m. on Canal+ Sport;
- Free practice 3 on Saturday July 30 at 1 p.m. on Canal+ Sport;
- Qualifications on Saturday July 30 at 4 p.m. on Canal+ Sport;
- Race on Sunday July 31 at 3 p.m. on Canal+.
F1 TV: the option for purists
Formula 1 obviously has its own subscription, called F1 TV, to allow aficionados not to miss anything. Two formulas are available: F1 TV Access, which only offers replays, or F1 TV Pro, which allows you to experience the various events live (in addition to accessing replays). Seven days of trial are offered on the most expensive option.
Formula 1 obviously gives access to all the sessions that punctuate a racing weekend (tests, qualifications, races), as well as on-board cameras (20 in total), exclusive documentaries and even archives. You can also take advantage of live timing with detailed information for the experts (telemetry, radio conversations, tire wear). In addition to Formula 1, F1 TV makes it possible to follow three other disciplines (F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup).
The F1 TV application is accessible on web browser, iOS, Android and Amazon Fire.
The summary :
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Canal+: the most universal option
In France, the Canal+ channel has the broadcasting rights for Formula 1 (the agreement was recently extended until 2029), and has been for several seasons now. It offers a very strong editorial line, with, every weekend, a real dive into the world of Formula 1. Canal+ thus broadcasts tests, qualifying, the race and thematic programs (debriefing, reports, interviews, etc.). There is a complete follow-up, with journalists and consultants specializing in the discipline.
Canal+ also offers 4K UHD quality for the race, as long as you have the appropriate internet connection (25Mb/s) and compatible equipment (Canal+ decoder, Apple TV 4K, Orange UHD TV decoder, Bbox 4K, Freebox Pop, Samsung Smart TV, Sony TVs, Nvidia Shield). Note that the MyCanal application gives access to an expert mode with on-board cameras, Grand Prix score, best moments of the race or even live timing.
Canal+ also allows you to have the races in replay, and allows you to enjoy other sports, including motor sports (F2, F3, MotoGP), among other programs (series, films). It is necessary to have access to the Canal+ Sport channel to see everything.
In 2022, there will be four Grands Prix in the clear, with the race taking place in France (July 24).
The bonus option: Netflix and its mainstream documentary
Be careful, Netflix does not allow you to watch Formula 1 races. On the other hand, the SVOD platform allows you to (re) dive behind the scenes of previous seasons thanks to the excellent series Drive to Survive (Formula 1: Drivers of their fate). With a freedom of tone that is quite unheard of for such a modest environment, the program offers a fairly complete summary of previous races, with interventions by the main protagonists (drivers, specialist journalists, team managers), highlights and a certain talent for dramatization. . It’s an excellent way to discover the discipline, especially since the production is of excellent quality.
The complete schedule for the 2022 season
- Bahrain GP (March 20);
- Saudi Arabian GP (March 27);
- Australian GP (April 10);
- Emilia-Romagna GP (April 24);
- Miami GP (May 5);
- Spanish GP (May 22);
- Monaco GP (May 29);
- Azerbaijan GP (June 12)
- Canadian GP (June 19);
- British GP (July 3);
- Austrian GP (July 7);
- French GP (July 24);
- Hungarian GP (July 31);
- Belgian GP (August 28);
- Dutch GP (September 4);
- Italian GP (September 11)
- Singapore GP (2 October);
- Japanese GP (9 October);
- United States GP (October 23);
- Mexican GP (October 30)
- Brazilian GP (November 13);
- Abu Dhabi GP (November 20).
Note that the Russian GP has been canceled due to the war in Ukraine.