The 2017 Formula 1 season continues with the Singapore Grand Prix on 17 September at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. The 61-lap contest will be the 14th race of the 2017 Formula 1 season.
Singapore Grand Prix Schedule: When Is the Start Time?
The 2017 Singapore Grand Prix weekend takes place from Friday 15 September to Sunday 17 September. The first two days host the practice and qualifying sessions.
Friday 15 September
Practice 1: 16:30 – 18:00 SGT
Practice 2: 20:30 – 22:00 SGT
Saturday 16 September
Practice 3: 18:00 – 19:00 SGT
Qualifying: 21:00 – 22:00 SGT
Sunday 17 September
2017 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix: 20:00 SGT
Want to watch the race outside of Singapore? US viewers can expect an 08:00 EDT start on the east coast. F1 fans in Australia are looking at a 22:00 AEST start on Sunday night, while viewers in the UK can tune in at a very manageable 13:00 BST.
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Where Is the Singapore Grand Prix Held?
The venue is the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. The circuit has been in use since 2008 when it hosted the first night-time event in Formula One history. The 61-lap night race has enjoyed immense popularity among viewers and has become one of the most-watched Grand Prix races in recent years.
The organizers of the unique night-time race utilize powerful roadside lighting systems to replicate daytime conditions, as well as rigid safety measures to ensure driver and spectator safety.
Daniel Ricciardo currently holds the lap record, for a lap in last year’s Singapore Grand Prix (1:47.187). Last year, the Singapore Grand Prix winner was F1 champ Nico Rosberg, with Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamltion in second and third. Hamilton is generally the favorite to win this year – though with such a close call at the top of the standings, it could be anyone’s race.
How to Watch the Singapore Grand Prix Online
Looking to watch the Singapore Grand Prix online? Then allow me to show you a couple of ways you can watch, either with an existing cable subscription or completely free!
Free Live Stream via Network Ten
Australian broadcaster Network Ten has the rights for ten Formula 1 races in 2017. The Singapore Grand Prix will be one of the races that are being shown live in Australia. Watch the Grand Prix live by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to unblock Network Ten!
Free on the UK’s Channel 4
The UK’s terrestrial Channel 4 is also only showing half of the Grand Prix season. The Singapore Grand Prix will be one of those races. Those outside of the UK looking to watch Channel 4 can use a VPN to unblock the free stream.
Foxtel Play Stream – Free Two-week Trial
The Australian subsidiary of Fox Network, Foxtel, is showing every practice, qualifying session, and live race of this year’s Formula 1 season. Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Play, shows the races online. Foxtel Play is geo-restricted to Australian residents only, so a VPN is necessary to watch the race outside Australia. Click this link to see how to unblock Foxtel Play.
Foxtel Play is priced from AU$10 a month, with different channels and add-on tiers available if you want more content. There is a two-week free trial available if you’re trying out Foxtel Play for the first time – great news if you want to stream the Singapore Grand Prix for free!
UK Viewers – Sky Sports
The Singapore Grand Prix will be shown in the UK on Sky Sports and streamed live on Sky Sports Go. Both require a subscription. Daily, weekly, and monthly passes are available.
Already have a Sky Sports subscription but going to be traveling outside of the UK? Then you’ll need a VPN to watch! Scroll down to see how to unblock Sky Sports with a VPN.
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US Viewers – NBC Sports
NBC has the broadcasting rights for Formula 1 in the US, with NBC Sports streaming all the races of the upcoming season online for free. To stream NBC Sports online, you’ll need a US cable subscription.
As is the case with the UK’s Sky Sports, US citizens with access to NBC Sports will need a VPN to access the stream from outside of the US.
US Viewers – Sling TV
An absolutely fantastic option for people who want to watch the Formula 1 Grand Prix from anywhere in the world is the US online cable subscription service Sling TV. Sling TV subscribers get a free seven-day trial of the service. The blue service, which has NBCSN, shows the Formula 1 Grand Prix races. For just $25 per month – with no recurring contract – you get not only the F1 races but also 40 US TV channels. As such, Sling TV gives you a massive amount of choice at a very low price.
Sling TV is only available to US residents. Those outside the US will need to connect to a US VPN server to get the seven-day free trial and watch the Singapore Grand Prix for free.
Another cheap option for watching the entire F1 season with a VPN is to use the VPN to pretend to be in the Middle East or North Africa. Doing so will permit you to see all of the races on the Middle East-only BeIN Sports package.
How to Live Stream the Singapore Grand Prix Online: Step-by-step Guide
- Pick one of the streaming options highlighted above.
- Choose from our top recommended VPNs for streaming sports or check out my personal favorite, ExpressVPN.
- Download and install the chosen VPN software on your internet-connected device.
- Connect to a VPN server in the country of your choice with a stream worth watching.
- Head over to your chosen streaming option. Sign up and complete any registration or payment for the service (if necessary).
- Start streaming the Singapore Grand Prix online!
Watch Singapore Grand Prix Live: Conclusion
Lewis Hamilton is currently leading the World Drivers’ Championship, with 238 points. Sebastian Vettel trails by just three points in second (235) and Valtteri Bottas is down in third with 197 points. With the Singapore Grand Prix promising to be both fast and tricky, this race is bound to be a scorcher!
Next up… Malaysia Grand Prix!
The next race of the 2017 Formula 1 season will be the Malaysia Grand Prix. Stay in touch and bookmark this page to find out how you can stream the race online!