F1 schedule 2024: Dates, start times, TV channels, live stream and how to watch every Formula 1 race this year

An unparalleled season of F1 is finally upon us and gets underway at the Bahrain International circuit, the first of 24 different races for the drivers to contest this year. Max Verstappen is once again the defending champion, having won his third consecutive title at a canter in 2023.

Beating his own record for number of races won in a single season with a mind-boggling 19 from 22 on offer, the flying Dutchman comes into the 2024 campaign as a three-time winner and the overwhelming favourite to make it four World Drivers’ Championships on the spin.

However, his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, the only other winners of races in 2023, will be looking to push Verstappen much closer than either did last season. Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, will no doubt be determined to end his success-laden time at Mercedes with an eighth title before moving on to pastures new in 2025, where he’ll displace Sainz as the top dog in Ferrari red.

The Sporting News simply cannot wait for the new season to begin, and with more races and storylines on show than ever before, we’ve got you covered with all the details you’ll need to ensure you don’t miss a second of the action.

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2024 Formula 1 season schedule

The 2024 F1 season kicks off at Sakhir’s International Circuit in Bahrain, which alongside the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix the following week, will see the drivers race on a Saturday rather than the usual Sunday date as the holy month of Ramadan begins.

Staying in the Asia-Pacific region, the next three races will take place in Australia, Japan and China, the latter hosting their first Grand Prix since 2019.

The middle portion of the season sees seven back-to-back races held in Europe, beginning with June’s Spanish Grand Prix and ending with the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, before heading east to Baku for the Azerbaijan circuit.

Following the only the second Grand Prix in Las Vegas since 1982 at the end of November, this record 24-race season concludes in the Middle East, with Qatar and Abu Dhabi hosting the final two circuits of the campaign.

F1 race schedule in 2024

Date Grand Prix Track Start Time (local)
March 2 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 6:00 pm
March 9 Saudi Arabia GP Jeddah Corniche Circuit 8:00 pm
March 24 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 3:00 pm
April 7 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka International Racing Course 2:00 pm
April 21 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit 3:00 pm
May 5 Miami Grand Prix Miami International Autodrome 4:00 pm
May 19 Emilia Romagna GP Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 3:00 pm
May 26 Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco 3:00 pm
June 9 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve 2:00 pm
June 23 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 3:00 pm
June 30 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring 3:00 pm
July 7 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit 3:00 pm
July 21 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring 3:00 pm
July 28 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 3:00 pm
August 25 Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Zandvoort 3:00 pm
September 1 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza 3:00 pm
September 15 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku City Circuit 3:00 pm
September 22 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit 8:00 pm
October 20 USA Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas 2:00 pm
October 27 Mexico City GP Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez 2:00 pm
November 3 Sao Paulo Grand Prix Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace 2:00 pm
November 23 Las Vegas Grand Prix Las Vegas Strip Circuit 10:00 pm
December 1 Qatar Grand Prix Lusail International Circut 8:00 pm
December 8 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit 5:00 pm

How to watch the 2024 F1 season in the USA

  • TV channel: ABC / ESPN
  • Live stream: Fubo / ESPN+ / Hulu / Sling TV / YouTube TV

ESPN’s wide-reaching sporting network is showing every F1 race for US audiences in 2024, utilising Sky Sports’ live broadcasts, and also showing some free-to-air circuits on ABC.

US-based F1 fans can also stream each race live using Fubo, which is offering a FREE trial right now, or use ESPN+ among other streaming options. Meanwhile, ESPN Deportes is the exclusive Spanish-language home for all F1 races in the United States.

How to watch the 2024 F1 season in Canada

  • TV channel: TSN (English); RDS / Noovo (French)
  • Live stream: TSN Direct 

For F1 fans in Canada, TSN are providing the English-language broadcast of each race, while RDS and Noovo are doing the same for French-speaking viewers.

Races can also be streamed TSN’s own streaming service, TSN Direct.

How to watch the 2024 F1 season in the UK

  • TV channel: Sky Sports F1
  • Live stream: NOW TV / Sky Go app

As ever, Sky Sports’ dedicated Formula One channel, Sky Sports F1, are showing all the action from every single session in 2024.

For fans planning to live stream their fill of F1 this season, you can also watch by using the Sky Go app if you’re an existing subscriber, or by purchasing a Sky Sports Pass on NOW TV.

How to watch the 2024 F1 season in Australia

  • TV channel: Fox Sports / Channel 10
  • Live stream: Kayo Sports / Foxtel Go

Fox Sports are covering every race for Australian-based audiences in 2024, while free-to-air Channel 10 will only be showing the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne.

How to watch the 2024 F1 season in India

F1 fans in India can watch each circuit on subscription service F1 TV Pro, which also offers full race highlights and replays.

The coverage will include the live broadcast of the practice and qualifying sessions, of top of the races themselves.

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