The Italian Grand Prix is one of the oldest national Grand Prix events in the world. It first started on the 4th of September 1921 near Montichiari on a 17.3 km track. It is the fifth oldest national Grand Prix event in the world which became the most held Grand Prix event in 2013. The 2020 iteration will be the 90th time that this event will be held.
With the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, the F1 schedule for 2020 has been affected as well. Many of the races have been postponed and rescheduled. There are still many Grand Prix events that are uncertain.
In this situation, the Gran Premio d’Italia was also shifted to a later date.
The 2020 Italian Grand Prix will take place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit at Monza.
According to the revamped schedule for Formula one racing in 2020, the Italian Grand Prix is going to take place from the 4th of September to the 6th of September.
How to watch the Italian Grand Prix 2020?
Below we will be listing out the procedures to watch the Italian Grand Prix from different countries in the world.
Watching the 2020 Italian Grand Prix in the United Kingdom:
Sky Sports has been officially given all the rights to broadcasting the 2020 Italian Grand Prix in the UK. Therefore, there is almost no possibility of a free broadcast. To watch the Italian Grand Prix you will have to subscribe to a package from Sky Sports to gain access to the Sky Sports F1 channel which will be broadcasting the races live. If you have a subscribed account you can log in to it using the Sky Go app and watch the races streamed live to your portable device on the go. This app is available on Android, iOS, PlayStation, Windows, and other such platforms.
If you do not have Sky yet, then you can get a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass consisting of all the Sky channels on air. You can also watch different sports like football, NBA basketball, cricket, and many others on those channels. It is truly a great value.
The subscription cost is only 30 GBP monthly that grants you access to all the sporting action. You can have the liberty of choosing the specific sports channels and that will be a bit pricey, at 40 GBP per month. However, a complete sports package along with the Sky Entertainment where you get access to all kinds of sports and entertainment comes at 55 GBP per month. You can even opt for a Sky Sports weekly pass at only 14.99 GBP.
Watching the 2020 Italian Grand Prix in the USA:
In the USA, the official broadcaster for the 2020 Grand Prix is going to be ESPN. For those looking to watch the race on the go, ESPN is also available on mobile platforms.
You can look for cheaper alternatives in over-the-top streaming services that provide live streaming of TV channels over internet connections. You can get the Orange Package offered by Sling TV as it comes with ESPN and a limited FREE trial period. It comes for $30 per month. If you get the package at a proper time you can stream the Grand Prix for free during the trial period.
Watching the 2020 Italian Grand Prix in Canada:
Two broadcasters owned by Bell Media have the right to stream the Grand Prix live-TSN and RDS. TSN will stream in English and RDS will stream in French. These channels are also available on media platforms for those with internet connection and subscription to the pertinent channels.
You can watch the race on cable TV or you can log in from your preferred device to a user account of TSN Direct or RDS Direct and get the daily services at CA$ 4.99 or the monthly subscription at CA$ 19.99.
If you have a portable device you can catch the race live on the go.
Watching the 2020 Italian Grand Prix in Australia:
Subscribers to a cable package with Fox Sports can watch the race broadcasted to their TV.
If you do not have a cable package you can access Fox Sports broadcast through the Kayo Sports app by purchasing a cheaper scheme. It comes at $ 25 per month and lets you begin with a 2-week FREE trial. So you can watch the F1 races for free if you time it properly.
Families can opt for the Kayo Sports Premium Package which lets you run three streams simultaneously on different devices. It comes for only $ 35 per month.
Watching the 2020 Italian Grand Prix in New Zealand:
Spark Sports has obtained the rights to broadcast the 2020 F1 Grand Prix live for New Zealand. You can purchase a subscription to Spark Sports at only $ 19.99 per month. There is also a 7-day FREE trial mode which you can utilize to catch the races for free.
Using a VPN to access these channels:
If you find yourself outside any of these countries mentioned above you might find these channels inaccessible for the IP address related to your location. VPN software like ExpressVPN, NordVPN, etc. can simulate the IP of these countries allowing you to access the servers operating there. There you can access the available broadcasting partner for that location and stream the races live.
Using Reddit to watch the 2020 Italian Grand Prix live:
Reddit is a social platform where users all over the world share all different kinds of media. If you open or have already opened a Reddit account for free, then you can search for subreddits related to the 2020 F1 Italian Grand Prix at the time of the race. The relevant links often provide you access to real-time sporting action in vivid detail. There are many links posted by many users but some are taken down by authorities in real-time. Still, it’s worth taking a look at, for there’s a chance you may be able to stream the races without paying anything.