The FIA Formula One World Championship is one of the fastest events in the world of motorsports, with the top tier manufacturers from all around the world coming together to participate in prestigious and majestic circuits in different countries.
However, even the blazing speed of these monstrous machines could not help them escape the onslaught of one COVID 19 virus. As the pandemic raged across the world, events, habits, and traditions were all disrupted in equal measures. The Formula One calendar for 2020 has been no exception, with races being postponed and canceled left and right. But after the situation stabilized a bit, the authorities have rescheduled some of the races and set down a revamped calendar. The Singapore Grand Prix is a part of this reconfigured schedule of the F1 World Championship. The Singapore Circuit or the Marina Bay Circuit is a beautiful piece of architecture and also historically significant, being the first street circuit in Asia, made keeping Formula One in mind.
Date: 20th of September 2020
Time: 13:10 GMT
Track: Singapore Circuit
How to watch the Singapore Grand Prix 2020?
In this article we will be listing out all the methods to watch the Singapore Grand Prix from different parts of the world.
Watching the 2020 Singapore Grand Prix in the United Kingdom:
Sky Sports has been officially given all the rights to broadcasting the 2020 Singapore Grand Prix in the UK. And thus, there is almost no possibility of a free broadcast. To watch the Singapore 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. The monthly subscription of Sky Sports is 30 GBP whereas if you want to avail the complete sports pack where you have the option to choose your channels, the monthly pricing becomes 40 GBP. 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 on other such platforms.
For those of you who do not own a Sky subscription package, there are OTT options. One can get a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass comprising all the Sky channels currently airing. You can also watch different sports like football, NBA basketball, cricket, and many others on those channels. It is a great price to purchase value.
Watching the 2020 Singapore 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 while traveling, mobile platforms will also be providing ESPN services.
If you do not want an expensive cable package to just watch the F1 races, you can look for cheaper options in over-the-top streaming services that provide live streaming of TV channels over internet connections.
One may buy the Orange Package offered by Sling TV as it comes with ESPN. It comes for $30 per month.
It also comes with a limited period FREE trial for first-time users. So, if you can properly time your purchase of the package, you can stream the Grand Prix for free during the trial period.
Watching the 2020 Singapore Grand Prix in Canada:
Bell Media owns the broadcasting rights in Canada and two broadcasters under them will take the responsibility of streaming the Grand Prix live. One is TSN, which will stream in English and the other is RDS, which will stream in French.
These channels are also available on media platforms for those with internet connection and subscription to the pertinent channels. You can watch the race on cable TV or you can log in from your preferred device to a user account of TSN Direct or RDS Direct and get the daily services at CA$ 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 Singapore 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 Sport’s 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 purchase the package at an opportune moment to watch the F1 races for free. The Kayo Sports Premium Package with let you run three streams simultaneously on different devices. For those with families or friends interested in F1, it comes for only $ 35 per month.
Watching the 2020 Singapore Grand Prix in New Zealand:
Spark Sports owns the official rights to broadcasting the 2020 F1 Grand Prix live in 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 take advantage of to catch the races for free.
Using a VPN to access these channels:
If you are located outside any of these countries on this list, during the races, these channels may be restricted for the IP address related to your location because of geo-blocking. VPN software packages like ExpressVPN, NordVPN, etc. can provide you with access to the blocked content easily.
Using Reddit to watch the 2020 Singapore Grand Prix live:
Reddit is a social platform where users all over the world share all different kinds of media. To access the Singapore F1 GP, you have to open a Reddit account for free or login to a preexisting one, then you need to search for subreddits related to the 2020 F1 Singapore Grand Prix at the time of the race. There are many links posted by many users around the world but some are taken down by the official broadcasting partners in real-time. However, if fortune favors you, you may be able to stream the races for free on Reddit.