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How do I watch every race of the 2018 F1 season? Get Sky Sports

Monday, January 22nd 2018 by Phil Wilkinson-Jones

It’s almost been two whole months since Valtteri Bottas took the chequered flag in the final grand prix of 2017 but – sorry F1 fans – there’s still a few weeks to go to the start of the 2018 season.

Nevertheless it’s not too early to start thinking about the upcoming season, which starts on 25 March with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

In order to watch every race of the 2018 Formula 1 season you’re going to have to get Sky Sports. The broadcaster will be showing all 21 races live this year – 11 of them exclusively – as well as every qualifying and practice session.

If you’re already a Sky TV customer you can add the dedicated Sky Sports F1 to your package for £18 a month and have the option to cancel at any point as it comes with a flexible 31-day contract.

You can add a second Sky Sports channel for an extra £4 a month, perfect if you want to catch England’s home test matches on Sky Sports Cricket, or get all seven Sky Sports channels for £27.50 a month, again on one of those flexible 31-day contracts.

Alternatively, you can get all seven Sky Sports channels – Premier League, F1, Cricket, Golf, Football, Action and Arena – for £20 a month as long you don’t mind committing to an 18-month contract.

Watch individual races from £6.99 with NOW TV

If you’re not a Sky TV customer, you can still add Sky Sports channels to your TV but it may cost more and the offering may be a little different to what Sky customers can get.

BT, for example, will let you add Sky Sports Main Event to your TV package from £27.50 a month but F1 isn’t mentioned in a description of the channel on BT’s website, instead the focus is very much on Premier League football.

Virgin Media customers can add the Sky Sports Collection, which includes Sky Sports F1, to their package from £31.75 a month but does also have TV packages that include all of the Sky Sports channels as standard.

The Full House TV Sports Bundle is one such package. For £75 a month it gives you 200Mbps broadband, weekend calls and an enormous number of TV channels, including all of the Sky Sports and BT Sport channels. This could be ideal if you're looking to switch or upgrade provider and lets you book your seat for the 2018 F1 season at the same time.

Now you may not be bothered about watching every single race, of course – we all have our favourites, after all. And this is where it starts to get tricky. You see, Channel 4 will also be showing F1 races this season. But only 10 of them. And as of right now, it hasn’t said which ones it is going to show.

Even so, that’s 10 live races you can watch for free, as long as you have a TV licence. You could always supplement that by getting yourself a Sky Sports Day Pass from NOW TV when a race comes along that isn’t going to be shown on free-to-air TV.

A day pass is £6.99 and gets you access to all the best sporting action across Sky Sports for 24 hours.

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