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How to watch the Singapore Grand Prix 2019 on Sky, Now TV and online

Charles Leclerc will be looking to take his third straight victory at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore this weekend

Fresh from victory on its home turf in Monza during the Italian Grand Prix, Ferrari and its leading driver Charles Leclerc will be hoping for their third straight win as the Formula 1 schedule heads to the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore.

Leclerc’s win was Ferrari’s first at their home race since Fernando Alonso won in 2010 but it wasn’t a straightforward victory. He had to fight off Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes during a number of challenges and Hamilton objected, calling Leclerc’s driving “dangerous.”

Then, following a mistake by the world champion, Hamilton was pushed into third place by teammate Valtteri Bottas. Leclerc has now overtaken teammate Sebastian Vettel in the driver’s ranking after Vettel made the latest driving error in a series of issues the German driver has had since last year.

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Hamilton will be looking to return to the top of the podium in the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix, although the race has traditionally been a bogey circuit for the Mercedes team. Last year was the first time Mercedes had taken victory at the Marina Bay Street Circuit after years of struggling. This is because the Marina Bay Circuit is a demanding track and takes it toll on drivers. Stretching 5.063km, it’s uneven street surface alongside humid conditions and the fact the race is the only regular F1 race to be held at night, can be gruelling on the stamina of drivers. Drivers have been known to lose as much as 3kg in weight during the 61-lap race. This is made worse by its 23 corners and two DRS zones, which give drivers plenty of room for manoeuvres.  

How and where to watch the Singapore Grand Prix 2019

The Singapore Grand Prix takes place from 20-22 September and is broadcast live on Sky Sports Formula One.

Coverage of Practice 1 starts on Friday, 20 September, at 9:15am, for a 09:30am start.

Coverage of Practice 2 starts on Friday, 20 September, at 1:15pm, for a 1:30pm start.

Coverage of Practice 3 starts on Saturday, 21 September, at 10:45am, for a 11:00am start.

Qualifying is on Saturday, 21 September, at 2pm, with build-up coverage starting an hour earlier at 1pm. Qualifying highlights will also be available on Channel 4 after the race.

Coverage of The Singapore Grand Prix starts at 11:30am on Sunday, 22 September. The race starts at 1:10pm at Marina Bay.

How to watch the Singapore Grand Prix in the UK: Sky Sports

Sky Sports has the rights for the full race of the Singapore Grand Prix and will be broadcasting it via its Sky Sports F1 channel. You can’t watch this without a Sky Sports subscription but there are a number of options to choose from to get access:

We’d recommend signing up for a Sky Q box and getting the Sky Sports Channels as part of a package. This costs £22 a month for 18 months, plus a £20 installation free for the Sky Q box and then £23/mth for 18 months for the Sky Sports package. This package will get you all F1 races plus access to all of its other sports channels. These prices are valid for new customers only.

The Sky Q package comes with more than 300 Sky TV channels and the option to stream Sky Sports in Ultra HD on compatible TVs. Sky Q also lets F1 viewers watch in split-screen mode.

Purchase a Sky Q box

If you already have a Sky Q box or Sky account, existing Sky customers can upgrade to the Sky Sports package but it will cost them £30/mth, rather than £23.

Upgrade to Sky Sports

If you just want to watch Formula 1 and aren’t interested in any of Sky’s golf, football, rugby or other sports shows, you can just buy Sky Sports F1 channel for £10 a month on top of your £22/mth Sky Q package. This upgrade price is for new and existing customers.

How to live stream the Singapore Grand Prix: Now TV Sports Pass

If you don’t want to sign up for Sky Q, your best bet is a Now TV Sky Sports Pass. Now TV offers a selection of passes based on what you want to watch and to watch the Singapore Grand Prix, you’ll need a Sky Sports Pass. There are three Sky Sports passes available, though, to suit how much sport you want to watch.

  • Sky Sports Day Pass for £9.99
  • Sky Sports Week Pass for £14.99
  • Sky Sports Month Pass for £33.99

Read more about Sky Now TV’s range of passes here.

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How to watch the Singapore Grand Prix abroad with a VPN

It’s not possible to watch the Singapore Grand Prix outside of the UK, even if you’re a Sky subscriber, without a VPN. Broadcasters geoblock their content to protect licenses. A good VPN service will mask your location to effectively remove these geoblocks. While there are many good VPN services out there, ExpressVPN is the only one we can confidently say unblocks Sky and Now TV, thereby letting you stream every minute of the Singapore Grand Prix abroad.

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How to watch the Singapore Grand Prix 2019: Highlights

After the race has finished, Channel 4 will air race highlights from the Singapore Grand Prix via the All 4 player on your laptop, mobile or other devices, or through the All 4 app on your TV. It will also put highlights on its main scheduling guide.

Formula 1 on Channel 4