Formula 1: How to Watch the Monaco Grand Prix and F1 Racing in 2022

Formula 1: How to Watch the Monaco Grand Prix and F1 Racing in 2022 ...

The Monaco Grand Prix is held on the back of the racing car as drivers travel through the beautiful Mediterranean city at high speeds. Charles Leclerc of Ferrari has won three consecutive victories in Rome, Miami, and Spain, but Max Verstappen has defeated Leclerc in the drivers'' championship standings. Meanwhile, Mercedes megastar Lewis Hamilton has failed to win a race in 2022 and will strive to win his place in the race.

This week''s Monaco Grand Prix will be aired on Sunday, May 29, at 8:55 a.m. ET (5:55 a.m. PT) on ESPN.

Ferrari will continue its unexpected success and clinch a back-to-back position from the hard-charging Verstappen? Will Hamilton reclaim his lead in contention?

For those who want to follow all of the drama, they will need access to ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPNews for the whole race weekend. The entire race weekend, including practice sessions and qualifying, will be shown in the United States on ESPN''s family of television networks.

There are a lot of ways to get ESPN and watch the races without cable. Here''s how we have broken down everything you need to know about this season''s Formula One races.

Max Verstappen has recovered three consecutive victories as F1 prepares to compete in Monaco this weekend.

What exactly is F1 and how is it different from IndyCar?

Both IndyCar and F1 are open-wheeled, single-seater racing formats. This means that the cars can only fit one person and have discovered wheels that protrude from the vehicle''s body. Despite their fundamental similarities, F1 and IndyCar offer quite diverse experiences.

The majority of F1 races must be rolled up for 305 km, which is about 190 miles. However, a pit stop is required, although cars are not allowed to refuel. Races are usually held at venues throughout the world.

Teams spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year designing their cars. All cars must include certain components, such as gearboxes must have eight gears, a reverse, and last for six consecutive races, but they have the capacity to tweak and modify certain parts of their car, including their engines, in the pursuit of speed.

In contrast, the cars featured in IndyCar are more standard. They all have the same aerodynamic kit and chassis and can only be powered by one of two engines, either a Honda or a Chevrolet. That said, teams are permitted to develop some of their own parts, like dampers and suspensions.

During IndyCar races, people can get more than two cars on a wide spectrum of tracks, from quick ovals to road and street courses. Several of the races, like the Indianapolis 500, are longing for 500 laps, and taking over three hours to complete. Not surprisingly, fueling during pit stops is a big part of the strategy during IndyCar races. The number of drivers on the grid is fluctuating from race to race.

IndyCar is generally considered a United States sport and does not have the same amount of money and glamour as it does on the globe-hopping Formula One circuit.

Why should I care about F1?

While drivers are throttling around a track at around 200 mph, F1 races might be described as a fun action-packed chess match. Teams need both strategy and ability to compete against some of the best minds in motorsports.

F1: Drive to Survive follows many of the teams and drivers over the course of a year, and has helped increase the profile of the sport in the United States. This season four of the series chronicles the last years tight championship race between Verstappen and Hamilton, while giving viewers a peek into the hectic and pressurized world of elite racing.

Does F1 stream on ESPN Plus?

ESPN does not provide any F1 coverage on its ESPN Plus streaming service. If you want to watch the practices or races, you will need a television provider of some kind or to pay for the $80 per season TV Pro subscription.

When, where and what time are the races?

Races are held on Sunday and are usually divided two weeks apart. This is the entire schedule, all times ET.

Date Race Time
March 20 Bahrain GP 11 a.m. ET
March 27 Saudi Arabian GP 1 p.m. ET
April 10 Australian GP 1 a.m. ET
April 24 Romagna GP 9 a.m. ET
May 8 Miami GP 3:30 p.m. ET
May 22 Spanish GP 9 a.m. ET
May 29 Monaco GP 9 a.m. ET
June 12 Azerbaijan GP 7 a.m. ET
June 19 Canadian GP 2 p.m. ET
July 3 British GP 10 a.m. ET
July 10 Austrian GP 9 a.m. ET
July 24 French GP 9 a.m. ET
July 31 Hungarian GP 9 a.m. ET
Aug. 28 Belgian GP 9 a.m. ET
Sept. 4 Dutch GP 9 a.m. ET
Sept. 11 Italian GP 9 a.m. ET
Oct. 2 Singapore GP 8 a.m. ET
Oct. 9 Japanese GP 1 a.m. ET
Oct. 23 United States GP 3 p.m. ET
Oct. 30 Mexican GP 4 p.m. ET
Nov. 13 Brazilian GP 1 p.m. ET
Nov. 20 Abu Dhabi GP 8 a.m. ET

Best options for streaming without cable

Race weekends in North America typically start on Friday morning with multiple practice runs and continue with qualifying. The races themselves are usually held on Sunday. ESPN typically publishes practices and qualifying on a combination of ESPN 2 and ESPNews, while the races are generally aired on ESPN. F1 events in North America often land on ABC.

Here are a few of the best ways to catch the race weekend without cable.

With a subscription to YouTube TV, you may catch the entire race weekend. ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNews are all included in the package, which means you will have all the channels you need to know before watching each second of the action.

Read our YouTube TV review.

Hulu Plus Live TV is a little more expensive than YouTube TV, but it also offers all of the Disney Bundles programming, including a subscription to Disney Plus, as well as ESPN Plus. F1 races do not air on ESPN Plus, but the service also offers a ton of other content for avid sports enthusiasts.

Watch our Hulu Plus Live TV review.

Sling TVs $35 Orange plan might be a good choice for F1 fans who are mostly looking to watch the races on Sundays. This is one of the cheapest ways to get access to ESPN and ESPN 2. Those looking for ESPNews will have to pay the $11 Sports Extra ad-on. Sling TV has no ABC, which is a handicap for F1 enthusiasts who want to win the races in North America.

Read our Sling TV review.

FuboTV has a monthly salary of $70 per month, including ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2. The base package does not include ESPNews, but you may pay for the $80-a-month Elite streaming tier that includes Fubo Extra. Check out the local networks FuboTV offers here.

Read our FuboTV video.

DirecTV Stream is a low-cost live television streaming service that includes ESPN, ESPN, 2 and ABC, but you will need to upgrade to the $90-a-month Choice plan to get ESPNews. It can also use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available in your area.

Read our DirecTV Stream review.

F1 has a streaming service that allows fans to stream all F1 races, including all F1 grand prix track sessions, as well as access to all driver onboard cameras and team radios. A full on-demand race replays and highlights will be also available on F1''s historic race archive.

F1 is also offering a $27 per year TV access plan, which only provides you on-demand access to races once they have been completed. Users will still be able to see all F1 onboard cameras, along with full replays of F1, F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup. It also includes the historic race archive.

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