Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2022 F1 race free
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The F1 season arrives at Imola's Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari for the 2022 Emilia Romagna GP
The 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix gets underway live from the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari today at 2pm BST. Can Red Bull stay ahead of Charles Leclerc's flying Ferrari? Follow our guide below to watch a F1 live stream from abroad with the help of a VPN while away from home.
Max Verstappen starts today's race on pole after overtaking Leclerc's Ferrarri in the dying laps of yesterday's sprint race. Lewis Hamilton starts a lowly 14th and has reportedly "written off" his chances of fighting for another world championship. The 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix starts at 2pm today, Sunday 24th April.
Last week, Charles Leclerc once again proved unstoppable. The Ferrari driver took control of the race after Max Verstappen suffered a technical failure. Leclerc is now 46 points ahead of his main rival in the Drivers' Championship, and 34 points ahead of Mercedes' George Russell in second.
This weekend's race is the closest on the calendar to Ferrari HQ in Maranello – so expect the Tifosi to be out in force. The 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix takes place over over 63 laps of the 4.909-kilometre Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, better known as Imola. The weather in Imola is forecast to be a cloudy 19°C with a chance of rain.
Austrian fans can watch a free live stream of the Emilia Romagna GP (use a VPN to access the free stream if you're an Austrian overseas this week). We've listed all the ways to watch F1 in HD from your TV, tablet and mobile below.
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix free stream
Lucky enough to live in Luxembourg? You can get a free F1 live stream of every race on RTL Zwee.
You'll need to use a VPN to access your local F1 stream when abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
Austrians can watch every race live on ServusTV / ORF.
British motorsport fans can see highlights of every race on Channel 4, as well as a free live stream of the British Grand Prix on 3rd July 2022.
Watch Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, helping you access local streams from where you are – and saving you money!
How to use a VPN for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, you may wish to choose 'Luxembourg' for RTL Zwee or 'Austria' for Servus.
3. Then head over to RTL Zwee or Servus on your browser or device and enjoy the free Emilia Romagna Grand Prix live stream.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.
Watch the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in 4K
Sky has the UK television rights to show F1 until the end of 2024. To watch in 4K Ultra HD, you’ll need a Sky Q box or Sky Glass TV and a package with Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1.
More recently, Sky has confirmed that F1 will be broadcast in 4K HDR for the first time.
Check out today's best Sky TV deals if you want to watch F1 live and in 4K UHD.
Stream the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Full HD with Dolby 5.1
Don't want to commit to a Sky contract? Anyone can enjoy the 2022 F1 season using Sky's pay-per-view platform, Now. Now is available on all good smart TVs and set-top-boxes. There's no 4K option, but go for the Now TV Boost add-on and you can stream in Full 1080p HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
F1 season pass for only $9.99 per month
Want to watch the entire F1 season – including the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – from start to finish? Formula 1's streaming service, F1 TV Pro, is a great option. Fans in the USA can subscribe for only $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year, while those in France and the Netherlands can snag F1 TV Pro for just €7.99 a month.
F1 TV Pro includes full, live coverage of every F1 race in HD. There are no commercial breaks and you can select English audio commentary from Sky TV's Martin Brundle and David Croft.
The service is available in over 188 countries – but not the UK (Sky has TV rights until 2024).
F1 TV Pro is available through the F1 TV website, iOS/Android apps, Roku TV and other mobile devices. The F1 app is now available on Apple TV, too. hq