TV guide Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix: Start times and commentators for Melbourne GP

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TV guide: Fox Sports and 10 promise huge weekend of Formula 1 at Australian Grand Prix

The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2024 returns to Albert Park this weekend. Coverage on Fox Sports and Kayo starts Thursday. Network 10’s free-to-air coverage starts Friday. Both broadcasters devote much of the weekend to action from the Albert Park track.

Foxtel and Kayo F1 weekend

Fans have been given a 24/7 dedicated channel on Foxtel along with additional feeds and bespoke content via Kayo Sports.

Viewers will be delivered more than 38 hours of live coverage, interviews and analysis. The coverage runs from Thursday to Sunday featuring Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 3, Supercars, and Carrera Cup.

Kayo Sports subscribers can also watch every practice, qualifying session, and race of the F1 live in 4K for the first time.

Kayo Minis will also be available within an hour of the end of the race for both Formula 1 and Supercars with four feeds offering even more insight for fans including – On Board, Timing, Pit Lane, and Driver Tracker.

How the Australian F1 drivers finished in Bahrain

Fox Sports commentary team and guests

Interviews conducted by Fox Motorsport host Jess Yates will feature some of the biggest names in motorsport. They include Liam Lawson, David Croft, Valtteri Bottas, Guenther Steiner and James Courtney. Those guests will be integrated throughout the coverage.

Yates will be joined across the weekend by Australian motorsport legends Mark Skaife and Neil Crompton who will unpack every key moment, broadcasting live trackside from The Deck @ Thirteen on the final bend.

Coverage of F1 practice sessions and the Sunday Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix will feature the Sky Sports F1 team. The 2024 Sky Sports team includes Anthony Davidson, Damon Hill, Danica Patrick, David Croft, Jenson Button, Karun Chandhok, Martin Brundle, Naomi Schiff, Natalie Pinkham, Nico Rosberg, Rachel Brookes, Simon Lazenby and Ted Kravitz.

One of the McLaren cars driven by Melbourne’s Oscar Piastri

Fox Motorsport weekend start times

Thursday – 11am
Friday – 11.50am
Saturday – 8.45am
Sunday – 10am (with Australian Grand Prix from 3pm)
Available via Fox Sports and Kayo Sports

The Fox Sports online home for the Australian Grand Prix has been branded the F1 Live Race Centre.

Network 10 Australian Grand Prix coverage

Free-to-air coverage will fill much of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on Network 10. In addition to live coverage, 10 Play has bonus Formula 1 content.

10’s Formula 1 Melbourne team

Formula 1 legend Guenther Steiner will join 10’s coverage, led by Tara Rushton and Scott MacKinnon. They will be joined by Formula 1 World Champion Damon Hill, Formula 1 expert Tom Clarkson, and motorsport commentator Richard Craill. Also on air will be Formula 1 reporters Rosanna Tennant and Sam Power.

Network 10’s F1 team

Top Gear at Australian F1 Grand Prix

10’s new series of Top Gear Australia is heading to the Albert Park circuit for all three days of action. Hosts Jonathan La Paglia, Beau Ryan, and Blair Joscelyne will film the biggest, adrenaline-fuelled car entertainment show at the track, including a hot lap by the new Australian Stig, in the first Aussie appearance.

10 News First and The Project will also be covering the action from the Albert Park track.

Top Gear Australia

Top Gear Australia

Network 10 commercial partners

Network 10 has detailed a record number of commercial partners and major package sponsors for 2024.

Headlining those partners are 7-Eleven, Harvey Norman, Salesforce, Shannons, Subway, Bob Jane and Universal Pictures, with major packages from Toyota, Visit Vic, Paramount+ and more.

Nick Bower, general manager – ad sales, Paramount Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), said: “The commercial demand to be part of Network 10’s Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix coverage has never been stronger, with integration being the most sought-after opportunity.

“Advertisers have realised the potential to tap into the strong and diverse audience that Network 10 and 10 Play’s coverage of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix offers, as well as the creative and innovative commercial opportunities that come with it.

“We’re excited to deliver advertising excellence and market-leading brand integrations that drive results for our partners.”

Formula 1: 10 Play Links

2024 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix: All You Need to Know
10 Play Exclusive: Guenther Steiner Interview
Guenther Steiner Set To Fuel Star Power On 10
2024 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix: The Aussie Contingent
How to Watch the Formula 1 on 10 Play
Australian F1 Grand Prix Winners

The weekend schedule on 10

Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2024
Friday, 22 March
11.00am – 12.00pm AEDT Albert Park All Access Live and Free on 10 and 10 Play
12.00pm – 5.00pm AEDT Live and Free on 10 and 10 Play. Formula 1 Practice.
5.00pm – 6.00pm AEDT Live and Free on 10 Bold and 10 Play.

Saturday, 23 March
10.00am – 5.30pm AEDT. Live and Free on 10 and 10 Play. Formula 1 Qualifying.

Sunday, 24 March
8.30am – 5.00pm AEST. Live and Free on 10 and 10 Play. Formula 1 Race.

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