Racing l May 1, 2017

2017 Formula 1 Racing Schedule

Formula 1 Schedule

The 71st season of Formula One has just kicked into high gear. It began with the Australian Grand Prix on 26 March and ends in Abu Dhabi on 26 November for the World Drivers’ and World Constructors’ championships.

The schedule

The calendar for this years’ edition of Formula 1 racing can be found below in the table:


Grand Prix




Australian Grand Prix

Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne

26 March


Chinese Grand Prix

Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai

9 April


Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir

16 April


Russian Grand Prix

Sochi Autodrom, Sochi

30 April


Spanish Grand Prix

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona

14 May


Monaco Grand Prix

Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo

28 May


Canadian Grand Prix

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

11 June


Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Baku City Circuit, Baku

25 June


Austrian Grand Prix

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg

9 July


British Grand Prix

Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone

16 July


Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungaroring, Budapest

30 July


Belgian Grand Prix

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot

27 August


Italian Grand Prix

Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza

3 September


Singapore Grand Prix

Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

17 September


Malaysian Grand Prix

Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur

1 October


Japanese Grand Prix

Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka

8 October


United States Grand Prix

Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas

22 October


Mexican Grand Prix

Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City

29 October


Brazilian Grand Prix

Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo

12 November


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

26 November


How to watch

There are quite a few channels (both free and paid) that stream Formula 1 racing competitions online. Most of them, however, are geo-blocked and it is not possible to watch them from any location. What can a racing fan do to watch their favorite sports event without any problems? Read the quick guide below to find out how to watch Formula 1 stream no matter where you are.

Content not available in your area

If you do not happen to live in the UK and try to reach, for example, Channel 4 which streams Formula 1 races online and is available only in the UK, you will most probably get the message that this service is not available in your location. This is due to the fact that many services are limited only to geographical areas where they are available.

Smart DNS vs VPN

Basically, what needs to be done is to trick the streaming channels that the user is actually located in the area where the stream is available. There are two ways to do it – Smart DNS and VPN. Smart DNS is a service that provides access to blocked content by changing the device DNS. Unlike VPN, it does not encrypt your traffic, nor does it hide your IP address. However, it is faster and more stable than the VPN. VPN, on the other hand, offers full encryption of your traffic by creating a virtual tunnel that changes or masks your IP to make it appear that you are accessing the site from another location. In the case of Smart DNS, your traffic does not have to travel through distant server locations thus giving you better speed yet without full privacy protection which is offered with the VPN service. It does, however, give you some of the advantages that the VPN can offer, namely, unblocking services that are otherwise unavailable without the potential disadvantage of slower speeds connected with heavy VPN encryption.

Choose the best solution

While VPN solution can be very useful in accessing certain websites which are heavily guarded by local authorities and block their content due to certain political restrictions and your online privacy may be a critical issue, we believe that watching sports events is not burdened with such heavy privacy demands and Smart DNS solution seems to be a perfect choice for all those who would like to follow their passion for sports and watch their favorite events wherever they are.

Free 2017 Formula One streaming channels:

BBC, All 4, Channel 4 (available on TV Player)

Paid 2017 Formula One streaming channels:

Sky Sports, NBC Sports, beIN SPORTS, Fox Sports, Hotstar

Set up your Smart DNS and go

If you want to watch Formula 1 racing events, you have to take the following steps:

  1. Sign up to Smart DNS Proxy (you have 14-day free trial period)
  2. Follow the support guidelines on configuring Smart DNS on the device of your choice
  3. Go to the channel that you want to watch the races on or install its app on your device
  4. Sign up to this channel if necessary
  5. Enjoy watching Formula One events live

Not just sports

Both Smart DNS and VPN solutions can, obviously, be used to unlock the websites and services which are otherwise unavailable for your location. Smart DNS Proxy offers opening access to a wide variety of channels that stream movies (e.g. HBO NOW, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video), news networks (e.g. NBC, CBS or FOX), general entertainment channels (e.g. PBS, ABC or BBC), numerous sports channels (e.g. beIN SPORTS, BBC Sport or ESPN), music channels (e.g. MTV, Bravo or VH1), channels for kids (e.g. PBS Kids, Disney XD or Nickelodeon) and hundreds of other channels catering for virtually every taste.

Hit the race with Smart DNS Proxy

Don’t hesitate any longer, go to Smart DNS Proxy, sign up (if you haven’t done it yet) and open access to a plethora of channels giving you hours of endless entertainment no matter if you are a movie lover, music fan or sports enthusiast.

Join us and watch Formula 1 stream live!