Overview: Where to watch Formula 1 2022 in the Netherlands on TV?
- Viaplay: All practice sessions, qualifying sessions and races live
- F1TV: Experience all practice sessions, qualifying sessions and races
- Ziggo: Summary of practice, qualifying and the race
- NOS: Summary of the race
Formula 1 will no longer be shown for free on Dutch television from 2022. In recent years, Ziggo customers have been able to watch the sport live. The broadcasting rights are in the hands of the Scandinavian NENT until the end of 2024, which is allowed to broadcast Formula 1 with its Viaplay streaming service. The newcomer will broadcast all free practice sessions, qualifying sessions and races live. There will also be extensive previews and recaps around qualifying and the Grand Prix. In the studio, presenter Amber Brantsen will be joined by Dutch experts such as Christijan Albers, Giedo van der Garde, Ho-Pin Tung and Tom Coronel. In addition, there are exchanges with top international drivers such as Mika Häkkinen, David Coulthard and Tom Kristensen. Pit reporter Stéphane Kox gives interviews on site.
Watch Formula 1 on TV for free
The Dutch F1 fan can watch a handful of Grands Prix live over the open web in 2022. The Dutch Grand Prix will be available on the NOS for the next three years. The broadcaster also has the right to broadcast the summaries of the races. A special will be broadcast on Sunday with the highlights of the race and the analysis by Jan Lammers.
RTL Germany broadcasts four races live: the Grands Prix of Emilia-Romagna, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Brazil. The commercial channel is included in the standard package for many providers. The other races are also behind the paywall in Germany. The French RTBF broadcasts all races live, but this channel is not included in the standard packages of most operators in the Netherlands.
Ziggo broadcasts daily highlights summary. On Friday, the talk show Race Café will show the most important moments from the free practice sessions. A summary of qualifying and the race will be broadcast on Saturday and Sunday, commented by Olav Mol.
Alternative to Viaplay in the Netherlands: F1TV
F1TV is the best alternative to Viaplay in the Netherlands. This is the official Formula 1 streaming service. You can also use this platform to follow all free practice sessions, qualifying sessions and races live. Extensive briefings and debriefings with international experts relating to the qualification and the games will also be broadcast. You can choose which language you want to hear the commentary in, although Dutch commentary will only be available during the summer. In addition, you get access to additional features such as onboard cameras of all drivers, live timing, driver tracker and more.
Formula 1 live report
Want to follow F1 action live but don’t have access to Viaplay or F1TV? Then you can visit Motorsport.com Netherlands for an in-depth live blog of all sessions during all Grands Prix. Our F1 editors keep you updated on all the action on the track, standings, reactions and more. You can find the live blog on this page and on the homepage.
The main differences between Viaplay and F1TV
Formula 1 live action can only be followed in the 2022 season in the Netherlands with the streaming services Viaplay and F1TV. But what are the main differences between the two providers?
Commentary for Viaplay’s Formula 1 broadcasts is provided by Nelson Valkenburg and Melroy Heemskerk. They will be supported on site by pit reporter Stéphane Kox. The commentator duo replaces Olav Mol, who has provided F1 commentary for the past few decades. Allard Kalff will comment on the first free practice session on Friday. He is assisted by a (former) driver, usually Sebastiaan Bleekemolen.
F1TV lets you choose the language you want to hear the commentary in. Many languages are available like English, German, Italian and more. Dutch commentary can only be heard on F1TV from the summer. The English language report is provided by Sky Sports, with David Croft as commentator. He is assisted by pal Martin Brundle and several pundits including pit reporter Ted Kravitz and analysts Karun Chandhok, Johnny Herbert, Anthony Davidson and Paul di Resta.
A subscription to Viaplay costs 13.99 euros per month. There is a special offer price of 9.99 euros per month until August 1st. The new provider has also concluded deals with the providers KPN, Ziggo and Delta Fiber so that Formula 1 can be seen directly on television. The costs for these subscriptions are the same as with Viaplay. With Viaplay it is possible to watch on two devices at the same time.
A subscription to F1TV is much cheaper. You can take out an annual subscription for 64.99 euros. There is also the option of opting for a monthly subscription that can be canceled for EUR 7.99 per month. With F1TV you can only watch on one device.
Viaplay has an extensive program based around Formula 1 action. The free practice sessions do not include a preview or review. A preview will be held prior to qualifying. This usually takes an hour. In it, presenter Amber Brantsen looks ahead to the upcoming session from the studio with a host of national experts including Giedo van der Garde, Christijan Albers, Ho-Pin Tung and Tom Coronel. There is also a detailed review of the highlights after qualifying. Pit reporter Stéphane Kox speaks to Max Verstappen and other key figures on site. There is also a preview before the race. This show lasts at least an hour. Here, too, some experts join forces with international analysts such as Mika Häkkinen, David Coulthard and Tom Kristensen. After the race there is extensive discussion in the studio and Stéphane Kox brings the protagonists in front of the camera. Talk shows with national guests are held on Friday and Monday, hosted by Amber Brantsen.
F1TV has a slightly less extensive offer. There are also no preliminary or follow-up discussions during the free training sessions. A preview will be broadcast prior to qualifying, with international analysts and experts on site. After the session, the “Post Qualifying Show” will take place with interviews and analyses. On Sunday, the transmission begins one hour before the start of the race. International experts take a look at the upcoming race. After the game there is a discussion with the protagonists. There are no extra talk shows or analysis around it.
Watch F1 on TV
Viaplay is available live on TV for KPN, Ziggo and Delta Fiber customers via a dedicated channel. This requires a subscription, which you can take out with your provider. In addition, viewers with a smart TV can install the Viaplay app so that the streaming service can be viewed directly on the TV. An alternative is casting with Google Chromecast or Apple TV, for example.
An F1TV app is available for smart TVs. With the F1TV app on your smartphone or tablet, you can also stream the broadcast to your TV to see what’s happening on a big screen.