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Formula 1 replay - watch for free

The last Formula 1 race has passed you by and you're wondering: Where can I watch the Formula 1 replay for free? No problem! Use a VPN with servers in Switzerland or Luxembourg, like NordVPN* or CyberGhost* (price tip), to enjoy a replay for free via SRF (Switzerland) or RTL Luxembourg.

Quick guide: How to stream Formula 1 replay for free

Formula 1 replay: You don't even have to register to stream Formula 1 repeats on SRF or RTL Luxembourg. I'll show you how to watch the latest Formula One race or qualifying on the replay.

Follow these 4 steps to watch Formula 1 replay for free.

Total Time: 15 minutes

You need a VPN

You need a reliable VPN with servers in Luxembourg or Switzerland, so that you can bypass the geo-locks of the license-protected channels SRF and RTL Luxemburg. This works best with NordVPN* as well as with CyberGhost* (price tip!).

VPN App Installation

Now install the so-called client of one of the two VPNs. You will get the software for all common operating systems. So Windows, Android, macOS, iOS and Linux.

VPN server connection

Now connect to a VPN server in Switzerland for SRF or Luxembourg for RTL.

Start the Formula 1 replay

Now you can go to the page of the channel that shows the Formula 1 replay for free. Have fun with it!

It's not that complicated to watch Formula One races in replay online - that goes for qualifying rounds and the sprint race, too.

Why is a VPN necessary for F1 race replays?

The streaming services, are only authorized to show certain content in specific countries, i.e. their licensed territory. If you are in another country, you will often see a message like Unfortunately, this content is not available in your country or even a black screen.

No Formula 1 replay is possible without IP in the country of the broadcaster

To prevent this from happening to you, you need a VPN: A VPN can provide you with an IP address from the required country. In any case, reliable VPN services offer servers in Switzerland and Luxembourg.

When you connect to one of these servers, you get a corresponding IP address. So you can watch both the qualifying and the whole race without any difficulties. Replays are usually available one day after the live broadcast.

Formula 1 Replay on RTL with VPN

Please note that not all VPNs are suitable for bypassing geoblocking. Only the best VPN services can bypass these blocks. By the way, the same method also works if you want to watch live broadcasts of Formula 1 for free. In these cases, you simply use servers from these countries and watch the F1 livestream via SRF, ORF, RTL Zwee or ServusTV.

Recommended VPNs for Formula 1 replays

Formula 1 replay: Which VPN to choose? It is advisable to choose a VPN provider that has multiple servers available in the destination country. Streaming platforms can sometimes identify specific servers, and if there are no alternative servers, streaming is impaired or not possible.

I personally tested both NordVPN* and CyberGhost* extensively and was able to stream Formula 1 races, sprint races, qualifying and practice without any problems. Both VPNs are sufficiently fast that no delays or buffering occurred.

Runs flawlessly with NordVPN and CyberGhost

Both services offer apps for all major operating systems, including Android, Windows, iOS, macOS and Linux. They can also be installed on routers, so you can stream Formula 1 reruns on your gaming consoles or smart TV as well.

Another benefit: Both CyberGhost and NordVPN offer built-in ad blockers. This not only lets you avoid annoying ads, but also prevents you from being tracked by trackers. These features also provide protection against malware and phishing websites.

Is a free VPN sufficient?

There are also free VPNs that offer similar services. However, I would advise against this. Often these services are not able to bypass geoblocking or they have a very limited number of servers. In addition, the connection speed is often not sufficient for a smooth streaming experience.

Also in terms of data protection and security, free VPNs often cannot keep up with paid services. Therefore, it is advisable to invest in a good VPN if you want to stream securely and without restrictions.

Formula 1 replay: Conclusion

A VPN is the most reliable way to stream Formula 1 repeats from Switzerland or Luxembourg. The two VPNs I recommend - NordVPN and CyberGhost - are particularly suitable, as they have multiple servers in the required country, offer excellent speeds, and are otherwise very reliable. CyberGhost is currently slightly cheaper than NordVPN, but the service doesn't work as well in countries where VPNs are banned (China, Russia, North Korea, etc.).

By: Michael Miller
Michael is the CEO of VPN Online, one of the fastest-growing media companies in the cyber-security space. VPN Online was started in 2019 after Michael consulted with many Fortune 500 companies and saw the lack of understanding about cybersecurity many of their employees had.