Racing followers rejoice–System One is again. As per standard, the 2019 season will get underway in Melbourne with the Australian Grand Prix.
In the US, the race is scheduled to begin late Saturday night time/early Sunday morning at 1 a.m. ET and will probably be televised on ESPN. However for those who don’t have cable, you possibly can nonetheless watch a dwell stream of ESPN in your pc, telephone or streaming gadget by way of one of many following live-TV streaming companies:
PlayStation Vue: PS Vue–which doesn’t require an precise PlayStation console to enroll or watch–gives 4 totally different live-TV channel packages: All 4 embody ESPN.
You can begin a free 5-day trial of PS Vue proper right here (choose “Begin Streaming” within the upper-right nook), and you’ll then watch a dwell stream of the race in your pc by way of the PS Vue web site, or in your telephone (Android and iPhone supported), pill, Roku, Amazon Hearth TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (Three or 4), or different supported gadget by way of the PS Vue app.
Hulu With Dwell TV: Along with a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu additionally gives a bundle of 50-plus dwell TV channels, together with ESPN.
You may join “Hulu with Dwell TV” proper right here, and you’ll then watch a dwell stream of the race in your pc by way of the Hulu web site, or in your telephone (Android and iPhone supported), pill, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Hearth TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Change, Echo Present, or different streaming gadget by way of the Hulu app.
Sling TV: ESPN is included within the “Sling Orange” channel bundle.
You can begin a free seven-day trial proper right here, and you’ll then watch a dwell stream of the race in your pc by way of the Sling TV web site, or in your telephone (Android and iPhone supported), pill, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Hearth TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or different streaming gadget by way of the Sling TV app.
2019 Australian Grand Prix Preview
It’s a brand new season with new drivers, new guidelines and altering expectations, however on the prime of the mountain the storyline is similar: Everyone seems to be chasing Mercedes.
In 2018, Toto Wolff’s crew pulled off the drivers’ and constructors’ double for the fifth consecutive season–and it wasn’t notably shut. En path to his fourth title in 5 years and fifth total, Lewis Hamilton topped Sebastian Vettel by 88 factors, incomes him the biggest margin of victory since Vettel’s triumph with Crimson Bull in 2013. And whereas Mercedes’ 84-point margin was truly their lowest throughout their present run of five-straight titles, they nonetheless had it wrapped up with two races left within the season, so there wasn’t precisely lots of drama.
As Wolff notes, Hamilton’s psychological toughness is as necessary as his unbelievable driving acumen.
It is likely one of the key differentiators, that the most effective man on the market first assesses and criticises himself, after which internally criticises the crew, all in an atmosphere of brutal honesty and transparency,” he mentioned. “That is the distinction, mentally and emotionally, between all the remaining and him. His psychological energy.
“That brutal honesty inside your self and the crew is so necessary – for those who made a mistake, you had a foul day, or you could possibly have reacted higher – and that honesty with himself is one in every of his strengths.”
The champions are off to a powerful begin in 2019–Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas clocked the quickest occasions throughout Friday’s second apply, with the previous .048 seconds forward of his teammate.
But it surely wasn’t Ferrari immediately behind them. As an alternative, it was Crimson Bull, as Max Verstappen–coming off a career-best end of fourth final 12 months–was third-quickest, and new teammate Pierre Gasly was fourth.
As for Ferrari, Vettel was fifth quickest, whereas Charles Leclerc was ninth. That’s not essentially a large indicator of issues to return–Vettel and Leclerc fared significantly better in Friday’s first apply–but it surely ought to nonetheless be fascinating to see if Crimson Bull can problem Mercedes and Ferrari’s strangleholds on the highest two spots.
Vettel has received the final two races in Australia, and has three victories total at this circuit. Hamilton, in the meantime, holds two titles right here, with the latest coming in 2015. In final 12 months’s race, Vettel, Hamilton and former Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen completed 1-2-3.