Austrian Grand Prix live stream: How to watch, start times and sprint schedule

Henry Valantine
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen on track during the Austrian Grand Prix. Spielberg, July 2022.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen on track during the Austrian Grand Prix. Spielberg, July 2022.

The 2023 Austrian Grand Prix is around the corner, and it heralds not just the home race for Red Bull, but the second sprint weekend of the season.

Max Verstappen is understandably hot favourite to take a fifth consecutive win in 2023 and will be roared on by a sea of orange-clad fans in a grandstand bearing his name at the Red Bull Ring, but the rest of the field will be looking to stop the runaway Drivers’ Championship leader as he goes in search of another win.

Rain is forecast for the weekend in Spielberg, and several teams have made improvements in recent weeks, so the stage is set for another competitive weekend this time around.

Austrian Grand Prix live stream: How to watch all the action from the Red Bull Ring

Formula 1 is available to watch via different TV broadcasters depending on which country you reside in, and the Austrian Grand Prix is available to watch live on the following channels in these major markets in 2023:

Australia: Fox Sports
Austria: Sky Sport F1, ORF, Servus TV [live races split between them]
Brazil: TV Bandeirantes, BandSports
Canada: RDS, TSN
China: Great Sport (RTS) [Shanghai only], CCTV, Guangdong Sports [broadcast in Guangdong only]
France: Canal+, C8
Germany: Sky Sport F1
Italy: Sky Sport F1
Japan: Fuji TV Next
Netherlands: Viaplay Xtra [free-to-air highlights on NOS]
Spain: DAZN F1
United Kingdom and Ireland: Sky Sports F1 [free-to-air highlights on Channel 4]
United States: ESPN, Spanish language broadcast available on ESPN Deportes, ABC

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Austrian Grand Prix: What is the full weekend schedule in Austria?

The Austrian Grand Prix weekend schedule will change around significantly compared to the standard Formula 1 weekend due to it being a sprint event.

With the changes that have been made to sprints for 2023, as was the case in Baku, Friday will see just one free practice session take place before qualifying for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix follow later in the afternoon.

Saturday will be set aside as a standalone ‘Sprint Day’ in its own right, with the all-new ‘Sprint Shootout’ taking place in a shortened version of a standard qualifying session, with a three-session knockout format taking place to form the grid for the sprint itself.

The Sprint Shootout sees Q1, Q2 and Q3 sessions like ‘regular’ qualifying (known as SQ1, SQ2 and SQ3), but they take place over 12, 10 and eight minutes instead of 18, 15 and 12 minutes.

This grid will then take part in the sprint later on Saturday over 24 laps of the Red Bull Ring, or one-third race distance, with points awarded to the top eight finishers (eight for first place down to one for eighth place).

The race will then take place as normal on Sunday, using the grid set in qualifying from Friday.

This gives the teams only one hour of practice instead of the three they are used to, so they will have to hit the ground running when the Austrian Grand Prix weekend gets underway in FP1.

Austrian Grand Prix: What time do the sessions start?

Friday 30 June

Free practice 1: 1.30pm-2.30pm [12.30pm-1.30pm BST]
Qualifying: 5pm [4pm BST]

Saturday 1 June

Sprint Shootout: 12noon-12.44pm [11am-11.44am BST]
Sprint: 4.30pm [3.30pm BST]

Sunday 2 June

Race: 3pm [2pm BST]

Austrian Grand Prix: What are the odds for the Austrian Grand Prix?

Here are the pre-race weekend odds for the winner of the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix:

Max Verstappen: 1/3
Fernando Alonso: 7/1
Sergio Perez: 7/1
Lewis Hamilton: 10/1
Charles Leclerc: 22/1
George Russell: 22/1

[Odds provided by Planet Sport Bet, correct as of Tuesday 27 June 2023]