F1 live stream 2023: how to watch every race online from anywhere, Australian GP

The 2023 F1 season moves to Melbourne for race three

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 car
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F1 live stream

The F1 Australian Grand Prix will be live and FREE on 10Play in Australia. Use a VPN (opens in new tab) to unblock 10Play when travelling outside Oz. As ever, every 2023 F1 race is available to watch free on RTL Zwee in Luxembourg, RTBF in Belgium, and either Servus or ORF in Austria. A complete breakdown of free F1 live streams is below.

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Next event - Australian GP March 31 - April 2
Free live stream: Network 10 (AUS) | Servus TV (AUT) | RTBF (BEL)
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F1 season preview

The F1 circus has arrived at Albert Park, Melbourne, for the 2023 Australian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen starts on pole after a storming qualifying session. George Russell was second, ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton. 

Last time out, Sergio Perez drove the race of his life to win the Saudi Arabian GP, while team-mate Max Verstappen fought his way up from 15th to 2nd. Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso was reinstated in third after a post-race penalty was overturned.

The 2023 F1 season is shaping up nicely. If Frederic Vasseur can pull the right levers at Ferrari, he could still have two title contenders in Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Last season was Lewis Hamilton's first ever winless in F1, and he'll be desperate to show that it was a one-off, especially as George Russell is clearly a man on the rise. 

Gasly and Esteban Ocon form Alpine's first all-French lineup in more than 40 years (just in time for the French GP being dropped from the calendar), but how long before tensions arise? Nico Hulkenberg is back on the pace at Haas, which could hive team-mate Kevin Magnussen something to suck on.

Another theme could be magnificent rookies. McLaren's Piastri clearly has a terrible car under him, but having won both the F3 and F2 championships at his first attempt, he's one to watch. AlphaTauri's new driver, 28-year-old Nyck de Vries, is driving confidently, as is Williams' Logan Sargeant – the first American on the grid in seven years.

With a total of 23 races, including six Sprints, scheduled to take place across 20 different countries, follow our guide as we explain how to get a 2023 F1 live stream from anywhere.

F1 Australian GP schedule

FRIDAY - MARCH 31, 2023

Practice 1: 2.30am BST / 9.30pm ET (Thurs)  / 12.30pm AEDT
Practice 2: 6am BST / 1am ET / 4pm AEDT


Practice 3: 2.30am BST / 9.30pm ET (Fri) / 12.30pm AEDT
Qualifying: 6am BST / 1am ET / 4pm AEDT


Australian GP: 6am BST / 1am ET / 4pm AEDT

Where to watch FREE F1 live streams in 2023

Formula 1 is such a popular sport that many TV companies have, unfortunately, put a premium on F1 coverage. But there are some countries where the F1 is still shown on free TV. 

That may be the odd race or, for some lucky Grand Prix fans, every single one:

  • Albania: every race on RTSH (opens in new tab)
  • Australia: Australian GP on 10Play (opens in new tab)
  • Austria: every race on ORF Eins (opens in new tab) or Servus TV (opens in new tab)
  • Belgium: every race on RBTF
  • Brazil: every race on Band (opens in new tab) TV
  • China: every race on Great Sports, CCTV (opens in new tab) or Guangdong Sports
  • France: Bahrain, Monaco, French, United States and Mexico City GPs on C8 (opens in new tab)
  • Iran: every race on MBC Persia (opens in new tab) or IRIB Varzesh (opens in new tab)
  • UK and Ireland: British GP on Channel 4 (opens in new tab)
  • Luxembourg: every race on RTL Zwee (opens in new tab)
  • Mexico: Mexico City GP on Canal 5 (opens in new tab)
  • Middle East and North Africa: select races on MBC Action (opens in new tab)
  • Netherlands: Dutch GP on NOS (opens in new tab)
  • Pakistan: every race on A Sports (opens in new tab)
  • Singapore: Singapore GP on Channel 5 (opens in new tab)
  • Spain: Spanish GP on Mediaset (opens in new tab)
  • Tajikistan: every race on Varzish TV (opens in new tab)
  • United States: Miami, USA, Canada, Mexico City, Monaco GPs on ABC (opens in new tab)

How to watch F1 live streams from outside your country

We've recommended some of the best places to live stream 2023 F1 races below. But you might run into a problem trying to access them if you're outside of your country. This is because of something called geo-blocking.

Simply follow our VPN advice below and you'll soon be around that issue with a great bit of software that allows you to relocate your device back to your country of residence - thereby regaining access to all the streaming services and content you normally enjoy at home.

Use a VPN to live stream F1 2023 from anywhere

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Watch on F1 TV (selected regions)

FREE 7-day trial (opens in new tab)

If you're an F1 devotee, then you likely already know about F1 TV - it's the streaming service to subscribe to for all the best live action, highlights, replays of classics races and a whole lot more besides.

Most people will want to go for F1 TV Pro, which is the way to live stream every F1 Grand Prix in full - along with F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup. Prices differ from country to country - it's $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year in the US, for example. And in India, it's just $29.99 per year after a FREE 7-day trial (opens in new tab)!

Just note that F1 TV doesn't provide live Grand Prix coverage everywhere, the UK and Australia being two notable examples.

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How to watch an F1 live stream in the UK

Sky Sports (opens in new tab)

Every race of the 2023 F1 season is being shown on Sky Sports (opens in new tab) in the UK.

If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.99.

One race, the British GP on July 9, is also being shown for FREE on Channel 4. You can also watch it online via the All4 (opens in new tab) streaming service.

Not in the UK but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN (opens in new tab) to live stream the F1 as if you were at home.

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How to watch F1: live stream in the US without cable

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

In the US, live coverage of the 2023 F1 season is being shown on ESPN and ESPN 2. If you already have access to those channels as part of your cable package, then you're good to go.

The Miami, USA, Canada, Mexico City and Monaco GPs are also being shown on ABC.

How to watch 2023 F1 without cable

If you don't have them on cable, Sling TV is an OTT service that's perfect for F1 fans.

The Sling Orange package includes ESPN and ESPN 2, with a subscription usually costing $40 per month. However, if you're new to the service you can get 50% off your first month (opens in new tab).

Alternatively, FuboTV (opens in new tab) is an even more complete end-to-end cable replacement service, offering ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC and over 140 other channels on plans starting from $74.99 a month after a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab).

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How to watch F1: live stream in Canada

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In Canada, you can watch 2023 F1 races on English-language TSN or French-language RDS - but they're premium channels that typically come with a pay TV package.

If you get them as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to an F1 live stream. 

If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN or RDS on a streaming-only basis for $19.99 a month or $199.90 per year.

If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days (opens in new tab) and follow the instructions above.

  • More Canadian sports action: our guide to NHL streaming this season

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How to watch F1: live stream for FREE in Australia

10Play (opens in new tab)

One race, the Australian GP on April 2, is being shown for FREE on Network 10 and its 10Play (opens in new tab) streaming service.

Don't forget, you can take your F1 coverage abroad with you as well. A good VPN (opens in new tab) is what you need.

Motorsport fans in Australia can also watch the 2023 F1 season unfold on Fox Sports, which is available through Foxtel. Subscribers can also stream the action via the Foxtel Go (opens in new tab) app. 

However, every race will also be shown on the incredible sports streaming service Kayo Sports (opens in new tab), which is an ideal option for those who don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.

Kayo lets you stream on one device with its $25 per month One plan, two devices with its $30 per month Basic plan, and three devices with its $35 Premium plan. All of them come with a FREE 7-day trial (opens in new tab).

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the NFL, NHL, cricket, NRL, NBA... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

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How to watch F1: live stream in New Zealand

Sky Sport (opens in new tab)

Sky Sport (opens in new tab) is now the place to watch F1 in New Zealand, and fans can live stream every single race via the Sky Sport Now (opens in new tab) platform.

A Sky Sport Now subscription costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab).

Meanwhile, Sky Sport subscribers can watch games online using the country's Sky Go service.

2023 F1 race calendar and dates

  1. Mar 5 - Bahrain GP
  2. Mar 19 - Saudi Arabian GP
  3. Apr 2 - Australian GP
  4. Apr 30 - Azerbaijan GP
  5. May 7 - Miami GP
  6. May 21 - Emilia Romagna GP
  7. May 28 - Monaco GP
  8. Jun 4 - Spanish GP
  9. Jun 18 - Canadian GP
  10. Jul 2 - Austrian GP
  11. Jul 9 - British GP
  12. Jul 23 - Hungarian GP
  13. Jul 30 - Belgian GP
  14. Aug 27 - Dutch GP
  15. Sep 3 - Italian GP
  16. Sep 17 - Singapore GP
  17. Sep 24 - Japanese GP
  18. Oct 8 - Qatar GP
  19. Oct 22 - United States GP
  20. Oct 29 - Mexico City GP
  21. Nov 5 - São Paulo GP
  22. Nov 18 - Las Vegas GP
  23. Nov 26 - Abu Dhabi GP

2023 F1 teams and drivers

Red Bull

  • Max Verstappen
  • Sergio Pérez


  • Charles Leclerc
  • Carlos Sainz


  • Lewis Hamilton
  • George Russell


  • Pierre Gasly
  • Esteban Ocon


  • Lando Norris
  • Oscar Piastri


  • Valtteri Bottas
  • Guanyu Zhou

Aston Martin

  • Fernando Alonso
  • Lance Stroll


  • Kevin Magnussen
  • Nico Hulkenberg


  • Yuki Tsunoda
  • Nyck de Vries


  • Alex Albon
  • Logan Sargeant

2023 F1 Sprint races

Six Sprint races will be held during the 2023 F1 season, at the Azerbaijan, Austrian, Belgian, Qatar, United States and São Paulo Grands Prix.

That's double the number of Sprints that took place during each of the previous two seasons, despite the jury still being out on the format. 

The Baku City Circuit, Spa-Francorchamps, Lusail Circuit and Circuit of The Americas have never previously hosted a Sprint, and the FIA says that they, along with the Red Bull Ring and Interlagos, were selected because of their potential for overtaking opportunities and close or high-speed racing.

The top eight finishers win points, with the winner getting eight points and P8 gaining one, and the sprint race finishing order determines the grid for the Grand Prix.

2023 F1 car changes

Untold hours were dedicated to the discussion of porpoising last season, and the FIA has moved to combat the issue in 2023 by allowing constructors to raise their cars' floor edges by 15mm, and the height of the throat of the diffuser by an as-yet-unspecified amount. 

Because of the shocking crash that Zhou Guanyu suffered at Silverstone in 2022, amendments have also been made to the design of roll hoops – the cylindrical structure at the top of the chassis that sits behind the driver's head. 

They're now required to be rounded at the top, to prevent them from digging into the ground in the event of a car flipping, which is exactly what happened to Guanyu last year. After colliding with another car, his Alfa-Romeo flipped upside down, skidded at high-speed towards the barriers, before the roll hoop dug into the ground and flipped the car over once more, launching it over the barriers and into the fence just in front of spectators.

The size of the cars' side-mirrors has also been significantly expanded from 150 × 50mm 200 × 60mm.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.

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