United States Grand Prix live stream: how to watch free online from anywhere – Lights Out!

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB19 leads the field at the start of a race
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United States Grand Prix live stream

The 2023 US Grand Prix is available to watch for free on Servus TV in Austria. Use a VPN to watch your local stream from anywhere. A complete breakdown of free US GP live streams is listed below.

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US GP start time: Sunday, October 22, 8pm BST / 3pm ET / 12am PT / 5am AEST / 7am NZST
Free live stream: Servus TV (AUT) | RTBF (BEL)
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United States GP: race preview

With Max having already sewn up the Driver's Championship, all eyes are turning to the mid-pack to see who will come out as best of the rest at the US Grand Prix.

Recent performances indicate that Mercedes should be able to fend off Ferrari, but with a mere 28 points between the two teams, a single slip up from any driver could turn the table on its head. 

What's more, Lewis Hamilton is just 30 points shy of Red Bull's Sergio Perez – even after suffering a DNF in Qatar. With Checo currently finding absolutely no form in the best car on the grid, a few tasty runs from the seven-time champion could see him dropped down to third.

McLaren, however, are the team to watch right now. With back-to-back second-and-third finishes, Zak Brown's outfit are beginning to look like real challengers to the throne – perhaps not in points, but certainly in pure race pace. 2024 could be shaping up to be a very different season if Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri are given a truly competitive car to work with.

After qualifying in first for the Sprint and taking home the maximum possible points yesterday, Max Verstappen uncharacteristically sits on the third row at the US GP. It will be interesting to see if pole-sitter Leclerc can temper the Dutchman’s charge, or if Lewis Hamilton or Lando Norris can hold pace and keep the champion at bay. 

It's well worth noting that Circuit of the Americas has a number of tricky slow-speed sectors that we expect McLaren to suffer through, and at the US GP the sensible money will be on Mercedes or Ferrari to prop up the podium behind Verstappen. Stranger things have happened, though, so this is definitely a race to watch.

With warm, clear weather on track today, we’re ready catch all the action. Read on for how to watch US Grand Prix live streams from start to finish from anywhere in the world, including all ways to watch an F1 live stream for FREE.

2023 US Grand Prix schedule

The 2023 United States Grand Prix schedule is as follows:


Practice 1: 6.30pm BST / 1.30pm ET / 4.30am AEDT / 6.30am NZDT

Qualifying: 10pm BST / 5pm ET / 8am AEDT / 10am NZDT


Sprint Shootout: 6.30pm BST / 1.30pm ET / 4.30am AEDT / 6.30am NZDT

Sprint: 11pm BST / 6pm ET / 9am AEDT / 11am NZDT


US GP: 8pm BST /3pm ET / 5am AEDT / 7am NZDT

Watch a free US Grand Prix live stream

There are a number of ways to watch the US Grand Prix for free this weekend. Like every other weekend, in Austria all the races are shared between free-to-air broadcasters Servus TV and ORF (this weekend it's Servus). Take a look and find out what's available where you are:

If you're out of the country you'll need to use a VPN to access your preferred US Grand Prix free live stream, as explained below. We rate ExpressVPN as the best provider out there, as it has a great track record for unblocking geo-restricted streams.

How to watch the US Grand Prix live stream from outside your country

If you're abroad for this weekend's US Grand Prix, you'll likely find you're unable to access your usual Formula 1 coverage like you would at home. This isn't necessarily cause for alarm, but rather the result of geo-blocking – best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to certain parts of the world.

Fortunately, there's a convenient way around this in the form of a VPN. This is a nifty bit of software that lets you whizz around these digital borders, thereby allowing you to globe trot and still access your preferred F1 live stream. It's a completely legal workaround, very affordable, and super easy to use – allow us to explain more.

Use a VPN to watch a US Grand Prix live stream from anywhere:

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Watch a United States Grand Prix live stream on F1 TV


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 – you can sign up on its website.

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 as well. Prices differ from country to country – it's $79.99 in the US, for example – and in some places you can try before you buy with a FREE 7-day trial!

Just note that F1 TV doesn't provide live Grand Prix coverage everywhere, the UK and Australia being two notable examples. But it's a good option for people in the US, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Brazil and plenty more places.

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How to watch US Grand Prix: live stream F1 in the UK


Sky has the rights to Formula 1 in the UK, meaning you can watch the United States Grand Prix on Sky Sports – in 4K HDR, no less!

Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.

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. 

Coverage of the US GP begins on Sky Sports F1 at 6.30pm GMT on Friday for FP1, then 10pm for Qualifying. Saturday kicks off at 6.30pm for the Sprint Shootout, and The Sprint coverage starts at 11pm. On Sunday, the US Grand Prix coverage starts at 7.55pm, ahead of lights out at 8pm.

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

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United States Grand Prix live stream: how to watch F1 in the US without cable


In the US, the United States Grand Prix is being shown on ABC/ESPN+, Saturday's Sprint action is on ESPN News, and Friday's Qualifying and Practice sessions are due to be on ESPN 2. 

The race itself starts at 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Sunday morning, and the full weekend schedule is listed higher up the page.

Watch 2023 US Grand Prix without cable:

If you don't have access to those channels 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 costing from $40 per month. 

Alternatively, Fubo 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.

You can also live stream the US Grand Prix on ESPN Plus, which costs $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year. For the ultimate value, you can get a combined ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus bundle for just $14.99 a month (with ads), which adds loads of great entertainment and family-friendly content to the mix.

And, as described above, you may prefer to give F1 TV and its free trial a go if all you really care about is F1.

Watch a United States Grand Prix live stream from abroad:

New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad by checking out a quality VPN and following the instructions above.

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How to watch the 2023 US Grand Prix in Canada


As well as the official F1 TV service described above, viewers in Canada can watch the 2023 US GP on English-language TSN or French-language RDS – just bear in mind that 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 to get access to  a US Grand Prix 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.

The US GP starts at 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Sunday, and the full weekend schedule is listed higher up the page.

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How to watch US Grand Prix: live stream in Australia


F1 fans in Australia can watch the US Grand Prix on Fox Sports, available through Foxtel. Subscribers can also stream the action via the Foxtel Go app. 

The race is also being shown on the incredible sports streaming service Kayo Sports, 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.

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.

With the race starting at 5am on Sunday night/Monday morning, however, only the most dedicated night owls will be catching Lights Out.

Don't forget, you can take your F1 coverage abroad with you, with the help of a good F1 VPN.

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How to watch the US GP: live stream in New Zealand


Sky Sport is now the place to watch F1 in New Zealand, and fans can live stream the US GP via the Sky Sport Now platform.

A Sky Sport Now subscription costs $24.99 per week or $44.99 per month.

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

The US GP starts at 7am on Monday morning, so early risers might be able to catch the race to go along with their morning coffee. Maybe...

Mo Harber-Lamond

Mo Harber-Lamond is VPN Editor at Tom's Guide, and contributor for TechRadar. He focuses on cybersecurity content for Tom's Guide, and creates insightful content across the board to help readers make informed buying choices.