F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream 2023 — how to watch race for free online right now

Charles Leclerc (#16) of Ferrari and Monaco during the sprint race of the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on April 29, 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan
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It's time for the 2023 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live streams for the main race! Yes, after a weekend packed with a bit of calamity in the sprint, the race is on. We've just updated the starting grid below.

You'll be able to watch it play out online, so read on and we'll show you how to watch F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN, potentially for FREE.

2023 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online

The 2023 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix starts at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. BST / 10 p.m. AEDT on Sunday (April 30)
• FREE LIVE STREAM — Watch on RTL Zwee (Luxembourg) or ORF (Austria)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports or Now
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling or Fubo.TV and ESPN Plus
• Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The Sprint was won by Sergio Perez, with Charles Leclerc in second and Max in third. Verstappen was furious with Mercedes' George Russell, whose car slid into (and damaged) Max's sidepod.

Earlier this weekend, Leclerc took pole at the Baku street circuit qualifying, which is the first time any non-Red Bull driver has taken that spot this year. He beat Verstappen (currently No. 1 in the table) by 0.188 seconds, Ferrari and Red Bull also took third and fourth respectively, with Perez and Carlos Sainz following their teammates. 

Oh, and this race features a twist on the Sprint Race format that's been going on since 2021. This shorter version of the race will take place over 100km of the Baku City Circuit, which will be preceded by its own qualifying on Saturday, the Sprint Shootout. And only the top eight get points. First-place gets eight points, second gets seven, and so on down to eighth place getting one.

Red Bull's Christian Horner mocked the decision to put a Sprint Race at the Azerbaijan GP, stating "The reality is it's absolutely ludicrous to be doing the first sprint race of the year in a street race like Azerbaijan. ... From a cost cap perspective, all you can do is trash your car. And it costs a lot of money around there. So one race is enough in Baku, the fact that we've got two [races], there could be well some action there."

Full schedule is below, and lights are out at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at 7 a.m. ET / 4 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. BST / 10 p.m. AEDT on Sunday (April 30). Make sure you don't miss a second of it by watching an Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream — potentially for FREE. 

Read on for details of how to watch, and don't forget to check out our full 2023 F1 live streams hub for more information including the full schedule for the season.

FREE Azerbaijan Grand Prix live streams

How to watch the 2023 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream for FREE

If you're lucky enough to live in Austria or Luxembourg then you can enjoy every second of the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream for FREE.

That's because the free-to-air RTL Zwee in Luxembourg will be showing every session of the Grand Prix, as will ORF in Austria. 

But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream? Maybe you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on pay TV in another country, when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home?

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below.

Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.


Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. It's also compatible with loads of devices and there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you want to try it out.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view an Austrian service, you'd select Austria from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Servus or another website and watch the race.

2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live streams around the world

How to watch the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream in the US

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As with every F1 race this season, the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream will be shown on ESPN. Coverage will be spread across ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNEWS, with the race itself on ESPN and ESPN Plus.

There are several ways you can access ESPN — and two of them are among our picks for the best streaming services

ESPN is available through most cable packages as well as cable TV replacement services, including Sling TV, Fubo.TV, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV.  

As well as being available through your cable service, you can also stream the race via the ESPN app, or on the Watch section of ESPN's website. However, you'll need to authenticate with your satellite, cable or live TV provider credentials to watch any sessions. 

If you don't want to pay for live ESPN in some fashion or another, your best alternative is F1 TV Pro. This is F1's own official F1 live stream service, and as with ESPN's own coverage, it uses the feed from Sky Sports F1. 

F1 TV Pro costs $10 per month or $80 for the season, which is much better value considering there are 23 races this year. Plus you also get Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup races, and F1's archive of classic Grands Prix.

And remember, if you're usually based in the U.S. but aren't there at the moment, you can still watch the services you already subscribe to via a VPN such as ExpressVPN — meaning you can view the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world. 


If you're not already a Sling TV subscriber, you'll want Sling Orange in order to watch ESPN. This costs $40/month and includes dozens of other great channels. Recent deals have included 50% off for your first month.


Love sports? Then check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. The channel lineup includes ESPN and ESPN2, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV.

How to watch the 2023 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream in the UK

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As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution. 

You'll need to be a Sky Sports subscriber to watch the F1 live streams: the Sky Sports F1 channel is available for £15 per month (Sky Q is required), and there are packages available that give you lots more channels for only a bit extra. 

To follow it in ultra high-definition 4K, you'll need to pay a little more: you'll need a Sky Q set-top box or Sky Glass and a package that includes both Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1. In total, that'd come to at least £45 a month, plus a £20 one-off payment if you're not an existing subscriber.

A far cheaper option is to buy a Now Sports Pass. For all 11 Sky Sports channels, you'll want the £33.99 for one month. There's no 4K available here, though.

Again, if you're usually based in the U.K. but are elsewhere at the moment, you can still watch the services you subscribe to by using one of the best VPN services.

How to watch the 2023 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream in Canada

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TSN has the Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream in Canada in English, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro also remains an option for fans. 

All sessions are broadcast on TSN, and if you receive the network through your cable or satellite provider, you can use TSN Go by signing in with your TV service credentials. Cord-cutters will want to check out TSN Direct, which comes in day- and month-long passes for $8 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app will allow you to live stream the race from your phone, streaming box or supported device.

Not actually in Canada at the moment? ExpressVPN and other VPN services can help you access the services you already subscribe to.

How to watch the 2023 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream in Australia, which means you can watch all the action online via Foxtel

Kayo Sports is another option. This service offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial, while one-month subscriptions start at $25. 

You can also use one of the best VPN services to follow the action from your home country even when you're elsewhere.

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix — Starting grid

De Vries failed to set a time, so his racing will take place at the stewards' discretion

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1Charles LeclercFerrari
2Max VerstappenRed Bull
3Sergio PerezRed Bull
4Carlos SainzFerrari
5Lewis HamiltonMercedes
6Fernando AlonsoAston Martin
7Lando NorrisMclaren
8Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri
9Lance StrollAston Martin
10Oscar PiastriMclaren
11George RussellMercedes
12Alexander AlbonWilliams
13Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo
14Logan SargeantWilliams
15Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo
16Kevin MagnussenHaas
17Pierre GaslyAlpine Renault
18Nyck De VriesAlphatauri
Pit Esteban OconAlpine Renault
Pit Nico HulkenbergHaas

F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix schedule

2023 F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule

Max Verstappen of Red Bull

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The Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend begins Friday (April 28), with practice 1, and qualifying, the Sprint Shootout and Sprint on Saturday (April 29) and the race on Sunday (April 30).

Friday, April 28

Practice 1

  • 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. ET
  • 2:30 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. PT
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. BST
  • 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. AEDT


  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET
  • 6 a.m. – 7 a.m. PT
  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. BST
  • 12 a.m. – 1 a.m. AEDT (Saturday)

Saturday, April 29

Sprint Shootout

  • 4:30 a.m. – 5:14 a.m. ET
  • 1:30 a.m. – 2:14 a.m. PT
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:14 a.m. BST
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:14 p.m. AEDT


  • 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET
  • 6:30 a.m. – 7 a.m PT
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. BST 
  • 12:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. AEDT

Sunday, April 30

Azerbijan Grand Prix

  • 7 a.m. ET
  • 4 a.m. PT
  • 12 p.m. BST
  • 10 p.m. AEDT

F1 2023 car and driver line-ups

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TeamDriver 1Driver 2
Red BullMax Verstappen Sergio Perez
FerrariCharles Leclerc Carlos Sainz
MercedesLewis Hamilton George Russell
AlpineEsteban Ocon Pierre Gasly
McLarenLando Norris Oscar Piastri
Aston MartinFernando Alonso Lance Stroll
Alfa RomeoValtteri Bottas Guanyu Zhou
Alpha TauriYuki Tsunoda Nyck de Vries
HaasKevin Magnussen Nico Hülkenberg
WilliamsAlex Albon Logan Sargeant

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