It's time for the 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix live stream, and Max has the lead. Red Bull's Max Verstappen didn't start the race from No. 1, but he up ended there.
You'll be able to watch the race 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.
The 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix starts at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. BST / 12 a.m. AEDT on Sunday (July 30).
• FREE LIVE STREAM — ServusTV (Austria) / RTL Zwee (Lux)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports or Now
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling or Fubo and ESPN Plus
• Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
After setting the best time at qualifying, Max was nicked with a grid penalty for excessive gearbox component usage that moves him five places on the starting grid. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc gains the pole. Red Bull's Sergio Perez is No. 2, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton is No. 3. Ferrari's Carlos Sainz has No. 4 on the grid.
This is a repeat of the Hungaroring qualifying, where Max not take the pole position. He won anyways, though. McLaren caused trouble for Red Bull in the race. For example, Lando Norris managed to fend off Sergio Perez, in order to gain second place, giving Checo more reason to be nervous.
A crash early in the practice 1, combined with Red Bull's AlphaTauri team bringing in Daniel Ricciardo to replace Nyck de Vries? It's enough to make Perez doubt his job security.
The Belgian GP offers more opportunity for chaos than your average Grand Prix, as this is a Sprint weekend! That means the first practice and qualifying are on Friday, and the sprint shootout and sprint races, which determine who gets anywhere from 1 to 8 points, run on Saturday.
The full schedule is below, and lights are out at the Belgian Grand Prix at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. BST / 12 a.m. AEDT Sunday (July 30). Make sure you don't miss a second of it by watching a Belgian Grand Prix live stream — potentially for FREE.
Read on for details about 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 Belgian Grand Prix live streams
How to watch the 2023 F1 Belgian 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 Belgian Grand Prix live stream for FREE. And this is one of the weekends where Americans can watch for free too.
That's because the free-to-air RTL Zwee in Luxembourg will be showing every session of the Grand Prix, as will ServusTV in Austria. As will ABC, which you may get over-the-air via one of the best TV antennas.
But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Belgian 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.
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 ORF or another website and watch the race.
2023 Belgian Grand Prix live streams around the world
How to watch the F1 Belgian Grand Prix live stream in the US
As with many of the F1 races this season, the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix live stream will be shown on ESPN. Coverage will be spread across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 (for the first practice) and ESPNEWS, with the race itself on ESPN and ESPN Plus.
ESPN is on Sling Orange and Fubo. 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 British Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world.
How to watch the 2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix live stream in the UK
As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2023 Belgian Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution. And since this race is in the UK, Channel 4 will also air the event.
You'll need to be a Sky Sports subscriber to watch its 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 package 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 Belgian Grand Prix live stream in Canada
TSN has the Belgian Grand Prix live stream in Canada in English on TSN5, 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 Belgian Grand Prix live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to the Belgian 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 Belgian Grand Prix starting grid
Verstappen was moved 5 grid places back for use of additional gearbox elements, and Kevin Magnussen had 3 grid places deducted for impeding another driver during qualifying.
F1 Belgian Grand Prix schedule
2023 F1 Belgian Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule
The Belgian Grand Prix weekend begins Friday (July 28), with practice 1 and 2. Practice 3 and qualifying are on Saturday (July 22), and the race is on Sunday (July 23).
Friday, July 28
- 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. ET
- 4:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. PT
- 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. BST
- 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. AEDT
- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
- 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. PT
- 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. BST
- 2 a.m. – 3 a.m. AEDT (Saturday)
Saturday, July 29
- 6 a.m. – 6:44 a.m. ET
- 3 a.m. – 3:44 a.m. PT
- 11 a.m. – 11:44 a.m. BST
- 9 p.m. – 9:44 p.m. AEDT
- 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET
- 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. PT
- 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. BST
- 1:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. AEDT
Sunday, July 30
Belgian Grand Prix
- 9 a.m. ET
- 6 a.m. ET
- 2 p.m. BST
- 12 a.m. AEDT (Monday, July 31)
F1 2023 car and driver line-ups
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