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F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream — how to watch the race free and online

Charles Leclerc of Ferrari and Max Verstappen of Red Bull in the 2022 French Grand Prix. The pair will feature in the Hungarian Grand Prix live stream
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The 2022 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream takes place today and Mercedes' George Russell will be on pole for the first time after a sensational qualifying lap yesterday.

You won't want to miss a second, so read on and we'll show you how to watch F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab), potentially for FREE.

2022 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream: How to watch live online

The F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream starts at 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. ET today (Sunday, July 31).
► FREE LIVE STREAM ORF (opens in new tab) (Austria)
► U.S. — ESPN via SlingTV (opens in new tab)
► U.K.Sky Sports (opens in new tab) or Now (opens in new tab)
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

The young Brit looked in good shape throughout a drama-packed qualifying session, but even he can't have expected to nail his final lap to quite that extent and pip Ferrari's Carlos Sainz by just a few thousandths of a second.

Sainz will start alongside him, with his teammate Charles Leclerc behind him in third. McLaren's Lando Norris also put in a blistering lap to take fourth, ahead of the two Alpines of Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso.

So where were the Red Bulls? Well, Sergio Perez didn't even make the final qualifying session and will start 11th while Max Verstappen looked well set for a top-four place until a power issue left him down in 10th. 

That all sets things up beautifully for the race at the Hungaroring today, which starts at 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT. There are multiple ways to tune in, including some free options, so read on and we'll show you how to watch the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream. 

And don't forget to check out our full 2022 F1 live streams hub for more information including the current standings and the full schedule.

FREE Hungarian Grand Prix live streams

How to watch the 2022 F1 Hungarian 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 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream for FREE.

That's because the free-to-air ORF (opens in new tab) in Austria and RTL Zwee (opens in new tab) in Luxembourg will be showing every session of the Grand Prix, including qualifying and practice. 

But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Hungarian 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. To take Austria as an option, an Austrian who's currently outside of the country could tune into ORF for Hungarian Grand Prix coverage simply by signing up for a free account then using one of the best VPN services. 

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

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Safety, speed and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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.

2022 Hungarian Grand Prix live streams around the world

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

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The F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream will be on ESPN, with coverage split across the various ESPN channels over the course of the three days.

  • Practice 1 - Friday, July 29 - 7.55AM - ESPNU
  • Practice 2 - Friday, July 29 - 10.55AM - ESPN2
  • F1 Show - Friday, July 29 - 2.00PM - ESPN3
  • Practice 3 - Saturday, July 30 - 6.55AM - ESPN2
  • Qualifying - Saturday, July 30 - 9.55AM - ESPN2
  • Qualifying Notebook - Saturday, July 30 - 1.00PM - ESPN3
  • Grand Prix Sunday - Sunday, July 31 - 7.30AM - ESPN
  • Hungarian Grand Prix - Sunday, July 31 - 8.55AM - ESPN

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.  

Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Orange package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Plus, right now Sling is offering 50% off the first month (opens in new tab)

As well as being available through your cable service, you can also stream the action 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 (opens in new tab). 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 22 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 (opens in new tab) — meaning you can view the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world. 

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If you're not already a Sling TV (opens in new tab) subscriber, you'll want Sling Orange in order to watch ESPN. This costs $35/month and includes dozens of other great channels. Sling also currently offers 50% off the first month.

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Love sports? Then check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). The channel lineup includes ESPN2 and ABC, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV.

How to watch the 2022 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream in the UK

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As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution, with the race itself starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday (July 31). 

You'll need to be a Sky Sports (opens in new tab) subscriber to watch it: the Sky Sports F1 channel is available for £18 per month, 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 (opens in new tab). This will give you all 11 of the Sky Sports channels for a limited time, with pricing starting at £9.99 for a Day Pass and £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 2022 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream in Canada

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TSN has the Hungarian Grand Prix live stream in Canada in English, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), which comes in day- and month-long passes for $8 or $20 CAD, respectively. The TSN app (opens in new tab) will allow you to live stream the race from your phone, streaming box or supported device.

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

How to watch the 2022 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream in Australia, which means you can watch all the action online via Foxtel (opens in new tab)

Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) is another option. This service offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial, while one-month subscriptions start at $25 — meaning you could sign up now and watch the Hungarian Grand Prix for free.

To use either of these services when you're elsewhere you'll also need one of the best VPN services to follow the action from your home country. We highly recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix — Starting grid

POS

DRIVER

CAR

1

George Russell

Mercedes

2

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

3

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

4

Lando Norris

Mclaren

5

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

6

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

7

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

8

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

9

Daniel Ricciardo

Mclaren

10

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

11

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

12

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

13

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

14

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

15

Mick Schumacher

Haas

16

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri

17

Alexander Albon

Williams
18Sebastian VettelAston Martin
19Nicholas LatifiWilliams
20

Pierre Gasly

Alphatauri

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix — Third practice results

POS

DRIVER

CAR

TIME

LAPS

1

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

1:41.480

17

2

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:42.141

14

3

Alexander Albon

Williams

1:42.381

19

4

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:43.205

10

5

George Russell

Mercedes

1:43.434

13

6

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:43.570

16

7

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:43.589

15

8

Lando Norris

Mclaren

1:43.743

13

9

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:44.178

14

10

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:44.655

20

11

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:44.832

11

12

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:45.156

18

13

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:45.570

17

14

Daniel Ricciardo

Mclaren

1:45.624

11

15

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:45.638

17

16

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:45.691

17

17

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri

1:45.850

17

18

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:45.930

20

19

Pierre Gasly

Alphatauri

1:46.091

18

20

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:48.240

11

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix — Second practice results

POS

DRIVER

CAR

TIME

LAPS

1

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari

1:18.445

27

2

Lando Norris

Mclaren

1:18.662

29

3

Carlos Sainz

Ferrari

1:18.676

29

4

Max Verstappen

Red Bull

1:18.728

26

5

Daniel Ricciardo

Mclaren

1:18.872

27

6

Fernando Alonso

Alpine

1:19.049

30

7

Sebastian Vettel

Aston Martin

1:19.253

31

8

George Russell

Mercedes

1:19.355

28

9

Sergio Perez

Red Bull

1:19.397

28

10

Valtteri Bottas

Alfa Romeo

1:19.411

30

11

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:19.547

23

12

Zhou Guanyu

Alfa Romeo

1:19.605

26

13

Esteban Ocon

Alpine

1:19.614

27

14

Lance Stroll

Aston Martin

1:19.702

30

15

Pierre Gasly

Alphatauri

1:19.730

28

16

Kevin Magnussen

Haas

1:19.818

29

17

Mick Schumacher

Haas

1:19.985

28

18

Nicholas Latifi

Williams

1:20.488

30

19

Yuki Tsunoda

Alphatauri

1:20.521

31

20

Alexander Albon

Williams

1:20.615

20

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix — First practice results

POS

DRIVER

DRIVER

TIME

LAPS

1

Ferrari

Ferrari

1:18.750

25

2

Red Bull

Red Bull

1:18.880

23

3

Ferrari

Ferrari

1:19.039

25

4

Mclaren

Mclaren

1:19.299

20

5

Mercedes

Mercedes

1:19.606

27

6

Red Bull

Red Bull

1:19.622

23

7

Mercedes

Mercedes

1:19.710

24

8

Mclaren

Mclaren

1:19.841

27

9

Alpine

Alpine

1:20.348

29

10

Alpine

Alpine

1:20.377

26

11

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

1:20.383

25

12

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

1:20.414

24

13

Alphatauri

Alphatauri

1:20.456

27

14

Alphatauri

Alphatauri

1:20.695

26

15

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo

1:20.810

22

16

Williams

Williams

1:20.834

27

17

Haas

Haas

1:20.921

23

18

Haas

Haas

1:21.027

24

19

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo

1:21.179

19

20

Williams

Williams

1:21.413

26

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix schedule

2022 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule

Max Verstappen of Red Bull

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The French Grand Prix weekend started yesterday with practice 1 and 2. Practice 3 and qualifying are today (Saturday, July 30) and the race is tomorrow.

Friday, July 29

Practice 1

  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET
  • 5 a.m. – 6 a.m PT
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. BST

Practice 2

  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m PT
  • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. BST

Saturday, July 30

Practice 3

  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. ET
  • 4 a.m. – 5 a.m PT 
  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. BST

Qualifying

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m PT
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. BST

Sunday, July 31

Hungarian Grand Prix from the Hungaroring

  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
  • 6 a.m. – 8 a.m PT
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. BST

F1 2022 car and driver line-ups

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Team

Driver 1

Driver 2

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton

George Russell

Alpine

Esteban Ocon

Fernando Alonso

Haas

Kevin Magnussen

Mick Shumacher

Red Bull

Max Verstappen

Sergio Perez

McLaren

Lando Norris

Daniel Ricciardo

Aston Martin

Lance Stroll

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

Charles Leclerc

Carlos Sainz

AlfaTauri

Pierre Gasly

Yuki Tsunoda

Alfa Romeo

Valtteri Bottas

Zhou Guanyu

Williams

Alex Albon

Nicholas Latifi

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