F1 live stream 2023 — how to watch free online, schedule, Italian GP and more

F1 live streams — Max Verstappen of Red Bull at the Styrian Grand Prix
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The next F1 live stream will give Red Bull driver Max Verstappen a crack at winning 10 races in a row, thus smashing the record he currently shares with Sebastian Vettel. Yes, at Monza for today's Italian GP! The good news is that you can watch the for FREE depending on where you are, even if you're on holiday, you can watch F1 live streams from abroad with a VPN

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The 2023 F1 Italian Grand Prix starts at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT / 3 p.m. BST / 1 a.m. AEDT (Sept. 4) on Sunday, September 3.
► FREE LIVE STREAMS ORF (Austria) / RTL Zwee (Lux)
► U.S. — ESPN via Sling or Fubo.
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Max Verstappen took his ninth straight win of the 2023 season at the Dutch Grand Prix last week. Despite torrential rain causing havoc in the pitlane, the Flying Dutchman picked the perfect tires , at the perfect moment to overhaul team mate Sergio Perez and finish in P1. 

Now, Verstappen has an opportunity to go for ten race victories in a row, a first in Formula. Red Bull's superior engine power, plus the fact that F1 drivers use full throttle for 80% of a lap around Monza, means Max is on course to make history. If, that is, he can get past polesitter Carlos Sainz.  

Elsewhere, Ferrari arrives at Monza on the back of a poor performance. Carlos Sainz managed to scrape P4 at Zandvoort, but he was overtaken by the Alpine of Pierre Gasly, who snatched P3 in dramatic fashion..

The full schedule is below, and lights are out at today's Italian Grand Prix at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT / 3 p.m. BST / 1 a.m. AEDT (Sept. 4) on Sunday, September 3. Make sure you don't miss a second of the 2023 Italian Grand Prix live stream.

Every session – from practice 1 to the full race – will air live for free on ORF in Austria and on Luxembourg's RTL Zwee — so make sure you read on to find out how to tune in.

FREE F1 live streams

How to watch F1 live streams for FREE in 2023

If you're lucky enough to live in Austria or Luxembourg then you can look forward to free F1 live streams of every Grand Prix in 2023. 

That's because the free-to-air RTL Zwee in Luxembourg will be showing every race, while ServusTV and ORF will share the rights in Austria. If you're having trouble connecting to one of those, Belgium's RTBF also airs the races that are on ORF.

In the U.S., folks who can pull in ABC over-the-air will be able to watch select races for free.

But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for a particular F1 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.

F1 live streams around the world

How to watch the 2023 F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN

It's natural that you might want to watch the 2023 F1 live streams from your home country, but what if you're not there when the race is on?

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, an Austrian who's currently in the U.S. could watch the F1 live streams on ServusTV or ORF, even though they're not in Austria. 

They're totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We've tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN. It's fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. 


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 ORF, ServusTV or another website and watch the race.

How to watch F1 live streams in the US

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F1 live streams this season will generally be shown on the ESPN networks. Note, though, that there'll be FREE coverage of the Austin and Mexican Grands Prix on ABC.

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 (and $64 for your first year), 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 an F1 live stream from anywhere in the world. 

Sling TV

If you're not already a Sling TV subscriber, you'll want Sling Orange in order to watch ESPN. This costs from $40/month and includes dozens of other great channels.


Love sports? Then check out Fubo. The channel lineup includes ESPN2 and ABC, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV. Fubo offers a 7-day free trial.

How to watch F1 live streams in the UK

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As always, Sky Sports F1 will show all of the F1 live stream action, just as it will throughout 2023, 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 F1 live streams in Canada

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TSN airs all F1 live streams in Canada in English, while RDS has coverage in French. F1 TV Pro also remains an option for fans looking for an F1 live stream. 

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 F1 live streams in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 live streams in Australia, which means you can watch all the action online via Foxtel

Kayo Sports is another option. This service offers new subscribers a 7-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 2023 driver standings

With the 2023 F1 Dutch GP in the books, we have our updated standings table!

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1Max VerstappenRed Bull339
2Sergio PerezRed Bull201
3Fernando AlonsoAston Martin168
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes156
5Carlos SainzFerrari102
6Charles LeclercFerrari99
7George RussellMercedes99
8Lando NorrisMcLaren75
9Lance StrollAston Martin47
10Pierre GaslyAlpine Renault37
11Esteban OconAlpine Renault36
12Oscar PiastriMcLaren36
13Alexander AlbonWilliams11
14Nico HulkenbergHaas9
15Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo5
16Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo4
17Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri3
18Kevin MagnussenHaas2
19Logan SargeantWilliams0
20Nyck De VriesAlphaTauri0
21Daniel RicciardoAlphaTauri0
22Liam LawsonAlphaTauri0

F1 2023 constructor standings

Unsurprisingly, Red Bull is dominating the constructors leaderboard for the F1 2023 season so far.

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1Red Bull540
3Aston Martin215
6Alpine Renault73
9Alfa Romeo9

F1 2023 car and driver line-ups

Max Verstappen of Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes will go head to head for the F1 title in the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix live stream

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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 Daniel Ricciardo
HaasKevin Magnussen Nico Hulkenberg
WilliamsAlex Albon Logan Sargeant

Full F1 2023 schedule

F1 Dutch Grand Prix live stream — Dutch fans cheer on Max Verstappen

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RoundDateGrand PrixLocation
n/aFebruary 23-25Pre-season testingSakhir
1March 3-5BahrainSakhir
2March 17-19Saudi ArabiaJeddah
3March 31-April 2AustraliaMelbourne
4April 28-30AzerbaijanBaku
5May 5-7MiamiMiami
6May 19-21Emilia RomagnaImola
7May 26-28MonacoMonaco
8June 2-4SpainBarcelona
9June 16-18CanadaMontreal
10June 30-July 2AustriaSpielberg
11July 7-9United KingdomSilverstone
12July 21-23HungaryBudapest
13July 28-30BelgiumSpa
14August 25-27NetherlandsZandvoort
15September 1-3ItalyMonza
16September 15-17SingaporeSingapore
17September 22-24JapanSuzuka
18October 6-8QatarLusail
19October 20-22USAAustin
20October 27-29MexicoMexico City
21November 3-5BrazilSao Paulo
22November 16-18Las VegasLas Vegas
23November 24-26Abu DhabiYas Marina

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Henry T. Casey
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