The F1 Spanish Grand Prix live stream takes place today, with Charles Leclerc on pole. Read on and we'll show you how to watch F1 live streams from anywhere with a VPN, potentially for FREE.
The F1 Spanish Grand Prix live stream starts at 2 p.m. BST / 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT today (Sunday, May 22).
► FREE LIVE STREAM — ORF (Austria)
► U.S. — ESPN via SlingTV
► U.K. — Sky Sports or Now
► Watch anywhere — Try ExpressVPN 100% risk free
Leclerc put in a stunning final qualifying lap to finish ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen yesterday, despite an earlier spin. But Verstappen's own qualifying session was hampered by yet another technical problem, as Red Bull's reliability woes continued. Carlos Sainz in the second Ferrari starts third and will be hoping for a tow behind Leclerc to leap ahead of the Dutchman.
The other big talking point at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is the resurgence of Mercedes. They brought some big upgrades to Spain and on this evidence have finally tamed their 'porpoising' issues. George Russell is fourth on the grid, with Lewis Hamilton in sixth, sandwiching the second Red Bull of Sergio Perez.
But one driver who won't be challenging for the lead is Fernando Alonso: he will start from the back of the grid after having to take a fourth power unit already this season.
The race starts soon, at 9 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. BST today, and you won't want to miss a second. So read on and we'll show you how to watch the F1 Spanish 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 Spanish Grand Prix live streams
How to watch the 2022 F1 Spanish 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 Spanish Grand Prix live stream for FREE.
That's because the free-to-air ORF in Austria and RTL Zwee in Luxembourg will be showing every session of the Grand Prix.
But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Spanish 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 Spanish Grand Prix coverage simply by signing up for a free account then using one of the best VPN services. Our favorite 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 ServusTV or another website and watch the race.
2022 Spanish Grand Prix live streams around the world
How to watch the F1 Spanish Grand Prix live stream in the US
The F1 Spanish 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, May 20 - 7.55AM - ESPN2
- Practice 2 - Friday, May 20 - 10.55AM - ESPNU
- Practice 3 - Saturday, May 21 - 6.55AM - ESPNU
- Qualifying - Saturday, May 21 - 9.55AM - ESPN2
- Pre-race show - Sunday, May 22 - 7:30AM - ESPN2
- Spanish Grand Prix - Sunday, May 22 - 8.55AM - ESPN2
- Post-race show - Sunday, May 22 - 11.00AM - ESPN3
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.
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. 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 — meaning you can view the F1 Spanish 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 $35/month and includes dozens of other great channels. Sling also currently offers 50% off the 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 ESPN2 and ABC, plus other top networks including Bravo, FX and MTV.
How to watch the 2022 F1 Spanish Grand Prix live stream in the UK
As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix live stream, and in up to 4K resolution, with the race itself starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday (May 22).
You'll need to be a Sky Sports 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. 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 Spanish Grand Prix live stream in Canada
TSN has the Spanish 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 2022 F1 Spanish Grand Prix live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to the F1 Spanish 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 — meaning you could sign up now and watch the Spanish 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.
F1 Spanish Grand Prix schedule
2022 F1 Spanish Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule
The Spanish Grand Prix weekend started on Friday (May 20) with practice 1 and practice 2. Practice 3 and qualifying were on Saturday and the race is today (Sunday, May 22).
Friday, May 20
- 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET
- 5 a.m. – 6 a.m PT
- 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. BST
- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
- 8 a.m. – 9 a.m PT
- 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. BST
Saturday, May 21
- 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. ET
- 4 a.m. – 5 a.m PT
- 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. BST
- 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
- 7 a.m. – 8 a.m PT
- 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. BST
Sunday, May 22
Spanish Grand Prix
- 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
- 6 a.m. – 8 a.m PT
- 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. BST
F1 Spanish Grand Prix — Starting grid
Red Bull Racing Rbpt
Red Bull Racing Rbpt
Alfa Romeo Ferrari
Alfa Romeo Ferrari
Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes
Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes
|20||Fernando Alonso||Alpine Renault|
F1 2022 car and driver line-ups