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

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (1) Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 Honda during the F1 Spanish Grand Prix last year
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It's time for the 2023 F1 Spanish Grand Prix live streams — which will see a Ferrari and a Williams start in the pit lane. But, at the top, even though he'd never taken pole here before, Max Verstappen's hot streak continues.

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.

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

The 2023 F1 Spanish Grand Prix starts at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. BST / 12 a.m. AEDT today (Sunday, June 4).
• 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

Max Verstappen took first place in all three practices and qualifying, and it seemed like everyone else got the bad luck. Charles Leclerc was eliminated during Q1, and due to decisions made by his team, as well as Williams, he and Logan Sargeant will start from the pit lane.

Ferrari's not all in the dirt, as Carlos Sainz took second. Mclaren's Lando Norris followed at third, and Lewis Hamilton grabbed fourth for Mercedes. Not all was good for Mercedes, though, as their cars made contact, and Russell exited in Q2 afterwards.

Full schedule is below, and lights are out at the Spanish Grand Prix at 9 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. BST / 12 a.m. AEDT today (Sunday, June 4). Make sure you don't miss a second of it by watching a Spanish 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 Spanish Grand Prix live streams

How to watch the 2023 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. 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. 

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. 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.


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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 Spanish Grand Prix live streams around the world

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

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As with many of the F1 races this season, the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix live stream will be shown on ESPN. Coverage will be spread across ESPN, 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, also, can be pulled down with one of the best TV antennas.

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.

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 Spanish Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world. 


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

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As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2023 Spanish 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 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 Spanish Grand Prix live stream in Canada

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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 2023 F1 Spanish Grand Prix live stream in Australia

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Fox Sports has the rights to the 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. 

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

F1 Spanish Grand Prix — Starting grid

The below grid has been revised to move Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Williams’ Logan Sargeant from 19 and 20, respectively, to the pit liane. This was per their teams decisions to make changes to their cars with the parc ferme conditions active.

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

F1 Spanish Grand Prix schedule

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

Max Verstappen of Red Bull

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The Spanish Grand Prix weekend begins Friday (June 2), with practice 1 and 2. Practice 3 and qualifying are on Saturday (June 3), and the race is on Sunday (June 4).

Friday, May 26

Practice 1

  • 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

Practice 2

  • 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, May 27

Practice 3

  • 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. ET
  • 3:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. PT
  • 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. BST
  • 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. AEDT


  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. PT
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. BST
  • 1 a.m. – 2 a.m.  AEDT

Sunday, May 28

Spanish Grand Prix

  • 9 a.m. ET
  • 6 a.m. PT
  • 2 p.m. BST
  • 12 a.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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