The F1 Italian Grand Prix live stream starts today, and with Max Verstappen seeking a 10th race win in a row, motorsport fans could be in for an historic weekend. You can 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 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 STREAM — ORF (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
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz starts on pole today, just ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen in P2. Charles Leclec starts in P3, 0.31secs seconds ahead of Mercedes' George Russell in P4. Can Ferrari dare to dream? Tune into full 2023 Italian GP to find out.
Given that Red Bull have won all 13 races this season, a record-breaking tenth consecutive win for Verstappen looks a formality. But Sainz on pole, and Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso in the hunt after last week's well-deserved P2, the champagne remains on ice.. for now.
The 2023 Italian Grand Prix takes place over 53 laps of the 5.793-kilometre Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Sunday, September 3. One of the fastest circuits on the Formula 1 calendar, drivers use full throttle for 80% of every lap.
The full schedule is below, and lights are out at the Italian Grand Prix at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT / 3 p.m. BST / 1 a.m. AEDT on Sunday, September 3. Make sure you don't miss a second of it by watching an Italian 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 Italian Grand Prix live streams
How to watch the 2023 F1 Italian 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 Italian Grand Prix live streams for FREE.
But what if you're usually based in one of those countries but aren't at home for the Italian 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 Italian Grand Prix live streams around the world
How to watch the F1 Italian Grand Prix live stream in the U.S.
As with many of the F1 races this season, the 2023 Italian Grand Prix live stream will be shown on ESPN. Coverage will be spread across ESPN2 (practice 1/2/3 and qualifying), with the race itself on both 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 Italian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world.
How to watch the 2023 F1 Italian Grand Prix live stream in the U.K.
As usual, Sky Sports F1 will show the 2023 Italian 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 via one of the best VPN services.
How to watch the 2023 F1 Italian Grand Prix live stream in Canada
TSN has the Italian Grand Prix live stream in Canada in English on TSN4, 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 Italian Grand Prix live stream in Australia
Fox Sports has the rights to the 2023 Italian 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 Italian Grand Prix schedule
2023 F1 Italian Grand Prix live stream: Practice, qualifying and race weekend schedule
The Italian Grand Prix weekend begins Friday (Sept. 1), with practice 1 and 2. Practice 3 and qualifying are on Saturday (Sept. 2), and the race is on Sunday (Sept. 3).
Friday, Sept 1
- 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET
- 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. PT
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. BST
- 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. AEDT
- 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET
- 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. PT
- 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. BST
- 3 a.m. – 4 a.m. AEDT (Saturday)
Saturday, Sept 2
- 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. - 13 p.m. ET
- 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. PT
- 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. BST
- 2 a.m. – 3 a.m. AEDT
Sunday, Sept 3
Italian Grand Prix
- 10 a.m. ET
- 7 a.m. ET
- 3 p.m. BST
- 1 a.m. AEDT (Monday, Sept. 4)
F1 2023 car and driver line-ups
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