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    Free Austria F1 live stream: Where to watch this week’s Formula 1 GP

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    Max Verstappen starts in pole position today.

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    The F1 series moves to Austria this week, the home of the Red Bull racing team. So it’ll come as no surprise to see Verstappen starting on pole, much to the delight of the traveling Orange Army that’s always out in force at Formula 1’s most picturesque track. Let us show you everything you need to know about where to watch a free Austria F1 live stream wherever you are in the world.

    Norris starts in second, the same position he managed in yesterday’s sprint event, and poses the biggest threat to the Dutchman today. That being said, Russell and Sainz lining up behind them could make things interesting. Some tricky corners on the Austrian Red Bull Ring circuit punish even the slightest lapse in concentration with a trip to the gravel pit, so expect a safety car or two to spice things up.

    As also detailed in our season-long free F1 live stream guide, we can help you watch every race this season via similar options to today’s. And if the free live streams aren’t for you, we thoroughly recommend the super-extended highlights show from the UK, which replays almost the entire race—we’ve dedicated a section to this later in the article.

    The race is streaming for free in some countries, and that’s where we come in, as we can show you how to get around geo-restrictions that block viewers from watching outside the channel’s base country. We’ll dive into greater detail below, but essentially, if you want to join in from overseas, you’ll need a VPN to spoof your viewing device’s location to match the broadcast. It’s super simple to get going, and you’ll be able to use this same method to watch every race this season, along with even more streaming opportunities like the below events:

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    Austria F1 live stream quick links:

    Access free live streams below from anywhere via ExpressVPN (save 49% and try risk-free for 30 days)Austria: ServusTV (FREE)Belgium: RTBF (FREE)Luxembourg: RTL Zwee (FREE)US: ESPN+ / ABC on Sling TV Orange ($40 $20 p/m)UK: Sky TV (various paid bundles) | Now TV ( from £11.98)Channel 4 extended highlights (FREE)Start time: Today, 9 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. CEST / 9 p.m. AWST (Mon)Extended highlights: Channel 4 (UK) – Today, 1:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. BST / 7:30 p.m. CEST / 1:30 a.m. AWST (Mon). Also available to watch on-demand later

    Where to watch a free Austria F1 live stream

    This weekend’s simplest option for a free Austrian GP live stream is using a VPN to tune into one of the free streams mentioned above. If you miss the live race, the extended highlights show from the UK we mentioned is a great alternative and comes with full English commentary.

    Our preferred option among the best VPN providers is ExpressVPN, with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re unsatisfied. Better yet, you can get an extra three months for free and save 49% on a subscription. Check out our ExpressVPN review for more information on the security app.

    We’ve used these free F1 live streams all season (and last season) and have double-checked VPN compatibility with each channel’s programming schedule today to ensure the race is on. These channels feature every race, except the Austrian option, as races alternate each weekend between ORF1 and Servus TV – Servus has the Austrian GP.

    How to watch free Austrian GP live streams with a VPN

    Sign up for a VPN if you don’t have one.Install it on the device you’re using to watch the race.Turn it on and set it to a country with a free live stream.Head over to ServusTV (Austria) | RTBF (Belgium) | RTL2 (Luxembourg).Watch on the live sections of the sites.Race start: Today, 9 a.m. ET / 2 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. CET / 9 p.m. AWST (Mon).

    Are there extended Austria F1 highlights later?

    In the UK, Channel 4 has an extended highlights show a few hours after today’s race at 1:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. BST / 7:30 p.m. CEST / 1:30 a.m. AWST (Mon).

    While this highlights show usually includes plenty of discussion and interviews before and after the race, an excellent proportion of the runtime is usually dedicated to the race itself. For example, the first week’s live race lasted about 92 minutes, and I timed the actual race highlights section of the show at 72 minutes.

    Overall, it’s still my preferred viewing option right now compared to forking out for a subscription service or watching it without English commentary. 

    You can also watch these highlights on-demand the day after. That said, we sometimes notice that this version is a bit shorter than the usual highlights program.

    You can tune in on the Channel 4 website online and use a VPN as outlined above to watch from outside the UK.

    How to watch F1 Austria live stream in the US

    ABC and ESPN covers Formula 1 racing throughout the season. If you don’t have access to the channel, consider a couple of cord-cutting options. Sling TV’s Orange tier is usually $40 a month, but there’s a special offer right now that knocks your first month down to $20. You can also find today’s race on ESPN+, which is much cheaper.

    How to watch Austria F1 live stream in the UK

    Want a free option? Channel 4 runs an excellent extended highlights show (see above) a few hours after each race, which is a solid alternative given the length of the show. They even do qualifying highlights a few hours after that wraps up the day before, too.

    If you really want to see everything live, a Sky Sports deal is your best bet, and this is a great way to get it in glorious 4K, too. Sky covers every race weekend, so you won’t need to switch between it and networks like TNT, as you do for the Premier League.

    If you don’t want a traditional TV contract and prefer a monthly option you can drop whenever you want, Sky’s Now TV offshoot has a Sky Sports tier that costs £11.99 for a day pass, or £34.99 a month.

    The main appeal of Now TV is it runs on a rolling one-month contract, but if you need it every week, it’s arguably a better deal to get a proper Sky Sports package as you’ll get way more bang for your buck. Also, Now TV is still operating in the dark ages and has the gall to charge extra for HD in 2024.

    Note: Using VPNs is illegal in certain countries, and using VPNs to access region-locked streaming content might constitute a breach of the terms of use for certain services. Insider does not endorse or condone the illegal use of VPNs.

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