Australian Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the F1 for free online and on TV, Verstappen on Pole

Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the Oracle Red Bull Racing F1 car through the Pitlane at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit.
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Australian Grand Prix live stream 2023

Watch the Australian Grand Prix live stream free on 10play in Australia, or subscribe to ESPN, Sky, F1 TV Pro, etc. Use a VPN to pick up your usual stream from anywhere, even if you are outside your home country. Full details on how to watch a free Australian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere just below.

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Australian GP dates:31st Mar - 2nd April 2023
FREE live stream:10play (Australia) – English commentary
Watch anywhereUse ExpressVPN to watch any stream
More free F1 streams:ORF (Austria) | RTL Zwee (Lux) | RTBF (Belgium)

Australian Grand Prix schedule 2023

  • Qualifying (1st April) – 6am GMT / 1am ET
  • Grand Prix (2nd April) – 6am GMT / 1am ET

Australian Grand Prix live stream: preview

Max Verstappen qualified on pole, 0.236 ahead of the Mercedes' George Russell. Lewis Hamilton took third and Fernando Alonso will start fourth. "Wow. What session for us. The car felt alive," said a delighted Hamilton. "The lap was right on the limit."

Red Bull arrive Down Under holding all the cards – not to mention the lead of both championships thanks to back-to-back one-two finishes in both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. But with Sergio Perez just one point adrift of Max Verstappen, F1 fans could be in for some inter-team fireworks then the lights go out in Melbourne.

Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin have chalked up two podiums in two races to cement their position as the second-best team on the grid. Alonso believes it's just a matter of time before Red Bull slip up, giving Lawrence Stroll his first F1 win. Can the green machines outpace Ferrari again in Australia this weekend?

The 2023 Australian Grand Prix takes place at the 5.278-kilometre Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. Light rain is forecast to hit Melbourne on Friday, so wet tyres may be the order of the day during Practice 1 and 2.

Aussie fans can watch a free F1 stream of the Australian GP on 10play. Use a VPN  to watch your usual live stream from anywhere, if you are travelling overseas. Keep scrolling to find out where to get an F1 live stream anywhere in the world for the Australian Grand Prix.

Australian Grand Prix free live streams

Lucky F1 fans in Australia, Austria and Luxembourg can pick up an Australian Grand Prix free live. There are also free, extended highlights available too.

10Play has free free live stream of the 2023 Australian GP (practice, qualifying, race).

ORF has the rights to stream the 2023 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix for free.

RTL Zwee has the rights to the 2023 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix free live stream too.

RTBF will also serve up an free stream this weekend (email registration required).

Channel 4 has free highlights of the race, plus a free live stream of the British GP later this season.

Use Express VPN to access local free F1 streams when abroad

Watch an Australian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere

Most F1 live streams are location-sensitive. So, you won't be able to access your usual service when travelling away from home. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a small but powerful app that lets you select your preferred location and quickly unblock any F1 Australian GP live stream – including free streams.

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How to use a VPN for any Australian GP live stream

1. Sign up to the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open the VPN app and choose your location. For the Australian GP, you may wish to choose 'Australia' to unblock 10play.

3. Then head over to 10play on your browser or device and enjoy the free F1 live stream of the Melbourne practice, qualifying and race.  

You might also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24-hour assistance. Both performed very well in our tests.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in 4K Ultra HD

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning in Turkey.

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In the UK, you can watch the Australian Grand Prix in 4K via Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream puck. You'll need to subscribe to an Ultra HD package and have a 4K TV. 

Sky Glass/Stream customers can find Sky Sports F1 UHD on channel 406. On Virgin Media, it's 533.

Sky does not offer Dolby Atmos sound but subscribers can enjoy the action in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

Need Sky? Here are today's best Sky TV deals.

F1 season pass from $29.99 a year

F1 TV Pro includes live coverage of every F1 practice, qualifier and race in HD. No ad breaks.

Fans in the US can subscribe for just $9.99 a month or $79.99 per year, while those in France can snag F1 TV Pro for just €7.99 a month.

In India, F1 TV Pro is just $3.99 a month or $29.99 for the entire year. New users get a 7-day free trial. Users can select commentary in six languages including English. Indian credit card required. 

The service is available in over 188 countries – but not the UK (you can use the basic 'Access' version app for live timings, but you won't be able to watch any races live).

F1 TV Pro is available via the F1 TV website, iOS/Android apps, Roku TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Google TV and other mobile devices.

Latest F1 TV Pro prices:

  • F1 TV Pro in India – $3.99 a month (cheapest)
  • F1 TV Pro in South Africa – $4.99 a month
  • F1 TV Pro in Brazil – $5.19 a month
  • F1 TV Pro in France – €7.99 a month
  • F1 TV Pro in USA – $9.99 a month
  • F1 TV Pro in Mexico – $119.99 a month

Australian Grand Prix live stream in the USA

Red Bull F1 car at Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Saudi Arabia

(Image credit: Red Bull Content Pool (Peter Fox/Getty Images))

In the USA, ESPN and ESPN2 have the rights to commercial-free, live F1 races until 2025. Don't have cable access to ESPN? It's actually cheaper to watch ESPN on streaming services such as Sling or FuboTV...

F1 on Sling TV 50% off your first month

F1 on Sling TV 50% off your first month
Catch the majority of the 2023 F1 season with Sling Orange, which provides streaming access to ESPN. You get your first month half price, then it's $40 each month after. There's no contract and you can cancel at any time. What's to lose?

F1 on FuboTV  Free 7-day trial | $74.99 a month

F1 on FuboTV Free 7-day trial | $74.99 a month
Fubo TV includes ESPN (plus CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC) so it's a ideal for streaming sports, including the 2023 F1 season. The app supports Roku, Fire TV and iOS/Android devices. No contract, cancel anytime.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in Australia

The 2023 Australian GP is live and free on Network 10 and the 10Play streaming service. 

Happy with highlights? 10Play will also show free highlights of every 2023 F1 race.

Fox Sports has the rights to show every live F1 race in Australia. That means Foxtel and Kayo Sports subscribers get a front row seat.

Kayo Sports offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial. After that, you'll be bumped onto a rolling one month contract. One is AU$25; Basic is $30; Premium is $35.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in the Netherlands

Ziggo Sport has the rights to live F1 practice, qualifiers and races in 2023.

Away from the Netherlands? Sign up for ExpressVPN, download the ExpressVPN app, connect to a server in the Netherlands, sign into the Ziggo GO app and start streaming F1 from anywhere.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in Spain

Red Bull F1 car doing doughnuts on the track

(Image credit: Red Bull Content Pool / Rudy Carezzevoli / Getty Images)

DAZN has the rights to show Formula 1 in Spain until the end of 2023. The streaming service will show the Australian GP practice, qualifying and race on its exclusive DAZN F1 channel. If you want a cheap Spanish F1 stream, you know what to do... 

Watch F1 2023 on DAZN for €9.99 a month

Watch F1 2023 on DAZN for €9.99 a month
DAZN has the rights to every 2023 F1 race in Spain, plus a host of other sports including football, UFC and more. And it's only €9.99 a month. No contract, cancel anytime.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in France

F1 TV Pro is the best option for F1 fans in France. Subscription costs just €7.99 a month or €64.99 a year  – that gets you full, live coverage of the 2023 F1 season, including practice sessions, qualifiers and the grand prix themselves.

Races are also available to watch on subscription-based French broadcaster Canal+ until 2029. 

The 2023 Australian Grand Prix starts at 8am CET on Sunday, 2nd April.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in the rest of the world

How to watch Australian Grand Prix live stream in Brazil

Band continues to offer free-to-air live TV coverage of F1 races in Brazil. Cord-cutters can watch on every F1 race live via F1 TV Pro for just 39.99 a year / $5.19 a month.

How to watch Australian Grand Prix live stream in Croatia

SportKlub is the place to find live TV coverage of the 2023 F1 World Championship – including this weekend's Australian GP – in Croatia.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in Finland

F1 TV Pro offers an official F1 live stream in Finland. Subscription is pricier than in some other countries: €10.99 a month or €109.99 a year.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in Germany

Sky Germany has the rights to show F1 races in 2023. Austrians visiting Germany can use ExpressVPN to access free live coverage on Servus TV or ORF 1. This weekend's race is live on ORF 1.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in Italy

Sky Italia is the place to watch F1 in Italy. Former F1 test driver Davide Valsecchi provides pitlane reporting while Jacques Villeneuve provides commentary.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in Japan

DAZN has been the home of F1 in Japan for several seasons. The sports streaming service offers deliver live coverage of every race and stats galore.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in Portugal

Sport TV has the pay TV rights to F1 in Portugal until 2024. Subscription to the firm's streaming service costs from €6.99 a month.

Australian Grand Prix live stream in Mexico

Fox has the official broadcasting rights to air the 2023 F1 in Mexico. Free live coverage of the Mexican GP will be on Canal 5. You can also live stream F1 in Mexico through the F1 TV Pro subscription service, at a cost of – hold onto your helmets – $949 a year! That's compared to just $29.99 a year in India.

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