Spanish Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the F1 free online and on TV – Lights Out!

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Spanish Grand Prix live stream 2023

Watch the Spanish Grand Prix for free on ORF in Austria, or subscribe to ESPN, Sky, or F1 TV Pro to live stream the whole event live. Use a VPN to pick up your usual stream from anywhere, if you happen to be outside your home country. Full details on how to watch a Spanish Grand Prix live stream from anywhere just below.

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Spanish GP dates:2-4 June 2023
Free live stream:ORF (Aut) | RTL Zwee (Lux) | RTBF (Bel)
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Spanish Grand Prix live stream: preview

The first seven grid places are occupied by seven different teams at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today, and the tall task of beating pole-sitter Max Verstappen around the first corner falls on the shoulders of a Spaniard, but not the one most viewers would have expected. Ferrari's Carlos Sainz is on the front row, while Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso starts out of the 8th grid slot. It's lights out for the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix at 2pm BST today, Sunday, 4th June. 

Alonso, whose last Grand Prix victory came at this circuit a decade ago, has been kicking himself after a pair of errors cost him a much higher starting position. It was a similar story for Lewis Hamilton, who seemed pleased with the upgraded Mercedes before the needless collision with George Russell that derailed his Qualifying session. The seven-time champion starts from 4th, off the shoulder of McLaren's Lando Norris.

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is where the title race flipped on its head a year ago, and while Verstappen's lead at the top of the drivers' championship is currently unassailable, hopes have been high for a triumphant homecoming for Alonso. This is the first time he's returned to the circuit with a car that's actually capable of winning a race, but in order for that outcome to transpire, he's surely got to hope for a colossal misstep from Verstappen.

Victory in Monaco means the reigning champion now commands a 39-point lead over Sergio Perez, who had a nightmare last weekend, starting at the back of the grid and only managing to make up four places. This time he starts from 11th, which is eight places ahead of Charles Leclerc.

Keep scrolling to find out where to get an F1 live stream anywhere in the world for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Spanish Grand Prix free live streams

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

Austria
ORF has the rights to stream the 2023 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix for free.

Luxembourg
RTL Zwee has the rights to the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix free live stream too.

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

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

Australia
10Play has free highlights.

Use Express VPN to access local free F1 streams when abroad

Watch a Spanish 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 live stream – including free streams.

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How to use a VPN for any Spanish 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 the location of the service you wish to access. For the F1, you may wish to choose Austria for ORF.

3. Then head over to ORF on your browser or device and enjoy the free F1 live stream of every Spanish track session.  

You could 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.

Spanish Grand Prix live stream in 4K Ultra HD

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In the UK, you can watch the Spanish 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 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

Spanish Grand Prix live stream in the USA

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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?

FuboTV Free 7-day trial | $74.99 a month

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

Spanish Grand Prix live stream in Australia

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.

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

Spanish 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 enjoy an F1 live stream from anywhere.

Spanish Grand Prix live stream in Spain

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DAZN has the rights to show Formula 1 in Spain until the end of 2023. The streaming service will show practice, qualifiers and races 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, as well as a host of other sports including football, UFC and more. And it's only €9.99 a month. No contract, cancel anytime.

Spanish 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.

Spanish Grand Prix live stream in the rest of the world

How to watch Spanish 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 Spanish Grand Prix live stream in Croatia

SportKlub is the place to find live TV coverage of the 2023 F1 World Championship in Croatia.

Spanish 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.

Spanish 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.

Spanish 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.

Spanish 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.

Spanish 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.

Spanish 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.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. An avid armchair sports fan, he devours everything from football and Formula 1 to tennis, rugby and cricket. If you need to know where to watch the big game this weekend, Aatif can tell you what TV channel it's on and the exact start time (in eight different time zones). Elsewhere, Aatif has written about technology, science and politics for publications such as the The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but he focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.