The battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton today the at the 2021 F1 Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg, Austria. After upstaging Hamilton at the Red Bull Ring last week, Verstappen will be keen to extend his 18-point lead in the driver's championship in Austria this week. The race gets underway at 2pm BST. The weather is forecast to be a rainy 23°C. Follow our guide on how to watch a Austrian Grand Prix free live stream in 4K and for free from anywhere.
Max Verstappen flew around the Red Bull Ring to to notch up his third consecutive pole position. McLaren's Lando Norris starts second, Sergio Perez is third and Lewis Hamilton a disappointing fourth. It's lights out for what should be an epic Austrian GP at 2pm on Sunday.
Last weekend, Red Bull took advantage of Mercedes' lack of pace to increase their leads in the both the Drivers' and Constructors' Championship. Red Bull boss Christian Horner has described Max Verstappen's supreme Styria win as a "masterclass". We can't argue with that.
Meanwhile, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says it's too soon to write off the Silver Arrows: "We are totally fired up. This is not a fait accompli". It's certainly worrying, however, especially given that Hamilton's teammate, Valtteri Bottas could only manage fifth, with Sergio Perez third and McLaren's Lando Norris a brilliant fourth.
Ready for another tilt at the fearsome, 4.318-kilometre Red Bull Ring? The rollercoaster track started out as the 'Osterreichring' in 1969, before redesign by legendary F1 track designer Hermann Tilke in the 1990s. It might only have 10 corners and four real braking zones but the stomach-churning elevation changes make up for that.
Is this the beginning of the end of Mercedes's dominance of the hybrid power unit era? The need to catch up and it's now or never. Follow our guide on how to watch an Austrian Grand Prix live stream from anywhere in the world. Don't forget to look at the free trial options for a Austrian Grand Prix free live stream.
Watch an Austrian Grand Prix free live stream
Lucky enough to live in Austria? You can watch the entire F1 season – including the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix – for free!
Going to be outside your home country of Austria this weekend? Simply use a VPN to access an Austrian Grand Prix free live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Wunderbar!
Watch F1 anywhere in the world using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Austrian Grand Prix rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are lots of VPN providers but some are more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.
F1 season pass for only $9.99 a month
F1 TV Pro is one of the best – and cheapest – ways to watch live coverage every 2021 F1 race in HD. Subscription costs just $9.99 per month ($79.99 a year) in the States, or €7.99 a month in France and the Netherlands.
Brazilian F1 fans can also subscribe to F1 TV Pro and stream every track session of the 2021 F1 season for the crazy-low price of R$143 (US$27) a year. You can even select commentary from Sky's Martin Brundle and David Croft.
F1 TV Pro is available in 188 countries, but not the UK. If you're visiting the UK from abroad and want watch the Austrian Grand Prix using via F1 TV Pro account, you'll need to use a VPN to access F1 TV Pro without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
F1 TV Pro is available through the F1 TV website, iOS/Android apps, Roku TV and other mobile devices. Chromecast and AirPlay 2 support should arrive this season. F1 also plans to beef up the streaming quality to 1080p at 50fps.
How to watch the Austrian Grand Prix in 4K
Sky has the exclusive UK television rights to show F1 until the end of 2024. To watch the Austrian Grand Prix in 4K Ultra HD, you’ll need a Sky Q set-top-box and a package with Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1. That starts at £45 per month, with a one-off payment of £20 if you’re not already a Sky subscriber. It's a fair chunk of change, but it’s the only way to watch the F1 live and in 4K.
Austrian GP live stream in Full HD with Dolby 5.1
Don't want to commit to a Sky contract? Anyone can watch this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix on Sky's pay-per-view platform, Now. Now is available on all good smart TVs and set-top-boxes. There's no 4K option, but go for the Now Boost add-on and you can stream in Full 1080p HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
Now Sports pass Watch F1 in Full HD from £9.98
A Now day pass for all 11 Sky Sports channels can cost as little as £9.98. If you want to see a few Grand Prix, it's cheaper to go for the monthly pass at £33.99. The price includes a free 7-day trial of Now Boost, so can watch in Full HD with 5.1 surround sound.
Spain: Austrian Grand Prix live stream
With Carlos Sainz Jr at Ferrari and Fernando Alonso on the grid, Spanish F1 fans will be keen to tune into the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix free live stream.
DAZN has acquired the rights to show Formula 1 in Spain until the end of 2023. The streaming service will show the F1 World Championship on its exclusive DAZN F1 channel, in the company of ex-F1 driver Pedro De La Rosa.
DAZN F1 launched on 1st March 2021 across DAZN and Movistar+. You can try it free for 7 days. After that you'll be rolled on a monthly subscription.
F1 free live stream with DAZN free trial
DAZN has the rights to the F1 in Spain as well as a host of other sports including football, UFC and more. Try it free for seven days. Cancel at anytime.
Brazil: Austrian Grand Prix live stream
TV Band will replace Globo as the official F1 broadcaster in Brazil from 2021 onwards. The switch allows Formula 1 to launch its official live streaming platform – F1 TV Pro – in South America.
Brazilian F1 fans can subscribe to F1 TV Pro and stream every track session of the 2021 F1 season for the ridiculously-low price of R$143 (US$27).
Going to be outside your home country of Brazil? Simply use a VPN to watch the Austrian Grand Prix without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Bueno!
Australia: Austrian Grand Prix live stream
G'day motorsport fans. Fox Sports has the rights to show live F1 races in Australia, including the Austrian Grand Prix.
Streaming platform Kayo Sports carries Fox and offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial. After that, you'll be bumped onto a rolling one month contract. Basic is $25 while Premium is $35.
Happy with highlights? 10Play will show free highlights of every race, plus a free F1 live stream of the upcoming Australian Grand Prix in November.
Germany: Austrian Grand Prix live stream
Sky Germany has the exclusive rights to every live F1 races this season, including a 2021 Austrian Grand Prix live stream.
With F1 now behind an expensive paywall in Germany, many fans will question why their French and Dutch neighbours can watch every race live on F1 TV Pro for just €7.99 a month, and envy the Austrians getting it for free.
Going to be outside your home country of Germany? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
USA: Austrian Grand Prix live stream
For complete access to F1 in 2021 Americans will need to sign up to the EPSN paid channels (or Univision for Spanish coverage).
ESPN will carry live coverage of every session to subscribing US fans. Practice sessions will be available on ESPN2, with qualifying and the race broadcast on the main ESPN channel.
Live streaming is available via the ESPN App, which is available on Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads, Fire Tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku. You'll need to sign up to ESPN first, though.
The American and Mexican grand prix races (as well as a repeat of the Monaco Grand Prix) will be broadcast on ABC for free. Don't have cable? Cord-cutters can try a top streaming service such as FuboTV for free.
There's also currently an excellent deal with Sling TV. Pick the Orange package, which includes ESPN, and get the first month for just $10. It's $35 per month thereafter but with no contract. Cancel at any time.
Watch F1 racing on Sling TV $10 first month offer
Catch all the channels on the Sling TV Orange package, including the F1 on ESPN, with a superb $10 initial offer. Grab a month-long trial of Sling for just $10 for the first month. It's then $35 each month after but there's no contract. Cancel at any time.
FuboTV Free 7-day trial | $64.99 a month
Fubo TV is one of the of the biggest and best sports streaming services in the US. It carries ESPN and ABC (plus CBS, NBC and FOX) so it's a great watch to stream the 2021 F1 season in full. The app supports Roku, Fire TV and iOS/Android devices. There's no lock-in contract, so you can cancel at any time. What's to lose?
Russia: Austrian Grand Prix live stream
Good news: the 2021 F1 season will be shown free-to-air on Match TV in Russia.
Going to be outside your home country of Russia? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Nostrovia!
Italy: Austrian Grand Prix live stream
Sky Italia is the place to watch F1 in Italy. Former F1 test driver Davide Valsecchi provides brilliant pit lane reporting, while the likes of Jacques Villeneuve do the business in the commentary box.
Don't fancy taking out an expensive Sky contact? Italian F1 fans can get an Austrian Grand Prix live stream via Sky Italia's Now TV app. A 24-hour pass costs from €14.99. Molto bene!
Japan: Austrian Grand Prix live stream
DAZN has been the home of F1 in Japan for a few seasons now, and will serve up an Austrian Grand Prix live stream this weekend. The service delivers live coverage of every race of the 2021 season and stats galore, making it a no-brainer for (the many) F1 fans in Japan. Domo arigato!
Full 2021 F1 calendar (updated)
|26-28 March||Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||Bahrain||Lewis Hamilton|
|16-18 April||Emilia Romagna Grand Prix||Autodromo Imola||Italy||Max Verstappen|
|30 April 2 May||Portuguese Grand Prix||Portimão Circuit||Portugal||Lewis Hamilton|
|7-9 May||Spanish Grand Prix||Catalunya Circuit||Spain||Lewis Hamilton|
|20-23 May||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco Circuit||Monte Carlo||Max Verstappen|
|4-6 June||Azerbaijan Grand Prix||Baku street circuit||Azerbaijan||Sergio Perez|
|18-20 June||French Grand Prix||Circuit Paul Ricard||France||Max Verstappen|
|25-27 June||Steiermark Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||Austria||Max Verstappen|
|2-4 July||Austrian Grand Prix||Red Bull Ring||Austria|
|16-18 July||British Grand Prix||Silverstone Circuit||Great Britain|
|30 July - 1 Aug||Hungarian Grand Prix||Hungaroring||Hungary|
|27-29 Aug||Belgian Grand Prix||Spa-Francorchamps Circuit||Belgium|
|3-5 Sept||Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Zandvoort||Netherlands|
|10-12 Sept||Italian Grand Prix||Autodromo Nazionale Monza||Italy|
|24-26 Sept||Russian Grand Prix||Sochi International Street Circuit||Russia|
|8-10 Oct||Japanese Grand Prix||Suzuka Circuit||Japan|
|22-24 Oct||US Grand Prix||Circuit of The Americas||United States|
|29-31 Oct||Mexico Grand Prix||Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez||Mexico|
|12-14 Nov||Brazilian Grand Prix||Autodromo Interlagos||Brazil|
|19-21 Nov||Australian Grand Prix||Albert Park Circuit||Australia|
|26-28 Nov||Saudi Arabian Grand Prix||Jeddah||Saudi Arabia|
|3-5 Dec||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix||Yas Marina Circuit||UAE|