How to watch Austrian F1 Grand Prix live and free in Australia
Formula 1 finally makes its 2020 debut with the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring at Spielberg, Austria. This is how to watch F1 live in Australia.
Nearly 3 months after the original season-opener in Australia was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Formula 1 world championship instead begins with the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
Three-time defending F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is again tipped as the man to beat in his Mercedes. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) and Max Verstappen (Red Bull) are also expected to compete at the front of the grid. Australia's Daniel Ricciardo is in his second and final season with Renault before switching to McLaren for 2021.
When is the Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix?
The cars finally leave the pits for the first practice session at 11am local time in Austria (7pm AEST) on Friday 3 July. There are 3 practice sessions before qualifying starts at 11pm AEST on Saturday. Lights go out for the race at 11:10pm AEST on Sunday 5 July.
How to watch Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix
There are eight races on the new F1 schedule and all will be live on Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now and Foxtel. For a full analysis of your viewing options, check out our F1 guide. We also have a rundown of this season's F1 calendar, teams and drivers.
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Stream the Austrian F1 GP on Kayo Sports
Kayo Sports is Australia's home of motorsport. On top of every F1 and V8 Supercar race, it also has IndyCar and MotoGP. With F1 back this weekend, it could be the perfect time for new customers to take advantage of Kayo's 14-day free trial. Kayo is the cheapest way to watch Fox Sports content.
After that a Basic subscription will cost you $25/month and gives you access to 2 screens or devices. For $10 more per month a Premium subscription gives you 3 screens. There are no lock-in contracts and you can cancel at any time.
Kayo also has a number of special features, including some specifically for motorsport. RaceView allows fans to watch four feeds on one screen. HeliCam, Race Centre, Pit Lane and driver cameras are also among the options.
Austrian F1 GP qualifying results
Valtteri Bottas has secured his third Austrian F1 GP pole position, holding off team mate Lewis Hamilton despite a spin on his final lap. Max Verstappen from Red Bull and surprise packed Lando Norris from McLaren make up the second row. Austraian Daniel Ricciardo of Renaut was hamstrung by a yellow flag on his final lap, following the Bottas spin.
|3||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||01:04.0||01:04.0||01:03.5|
|5||Alexander Albon||Red Bull||01:04.7||01:03.7||01:03.9|
|6||Sergio Perez||Racing Point||01:04.5||01:03.9||01:03.9|
|9||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||01:04.3||01:04.0||01:04.0|
|18||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||01:05.2||-||-|
|19||Kimi Raikkonen||Alfa Romeo||01:05.2||-||-|
Can I watch the Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix on free-to-air?
No. None of the eight races on the new schedule can be seen on free-to-air TV. Channel 10 will be showing a one-hour highlight program on Monday night for five of the eight races. They will be shown on 10 Bold and 10 play.
Who will win Austrian Formula 1 Grand Prix?
Hamilton, Verstappen and Leclerc are considered the frontrunners for this race, ahead of German veteran Sebastian Vettel. With such little data to go on, the smart thinking would surely be on Hamilton beginning his bid for a seventh world title with a win here and we'll go along with that.
Image source: Kayo
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