How to watch F1 Austria live and free in Australia and start time
The championship race is alive and kicking again as the F1 season heads to Austria for a crucial round of action.
Leading into the F1 Austria, Ferrari were able to snap a run of 6 straight Red Bull victories when Carlos Sainz got home in an action-packed Silverstone Grand Prix last week.
Red Bull's Sergio Pérez and Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton completed the podium in Britain.
Aussie Daniel Ricciardo finished back in 13th place with championship leader Max Verstappen finishing 7th.
What time does F1 Austria start?
The Austrian Grand Prix will run from Friday 8 July to Sunday 10 July. The main race starts at 11pm on Sunday 10 July.
The race takes place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Styria, Austria.
How to watch F1 Austria live
To watch F1 Austria, you'll need a subscription to Kayo Sports, Foxtel or Foxtel Now. That way, you won't miss a minute of it or any race of the F1 championship as it unfolds. Head to our Kayo vs Foxtel guide to see which service suits you better.
If you want to watch live on free-to-air TV, you're out of luck as there's no more coverage of F1 races in Australia for the remainder of the year. However, the 10 Network is showing 1-hour highlights programs on Monday nights for some of this year's races, including the Austrian GP. They will be shown on 10 Bold and 10 play. This week for F1 Austria, it's at 11:15pm AEST.
Stream the Austrian Grand Prix on Kayo Sports
While the Austrian GP practice and qualifying sessions are part of Kayo Freebies, the main race of every F1 grand prix requires a paid Kayo subscription. Kayo is a good pick for motorsport fans as it also has every MotoGP, NASCAR and Supercar race. They are just some of the more than 50 sports on Kayo.
If you are yet to try it out, Kayo has a 14-day free trial for new customers, meaning you could watch F1 Austria at no cost.
Kayo also has a range of special features, including some specifically tailored to motorsport. RaceView for example allows fans to watch 4 feeds on 1 screen. You can also watch live and on-demand or choose to watch from the start or in the middle of a live event.
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F1 Austria race preview
Max Verstappen enters this race 34 points clear of teammate Sergio Pérez and 43 ahead of Ferrari rival Charles Leclerc as we hit the halfway point of the season. Verstappen has won 4 times in Austria in what is his team's "home" track.
The weekend will run to the Sprint format, meaning 34 points are on offer this week for drivers. The F1 Sprint is a 100km dash with no mandatory pit stops, with drivers racing flat-out to the chequered flag. The last Sprint race was won by Verstappen in Imola, Italy.
Lewis Hamilton is starting to loom promisingly with another third-place finish as Mercedes begin to put some pressure on the top 2 teams.
The conditions and the venue should allow Red Bull, who copped car damage in Silverstone, to bounce back strongly with another victory.
For a full analysis of your viewing options, you can check out our F1 Australia broadcast guide.
Image source: Kayo Sports website