How to watch 2023 F1 Melbourne live in Australia and start time
Will Verstappen and Perez continue their winning streak?
F1 comes to Australia for the third race of the 2023 season in Melbourne.
Max Verstappen took his first win at Bahrain, while his teammate Sergio Pérez prevailed in Saudi Arabia.
Red Bull is the favourite as the F1 heads to Melbourne, but the team has only won once at Albert Park during its long history in the competition.
What time is the F1 Melbourne Australian Grand Prix?
The F1 Australian Grand Prix runs from Thursday 30 March to Sunday 2 April at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne.
The main race of F1 Australian Grand Prix starts at 3pm AEST on Sunday 2 April.
How to watch the F1 Melbourne Australian Grand Prix live in Australia
You have 2 options to watch the Australian Grand Prix live.
You can watch the race live and ad-free with a subscription to either Foxtel Now, Foxtel iQ or Kayo.
Or you can take advantage of the 1 time of year that the F1 is available on free-to-air TV and watch live and free on Channel 10 or stream on 10 play, but you'll have to watch this coverage with ads.
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Live stream the F1 Melbourne Australian Grand Prix on Foxtel Now
Every F1 race is available on Foxtel Now with the Sports channel pack.
Sign up for a 10-day free trial of Foxtel Now and you can give the platform a spin without putting a dent in your credit card.
Once your trial is up, subscriptions to Foxtel Now are $54 a month to keep watching F1.
The F1 races are also live on Foxtel iQ. You need the Sports HD pack, so you'll pay at least $74 a month.
That's $20 more expensive than Foxtel Now and there's no free trial. However, it's also the only way to watch the Australian Grand Prix in crisp 4K Ultra HD.
Ahead of the F1 Melbourne, Foxtel iQ launched integration of the F1 TV app into iQ4 and iQ5 set-top boxes.
Foxtel iQ subscribers get an F1 TV Pro subscription at no extra cost, which will show multiple live in-race feeds, comprehensive live timing data, highlights and exclusive programming.
Live stream the Australian Grand Prix on Kayo
F1 practice and qualifying sessions are available on Kayo Freebies, but the main race requires a paid subscription to the service.
Luckily, Kayo comes with a 7-day free trial for new customers.
Once the trial is up, you can pick between 3 subscription options – One, Basic and Premium.
They start at $25 a month and provide access to all sports covered by Kayo, with the only difference being how many streams you can have simultaneously.
Kayo also boasts special viewing features, like RaceView. You can watch 4 feeds on 1 screen, including a pit lane channel and co-pilot channel.
Plus, subscribers get access to more than 50 sports.
Watch the Australian Grand Prix on free-to-air TV
The F1 Melbourne is the only race of the season available on free-to-air TV in Australia.
Channel 10 broadcasts qualifying and the full race for the Australian Grand Prix. You'll have to sit through ad-breaks though, so you could miss out on key action during the race.
You can also stream the Australian Grand Prix live and free on 10 play. All you need to do is sign up for a free account.
Australian Grand Prix race preview
Charles Leclerc won the 2022 Australian Grand Prix, with Ferrari having won this race the most times of any constructor of all time.
Still, Red Bull is in top shape heading into the weekend, with both Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez showing no signs of slowing down.
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After dominating the 2022 season, Verstappen won the opening race of 2023, but experienced a driveshaft failure in Saudi Arabia which cleared the way for Pérez to secure the team's victory.
Fernando Alonso has been consistent in the competition so far, finishing third in the previous 2 races. Fans will clearly be watching Charles Leclerc too, given that the driver is no stranger to receiving accolades down under.
That said, Verstappen is still favourite in Melbourne, so we expect him to prevail, claiming the first Red Bull win here since 2011.
For a full analysis of your viewing options, you can check out our F1 Australian broadcast guide.