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F1 Austrian GP Live Stream: How to watch the race for free

We’re almost midway through the 2018 Formula One season, and Lewis Hamilton is still sitting pretty at the top of the leaderboard. However, arch-rival Sebastian Vettel is breathing down his neck, and the Brit has a 14-point lead going into this weekend’s Austrian GP. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Austrian Grand Prix online for free, including the race schedule, UK times, and TV channel details.

The last three races have had three different winners, but Vettel and Hamilton are way ahead of the rest of the pack. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo is third in the standings, and will be keen to close the gap between Mercedes and Ferrari, and everyone else.

And so we move on to Austria, and the eighth race of the 2018 calendar. Valtteri Bottas was triumphant on this circuit last year, and will be desperate to pick up his first win of the season this weekend. His teammate, however, was fastest in the first practice session.

Here’s our guide on how to catch the action from the UK, including channels and times for practice races, qualifying and, of course, the main event.

You’ll be pleased to hear that there are no early morning starts this weekend.

Here’s the full Austrian Grand Prix schedule (all times BST):

Friday June 29
9:45am – Austrian GP Practice One build-up
10am – Austrian GP Practice One
1:45pm – Austrian GP Practice Two build-up
2pm – Austrian GP Practice Two

Saturday June 30
10:45am – Austrian GP Practice Three build-up
11am – Austrian GP Practice Three
1pm – Austrian GP Qualifying build-up
2pm – Austrian GP Qualifying
5:15pm – The F1 Show

Sunday July 1
12.30pm – Austrian GP Pit Lane
1:30pm – Austrian GP On the Grid
2:10pm – THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX
4:30pm – Austrian GP Paddock

Sky and Channel 4 have both got TV rights for the 2018 season, and the Austrian GP is one of 10 races that will be shown by both broadcasters. Sky is showing all of the events listed above, while Channel 4 is sticking to the practice sessions, qualifying and the race itself.

If you’re a Sky subscriber, you can tune in – in 4K, no less – on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports F1. You can also catch the action by using the Sky Go mobile app, at no additional charge. Here are some quick-links to help you:

Alternatively, you can watch all of the key events for free on Channel 4.

The first practice session is being shown on Channel 4 from 9:55am on Friday, with coverage of the second practice session beginning at 1:55pm. On Saturday, coverage of the third practice sessions gets going at 10:55am, with qualifying being shown from 12:55pm.

On race day, coverage begins at 1pm. You can also keep up with the action online through the All 4 website, and on your mobile with the All 4 app for both iOS and Android.

Here are some more quick-links to help you:

And finally, if you’re not a Sky customer, but desperately don’t want to miss a moment of the action, you can pick up a NOW TV Sports Pass, which will set you back either £6.99 (for a Day Pass) or £10.99 (for a Week Pass). The Week Pass is obviously the best value for F1 fans, especially if you’re planning to watch everything that goes down from Friday to Sunday.

You can access Now TV in a number of ways, including apps for your phone, tablet or smart TV, or streaming devices and sticks. Now TV has its own dedicated streaming box that you can pick up for a bargain price alongside 3 months of the Entertainment Pass, for example.

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