How to watch the Austrian Grand Prix: Free, online, live stream and F1 TV
Formula 1 is back! The 2020 season gets underway with the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5.
On Sunday, 217 days after the chequered flag fell in Abu Dhabi, the lights will go out at the Red Bull Ring to signal the long-awaited start to a heavily disrupted campaign.
Ahead of the original season opener in Australia, an event cancelled ahead of first practice on March 13 after a member of the McLaren team tested positive for Covid-19, Lewis Hamilton had dominated the headlines.
At the time speculation had linked Hamilton, who could equal Michael Schumacher's record haul of seven world titles, with a move to Ferrari for 2021.
With all that has happened since such a switch is no longer on the table, meaning Hamilton looks set to remain with Mercedes.
Another talking point ahead of the Australian event were the rumoured protests against the Mercedes DAS [Dual Axis Steering] system and the Racing Point RP20.
It is not known how many teams - if any at all - had planned to go lodge an objection, but many had openly voiced concerns over both the Mercedes system and the Racing Point design, with the latter openly stating its RP20 was "inspired" by the 2019 Mercedes.
WHEN IS THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX?
Practice One: 11:00 local time (10:00 BST, 05:00:00 EDT)
Practice Two: 15:00 local time (14:00 GMT, 09:00 EDT)
Practice Three: 12:00 local time (11:00 BST, 06:00 EDT)
Qualifying: 15:00 local time (14:00 BST, 09:00 EDT)
Grand Prix: 15:10 local time (14:10 BST, 09:10 EDT)
HOW CAN I WATCH THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX IN THE UK
Every session of the Australian Grand Prix will be shown live on Sky Sports' dedicated F1 channel. Customers who subscribe to Sky Sports F1 can also watch all the action on the move thanks to the Sky Go app.
Alternatively, you can purchase a NOW TV Day Pass for just £9.98 to watch all of Sky Sports' coverage on your smart TV, mobile device, tablet or computer.
IS THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX ON CHANNEL 4?
No – only the British Grand Prix will be shown in full on free-to-air television in the UK this year. Highlights of all other races will be shown in a "prime-time" slot on C4.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX IN THE USA?
ESPN will carry live coverage of every session from Austria to subscribing fans Stateside.
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.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX IN AUSTRALIA?
Every session is shown live on subscription service Fox Sports. The coverage is pulled in from Sky Sports in the UK.
Free-to-air Network Ten will show highlights of all 2020 races.
Foxtel's streaming service Kayo offers fans the chance to keep up with F1 on the move.
HOW CAN I WATCH THE AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX IN CANADA?
Second practice, qualifying and the race will be aired live in English on subscription channel TSN, which pulls in coverage from Sky Sports in the UK. The TSN GO app allows fans in Canada to watch F1 on the move.
French-language coverage is available on RDS to subscribers, which will air qualifying and the race live. You can download RDS GO if you are out and about.
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