F1 2023: Watch the Belgian Grand Prix live and for free

Stay ahead of the pack with our F1 viewing guide

F1 Spanish Grand Prix - Max Verstappen
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Red Bull have done it. By claiming a 12th victory in a row at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the team set a new all-time record for consecutive victories, was anyone really surprised?

If Max Verstappen was in his usual mode leading from the front unchallenged (he should start listening to podcasts), then the rest of the pack were determined to produce something more unpredictable. Hamilton, Piastri and Norris (and a surging Perez) managed to produce a very entertaining weekend at the Hungaroring.

After a double podium at Silverstone, a second and fifth-place finish in Hungary suggests that McLaren are genuinely pushing to join the established "big three" teams, especially if Ferrari continues to flub their strategy. 

Now, we look forward to the Belgian Grand Prix, at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps, one of the most unique circuits on the F1 calendar. With the longest lap of any circuit on the schedule and some iconic corners (Eau Rouge always produces great racing), this historic track is a favourite of many.  

Belgian Grand Prix Schedule:

The Belgian Grand Prix is the weekend of 28th - 30th July
U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports or Channel 4
U.S. — ESPN or F1 TV Pro App
Aus — Fox
Watch anywhere — ExpressVPN

Qualifying start: (Friday 28th)4 p.m. BST / 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT / 1 a.m. AEDT (Sun 23rd)

Sprint shoutout start: (Saturday 29th): 11 a.m. BST/ 6 a.m. ET/ 3 a.m. PT/ 8 p.m. AEDT

Sprint Race: (Saturday 29th): 3:30 p.m. BST/ 10:30 a.m. ET/ 7:30 a.m. PT/ 12:30 a.m. AEDT (Sun 23rd)

Race start: (Sunday 30th): 2 p.m. BST/  9 a.m. ET/ 6 a.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. (Monday 31st) AEDT

Practice 1: (Friday 28th): 12:30 a.m. BST / 7:30 p.m. ET/ 4:30 p.m. PT/ 10:30 p.m. AEDT

You won't be shocked to know that Verstappen won the Belgian Grand Prix last season, and he'll be the favourite this weekend, but will it be unlucky 13 for Red Bull?  While Hamilton managed to force his way to start on pole in Hungary, the race proved that was more because of him than the car, while Ferrari was nowhere near. In truth, McLaren might be the best hope for those who want to see a different team produce a winner this season. 

Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 18, 2021

(Image credit: Dan Istitene - Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Where is the next F1 Grand Prix?

After the Belgian Grand Prix, the agonising summer break will start, and we'll have to wait until August 25th for the Dutch GP at Zandvoort. 

How to watch F1 live in the UK

The Belgian Grand Prix and every other race of the season will be shown on Sky Sports F1

Channel 4 will also have highlights after the race.

If you're out of the country temporarily and have a Sky Sports subscription, try using ExpressVPN to watch it as if you were back in the UK.  

How to watch F1 live in the USA

US F1 fans can watch the Grand Prix on ESPN or on the F1 TV Pro App

Of course, if you are a US citizen out of the country temporarily and have a valid subscription, try a VPN like ExpressVPN to watch it like you were back home. 

How to watch F1 live in Australia

Celebrate Daniel Ricciardo's return and Oscar Piastri's strong rookie season by watching the Belgian Grand Prix.

Australian F1 coverage comes from Foxtel, part of Fox but you will need to have a valid subscription. If you are an Aussie citizen out of the country temporarily and have a valid subscription, try a VPN like ExpressVPN to access your regular live stream.

Free F1 live streams

If you live in Austria or Luxembourg then lucky you! They are able to watch the F1 live stream for free. 

Those in Austria should check out Servus TV and ORF who have split the races between them. 

Luxembourg residents also have a free stream on RTL Zwee which has every race broadcast live. 

Of course, if you're out of the country, feel free to use a VPN like ExpressVPN to watch the race like you are back home in Austria or Luxembourg. 

Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates as he drives into parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 05, 2021 in Zandvoort, Netherlands

(Image credit: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

How to watch F1 live anywhere in the world 

If you live anywhere else in the world or are out of the country on holiday or business, you can still get access to the live stream - simply use the best VPN around to get past those geo-restrictions and access your F1 live stream as usual. 

A streaming VPN is a very handy thing, as it means you can hop on a server within the US, UK or anywhere else, and it will switch your IP address to make it appear as if you're browsing right from the comfort of your own home.

  • VPN - standing for virtual private network - offers security and anonymity as you browse online, using set protocols to encrypt your data and make it unreadable to outsiders.
  • As a part of that, you can also switch your IP address, which identifies your location.
  • Most VPNs offer a list of locations where their servers are based to join. Connecting to them switches your IP to appear as if you're browsing from that country/city. In turn, you can then access content locked to that country.
  • When it comes to finding a VPN, you should make sure you find the best one that's suitable for your chosen device, with VPN providers offering compatibility for a ton of devices, including VPN for Mac and even a range of fairly nifty free VPNs.
  • Once you've made the decision for the most suitable VPN for your device and your means for using a VPN, sign-up and install it
  • To live stream all you need to do is select a UK server from its list of available servers and connect. You'll then be able to hop over those geo-restrictions, with the likes of BBC iPlayer opening its online gates to you.
  • We also want to ensure your money is well spent, so we would recommend going for a VPN that offers a risk-free trial. ExpressVPN is one of many providers that has a 30-day money-back guarantee.
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Full F1 2023 calendar
DateRaceStart time (UK)
3 - 5 MarchBahrain GP3pm
17 - 19 MarchSaudi Arabian GP5pm
31 March - 2 AprilAustralian6am
28 - 30 AprilAzerbaijan GP12pm
5 - 7 MayMiami GP8:30pm
TBCEmilia Romagna GP2pm
26 - 28 MayMonaco GP2pm
2 - 4 JuneSpanish GP2pm
16 - 18 JuneCanadian GP7pm
30 June - 2 JulyAustrian GP 2pm
7 - 9 JulyBritish GP3pm
21 - 23 JulyHungarian GP2pm
28 - 30 JulyBelgian GP2pm
25 - 27 AugustDutch GP2pm
1 - 3 SepItalian GP2pm
15 - 17 SepSingapore GP1pm
22 - 24 SepJapanese GP6am
6 - 8 OctQatar GP3pm
20 - 22 OctUS GP8pm
27 - 29 OctMexican GP8pm
3 - 5 NovBrazilian GP5pm
17 - 19 NovLas Vegas GP6am
24 - 26 NovAbu Dhabi GP1pm
Andy Sansom
Staff Writer

Andy is T3's Tech Staff Writer, covering all things technology, including his biggest passions such as gaming, AI, phones, and basically anything cool and expensive he can get his hands on. If he had to save one possession from a fire it would be his PlayStation 5. He previously worked for Tom’s Guide - where he got paid to play with ChatGPT every day. When it comes to streaming, Andy will have his headphones glued in whilst watching something that will make him laugh. He studied Creative Writing at university, but also enjoys supporting his favourite football team (Liverpool), watching F1, teaching himself guitar, and spending time with his dog.