Watch Qatar GP 2023 live streams free with a VPN

Updated: September 25, 2023

Stream the Qatar GP (October 6–8)!

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Watch Qatar GP 2023 live streams free with a VPN

Learn how to watch every F1 race live stream during the 2023 season securely and in blazing-fast HD with ExpressVPN! The world’s most prestigious racing championship pits superstar drivers like two-time champion Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) against veteran racers like Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)—who owns a joint-record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles, tied with the great Michael Schumacher—and 2005 and 2006 winner Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin).

The 2023 F1 racing season continues with the Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday, October 8. The F1 season will conclude in Abu Dhabi on November 26, and, if the Emilia-Romagna GP is rescheduled, will feature a planned, record-breaking 24 races, with Qatar set to return and Las Vegas arriving as the penultimate round for a Saturday night race. The Qatar GP will air live on Sunday, October 8, at 8 p.m. local time / 1 p.m. ET.

How to live stream Formula 1 in 2023 with a VPN from your country

You can stream every 2023 F1 race with a VPN by following just a few simple steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to the VPN server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, if you’d like to stream a British broadcaster, connect to a secure server in London.
  3. Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, such as Sky Go (UK), and find the race you want to stream.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

While you can watch every F1 race by connecting to a VPN server location in a country other than your own, doing so may infringe upon your streaming service’s and ExpressVPN’s terms of use. ExpressVPN is a security and privacy tool, not intended to be used for copyright circumvention. By design, we cannot see or control what you do when connected to our VPN service, so we must insist that you respect the entertainment industry and always honor the terms of use.

Why do you need a VPN to watch Formula 1 online?

Not only does ExpressVPN offer servers in 94 countries across the globe, all of which are optimized for speed and security, but you can stream every race on computers, smartphones, and even smart TVs and gaming consoles. You can have up to eight simultaneous connections, allowing you to watch your favorite teams—and track your fantasy team along the way—in blazing-fast HD.

Best VPN for watching Formula 1 races in 2023

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for safely and securely streaming the entire 2023 F1 season. Our high-speed servers allow you to enjoy every race without missing a single turn, takeover or pit stop regardless of your device. ExpressVPN offers easy-to-use apps for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS, as well as platforms that other VPN companies don’t support, like Linux, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and routers, plus browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. If you need help along the way, ExpressVPN offers 24/7 live chat support and a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee!

Key Features:

  • High-speed servers in 94 countries across the globe, all optimized for speed and security
  • Up to 8 simultaneous connections (with a 6- or 12-month subscription)
  • 5-star customer service with 24/7 live chat support
  • Strict privacy policy: No activity logs and no connection logs
  • Comprehensive support site filled with DIY troubleshooting articles, handy video tutorials, and more
  • The industry’s most advanced VPN server technology, TrustedServer, wipes data on every reboot
  • Our innovative Threat Manager protects your phone from malware and other suspicious tracking apps
  • Next-gen Lightway protocol offers greater speeds, security, and reliability, especially on mobile

Watch every 2023 F1 live stream for free online in Belgium and Austria

RTBF and ServusTV

Price: Free

Belgium’s RTBF and Austria’s ServusTV carry the races free to stream with French and German commentary, respectively.

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, be sure to use the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Pro tip: If you want English commentary for the race, you can listen to BBC’s Radio 5 live as you watch the stream.

Watch F1 live streams on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2 in the U.S.

Price: 35 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2

Whether you have a U.S. cable subscription or have cut the cord, ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2 are good ways to tune into the races. Channels are available on Sling TV Orange (35 USD/month and up), Hulu+Live TV (70 USD/month), and YouTube TV (73 USD/month and up). ESPN Deportes, available as an add-on for Sling or Hulu, will provide a Spanish simulcast of select races. Check the official ESPN schedule for dates and times. Free trials are available on YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Hulu.

Most F1 races will air on ESPN 2. Monaco and the British GP will be broadcast live on the main ESPN channel, and Canada, U.S., and Mexico GP races (as well as the afternoon encore of Monaco GP) will be broadcast on ABC.

Notes: In order to get Sling TV’s free trial you must use the Sling TV app as opposed to signing up on the website. You may need a U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe to YouTube TV, Sling TV, or Hulu+Live TV. You can still subscribe to YouTube TV via Google Play, even if you don’t have a U.S. credit/debit card.

Learn more about watching Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu+Live TV with ExpressVPN.

Live stream F1 in Dutch on Viaplay

Price: From 10 EUR/month

Country: Netherlands

Holland’s new streaming platform Viaplay will air a combination of live sports—including F1, Bundesliga, Darts, and the EPL—along with original series, kids’ content, and Hollywood movies on demand. The service launched just in time to catch a full season of national hero Max Verstappen.

Watch 2023 F1 live streams in the UK with NOW

Price: 33 GBP/month or 12GBP/day pass
Channel: Sky Sports F1

NOW is the perfect way to stream 11 Sky Sports channels online contract-free, including all the coverage of the 2023 Formula 1 season on the Sky Sports F1 channel. If you only want to tune in to one particular race, such as the Abu Dhabi GP, you can opt for a day pass to catch all the action or take advantage of the seven-day free trial. Check the official Sky Sports schedule to know when to tune in.

Watch the race on Sky Sports F1 in the UK

Price: 22 GBP/month and up
Channels: Sky Sports F1

Sky Sports in the UK will show Formula 1 in 2023 on the Sky Sports F1 channel. Check the official Sky Sports schedule to know when to tune in. However, specialized equipment is required to watch the TV broadcasts. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card.

If you already have a Sky subscription, you can stream its content online via Sky Go. With a VPN, you can watch Sky Go even when you’re traveling abroad.

Live stream the official F1 TV Pro

Price: 10 USD/month or 80 USD/year

The official F1 TV Pro stream provides access to every single race, but the price varies depending on your location. It offers a seven-day free trial in some countries (such as India), but not in the U.S. To live stream securely with your VPN connect to a server location where F1 TV Pro is available and tune in to the F1 TV site.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Download F1 TV app for iOS and Android

The F1TV mobile and tablet apps for iOS and Android let you watch the races on the go and offer features like “Battle” mode (two drivers, two cockpit cameras, side by side), which is great for following tense races from two points of view. You also get exclusive documentaries, shows, and access to a deep archive of content.

Watch 2023 F1 highlights for free

Price: Free

Both the Formula 1 Official YouTube Channel and Channel 4 UK will show highlights from all the races. To watch you can connect to a server location in the UK and enjoy the highlights on the Formula 1 YouTube channel or Channel 4.

Listen to F1 live stream commentary free on BBC Sounds

Price: Free

BBC Sounds provides live audio commentary of the Formula 1 Grand Prix races. Head to BBC Sounds and enjoy the live commentary with added security and privacy.

How to watch the 2023 Formula 1 in Hong Kong

From Bahrain to Abu Dhabi, find out how to live stream every 2023 F1 race online in Hong Kong, securely and in blazing-fast HD.

How to watch the 2023 Formula 1 in Australia

Find out how to watch every Formula 1 race, along with practice sessions, qualifying, and F1 Spring events online in Australia, securely and in blazing-fast HD.

How to watch the 2023 Formula 1 in Germany

From Bahrain to Abu Dhabi, find out how to catch all the action and live stream Formula 1 races in Germany, securely and in blazing-fast HD.

How to watch the 2023 Formula 1 in Singapore

From Bahrain to Abu Dhabi, find out how to live stream every 2023 F1 race online in Singapore, securely and in blazing-fast HD.

How to watch the 2023 Formula 1 in Canada

Find out how to watch every Formula 1 race, along with practice sessions, qualifying, and F1 Spring events online in Canada, securely and in blazing-fast HD.

2023 F1 Schedule

2023 formula 1 schedule of races

Here’s a 2023 Formula 1 event breakdown courtesy of FIA. Check your streaming site of choice for times. Dates listed here may be subject to change.

DateFormula 1 Grand PrixVenue
March 5, 2023Bahrain Grand PrixBahrain International Circuit
March 19, 2023Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Jeddah Street Circuit
April 2, 2023Australian Grand PrixMelbourne Grand Prix Circuit
April 30, 2023Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku City Circuit
May 7, 2023Miami Grand PrixMiami International Autodrome
May 21, 2023Gran Premio Dell’Emilia RomagnaAutodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari
May 28, 2023Grand Prix de MonacoCircuit de Monaco
June 4, 2023Gran Premio de EspañaCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
June 18, 2023Canadian Grand PrixCircuit Gilles-Villeneuve
July 2, 2023Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring
July 9, 2023British Grand PrixSilverstone Circuit
July 23, 2023Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring
July 30, 2023Belgian Grand PrixCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps
August 27, 2023Dutch Grand PrixCircuit Zandvoort
September 3, 2023Italian Grand PrixAutodromo Nazionale Monza
September 17, 2023Singapore Grand PrixMarina Bay Street Circuit
September 24, 2023Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka International Racing Course
October 8, 2023Qatar Grand PrixLosail International Circuit
October 22, 2023United States Grand PrixCircuit of the Americas
October 29, 2023Mexican Grand PrixAutodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
November 5, 2023São Paulo Grand PrixAutodromo Jose Carlos Pace
November 18, 2023Las Vegas Grand PrixNevada
November 26, 2023Abu Dhabi Grand PrixYas Marina Circuit

When is the 2023 Qatar GP and what time does it start?

The 2023 Qatar GP practice laps will start on Friday, October 6, 2023. The main race takes place on Sunday, Ocotber 8, 2023, at 8 p.m. local time / 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Drivers will cover 57 laps of the 5.38-kilometer Lusail International Circuit.

2023 driver standings

1Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda RBPT400
2Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda RBPT223
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes190
4Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Aramco Mercedes174
5Carlos SainzFerrari150
6Charles LeclercFerrari135
7Lando NorrisMclaren Mercedes115
8George RussellMercedes115
9Oscar PiastriMclaren Mercedes57
10Lance StrollAston Martin Aramco Mercedes47
11Pierre GaslyAlpine Renault46
12Esteban OconAlpine Renault38
13Alexander AlbonWilliams Mercedes21
14Nico HulkenbergHaas Ferrari9
15Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo Ferrari6
16Zhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo Ferrari4
17Yuki TsunodaAlphatauri Honda RBPT3
18Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari3
19Liam LawsonAlphatauri Honda RBPT2
20Logan SargeantWilliams Mercedes0
21Nyck De VriesAlphatauri Honda RBPT0
22Daniel RicciardoAlphatauri Honda RBPT0

2023 constructor standings

1Red Bull Racing Honda RBPT623
4Aston Martin Aramco Mercedes221
5Mclaren Mercedes172
6Alpine Renault84
7Williams Mercedes21
8Haas Ferrari12
9Alfa Romeo Ferrari10
10Alphatauri Honda RBPT5

Watch “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” online

The hit Neflix documentary enters its fifth season, streaming online from February 24, 2023—the perfect complement to the Formula 1 season, which races out of the blocks with the Bahrain GP on March 5, 2023. Sadly, fan-favorite Daniel Ricciardo will not feature this season, having been dropped by McLaren Racing last year and failing to secure a seat on the 2023 F1 grid (though he will serve as Red Bull’s third driver). Rumors are swirling that Pierre Gasly could be the face of the series.

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  1. To pay 7.26€ for 12 months is that a joke?
    Well I want to use my android smartphone to view this year’s formula 1 racing. Can I have more information on how to proceed?

  2. Hi guys
    I have paid for and downloaded your app for windows.
    I stay in South Africa and I am being blocked by YouTube TV and after trying to register an account I get the following message “VPN/Proxy Detected”.
    Can you advise? I specifically want to watch formula 1.

  3. While trying to stream on NOWTV the player states that I am using a VPN and therefor doesn’t allow it to be used,

  4. I’m from Brazil. I will buy the ExpressVPN to spoof my location and watch the F1.
    I can pay the F1 Pro TV with some credit card from Brazil? Its any problem with payment without USA credit card?

      1. Thanks. F1 tv works for multiple countries and multiple credit cards, Brazil is not one of them, unfortunately. I can watch it, as long as I am in the same country I have a credit card for (or use a VPN of course :))

  5. Hi

    I use a smart IPTV app on LG tv to watch IPTV which is a wired connection . IF I use the router express VPN does this still work ? And will the VPN slow down my wired connection?

  6. I currently have a year long subscription to ExpressVPN however I was looking at purchasing the new F1 Pro subscription that gives you love streams of all races and catchup. I have found it available in Luxembourg can you confirm that it will work to stream when I purchase the F1 Pro subscription. I believe it’s a fairly new thing..

    Many thanks

    1. Hi there,

      We have not encountered cases where ExpressVPN does not work with F1 Pro. Also, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if you do have an issue with streaming that the Support team cannot resolve, you’ll get 100% of your money back 🙂

  7. I am not clear on the workings of VPN. I still keep my ISP, right? Do I need to make any changes to my current setup? How does this work?

    1. Hi Rick,

      A VPN does not replace your ISP. However, a VPN encrypts your traffic, so your ISP can’t see your internet traffic and stream providers won’t know where you’re browsing from.

      This means you can stream with anonymity and avoid blackouts and throttling. If you have further questions, feel free to get in touch with Support here:

  8. I am on holiday in France and want to stream the Australian grand prix on my laptop but only want to pay for this race as I will be back home next month. What are my Options?

    Cheers Arie

    1. Hi arie,

      You can use ExpressVPN for 30 days free. Just sign up, watch the race, and cancel before the 30 days are through 🙂

      Of course, we hope you’ll continue to use ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN helps you watch other great content without throttling or local blackouts and also secures your internet connection. So give it a go! We hope you’ll enjoy using ExpressVPN.

  9. Before purchasing i would like to know if i can receive SKy F1 in The Netherlands, and not just Ziggo. I want to watch F1 from SKY and not ZIGGO.

    1. Hi Rogier,

      ExpressVPN helps you access Sky and any other F1 broadcasters in HD, no matter where you are. The VPN does not block your access to any broadcaster but helps protect your traffic from being throttled by your ISP.

      You can give ExpressVPN a try for 30-days free, and contact Support at if you encounter any issues.

      Happy streaming!

  10. Before signing up I wish to confirm that I will be able to watch all 2018 F1 GP’s here in Australia. I’ve dumped Foxtel as they are a huge rip off & have no other way 0f watching the GP’s.
    Is there a way to record from your package as same races are run at fairly anti social hours.

  11. Will streaming to Europe / The Netherlands also be possible by Express VPN? Who will be the broadcaster for Europe or The Netherlands.

    1. Hi Rene,

      ExpressVPN can help you enjoy Formula 1 streams (and streams for other sports) no matter where you are. For the Netherlands, Ziggo Sport will be the broadcaster. To stream:
      1. See the list of broadcasters:
      2. Select a broadcaster and connect to an ExpressVPN location in the same country
      3. You’re done!

      Be sure to contact Support ( if you need assistance 🙂

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