After last weekend's Austrian Grand Prix, Formula 1 drivers and teams will be staying in Austria for the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix and we have all the details on how you can watch the practice sessions and qualifying for this weekend's big race on TV or online.
As a result of the pandemic, Formula 1 was forced to change its schedule for 2020 which led to the decision to hold two races at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Since the first race was named the Austrian Grand Prix and two races aren't allowed to have the same name, this weekend's race has been dubbed the Stryian Grand Prix. Also known as the Steiermark Grand Prix, the race has been named after the region in Austria around the city of Graz where it will be held.
Just like last weekend, the Stryian Grand Prix will be held at the Red Bull Ring which has 10 turns and a circuit length of 2.683 miles. The race will consist of 71 laps and drivers will cover just over 190 miles before completing the race. Up until now, teams could choose how many of each tire type they would take to a race but that is no longer the case. For the first eight grand prix of the 2020 Formula 1 season, each driver will get two sets of hard tires, three sets of medium tires and four sets of soft tires at every race weekend.
Drivers participating in the race will have plenty of time to refamiliarize themselves with the track though as there will be two 90-minute free practice sessions on Friday followed by an additional one hour practice session on Saturday morning. A three part qualifying session will be held on Saturday afternoon where drivers will compete for the best time in order to determine the starting grid for Sunday's race.
All eyes will likely be on Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas this weekend as he finished the Austrian Grand Prix first while his teammate Lewis Hamilton dropped to fourth place after a five-second penalty. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc took second place in the race followed by McLaren's Lando Norris who came in third to earn a place on the podium.
Whether you're a big Formula 1 fan or just want to tune in to see the practice sessions and qualifying before Sunday's big race, we'll show you exactly how to watch the leadup to the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix.
Stryian Grand Prix - When and where?
The 2020 Stryian Grand Prix will be held at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria from July 10-12. The first two free practice sessions will be held on Friday, July 10 and the final practice session as well as the qualifying will be held on Saturday, July 11. Friday's first practice session will begin at 5am ET (2am PT, 10am BST) and the second practice will be held at 9am ET (6am PT, 2pm BST). On Saturday, the final practice session will start at 6am ET (3am PT, 11am BST) and the qualifying will be held at 9am ET (6am PT, 2pm BST).
How to watch the Styrian Grand Prix from practice sessions and qualifying anywhere
We have all the details on how you can watch the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia further down in this guide. However, if you're currently traveling or live in a country without an official broadcast option you won't be able to watch this weekend's Formula 1 racing..
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Live stream the Styrian Grand Prix practice sessions and qualifying in the U.S.
If you live in the US and have a cable subscription, you'll be able to watch the Styrian Grand Prix practice sessions and qualifying on ESPN (opens in new tab). The network will show all three practice sessions on ESPN2 and the qualifying on ESPN.
Practice session 1 will begin at 5am ET / 2am PT and practice session 2 will start at 9am ET / 6am PT. Saturday's final practice session will take place at 6am ET / 3am PT and the qualifying will begin at 9am ET / 6am PT. The actual race will be shown on ESPN beginning at 9:05am ET / 6:05am PT on Sunday.
Not interested in signing up for cable just to watch the Styrian Grand Prix on ESPN. Don't worry as there are now a number of streaming services, all at different price points, which will give you access to the network so you watch the practice sessions and qualifying online. We've listed a few of our favorites below to make things easier for you.
- Hulu with Live TV (opens in new tab) - $54.99 per month - As well as giving you access to ESPN, the service also includes its own Hulu Originals and supports a wide variety of streaming devices.
- Sling TV (opens in new tab) - $30 per month - In order to get access to ESPN, you'll have to sign up for Sling TV's Sling Orange package. The service also lets you watch on three screens simultaneously and record live TV with its Cloud DVR.
- YouTube TV - $65 per month - YouTube TV gives you access to ESPN as well as over 70 other TV channels and a free 14-day trial available.
- AT&T TV Now (opens in new tab) - $65 per month - AT&T TV Now may be more expensive than the competition but in addition to ESPN you also get access to HBO with your plan. The service allows you to watch over 45 live TV channels and you can also record up to 20 hours of content using its cloud DVR.
SlingTV your best bet
Signing up for SlingTV is the easiest and most affordable way to catch the qualifiers and the big race this weekend.
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Watch the Styrian Grand Prix practice sessions and qualifying in Canada
Canadian Formula 1 fans will be able to watch the Styrian Grand Prix's practice sessions and qualifying on TSN from July 10-12. The network will show Friday's practice sessions beginning at 8:45am ET / 5:45am PT and Saturday's practice session and qualifying beginning at 8:55am ET / 5:55am PT.
You can also stream the Styrian Grand Prix online via the TSN app on your smartphone or tablet. If you're not a TSN subscriber yet, you can get access to the network's content for as little as $4.99 for a TSN Direct Day Pass or $19.99 for a monthly streaming subscription.
Live stream the Styrian Grand Prix practice sessions and qualifying in the UK
If you live in the UK and have a Sky Sports subscription, you'll be able to watch Styrian Grand Prix's practice sessions and qualifying on the network's dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. You can also steam the Styrian Grand Prix on your smartphone or tablet using the Sky Go app (opens in new tab). Sky Sports will begin its coverage of Friday's first practice at 9:30am BST and the network will show the second practice at 1:45pm BST. Saturday's practice session will be shown at 10:45am and the qualifying will take place at 1:30pm BST.
Don't want to sign up for Sky Sports just to watch the Styrian Grand Prix, don't worry as you can watch the whole event live on NOW TV (opens in new tab) with a Sky Sports Day Pass for £9.99 or a Sky Sports Month Pass for £33.99. NOW TV will also let you stream the races on your computer, smartphone, smart TV or other streaming devices.
How to watch the Styrian Grand Prix practice sessions and qualifying in Australia
Australians that want to see all the action at this year's Styrian Grand Prix can do so on Fox Sports (opens in new tab) but you will need to be a Foxtel subscriber to watch. The network will show practice session 1 at 7pm AEDT and practice session 2 at 10:45pm AEDT on Friday. Fox Sports will show practice session 3 at 7:45pm AEDT on Saturday followed by the qualifying at 10:55pm AEDT.
If you're not a Foxtel subscriber and still want to watch the Styrian Grand Prix, you can watch the entire event on Kayo Sports (opens in new tab). The service costs between $25 and $35 per month depending on the package you choose but new customers can take advantage of Kayo Sports' 14-day Free Trial (opens in new tab) to watch the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix.
Styrian Grand Prix Teams and Drivers
- Lewis Hamilton – #44
- Valtteri Bottas – #77
- Sebastian Vettel – #5
- Charles Leclerc – #16
- Alex Albon – #23
- Max Verstappen – #33
- Lando Norris – #4
- Carlos Sainz – #55
- Daniel Ricciardo – #3
- Esteban Ocon – #31
- Pierre Gasly – #10
- Daniil Kvyat – #26
- Sergio Perez – #11
- Lance Stroll – #18
- Kimi Raikkonen – #7
- Antonio Giovinazzi – #99
- Romain Grosjean – #8
- Kevin Magnussen – #20
- George Russell – #63
- Nicholas Latifi – #6
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