The Australian Grand Prix has a different schedule than most Formula 1 races. Here’s how to catch the F1 practice live stream.
It’s been two years since Formula 1 last raced in Australia but the sports’ return to Melbourne is finally here.
This weekend, Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton and the rest of the F1 driver’s lineup will take the grid in search of glory.
Things have changed greatly since the last Australian Grand Prix in 2019. Winner Valtteri Botas is now with Alfa Romeo. Hamilton’s Mercedes might be off the pace. And Verstappen is trying to defend his world title from resurgent Ferrari.
F1 schedule: Practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix
Free Practice 1: Thursday, Apr. 7 at 10:55 p.m. ET on ESPNews
Free Practice 2: Friday, Apr. 8 at 1:55 a.m. ET on ESPN 2
Free Practice 3: Friday, Apr. 8 at 10:55 p.m. ET on ESPNews
F1 practice live stream: How to watch Australian GP practice
The timezone for the Australian Grand Prix makes for a very different race weekend for the American audience.
Practice sessions 1 and 3 will begin in the evening while FP2 and qualifying will take place in the middle of the night. For once, the Pacific timezone has an advantage with earlier starts.
ESPNews will have FP1 and FP3 while FP2 will appear on ESPN 2.
If you’re not watching on television you can still catch all the action by heading over to Watch ESPN for the live stream. For those who don’t have TV service providers and can’t log into Watch ESPN, check out Fubo TV instead and use their free seven-day trial to your advantage.
F1 standings ahead of the Australian Grand Prix
- Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) — 45 points
- Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) — 33
- Max Verstappen (Red Bull) — 25
- George Russell (Mercedes) — 22
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) — 16
- Esteban Ocon (Renault) — 14
- Sergio Perez (Red Bull) — 12
- Kevin Magnussen (Haas) — 12
- Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) — 8
- Lando Norris (McLaren) — 6
- Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) — 4
- Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauir) — 4
- Fernando Alonso (Alpine) — 2
- Zhou Guanyu (Alfa Romeo) — 1
- Mick Schumacher (Haas) — 0
- Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) — 0
- Nico Hulkenberg (Aston Martin) — 0
- Alexander Albon (Williams) — 0
- Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) — 0
- Nicholas Latifi (Williams) — 0
F1 Constructor standings ahead of Australian GP
- Ferrari — 78 points
- Mercedes — 38
- Red Bull — 37
- Alpine — 16
- Haas — 12
- Alfa Romeo — 9
- AlphaTauri — 8
- McLaren — 6
- Aston Martin — 0
- Williams — 0