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Spanish Grand Prix: How to watch F1 in the US without cable

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, front, steers his car at the start of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Sunday, May 28, 2023. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
All eyes are on Max Verstappen this weekend as F1 rolls into Barcelona for the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Formula 1 speeds into Barcelona this weekend for the 2023 Spanish Grand Prix. Max Verstappen is still in the lead for the drivers’ championship with 144 points, with fellow Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez holding down second place at 105 points. Last weekend's Monaco Grand Prix saw Aston Martin driver Fernando Alonso take second place, this time around, it's likely that all eyes will be on Alonso as he heads to the site of his last F1 victory back in 2013, the Circuit de Catalunya, with a home race advantage (alongside Carlos Sainz Jr.).

Whether you’ve already got some miles on you as a Formula 1 fan, or this weekend’s race is your first time tuning into the action on the track, watching or streaming this wildly popular international sport from the US can be a challenge. If you don’t want to have to race to find the F1 Spanish Grand Prix on TV, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to watch F1 races this weekend:

How to watch the F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2023:

  • Watch F1 on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+

    Hulu + Live TV

Date: June 2-4, 2023

Grand Prix start time: 9 a.m. ET on Sunday, June 4

Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya


Streaming: ESPN+

What channel is the F1 Spanish Grand Prix on?

The 2023 AWS Spanish Grand Prix will air live on ESPN and stream live on ESPN+. So if you only want to tune in to the main event and you already know you have ESPN or subscribe to ESPN+, then you’re off to the races (literally). If you're still not sure how to stream the race this weekend, keep scrolling, we've got answers for you.

This F1 season, all 23 races in the championship will air across ESPN platforms, with 18 of the 23 airing on either ABC or ESPN and ESPN+, and the other five airing on ESPN2. So for cord cutters, we recommend a live TV streaming service such as Hulu’s live TV bundle, which includes ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+.

How to watch F1 in the USA:

For watch F1 races, Hulu’s live TV tier is a solid option that’s not too costly. The streaming service’s live TV bundle will get you access to ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 (make sure to check your zip code to confirm eligibility). Plus, this bundle gets you a subscription to ESPN+ so you can stream F1 races and practices there. You'll also get Disney+ and, of course, access to Hulu’s general content library. Hulu’s live TV plans also include unlimited DVR storage, a hardware-free set-up process and easy online cancellation.

$70 at Hulu

How to stream F1 for free from the US

Don’t want to deal with racing to find F1 coverage across ESPN platforms every Grand Prix? We’ve got a hack for you. Residents of Luxembourg or Austria are able to watch free F1 live streams of every Grand Prix in 2023 on the free-to-air ServusTV and ORF. If you don’t live in either of those countries, you can still stream like you do with the help of a VPN.

A VPN (virtual private network) helps protect your data, can mask your IP address and is perhaps most popular for being especially useful in the age of streaming. Whether you’re looking to watch Friends on Netflix (which left the U.S. version of the streamer back in 2019) or tune in to the F1 race this weekend without a cable package, a VPN can help you out. Looking to try a VPN for the first time? This guide breaks down the best VPN options for every kind of user.

ExpressVPN, Endgadget's top pick for the best streaming VPN, offers “internet without borders,” AKA, you can watch F1 on ServusTV or ORF through it, even from the comfort of your home in the US. ExpressVPN’s added protection, speed and range of location options makes it an excellent choice for first-time VPN users looking to stretch their streaming abilities. New users can save 35% when they sign up for ExpressVPN’s 12-month subscription. Plus, the service offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

$8 at ExpressVPN

Other ways to watch the F1 AWS Spanish Grand Prix without cable:

This season you can stream 18 out of 23 F1 races live in English and Spanish with ESPN+. An ESPN+ subscription grants you access to exclusive ESPN+ content including live events, fantasy sports tools and premium ESPN+ articles. You can stream ESPN+ through an app on your smart TV, phone, tablet, computer and on

$10 at ESPN

Where to watch Spanish Grand Prix practices?

Friday and Saturday's F1 practices will air on ESPN2. Saturday’s F1 qualifying race will air on ESPN. Sunday’s pre-race coverage will air on ESPN and stream live on ESPN+.

F1 Spanish Grand Prix schedule:

Friday, June 2

Practice 1: 7.25AM (ESPN2)

Practice 2: 10.55AM (ESPN2)

Saturday, June 3

Practice 3: 6.25AM (ESPN2)

Qualifying: 9.55AM (ESPN)

Sunday, June 4

Grand Prix Sunday (pre-race): 7.30AM (ESPN, ESPN+)

Monaco Grand Prix: 8AM (ESPN, ESPN+)

F1 Spanish Grand Prix 2023 live updates:

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