It’s the penultimate race of the year, which means it’s finally time for the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix. This will be the first year (of many) that Formula 1 hits the Strip, and the stage is set for some classic F1 drama.
This weekend’s Grand Prix has been highly anticipated by both fans and drivers alike. Fan-favorite driver Daniel Riccardo has been signaling support for Formula 1 to race in Vegas since 2017. Several teams have unveiled special liveries (the colors and designs on the cars) for this race weekend, and F1 has pulled out all the stops to celebrate the inaugural race.
Not everyone is delighted with the latest addition to the calendar, however. 2023 champion Max Verstappen has been less than thrilled with the weekend’s raucous festivities, and Vegas residents have criticized the race’s effect on the city’s infrastructure to the point of Formula 1 formally apologizing to the city. The threat of a huge strike by hotel workers was avoided when resort operators reached an agreement with unions just last week.
Regardless of split opinions on the race, the Las Vegas Grand Prix will follow the traditional race weekend format, meaning Saturday qualifying and a Sunday race. If fans want to catch this weekend’s qualifying, they can watch it on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT) on ESPN.
The main race, which takes place on Sunday Nov. 20 at 3 a.m. ET (midnight PT) will be held at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit. The race will be aired on ESPN and ESPNPlus.
The entire race weekend, including practice sessions and qualifying, will be shown in the US on ESPN’s family of TV and streaming networks. Those looking to follow all the drama will need access to the ABC and ESPN News channels on cable or live TV streaming services, or the ESPN Plus streaming service. We’ve broken down everything you need to know to stream today’s race, and all the other F1 races this season.
When, where and what time are the races?
Races are held on Sunday and are usually spaced two weeks apart. Here’s the entire schedule.
F1 2023 schedule
|March 5||Bahrain GP||10 a.m. ET|
|March 19||Saudi Arabian GP||1 p.m. ET|
|April 2||Australian GP||1 a.m. ET|
|April 30||Azerbaijan GP||7 a.m. ET|
|May 7||Miami GP||3:30 p.m. ET|
|May 21||Romagna GP||9 a.m. ET|
|May 28||Monaco GP||9 a.m. ET|
|June 4||Spanish GP||9 a.m. ET|
|June 18||Canadian GP||2 p.m. ET|
|July 2||Austrian GP||9 a.m. ET|
|July 9||British GP||10 a.m. ET|
|July 23||Hungarian GP||9 a.m. ET|
|July 30||Belgian GP||9 a.m. ET|
|Aug. 27||Dutch GP||9 a.m. ET|
|Sept. 3||Italian GP||9 a.m. ET|
|Sept. 17||Singapore GP||8 a.m. ET|
|Sept. 24||Japanese GP||1 a.m. ET|
|Oct. 8||Qatar GP||1 p.m. ET|
|Oct. 22||United States GP||3 p.m. ET|
|Oct. 29||Mexican GP||4 p.m. ET|
|Nov. 5||Brazil GP||12 p.m. ET|
|Nov. 19||Las Vegas GP||1 a.m. ET|
|Nov. 26||Abu Dhabi GP||8 a.m ET|
Best option for streaming in the US without cable
How to watch F1 online from anywhere using a VPN
If you find yourself unable to view the race locally, you may need a different way to watch — that’s where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on race day by encrypting your traffic, and it’s also a great idea if you’re traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.
With a VPN, you’re able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. Most VPNs, like our Editors’ Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.
Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US, UK and Canada, as long as you have a legitimate subscription to the service you’re streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.
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Livestream F1 racing in the UK
F1 in the UK is shown on Sky Sports and Channel 4 — Sky Sports airs the races, practice rounds and qualifying, while free-to-air Channel 4 offers highlights broadcast after the day’s action takes place. If you already have Sky Sports as part of your TV package, you can stream the game via its app, but cord-cutters will need to get the Sky Entertainment and Netflix package starting at £26 per month, plus an additional £20 per month to include Sky Sports.
Other options for streaming in the US without cable
Beyond ESPN Plus, numerous live TV streaming services carry channels with F1. Race weekends normally start on Friday with multiple practice runs and continue on Saturday with qualifying. The races themselves take place Sunday. ESPN typically airs practices and qualifying on a mix of ESPN 2 and ESPNews, while the races tend to air on ESPN. F1 events in North America often land on ABC.
Here are some of the best ways to catch the entire race weekend without cable.