Catch the Action: Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix 2023 Timings in India and Streaming Options
Sports Updates: After a two-week break following the Canadian Grand Prix, Formula 1 is back for the Austrian Grand Prix, the ninth round of the 2023 F1 Championship. The race weekend kicks off on Friday, June 30, and concludes on Sunday, July 2. This weekend features a sprint race format, which means fewer practice sessions and the inclusion of a sprint race that awards championship points.
In the previous round in Canada, Max Verstappen secured victory by qualifying in first place, with Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton joining him on the podium. It was a remarkable moment as the only three active F1 champions filled the top three spots. Verstappen and Red Bull Racing are currently leading the Drivers' and Constructors' championships, respectively, further extending their advantage.
Support series races for F2, F3, and Porsche Supercup will also take place during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend. With the addition of the sprint race and the return of the support series races after a month-long hiatus since the Spanish Grand Prix, it will be an action-packed weekend of racing. Indian F2 drivers Kush Maini and Jehan Daruvala will be looking to bounce back after disappointing performances in Spain.
To catch the action of the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix 2023 in India, fans will require the F1 TV app and a subscription to F1 TV Pro. This will allow them to watch all the race sessions, including the support series races for F2, F3, and Porsche Supercup. The F1 TV app is available on various devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart TVs. It offers the flexibility to use multiple devices simultaneously, providing different viewing angles and access to statistics alongside the F1 TV and global broadcast feeds.
Here are the timings for the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix 2023 in India:
Weekend warm-up: Thursday, June 29, 9:00pm (IST)
Practice 1: Friday, June 30, 5:00pm (IST)
Qualifying: Friday, June 30, 8:30pm (IST)
Sprint shootout: Saturday, July 1, 3:30pm (IST)
Sprint race: Saturday, July 1, 8:00pm (IST)
Race: Sunday, July 2, 6:30pm (IST)
For the Formula 2 Austrian Grand Prix 2023:
Practice: Friday, June 30, 2:35pm (IST)
Qualifying: Friday, June 30, 7:25pm (IST)
Sprint race: Saturday, July 1, 5:15pm (IST)
Feature race: Sunday, July 2, 1:25pm (IST)
In the Formula 3 Austrian Grand Prix 2023:
Practice: Friday, June 30, 1:25pm (IST)
Qualifying: Friday, June 30, 6:30pm (IST)
Sprint race: Saturday, July 1, 1:30pm (IST)
Feature race: Sunday, July 2, 11:55am (IST)
And for the Porsche Supercup Austrian Grand Prix 2023:
Practice: Friday, June 30, 10:00pm (IST)
Qualifying: Saturday, July 1, 6:30pm (IST)
Race: Sunday, July 2, 3:10pm (IST)
Max Verstappen has dominated the 2023 F1 season with six wins out of eight races so far. Fans on the Internet have been expressing their frustration about the season's predictability through memes and jokes. Sergio Perez, Verstappen's teammate at Red Bull Racing, was initially seen as a title contender but has struggled to match his teammate's pace consistently, although he still holds second place in the standings.
Despite driving cars that are considered less competitive than the Red Bull Racing RB19, former champions Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have been putting up strong and consistent performances, keeping them within striking distance of Perez. Ferrari, on the other hand, continues to face difficulties, especially with Charles Leclerc, who has struggled to achieve positive results this season despite being a multiple race winner in the past. Other drivers like George Russell and Lance Stroll have faced setbacks due to inconsistent performances and retirements in crucial races.
The Austrian Grand Prix holds a special place for Red Bull Racing as it is considered their home race. The team's parent company, Red Bull GmbH, is established and located in Austria. The circuit itself, known as the Red Bull Ring, was named after it was acquired by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz in the 2000s. The crowd support at this purpose-built circuit will strongly favor Red Bull Racing and their two-time world champion, Max Verstappen.