The 2023 Australian Grand Prix is set to be held on Sunday 2 April at 1:00am ET at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne. Fans will have the opportunity to witness the two free practice sessions on Friday, followed by another on Saturday before qualifying starts. As a result of the time difference between America and Australia, FP1 and FP3 will take place on Thursday and Friday evenings respectively. The race will start an hour after midnight on Saturday.
In last year’s Australian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc emerged as the champion whilst driving for Ferrari. He won from the pole position, finishing the race following a challenge from Red Bull‘s Max Verstappen, who was forced to retire due to fuel system issues. Meanwhile, Sergio Perez secured second place for Red Bull, with the Mercedes duo of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton coming in third and fourth place respectively.
All Formula 1 races in the United States will be broadcasted live on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC, along with the option of being streamed live or on-demand via its digital platform. In order to ensure that fans do not miss any of the action during practice, qualifying, or racing, here is a schedule of when and where to tune in.
On Thursday March 30, FP1 will commence at 9:25 pm ET and will be aired on ESPNews/ESPN3. FP2 will be displayed on ESPN2 at 12:55 am ET on Friday the 31st, followed by the F1 show on ESPN3 at 3:00am ET, and FP3 at 9:25 pm ET, also on ESPN2.
For qualifying on April 1st, the games commence at 12:55pm ET on ESPN, with Ted’s qualifying notebook beginning at 2:30am ET on ESPN3. The Grand Prix Sunday will air at 11:30pm ET on ESPN2, with the race kicking off at 12:55 am ET on ESPN. Meanwhile, the Checkered Flag is scheduled for 3:00am ET, Ted’s Notebook at 4:00am ET, and a Race Replay starting at 9:30am ET and 9:00pm ET on ESPN2.
In the United States, subscribers can access F1 TV to stream the race on the device of their choosing or via ESPN’s digital platform with subscriptions. It is important to note that all sessions will be streamed on the ESPN app and will be made available on demand.
For viewers in the United States who are keen on watching the 2023 F1 season on TV, here are all the race dates, start times, and channels in the calendar. The Bahrain GP is scheduled for March 5 with a start time of 10:00am ET and will be available on ESPN, while the next race in the calendar, the Saudi Arabian GP, has a start time of 1:00pm ET on March 19 and will also be shown on ESPN. The Australian GP will be broadcasted at 1:00am ET on April 2 on ESPN, followed by the Azerbaijan GP on April 30 at 7:00am ET. The Miami GP will be shown on ABC with a start time of 3:30pm ET on May 7.
The Emilia Romagna GP is slated for May 21 with a start time of 9:00am ET on ESPN2, and the Monaco GP begins at the same time and channel on May 28. June 4th will show the Spanish GP at 9:00am ET on ESPN, while the Canadian GP will air at 2:00pm ET on ABC on June 18th. The Austrian GP will kick off at 9:00am ET on July 2 on ESPN, and the British GP on July 9 will air on ESPN2. The Hungarian GP will begin at 9:00am ET on July 23 on ESPN, followed by the Belgian GP on July 30. On August 27, the Dutch GP will air at 9:00am ET on ESPN, closely followed by the Italian GP on September 3.
The Singapore GP is scheduled for September 17 at 8:00am ET on ESPN. The Japanese GP is set to commence at 1:00am ET on September 24 on ESPN2. The Qatar GP follows on October 8 at 10:00am ET and will be displayed on ESPN2. The United States GP will air on ABC on October 22 at 3:00pm ET, whilst the Mexican GP follows on October 29 with a start time of 4:00pm ET on ABC. Finally, the Brazilian GP is scheduled for November 5 at 12:00pm ET on ESPN2, followed by the Las Vegas GP at 1:00am onwards on November 19 on ESPN. The final Grand Prix of the season, the Abu Dhabi GP, is set to begin on November 26 at 8:00am ET on ESPN.