F1 Austria 2023 qualifying on Friday: Schedules and watch live

After the Canadian Grand Prix, the Formula 1 circus crossed the Atlantic again to resume the European part of the season. This happens with the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. The circuit in the Styrian Mountains has been in a good mood for Max Verstappen for years, although he didn’t win the Grand Prix last year. He did, however, win the sprint race, which is also on the program in Spielberg this year. Due to this second sprint race of the 2023 F1 season, the schedule is in a mess. For example, qualifying will take place on Friday afternoon, after just one hour of training. The result determines the starting grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix, while the grid for Saturday’s sprint race will be drawn up after the special qualifying session on Saturday morning. It also means that the short run is completely separate from the Sunday meeting.

F1 Austria: What time does qualifying start?

  • Date: Friday, June 30, 2023
  • Start time: 5pm

Qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring will take place on Friday, June 30, 2023. The sprint race format therefore ensures that this session already takes place on Friday. Qualifying for the Grand Prix on Sunday starts at 5pm and consists of three segments as usual. Around 18:00 it will become clear who can start from pole position on Sunday afternoon.

Formula 1 timetable: Austrian GP timetable

Date Session Time
Friday, June 30th first free practice 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Friday, June 30th Qualification 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday July 1st quick firefight 12:00 – 12:44
Saturday July 1st speed race 4:30pm – 5pm
Sunday, July 2nd Austrian Grand Prix 15:00

Watch F1 qualifying live

through the game

  • Start of broadcast: 4:45 pm
  • End of broadcast: 6:05 pm

Qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix will be streamed live on Viaplay as usual. The session’s short preview begins at 4:45 pm, in which host Amber Brantsen and analysts Tom Coronel, Giedo van der Garde and Ernest Knoors await the next action. The main themes of the F1 paddock and expectations for qualifying are discussed. At 4:55 pm, the live report is switched, with Nelson Valkenburg and Melroy Heemskerk commenting on the footage. Pit reporter Chiel van Koldenhoven provides the latest news from the pit lane. Between segments, the studio is switched for a brief analysis. Immediately after the qualification, the Shakedown program immediately begins, in which there is an extensive review of the qualification and the protagonists appear in front of the camera.

How much does Viaplay cost?

Viaplay owns the rights to broadcast Formula 1 in 2023. For €15.99 a month you can follow all the action live and on demand, while the subscription can be canceled monthly. You also have access to extra features to better follow F1, such as live timing, driver tracker and Max Verstappen’s onboard channel. The streaming service also offers several documentaries about Verstappen and Nyck de Vries, as well as many other sports, series and films. Until June 30, it is also possible to subscribe for 12 months for 99 euros.

Viaplay is a streaming service and therefore does not have a fixed channel with TV operators. Ziggo, T-Mobile and KPN customers can subscribe to a special subscription with their provider to follow live Formula 1 action. This TV package also costs EUR 15.99 per month.


  • Early start: 4:30 pm
  • End of broadcast: 6:30 pm

The alternative to follow Formula 1 action in 2023 is F1TV Pro, the official streaming service of the real class. All training sessions, qualifications, sprint races and Grands Prix can be viewed live and on demand here. For qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix, F1TV Pro will broadcast a preview of the session from 4.30pm. In it, international experts on site anticipate the next session and discuss the most important topics in the paddock. Live coverage of qualifying in Spielberg then begins at 4.55pm, where subscribers can decide for themselves which language they wish to hear commentary in: Dutch via Viaplay, English, German, French, Spanish or Portuguese. Also, you get access to extra features like live weather, driver tracker and integrated channels of all drivers. Afterwards, the following review with key players takes a look back at qualifying.

How much does F1TV Pro cost?

F1TV Pro has two types of subscription: an annual subscription that costs 64.99 euros per year and a cancelable monthly variant that costs 7.99 euros per month. Either way, you can watch all the action from the 2023 F1 season live and on demand. Documentaries can also be seen and all Formula 2, Formula 3 and Porsche Supercup sessions can be followed live.

Watch Formula 1 with Ziggo

  • summary qualification
  • Start of broadcast: 6:30 pm
  • End of broadcast: 7:15 pm
  • Transmitter: channel 14 and Ziggo Sport Totalal Select

In 2023 Ziggo will only broadcast summaries of Formula 1 action. Highlights of qualifying in Spielberg can be seen on Friday night from 6.30pm on public channel 14. the Select channel to watch the summary with commentary by Olav Mol.

F1 Austria: What time will Formula 1 be on TV?

In the table below you will find all the broadcast times of Formula 1 providers on television. Viaplay and F1TV broadcast the qualification live, Ziggo comes with a summary.

Where What Time Average
through the game live report 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm Transmission: Via Play
F1TV live report 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Transmission: F1TV Pro
Ziggo Resume 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm TV: Ziggo channel 14 or Select