The Formula 1 Circus returns to Europe with the Austrian GP as Red Bull will be at home in Spielberg; Watch all sessions live on Sky Sports F1 – with Qualifiers on Friday at 4pm, Sprint on Saturday at 3:30pm, lights out for Sunday’s Grand Prix at 2pm.
Last Updated: 06/23/23 7:51pm
Formula 1’s second Sprint weekend comes as the Austrian Grand Prix marks F1’s return to Europe, following a trip to Montreal, where Red Bull recorded their 100th win.
Max Verstappen led from start to finish to take his sixth win of the season and extend his lead in the drivers’ championship to 69 points over Sergio Pérez.
Perez can only recover in sixth place after a disappointing qualifying round and will need to start moving into his title-short run to have a chance at winning the title.
Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton had a long, tense battle for second place in Montreal, with the Aston Martin driver taking the lead.
Behind their former teammates, Ferrari has shown excellent racing speed and will be buoyed by Charles Leclerc’s victory 12 months ago at Spielberg, their last in F1.
Austria will host a second Sprint over the weekend, so Qualifying for the Grand Prix will take place on Friday, with Sprint and Sprint penalty shootouts on Saturday, ahead of the Austrian GP on Sunday from 2pm.
Every session from the Red Bull Ring is streamed live on Sky Sports F1, with news of F2 and F3 events also taking place throughout the weekend.
Qualifiers begin at 4pm on Friday, with cumulative time from 3:30pm.
Sprint Shootout begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, with cumulative times from 10:30 a.m.
The Sprint Race starts at 3:30pm on Saturday, with accumulative time from 2:30pm
Preparations for Sunday’s Grand Prix begin at 12:30 p.m. before the lights go out at 2 p.m.
Top 10 champion riders after eight rounds
|1) Max Verstappen||Red Bull||195|
|2) Sergio Perez||Red Bull||126|
|3) Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||117|
|4) Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||102|
|5) Carlos Sainz||Ferrari||68|
|6) George Russell||Mercedes||65|
|7) Charles Leclerc||Ferrari||54|
|8) Strolling Lance||Aston Martin||37|
|9) Esteban Ocon||high mountain||29|
|10) Pierre Gasly||high mountain||15|
Top 5 Creators Championship after 8 rounds
|1) Red cow||321|
|3) Aston Martin||154|
|5) High mountains||44|
Sky Sports F1 live Austrian GP schedule
Thursday, June 29
2pm: Drivers press conference
Friday, June 30
8:50 am: Practice F3
10am: Practice F2
12:00: Practice Austrian GP (session starts at 12:30)
13h55: F3 Qualifier
14h50: F2 Qualifier
3:30pm: Building Austrian GP Qualifiers
4pm: Austrian GP Qualifier
6 p.m.: Ted .’s Eligibility Notebook
Saturday 1st July
8:55 am: Sprint F3
10:30 am: Austria GP sprint shootout build
11am: Austrian GP sprint shootout
12:40pm: F2 sprint
2:30pm: Building the Austrian GP Sprint
3:30pm: Austrian GP sprint
5 p.m.: Ted .’s Sprint Notebook
Sunday, July 2
7:20 am: F3 race
8:50 am: F2 race
12:30pm: Construction of Sunday Austrian Grand Prix GP
2pm: AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX
4pm: Checkered flags: Austrian GP response
5 p.m.: Ted .’s Notebook