The Austrian Grand prix is sandwiched into the 2018 Formula 1 calendar in the middle of a triple-header with the French Grand Prix just before and the British Grand Prix a week after. The track used to be known as the A1-Ring but after a failed rebuild, it was bought by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz and renamed the Red Bull Ring.
As such, it is the team’s home race and will see a whole area of the paddock dedicated to one of its drivers: the Max Verstappen Village is expected to play host to around 5,000 fans of the Dutchman, all dressed in bright orange. So here’s everything you need to know about the race weekend in Austria.
Austrian Grand Prix schedule and practice times
(all times BST)
Friday June 29, first free practice session, 10am-11.30am
Friday June 29, second free practice session, 2pm-3.30pm
Saturday June 30, third free practice session, 11am-12pm
Saturday June 30, qualifying, 2pm
Sunday July 1, race, 2.10pm
Austrian Grand Prix TV channel
F1 coverage in the UK is split across Sky Sports and Channel 4 with every race live on Sky while the terrestrial channel are showing 10 races.
And both Sky and Channel 4 have live coverage of the Austrian Grand Prix available for viewers.
Austrian Grand Prix TV schedule
Friday June 29: FP1 9.55am-11.35am, FP2 1.55pm-4pm
Saturday June 30: FP3 10.55am-12.25pm, qualifying 12.55pm-3.45pm
Sunday July 1: Austrian Grand Prix 1.40pm-4.30pm
Friday June 29: FP1 (Sky Sports F1 9.45am-11.55am), FP2 (F1 1.45pm-3.50pm)
Saturday June 30: FP3 (F1 10.45am-12.15pm), qualifying (F1 1.55pm-3.40pm)
Sunday July 1: Austrian Grand Prix (Main Event 12.30pm-4.30pm; F1 12.30pm-5.10pm)
Austrian Grand Prix live stream
Sky subscribers can stream the action online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app. This means that all the F1 can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices. Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One. The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates. If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices. The Channel 4 website will also stream their coverage live.
Austrian Grand Prix odds (Betfair)
Winner: Lewis Hamilton evens, Sebastian Vettel 9/4, Max Verstappen 17/2, Daniel Ricciardo 17/2, Valtteri Bottas 13/2, Kimi Raikkonen 25/1, others 275/1.