F1 Austrian Grand Prix: Start Time, TV Channel, Live Stream and Latest Odds

The 2019 Formula One season is not even at the halfway stage, but there seems to be little doubt Lewis Hamilton will add a sixth world title to his collection.

The Briton triumphed in France last weekend, making it eight wins in eight races for Mercedes and taking his tally for the season to six.

Hamilton has won the last four races and tops the drivers' championship standings with a 36-point lead over teammate Valtteri Bottas, while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is a whopping 76 points behind him.

Mercedes will be expected to extend its dominance this weekend the Austrian Grand Prix, a track they have won four times in a row after the race returned to the Formula One calendar in 2014—Red Bull claimed first last season.

Hamilton's win in France reignited calls to make the sport more competitive and entertaining, particularly after the Briton warned Mercedes will only grow stronger as the season progresses.

"I can't believe it has been as good a season already to start with as it has," Hamilton was quoted as saying by the BBC. "Particularly as I felt I really struggled in the first few races trying to get on top of the car.

"The races have been strong but in qualifying and practice I have been really struggling to put my finger on where the performance was and how to extract it. But I'm getting there."

After a promising performance in Canada when Vettel, was denied victory by a five-second penalty, Ferrari was again off the pace in France and looks up against it heading to Austria.

Vettel's teammate Charles Leclerc, however, remains optimistic.

"Austria is one of my favorite tracks," he said. "And for the car it maybe fits a bit better compared to Paul Ricard [the venue of the French Grand Prix]. I am pretty sure we can have a positive weekend there."

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Sunday.

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Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 23 in Le Castellet, France. Dan Istitene/Getty

Where and when is the French Grand Prix?

The Red Bull Ring hosts the ninth round of the 2019 World Championship and the race is scheduled to get underway at 3:10 p.m. local time (9:10 a.m. ET).

Located in Spielberg, on the picturesque Styrian mountains, the track was a staple of the Formula One calendar from its debut in 1970 until 1987, when it was refurbished and modernized.

After a 10-year hiatus the track hosted the Austrian Grand Prix from 1997 until 2011, when it again underwent extensive work to make it compliant with the requirements of modern Formula One.

Since its second return to the calendar, the Red Bull Ring has been a happy hunting ground for Mercedes, who has won the race in four of the last five years.

TV channel

The Austrian Grand Prix will be broadcast live by ESPN2. Coverage of race day begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, with the race scheduled to get underway just over 30 minutes later.

The race will re-air at 7 p.m. on Sunday on ESPNEWS and at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.

Live stream

The race will also be available on ESPN+ and via WatchESPN.com, while Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue will all offer a live stream.


Bookmakers are backing Mercedes to extend its domination into the ninth round of the season. According to Oddschecker, Lewis Hamilton is a 4/6 favorite to win on Sunday, while his teammate Valtteri Bottas is second-favorite at 3/1.

Sebastian Vettel is 5/1 to bring Ferrari its first race win of the season, while his teammate Charles Leclerc is a 6/1 shot.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen, last year's winner, is a 20/1 outsider.