Spanish Grand Prix live stream: how to watch the 2022 F1 Practice free
AS IT HAPPENED: Follow all the action from first practice for the Spanish Grand Prix
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The 2022 Spanish Grand Prix gets underway live from the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend. Will anyone have the pace to join the Max Verstappen vs Charles Leclerc battle? The race is on Sky in the UK, on ESPN in the US and free-to-air on TV in a few other places. Away from home at the moment? Follow our guide below to watch a Spanish Grand Prix free live stream from abroad with the help of a VPN.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc set the pace in Second Practice, ahead of the Mercedes of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.Red Bull's Max Verstappen could only manage fifth fastest, 0.336 seconds off the pace. Final Practice is at 12pm on Saturday, before Qualifying at 3pm. Then it's lights out of the 2022 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix at 2pm on Sunday.
Last week, Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a well-earned victory over Ferrari driver and title rival Charles Leclerc. The Flying Dutchman goes into this weekend's Spanish GP just 19 points off Leclerc's lead in the driver's championship. Will he continue his march to the top in Barcelona?
The 2022 Spanish Grand Prix takes place over 66 laps of the 4.675-kilometre Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. With a mix of fast, sweeping corners and tight right-handers, tyre wear is sure to be an issue – especially with the weather in Barcelona predicted to hit a blistering 29°C.
After a week break, F1 returns to action back in Europe for the Spanish GP.
Charles Leclerc leads the F1 drivers’ standings by 19 points from Max Verstappen following the Dutch driver’s Miami GP victory last time out, as Ferrari heads the teams’ standings by just six points from Red Bull.
An extensive range of upgrades have been delivered by almost every F1 team, which could shake-up the pecking order as teams push on with the development of the new cars.
Opening practice for the Spanish GP gets underway at 1.00pm BST (2.00pm local time), followed by second practice which starts at 4.00pm BST (5.00pm local time).
Austrian fans can watch a free live stream of the Spanish Grand Prix (use a VPN to access the free stream if you're an Austrian overseas this week). We've listed all the ways to watch F1 in HD from your TV, tablet and mobile below.
Spanish Grand Prix free stream
Lucky enough to live in Luxembourg? You can get a free F1 live stream on RTL Zwee.
You'll need to use a VPN to access your local F1 stream while traveling abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
Austrians can watch every race live on ServusTV / ORF.
British motorsport fans can see highlights of every race on Channel 4, as well as a free live stream of the British Grand Prix on 3rd July 2022.
Watch Spanish Grand Prix live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2022 Spanish Grand Prix holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, helping you access local streams from where you are – and saving you money!
How to use a VPN for the Spanish Grand Prix
Using a VPN for watching the F1 while abroad is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Spanish Grand Prix, you may wish to choose 'Luxembourg' for RTL Zwee or 'Austria' for Servus.
3. Then head over to RTL Zwee or Servus on your browser or device and enjoy the free Spanish Grand Prix live stream.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.
Watch the Spanish Grand Prix in 4K
Sky has the UK television rights to show F1 until the end of 2024. To watch in 4K Ultra HD, you’ll need a Sky Q box or Sky Glass TV and a package with Ultra HD and Sky Sports F1.
More recently, Sky has confirmed that F1 will be broadcast in 4K HDR for the first time.
Check out today's best Sky TV deals if you want to watch F1 live and in 4K UHD.
Spanish Grand Prix live in the USA
ESPN will carry live coverage of every F1 race, including this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, to subscribing US fans. Practice sessions will be available on ESPN2, with qualifying and the race broadcast on the main ESPN channel.
The Spanish Prix is on Sunday, 22nd May 2022.
Don't have cable? Cord-cutters can switch to a top streaming service such as Sling Orange or FuboTV...
Spanish Grand Prix live stream in Spain
Carlos Sainz Jr Ferrari and Fernando Alonso at Alpine means 2022 is set to be a huge year for Spanish F1 fans.
DAZN has the rights to show Formula 1, including the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix, in Spain until the end of 2023. The streaming service will show the F1 World Championship on its exclusive DAZN F1 channel.