Formula One Australian Grand Prix: Start time, TV, streaming, grid, schedule for 2023 race
The 2023 Formula One season continues in Melbourne, Australia.
Sunday's Australian Grand Prix marks the third of 23 races in what will be the longest F1 season in history. Which driver will come out on top?
Two-time defending world champion Max Verstappen leads the F1 standings. Red Bull teammate Sergio Pérez trails by just one point after winning his first race of the season in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso sits third, followed by Ferrari's Carlos Sainz and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton.
Alonso, who won world titles in 2005 and 2006, earned his 100th career podium finish with a third-place result in Saudi Arabia. The Spaniard will turn 42 years old in July.
There are plenty of storylines to follow heading into the second race of the season. Will Verstappen continue his run of dominance? Can Hamilton and Mercedes get back to their winning ways? How will rookie driver Logan Sargeant, the only American on the grid, perform in his first F1 season?
HOW MUCH DO F1 DRIVERS MAKE?: Here are the salaries (and schedule) for the 2023 F1 season
OPINION: Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton understands we must fight anti-Blackness
Here is all the information you need to get ready for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix:
When is the F1 race in Australia?
The 2023 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix is Sunday at 1 a.m. ET (3 p.m. local) at Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, Australia.
What TV channel are the F1 Australia race, qualifying and practice on?
ESPN will broadcast the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. Qualifying, as well as the three free-practice sessions, will be shown on the ESPN family of networks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday — with start times (and calendar days) varying depending on your local time zone.
NEWSLETTER: Sign up to get sports news and features delivered daily
Will there be a live stream of the F1 race in Australia?
The 2023 Australian Grand Prix can be live-streamed via ESPN.com, the ESPN app or through services such as ESPN+, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling and YouTube TV. Track sessions can also be streamed on-demand via F1 TV.
Who holds the lap record at the F1 Australian Grand Prix?
Charles Leclerc of Monaco holds the lap record at Albert Park Circuit, completing a 3.3-mile lap in 1:20.260 during the 2022 season with Ferrari.
Who won the F1 race in Australia last year?
Leclerc won the 2022 Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari last season. Leclerc won the race from pole position and finished with the fastest lap. Red Bull's Sergio Pérez finished second, and George Russell earned his second career podium finish with a third-place result for Mercedes.
What is the starting grid for the 2023 F1 Australian Grand Prix?
Max Verstappen earned his first Australian Grand Prix pole position after qualifying was completed on Saturday. It is the first time Red Bull will start in first place since 2013 with Sebastian Vettel. Verstappen's teammate, Sergio Pérez, who is coming off a win at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, will start at the back of the grid after a lockup in Q1 sent him swerving off the track and ending his day in the gravel.
American driver Logan Sargeant will start P18 after struggling to stay on track. His Williams teammate, Alex Albon, will start P8 after reaching Q3 for the first time this season.
Here is the starting grid for the Australian Grand Prix (Car number in parentheses):
1. (1) Max Verstappen, Red Bull
2. (63) George Russell, Mercedes
3. (44) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
4. (14) Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin
5. (55) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
6. (18) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
7. (16) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
8. (23) Alex Albon, Williams
9. (10) Pierre Gasly, Alpine
10. (27) Nico Hulkenberg, Haas
11. (31) Esteban Ocon, Alpine
12. (22) Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri
13. (4) Lando Norris, McLaren
14. (20) Kevin Magnussen, Haas
15. (21) Nyck De Vries, AlphaTauri
16. (81) Oscar Piastri, McLaren
17. (24) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo
18. (2) Logan Sargeant, Williams
19. (77) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
20. (11) Sergio Pérez, Red Bull
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: F1 Australian Grand Prix 2023: Start time, TV, live stream, grid