During the unprecedented times of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, sporting events ground to a halt. That includes the Formula 1 season. Instead of the normal season, Formula One has elected to go with 8 races on 6 tracks. They may add more depending on the status of the outbreak as the months go on.
The Styrian Grand Prix is the second race of the back to back races scheduled at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. It will take place on Sunday, July 12th. This is the first year that a track has been scheduled for back to back races in the same season since Japan hosted the Pacific and Japanese Grands Prix in 1995. If you are in a country that does not have access or you want to watch coverage from a specific country, connecting to a VPN is essential. That way, you can unblock geo-restrictions to stream the Styrian Grand Prix live.
How to Watch the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix from Anywhere
While there are several networks that will show coverage of the Styrian Grand Prix. We will use Sky Sports in our guide to show you how to unblock restrictions.
- Sign up for ExpressVPN (includes a 30-day risk-free money-back guarantee)
- Download and install the ExpressVPN app on your device.
- You can select between Windows, macOS, iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. They also have a custom app for Amazon Fire TV devices.
- Connect to a VPN server in the UK so you can get coverage.
- Now, go to Sky Sports and log in with your credentials.
- Enjoy the live streaming access of the Styrian Grand Prix.
History of the Styrian Grand Prix
This is the inaugural race of the Styrian Grand Prix. It was created by the FIA (the organization that governs Formula One) to accommodate the abbreviated 8 race season. It is named for the Austrian state of Styria where the race track is located. While the officials changed the name to help avoid confusion, it is likely that many will refer to the race as Austria Grand Prix II. Even though back to back races on the same track is not unique, this marks the first time in the sport’s history that the same venue and circuit layout will host back-to-back World Championship races.
Coverage for this race begins @ 9:10 am EST on ESPN in the US. Again, for UK coverage, you will need to use Sky Sports. To be able to watch the race online, you will need to have a cable/satellite/pay-TV subscription, but you can gain access by using an external service like Sling TV. Of course, you would need to connect to a VPN in the US to sign up or gain access to that service. If you do have a pay-tv subscription and you are traveling, connecting to a good VPN service is essential. Otherwise, you will be geo-blocked. You won’t want to miss a moment of this abbreviated season or see who comes out on top.
Channel Guide for the Race
Let’s take a look at Internet channels streaming races this season:
|Croatia||MAXtv To Go||Yes||Croatian|
|Japan||Fuji TV Next||Yes||Japanese|
|Spain||Antena 3 / Esport 3||Yes||Spanish|
|United Kingdom||Channel 4 (replays)||No||English|
|United States||ESPN Play||Yes||English|
If you already have access to one of the apps of the sports channels we mentioned above, you have an easy path as long as you connect to a VPN if you are outside the region on race day. While all of the options above require a subscription, you do not need to have a pay-tv account for all of them. Depending on where you are, you can look at our suggestions for the best decision.
As more time passes, we continue to learn about the art of streaming live events. The key is gaining access to the right channel or service. Once you find the best option, you can use a VPN to get around any geographic restrictions. Streaming services are launching at a record pace. Since Sling TV has added a sports package, you can gain access to popular sports channels including ESPN, BeIN Sports, and Univision Deportes. If you haven’t tried it yet then you can sign up for a 7-day free trial. NOW TV will give you access to Sky Sports.
Enjoy all the excitement during the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix and see if Lewis Hamilton can be a dominant force on the course. Keep an eye out for the different paint schemes of the Mercedes cars this season. Please feel free to share this post with your friends so they can take advantage and enjoy the race from anywhere in the world with a VPN.