Formula 1 Racing 2023: How to Watch and Livestream the Saudi Arabian GP Today

Formula 1 Racing 2023: How to Watch and Livestream the Saudi Arabian GP Today.

Formula 1 Racing 2023, the Saudi Arabian GP

It’s a brand-new season for F1 racing and superstar Max Verstappen is picking up right where he left off. After an unprecedented run to the 2022 F1 Drivers’ Championship, Verstappen claimed his first victory in the season’s opening race last week in Bahrain. Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez grabbed second place, while Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso took third. Lewis Hamilton took fifth place, right behind Carlos Sainz Jr. of Ferrari. 

The 2023 season features a record 23 races, with the brand-new Las Vegas Grand Prix entering the mix. The US will now host three F1 races this season for the first time: in Austin, Miami and Vegas. The latter will be held at night on a newly created road course that will see F1 drivers roar around the Vegas Strip. 

In other changes, Daniel Ricciardo, a fan-favorite Australian racer, will not have a seat on the grid for the 2023 season. He was released from his contract at McLaren after a rough two years. This offseason, he signed on as a reserve driver for Red Bull — with whom he found success earlier in his career — in hopes of clawing back a full-time ride in 2024.

The entire race weekend, including practice sessions and qualifying, will be shown in the US on ESPN’s family of television networks. Those looking to follow all the drama will need access to ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPNews to catch every second of the action. 

No single provider has exclusive rights to the network, so there are plenty of ways to get ESPN and watch the races without cable. We’ve broken down everything you need to know in order to stream today’s race, and all the other F1 races this season. 

Both IndyCar and F1 are open-wheeled, single-seater racing formats. This means that the cars can only fit one person and have uncovered wheels that protrude from the body of the vehicle. Despite their basic similarities, F1 and IndyCar offer very different experiences. 

In F1, there are only 10 teams, with two drivers apiece for a total of 20 drivers. Most races must go for 305 km, which is about 190 miles. Each driver needs to use two different tires in the race, so a pit stop is mandatory, though cars are not allowed to refuel. Races average around two hours in length and are held at venues all over the world. 

Teams spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year developing their cars. All cars must have certain elements — for example, gearboxes must have eight gears plus a reverse and last for six consecutive races — but teams have leeway to tweak and change some parts of their car, including their engines, in the pursuit of speed. 

In contrast, the cars featured in IndyCar are more standardized. They all have the same aerodynamic kit and chassis and can only be powered by one of two engines — either a Honda or a Chevrolet. That said, teams are allowed to develop some of their own parts, like dampers and some of their suspensions. 

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