F1 Sprint Race Schedule: When and How to Watch Formula 1 Sprint Race for Austrian Grand Prix?

Tanish Chachra
|Published 07/07/2022

F1 Sprint Race Schedule: When and How to watch the sprint race of the Australian Grand Prix this Saturday as drivers aim for more points.

The upcoming Austrian Grand Prix would be having a Sprint race, which will decide the grid positions for the main race. Moreover, it would also give points to the top 8 drivers (previously it was the top three drivers).

This will be the second sprint race of the season, before this, it happened in Imola, and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen dominated it. It followed by his race win, and the Dutchman had a perfect weekend, as he bagged the pole, the sprint race win and the main race win.

He is the first driver in the history of F1 to get all the results in a single Grand Prix in this format. The mammoth points haul allowed him to considerably catch up then title leader Charles Leclerc.

Therefore, with good rewards in sight, the 100km race will be fun at the Red Bull ring. The start grid positions for the compressed race would be decided on Friday’s qualifying.

The sprint races are prone to be more dynamic and unpredictable. As the teams are vying like a normal race, instead of driving the car at their top speeds in clean air, there are more chances of errors.

Thus, a crash by a top team can trickle them down to an unfavourable position. Moreover, the crashes can also give damage to the team, and make a hole in their budget, which could have been used for further developments.

Moreover, if an engine is damaged, it will surely affect their pool. Anyway, with the Red Bull ring good for qualifying for their long straights, the sprint race is expected to be incredible, at least in the midfield.

Also read: What is the sprint race in F1 for: How many laps are in a sprint F1 race?

F1 Sprint Race Schedule: When and where to watch the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix Sprint Race?

UK BROADCAST SCHEDULE (BST)

SaturdaySprintSky Sports F114:30

USA BROADCAST SCHEDULE (ET)

SaturdaySprintESPN10:30

AUSTRALIAN BROADCAST SCHEDULE (AEST)

SundaySprintFox Sports00:25

Also read: Austrian Grand Prix Live Stream, Telecast 2022 and F1 schedule- When and where to watch the race at Red Bull Ring?


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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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