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Australian GP 2023: When to watch Melbourne race live on Sky Sports F1

Formula 1's biggest-ever season heads to Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix with all to play for; watch round three of the season at Albert Park live on Sky Sports F1, with Sunday's race at 6am and build-up from 4.30am

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Karun Chandhok shares his most memorable moments and looks ahead to a big weekend for Oscar Piastri at his first ever Australian Grand Prix.

Formula 1 is heading Down Under to Albert Park for the Australian Grand Prix, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen aiming to hold off the resurgent Mercedes of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.

Red Bull are in the early ascendancy with Perez and Verstappen holding a win apiece heading into round three of the 23-race campaign, every session of which is live on Sky Sports F1.

Verstappen leads by virtue of a fastest-lap bonus point in Saudi Arabia, but his team-mate Perez will be gunning for his title as Fernando Alonso and Aston Martin follow closely, hoping to turn two podium finishes into more.

But after a horrible Saturday, which saw him crash out of qualifying, Sergio Perez with be hoping for a comeback drive to keep his early title charge alive.

Mercedes appear to be best of the rest with the Aston Martins and Ferraris breathing down their necks for the poddium places.

McLaren will hope that support for their rookie Oscar Piastri can give them the boost they need to get off the bottom of the Constructors' Championship after a pointless two races.

All eyes will be on Piastri as the Melbourne-born talent races at home for the first time since replacing fellow Aussie Daniel Ricciardo.

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Look back at some of the most dramatic moments to have taken place around the Albert Park Circuit

Sky Sports F1's live Australian GP schedule

12:05am: F3 Feature Race
2:35am: F2 Feature Race
4:30am: Grand Prix Sunday - Australian GP Build-up
8am: Chequered flag: Australian GP Reaction
9am: Ted's Notebook

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Red Bull driver Sergio Perez questions the messages to go slower than his team-mate Max Verstappen during the final laps at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

New for 2023: Ride onboard with any driver

Sky Sports F1 viewers can experience live races from inside the car of their favourite driver thanks to a stunning new innovation for the 2023 season.

Sky customers with a Sky Sports F1 subscription just need to download the Sky Sports App and log in to ride with Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc or any driver of their choice.

In addition to the 20 driver onboard streams, viewers will also be able to experience the Sky Sports 'Battle Channel', a split-screen offering focusing on a battle between up to three cars.

Ted Kravitz has been looking ahead to the Australian GP and what storylines we can expect from the third GP of the season. Listen to the Sky Sports F1 Podcast on Spotify.

If you prefer to jump onboard through your TV screen, the service will also be available through Sky Q and Sky Glass.

This is in addition to the Race Control streams that have been available in previous seasons, including multi-screen, timing screen, driver tracker and onboard mix.

Formula 1 is back Down Under! Watch the Australian Grand Prix live on Sky Sports F1 this weekend, with Sunday's race live at 6am. Get Sky Sports

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