Azerbaijan GP Schedule 2023: Formula 1

Track Schedule

The Azerbaijan GP weekend follows F1’s Sprint format. F1 track action starts on Friday in Baku with a 1-hour free practice session (FP1) for teams to find the perfect setup. Qualifying takes place on Friday afternoon.

On Saturday, the Sprint Shootout sets the grid for the Sprint later that day. The Grand Prix is on Sunday. Starting positions are determined by the results of Friday’s qualifying session.

f1 track schedule
FridayFirst Practice13:30 - 14:30
Qualifying 17:00 - 18:00
SaturdaySprint Shootout12:30 - 13:14
Sprint (17 Laps or 60 Mins)17:30 - 18:00
SundayGrand Prix (51 laps or 120 minutes)*15:00 - 17:00

*An F1 race has a maximum time of 2 hours, but can run for up to 4 hours if there are red flags. Jump to full timetable.

Pit Stop Practice

Try not to blink if you have a view of the pits. This is where pit crews hone their skills for the 2-second tyre change.

Pit stop Practice at the Azerbaijan GP is from 9:45am – 10:15am on Saturday.

pitstop practice schedule

Track Parade

This is when the grandstands really start to fill up. 2 hours before lights out, drivers warm-up for the race by waving at fans and answering questions. Last chance photo op before the helmets go on.

The driver’s parade at the Azerbaijan GP is from 12:50pm – 1:20pm on Sunday.

f1 track parade time

Azerbaijan GP Schedule 2023: Support Races

Formula 2

A good chance to see the star drivers of the future. F2, the feeder series to F1 has seen many well-known names pass through its ranks. The single-seater cars have an identical chassis, engine and tyres which means it’s all about driver skill and the racing is close.

On Friday the F2 action starts with a 45-minute practice session in the morning and a 30-minute qualifying in the afternoon. The Sprint Race is on Saturday and the Feature Race on Sunday.

f2 schedule
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Full Timetable for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix Weekend

FRIDAY 28th APRIL Local time
FIA Formula 2Practice Session11:05 - 11:50
Formula 1F1 Car Presentation12:00 - 13:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:00 - 13:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:00 - 13:00
FIA Formula 2Qualifying Session15:00 - 15:30
Formula 1Teams' Press Conference15:00 - 16:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour15:40 - 16:35
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk15:40 - 16:35
FIA Formula 2Press Conference16:15 - 16:45
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice09:45 - 10:15
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour13:30 - 14:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk13:30 - 14:20
FIA Formula 2Sprint Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)15:00 - 15:50
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour16:00 - 16:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk16:00 - 16:40
FIA Formula 2Press Conference16:10 - 16:40
FORMULA 1SPRINT (17 Laps or 60 Mins)17:30 - 18:00
Formula 1Sprint Victory Ceremony18:00 - 18:30
Formula 1Press Conference18:00 - 19:00
FIA Formula 2Feature Race (29 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)11:25 - 12:30
Promoter ActivityClassic Car Parade12:45 - 13:15
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:45 - 13:15
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:45 - 13:45
Formula 1Drivers' Presentation12:50 - 13:20
Promoter ActivityOpening Ceremony13:20 - 13:40
FIA Formula 2Press Conference13:20 - 13:50
Formula 1National Anthem14:46 - 14:48
FORMULA 1GRAND PRIX (51 LAPS OR 120 MINS)15:00 - 17:00

All start times in this timetable and other schedules on this page are in the local timezone at the track. Times are subject to change.

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