Baku City Circuit
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.
|Friday||First Practice||13:30 - 14:30|
|Qualifying||17:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday||Sprint Shootout||12:30 - 13:14|
|Sprint (17 Laps or 60 Mins)||17:30 - 18:00|
|Sunday||Grand 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.
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.
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.
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.
|FRIDAY 28th APRIL||Local time|
|FIA Formula 2||Practice Session||11:05 - 11:50|
|Formula 1||F1 Car Presentation||12:00 - 13:00|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||12:00 - 13:00|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||12:00 - 13:00|
|FORMULA 1||FIRST PRACTICE SESSION||13:30 - 14:30|
|FIA Formula 2||Qualifying Session||15:00 - 15:30|
|Formula 1||Teams' Press Conference||15:00 - 16:00|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||15:40 - 16:35|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||15:40 - 16:35|
|FIA Formula 2||Press Conference||16:15 - 16:45|
|FORMULA 1||QUALIFYING||17:00 - 18:00|
|SATURDAY 29th APRIL|
|Formula 1||Team Pit Stop Practice||09:45 - 10:15|
|FORMULA 1||SPRINT SHOOTOUT||12:30 - 13:14|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||13:30 - 14:00|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||13:30 - 14:20|
|FIA Formula 2||Sprint Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)||15:00 - 15:50|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||16:00 - 16:30|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||16:00 - 16:40|
|FIA Formula 2||Press Conference||16:10 - 16:40|
|FORMULA 1||SPRINT (17 Laps or 60 Mins)||17:30 - 18:00|
|Formula 1||Sprint Victory Ceremony||18:00 - 18:30|
|Formula 1||Press Conference||18:00 - 19:00|
|SUNDAY 30th APRIL|
|FIA Formula 2||Feature Race (29 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)||11:25 - 12:30|
|Promoter Activity||Classic Car Parade||12:45 - 13:15|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||12:45 - 13:15|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||12:45 - 13:45|
|Formula 1||Drivers' Presentation||12:50 - 13:20|
|Promoter Activity||Opening Ceremony||13:20 - 13:40|
|FIA Formula 2||Press Conference||13:20 - 13:50|
|Formula 1||National Anthem||14:46 - 14:48|
|FORMULA 1||GRAND 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.
I’m Danny, an incurable Formula 1 fan for over 30 years and founder of The F1 Spectator. My aim is to inform and inspire, arming you with helpful tips and advice for your next F1 trip.