British GP Schedule 2024: Formula 1

Track Schedule

F1 track action starts on Friday at Silverstone with two, 1-hour free practice sessions (FP1 & FP2) for teams to find the perfect setup.

Free practice 3 (FP3) takes place on Saturday afternoon, building up to qualifying; a 3-part session where lap times decide starting positions for the Grand Prix on Sunday.

f1 track schedule
FridayFirst Practice12:30 - 13:30
Second Practice16:00 - 17:00
SaturdayThird Practice11:30 - 12:30
Qualifying 15:00 - 16:00
SundayGrand Prix (52 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 British GP is from 10:30 – 10:50 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 British GP is from 13:00 – 13:30 on Sunday.

f1 track parade time

Support Races & On-Track Entertainment

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 in on Sunday.

f2 schedule
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Formula 3

Formula 3 is an important step on the road to success in single-seater motor racing. Drivers who do well here usually go on to compete in F2 and sometimes even make the leap to F1.

The F3 schedule starts with a 45-minute practice session on Friday morning followed by a qualifying session for the first race later that day. The first race takes place on Saturday morning and the second and final race takes place on Sunday morning.

formula 3 schedule
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Porsche Supercup

The long-term support act for F1, Porche Supercup is a one-make racing series that accompanies most of the European F1 races and some of the long hauls too.

The schedule sees a 45-minute practice session on Friday, a 30-minute qualifying session on Saturday and a 30-minute race on Sunday.

porsche supercup
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Historic F1 Car Demonstration

Don’t miss seeing some legendary F1 cars in action during the race weekend. The historic demonstration features a variety of classic F1 cars, showcasing the rich heritage of the sport. It’s a rare treat to see these vintage machines, once driven by the greatest names in F1, out of the museums and back on the track.

Each day there are 15 minutes allotted for historic car demonstrations.

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Pirelli Hot Laps

Pirelli Hot Laps are a chance for some lucky fans to experience the thrill of being driven around the F1 circuit in a supercar. The supercars used for these exhilarating rides include the likes of Aston Martin, McLaren, and Mercedes.

Each day of the event includes a scheduled 20 – 30 minutes of Pirelli Hot Laps

hot laps f1 schedule

Off-Track Entertainment at Silverstone

Red Arrows Air Display

If there’s one thing more traditional than the traffic congestion at the British Grand Prix it’s the Red Arrows. The acrobatic display team of the RAF has been an off-track entertainment staple since 1965, wowing the crowds with precision, close formation flying and blue, white and red smoke trails to boot.

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Silverstone F1 Concert

The post race concert at Silverstone has expanded to become more of a weekend music festival, with well-known acts taking to the stage each day.

It’s always a good chance to kick back and mingle with your fellow F1 fans and, if you’re driving, avoid the worst of the post Grand Prix traffic.

The shows take place at the Main Stage near the Wellington Straight and are free to attend with your one day or weekend ticket.

silverstone f1 concert
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Full Timetable for the British Grand Prix Weekend

FRIDAY 5th JULY Local time
FIA Formula 3Practice Session08:40 - 09:25
FIA Formula 2Practice Session10:00 - 10:45
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour10:55 - 11:25
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk10:55 - 12:00
FIAF1 Car Presentation11:00 - 12:00
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps11:25 - 12:00
Historic CarsHistoric F1 Car Demonstration13:40 - 13:55
FIA Formula 3Qualifying Session14:10 - 14:40
Formula 1Teams' Press Conference14:30 - 15:30
FIA Formula 2Qualifying Session15:05 - 15:35
FIA Formula 3Press Conference17:05 - 17:35
FIA Formula 2Press Conference17:40 - 18:10
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupPractice Session17:40 - 18:25
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour18:40 - 19:40
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk18:40 - 19:40
FIA Formula 3Sprint Race (18 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)09:20 - 10:05
Historic CarsHistoric F1 Car Demonstration10:15 - 10:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk10:15 - 11:00
FIA Formula 3Press Conference10:25 - 10:55
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice10:30 - 10:50
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps10:35 - 11:00
Air DisplayBattle of Britain Memorial Flypast11:20 - 11:30
FIA Formula 2Sprint Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)13:15 - 14:05
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour14:10 - 14:40
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk14:10 - 14:40
FIA Formula 2Press Conference14:25 - 14:55
Formula 1Press Conference16:00 - 17:00
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupQualifying Session16:45 - 17:15
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour17:30 - 18:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk17:30 - 18:30
F1 ExperiencesF1 Experiences Champions Club Grid Walk & Trophy Photo18:30 - 19:30
FIA Formula 3Feature Race (22 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)08:20 - 09:10
FIA Formula 2Feature Race (29 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)09:55 - 11:00
Historic CarsHistoric F1 Car Demonstration11:10 - 11:25
FIA Formula 2Press Conference11:20 - 11:50
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupRace (14 Laps or 30 Mins)11:55 - 12:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:55 - 13:25
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:55 - 13:55
Formula 1Drivers' Parade13:00 - 13:30
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps13:25 - 13:50
Air DisplayRed Arrows Air Display14:15 - 14:37
Formula 1National Anthem14:46 - 14:48
Air DisplayRed Arrows Fly Past14:46 - 14:48
FORMULA 1GRAND PRIX (52 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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