British GP Schedule 2022: 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 Practice13:00 - 14:00
Second Practice16:00 - 17:00
SaturdayQualifying 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 11:05am-11:25am on Saturday.

pitstop practice schedule

Pitlane Walk

Paddock Club ticket holders, this is your chance to snoop around the world’s most expensive garages with a salivating up-close look at some glorious F1 tech.

Pit lane walks at the British GP are scheduled for 20 minute slots at 11:30am, 2.10pm and 8.20pm on Friday; 10:50am, 2:05pm and 7pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday.

pitlane walk time

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 1:00pm-1:30pm on Sunday.

f1 track parade time

British GP Schedule 2022: 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 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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W Series

W Series is an all female racing series that aims to popularise motorsports for women and girls. By doing so it hopes to provide a launchpad for higher tiers of motorsport including ultimately, F1. The emphasis is on driver skill and so all cars use an identical chassis and engine which are comparable to Formula 3 cars.

Actions gets underway on Friday with practice and qualifying. The 30 minute race takes place on Saturday afternoon.

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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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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.

The Red Arrows will take to the skies at 14:15 on Sunday.

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Silverstone F1 Concert

The post race concert at Silverstone has expanded to become more of a four day 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.

As well as nightly support acts, this year’s headliners are Example (Thursday), Sigala (Friday), Bastille (Saturday) and Mabel (Sunday)

Concerts take place at 9pm Thursday to Saturday and at 7:30pm on Sunday.

silverstone f1 concert
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Silverstone Gate Opening & Closing Times

Thursday11:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 20:30

Full Timetable for the British Grand Prix Weekend

W SeriesPractice Session08:40 - 09:10
Formula 1Press Conference / Media Activity09:30 - 11:30
FIA Formula 3Practice Session09:35 - 10:20
FIA Formula 2Practice Session10:45 - 11:30
Formula 1F1 Car Presentation11:30 - 12:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk11:30 - 12:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour11:40 - 12:10
Historic CarsBest of British - Historic F1 Cars12:10 - 12:25
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk14:10 - 14:40
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps14:10 - 14:40
FIA Formula 3Qualifying Session14:55 - 15:25
Formula 1Press Conference16:00 - 17:00
FIA Formula 2Qualifying Session17:30 - 18:00
W SeriesQualifying Session18:25 - 18:55
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupPractice Session19:20 - 20:05
FIA Formula 2Press Conference19:30 - 20:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour20:20 - 20:50
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk20:20 - 20:50
Formula 1Teams' Press Conference09:30 - 10:30
FIA Formula 3First Race (18 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)09:55 - 10:40
Historic CarsBest of British - Historic F1 Cars10:50 - 11:05
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk10:50 - 11:35
FIA Formula 3Press Conference11:00 - 11:30
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice11:05 - 11:25
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps11:10 - 11:30
W SeriesRace (30 Mins +1 Lap)13:25 - 14:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk14:05 - 14:35
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour14:05 - 14:35
Formula 1Press Conference16:00 - 17:00
FIA Formula 2Sprint Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)17:00 - 17:50
FIA Formula 2Press Conference18:10 - 18:40
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupQualifying Session18:15 - 18:45
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour19:00 - 19:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk19:00 - 19:30
F1 ExperiencesF1 Experiences Champions Club Grid Walk & Trophy Photo19:30 - 20:30
FIA Formula 3Feature Race (22 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)08:35 - 09:25
FIA Formula 2Feature Race (29 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)10:05 - 11:10
Historic CarsBest of British - Historic F1 Cars11:20 - 11:35
FIA Formula 2Press Conference11:30 - 12:00
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupRace (14 Laps or 30 Mins)12:05 - 12:40
Sebastian Vettel - Historic LapTrack12:45 - 12:55
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:55 - 13:25
Formula 1Drivers' Parade13:00 - 13:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk13:00 - 14:00
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps13:35 - 13:55
Formula 1National Anthem14:44 - 14:46
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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