Canadian GP Schedule 2023: Formula 1

Track Schedule

F1 track action starts on Friday at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 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 Practice13:30 - 14:30
Second Practice17:00 - 18:00
SaturdayThird Practice12:30 - 13:30
Qualifying 16:00 - 17:00
SundayGrand Prix (70 laps or 120 minutes)*14:00 - 16:00

*An F1 race has a maximum time of 2 hours, but can run for up to 3 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 Canadian GP is from 11:20 – 11:50 on Saturday morning.

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 Canadian GP is from 11:50 – 12:20 on Sunday afternoon.

f1 track parade time

Canadian GP Schedule 2023: Support Races


A North American entry level, open-wheel series that uses formula ford cars. After karting this is often the first step on the ladder to a career in Indycar.

The action starts with a 30 minute practice on Friday morning and qualifying for race one in the afternoon. Saturday sees two of the three races. The third race gets underway on Sunday.

f-1600 timetable
© Veilleux79 | Wikimedia

Ferrari Challenge North America

The Ferrari Challenge is a one make sports car series where drivers compete with the Ferrari 488.

Friday features three 20-30 minute sessions for practice. On Saturday, qualifying and race one get underway in the morning and in the evening fans can watch qualifying for race two. The final race is held on Sunday.

ferrari challenge race time
© Robert Nightingale | Flickr

Full Timetable for the Canadian Grand Prix Weekend

FRIDAY 16th JUNE Local time
Ferrari ChallengeFirst Practice Session09:20 - 09:50
F-1600Practice Session10:20 - 10:50
Ferrari ChallengeSecond Practice Session11:20 - 11:50
FIAF1 Car Presentation12:00 - 13:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:00 - 13:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:00 - 13:00
F-1600Qualifying Session15:00 - 15:30
Formula 1Teams' Press Conference15:00 - 16:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour15:40 - 16:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk15:40 - 16:30
Ferrari ChallengeThird Practice Session18:30 - 18:50
Ferrari ChallengeFirst Qualifying Session08:30 - 09:00
F-1600First Race (12 Laps or 25 Mins)09:30 - 10:00
Ferrari ChallengeFirst Race (18 Laps or 30 Mins)10:30 - 11:05
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice11:20 - 11:50
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour11:20 - 12:05
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk11:20 - 12:05
F-1600Second Race (12 Laps or 25 Mins)14:00 - 14:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour14:45 - 15:35
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk14:45 - 15:35
Formula 1Press Conference17:00 - 18:00
Ferrari ChallengeSecond Qualifying Session17:45 - 18:15
F1 ExperiencesF1 Experiences Champions Club Grid Walk & Trophy Photo18:30 - 19:30
F-1600Third Race (14 Laps or 30 Mins)09:55 - 10:25
Ferrari ChallengeSecond Race (18 Laps or 30 Mins)10:55 - 11:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk11:40 - 12:40
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour11:45 - 12:15
Formula 1Drivers' Parade11:50 - 12:20
Formula 1National Anthem13:46 - 13:48
FORMULA 1GRAND PRIX (70 LAPS OR 120 MINS)14:00 - 16:00

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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