Dutch GP Schedule 2023: Formula 1

Track Schedule

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

Free practice 3 (FP3) takes place Saturday, 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 (72 laps or 120 minutes)*15:00 - 17:00

*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.

Pitstop Practice

Spectators with a view of the pits try not to blink. This is where pit crews hone their skills for the 2-second tyre change.

Pitstop Practice at the Dutch GP is from 8:45am-9:15am 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 Dutch GP is from 12:50pm-1:20pm on Sunday.

f1 track parade time

Dutch 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
© Takayuki Suzuki | Flickr

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

porsche supercup
© Lukas Raich | Wikimedia

Full Timetable for the Dutch Grand Prix Weekend

FRIDAY 25th AUGUST Local time
FIA Formula 2Practice Session10:05 - 10:50
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour11:00 - 11:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk11:00 - 12:00
FIAF1 Car Presentation11:00 - 12:00
FIA Formula 2Qualifying Session14:00 - 14:30
Formula 1Teams Press Conference14:00 - 15:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk14:40 - 15:10
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour14:44 - 15:10
FIA Formula 2Press Conference15:05 - 15:35
Porsche Mobile 1 SupercupPractice Session17:30 - 18:15
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour18:30 - 19:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk18:30 - 19:30
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice08:45 - 09:15
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupQualifying Session09:50 - 10:20
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour10:30 - 11:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk10:30 - 11:00
FIA Formula 2Sprint Race (29 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)13:15 - 14:05
FIA Formula 2Press Conference14:25 - 14:55
Formula 1Press Conference16:00 - 17:00
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupFirst Race (17 Laps or 30 Mins)17:00 - 17:35
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour17:45 - 18:45
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk17:45 - 18:45
F1 ExperiencesF1 Experiences Champions Club - Grid Walk & Trophy Photo18:45 - 20:15
FIA Formula 2Feature Race (40 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)10:00 - 11:05
FIA Formula 2Press Conference11:35 - 12:05
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupSecond Race (17 Laps or 30 Mins)11:55 - 12:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:45 - 13:15
Formula 1Drivers' Parade12:50 - 13:20
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:50 - 13:50
Promoter ActivityPorsche Demonstration13:20 - 13:50
Formula 1National Anthem14:46 - 14:48
FORMULA 1GRAND PRIX (72 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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