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 on Saturday afternoon, building up to qualifying; a 3-part session where lap times decide starting positions for the Grand Prix on Sunday.
|Friday||First Practice||12:30 - 13:30|
|Second Practice||16:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||Third Practice||12:00 - 13:00|
|Qualifying||15:00 - 16:00|
|Sunday||Grand 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.
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 9:10am-9:40am 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 Dutch GP is from 1:00pm-1:30pm 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.
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 followed by a half-hour qualifying session. A sprint race takes place on Saturday and the second and final race takes place on Sunday morning.
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.
|FRIDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER|
|FIA Formula 3||Practice Session||08:55 - 09:40|
|FIA Formula 2||Practice Session||10:05 - 10:50|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||11:00 - 11:30|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||11:00 - 12:00|
|FIA||F1 Car Presentation||11:00 - 12:00|
|Promoter Activity||Showteam||11:30 - 11:45|
|FORMULA 1||FIRST PRACTICE SESSION||12:30 - 13:30|
|FIA Formula 3||Qualifying Session||14:00 - 14:30|
|FIA Formula 2||Qualifying Session||15:00 - 15:30|
|Promoter Activity||Showteam||15:35 - 15:45|
|FORMULA 1||SECOND PRACTICE SESSION||16:00 - 17:00|
|FIA Formula 3||Press Conference||17:15 - 17:45|
|Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup||Practice Session||17:30 - 18:15|
|FIA Formula 2||Press Conference||17:50 - 18:20|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||18:30 - 19:00|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||18:30 - 19:30|
|Paddock Club||Pit Lane Walk||18:30 - 19:00|
|SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||08:45 - 09:30|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||09:00 - 09:30|
|Formula 1||Teams Press Conference||09:05 - 10:05|
|Formula 1||Team Pit Stop Practice||09:10 - 09:40|
|FIA Formula 3||Sprint Race (21 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)||10:25 - 11:10|
|Promoter Activity||Showteam||11:15 - 11:30|
|FIA Formula 3||Press Conference||11:30 - 12:00|
|FORMULA 1||THIRD PRACTICE SESSION||12:00 - 13:00|
|Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup||Qualifying Session||13:30 - 14:00|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||14:05 - 14:35|
|Promoter Activity||Drift Show||14:25 - 14:40|
|FORMULA 1||QUALIFYING SESSION||15:00 - 16:00|
|Formula 1||Press Conference||16:00 - 17:00|
|Promoter Activity||Showteam||16:10 - 16:30|
|FIA Formula 2||Sprint Race (29 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)||17:00 - 17:50|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||18:00 - 19:00|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||18:00 - 19:00|
|FIA Formula 2||Press Conference||18:10 - 18:40|
|F1 Experiences||F1 Experiences - Pit Lane Walk & Trophy Photo||19:00 - 20:30|
|F1 Experiences||F1 Experiences Champions Club - Track Tour & Trophy Photo||19:00 - 20:30|
|SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER|
|FIA Formula 3||Feature Race (26 Laps or 45 Mins)||08:45 - 09:35|
|FIA Formula 2||Feature Race (40 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)||10:20 - 11:25|
|Promoter Activity||Showteam||11:30 - 11:40|
|FIA Formula 2||Press Conference||11:45 - 12:15|
|Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup||Race (17 Laps or 30 Mins)||12:05 - 12:40|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||12:55 - 13:25|
|Promoter Activity||Showteam||13:00 - 13:30|
|Formula 1||Drivers' Parade||13:00 - 13:30|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||13:00 - 14:00|
|Promoter Activity||Porsche Demonstration||13:30 - 14:00|
|Formula 1||National Anthem||14:44 - 14:46|
|FORMULA 1||GRAND 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.
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.