Emilia Romagna GP Schedule 2023: Formula 1

Track Schedule

F1 track action starts on Friday at Imola 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 (63 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.

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 Emilia Romagna GP is from 09:40 – 10:10 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 Emilia Romagna GP is from 12:50 – 13:20 on Sunday afternoon.

f1 track parade time

Emilia Romagna 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 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 in the afternoon. 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 minutes practice session on Friday, a 30 minute qualifying session on Saturday and a 30 minute race on Sunday.

porsche supercup
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Full Timetable for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Weekend

FRIDAY 19th MAY Local time
FIA Formula 3Practice Session09:55 - 10:40
FIA Formula 2Practice Session11:05 - 11:50
FIAF1 Car Presentation12:00 - 13:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:00 - 13:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:00 - 13:00
FIA Formula 3Qualifying Session15:00 - 15:30
Formula 1Teams Press Conference15:00 - 16:00
FIA Formula 2Qualifying Session15:55 - 16:25
FIA Formula 3Press Conference18:10 - 18:40
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupPractice Session18:30 - 19:15
FIA Formula 2Press Conference18:45 - 19:15
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour19:25 - 20:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk19:25 - 20:00
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice09:40 - 10:10
FIA Formula 3Sprint Race (18 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)10:35 - 11:20
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour11:30 - 12:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk11:30 - 12:00
FIA Formula 3Press Conference11:40 - 12:10
FIA Formula 2Sprint Race (25 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)14:15 - 15:05
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour15:10 - 15:40
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk15:10 - 15:45
FIA Formula 2Press Conference15:25 - 15:45
Formula 1Press Conference17:00 - 18:00
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupQualifying Session17:45 - 18:15
FIA Formula 3Feature Race (22 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)08:40 - 09:30
FIA Formula 2Feature Race (35 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)10:10 - 11:15
FIA Formula 2Press Conference11:35 - 12:05
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupRace (14 Laps or 30 Mins)11:55 - 12:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:45 - 13:45
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:45 - 13:45
Formula 1Drivers' Parade12:50 - 13:20
Formula 1National Anthem14:46 - 14:48
FORMULA 1GRAND PRIX (63 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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