Italian GP Schedule 2023: Formula 1

Track Schedule

F1 track action starts on Friday at Monza 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
Qualifying16:00 - 17:00
SundayGrand Prix (53 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 Italian GP is from 11:45 – 12:15 on Saturday.

pitstop practice schedule

Driver Track Parade

This is when the grandstands really start to fill up. Drivers warm up for the race by waving at you and answering questions.


The drivers parade at the Italian GP is from 12:50 – 13:20 on Sunday.

f1 track parade time


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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 and a 30-minute qualifying later in the afternoon. The Sprint Race is on Saturday and the Feature Race 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 Sprint race. The Sprint race takes place on Saturday morning and the Feature 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 for Italy sees a 45-minute practice session on Friday and a 30-minute qualifying session on Saturday. The 30-minute race takes place on Sunday.

porsche supercup
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Historic F1 Car Demonstration

Don’t miss seeing some legendary F1 cars in action during the race weekend. The historic demonstration features a variety of classic F1 cars, showcasing the rich heritage of the sport. It’s a rare treat to see these vintage machines, once driven by the greatest names in F1, out of the museums and back on the track.

Each day there are 15 minutes allotted for historic car demonstrations.

historic-f1-schedule
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Pirelli Hot Laps

Pirelli Hot Laps are a chance for some lucky fans to experience the thrill of being driven around the F1 circuit in a supercar. The supercars used for these exhilarating rides include the likes of Aston Martin, McLaren, and Mercedes.

Each day of the event includes a scheduled 20 – 30 minutes of Pirelli Hot Laps

hot laps f1 schedule

Monza Gate Opening & Closing Times

Thursday14:00 - 20:00
Friday07:30 - 20:00
Saturday07:30 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00

Full Timetable for the Italian Grand Prix Weekend

FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER Local time
FIA Formula 3Practice Session09:40 - 10:25
Formula 1Historic F1 Cars Demonstration10:35 - 10:50
FIA Formula 2Practice Session11:05 - 11:50
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:00 - 12:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:00 - 13:00
FIAF1 Car Presentation12:00 - 13:00
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps12:30 - 13:00
FORMULA 1FIRST PRACTICE SESSION13:30 - 14:30
Formula 1Teams Press Conference15:00 - 16:00
FIA Formula 3Qualifying Session15:05 - 15:35
FIA Formula 2Qualifying Session16:00 - 16:30
FORMULA 1SECOND PRACTICE SESSION17:00 - 18:00
FIA Formula 3Press Conference18:10 - 18:40
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupPractice Session18:35 - 19:20
FIA Formula 2Press Conference18:55 - 19:25
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour19:30 - 20:05
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk19:30 - 20:05
SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER  
FIA Formula 3Sprint Race (18 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)09:40 - 10:25
Formula 1Historic F1 Cars Demonstration10:35 - 10:50
FIA Formula 3Press Conference10:45 - 11:15
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupQualifying Session11:05 - 11:35
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps11:45 - 12:05
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice11:45 - 12:15
FORMULA 1THIRD PRACTICE SESSION12:30 - 13:30
FIA Formula 2Sprint Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)14:15 - 15:05
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk15:10 - 15:40
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour15:10 - 15:40
FIA Formula 2Press Conference15:25 - 15:45
FORMULA 1QUALIFYING SESSION16:00 - 17:00
Formula 1Press Conference17:00 - 18:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour17:50 - 18:50
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk17:50 - 18:50
F1 ExperiencesF1 Experiences Champions Club Trophy Photo & Grid Walk18:50 - 19:50
SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER  
FIA Formula 3Feature Race (22 Laps or 45 Mins)08:15 - 09:05
FIA Formula 2Feature Race (30 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)09:55 - 11:00
Formula 1Historic F1 Cars Demonstration11:10 - 11:25
FIA Formula 2Press Conference11:25 - 11:55
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupRace (15 Laps or 30 Mins)11:55 - 12:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:45 - 13:15
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:45 - 13:45
Formula 1Drivers' Parade12:50 - 13:20
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps13:25 - 13:45
Formula 1National Anthem14:46 - 14:48
FORMULA 1GRAND PRIX (53 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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