Monaco GP Schedule 2023: Formula 1

Track Schedule

F1 track action starts on Friday in Monaco 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 (78 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 Monaco 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 Monaco GP is from 13:00 – 13:30 on Sunday afternoon.

f1 track parade time

Monaco 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.

F2 action at Monaco starts with a 45-minute practice session on Thursday afternoon. Qualifying is held on Friday afternoon, while the Sprint race gets underway on Saturday. Finally, the Feature Race in on Sunday morning.

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 action kick things off each day, starting with a 45-minute practice session practice session on Thursday morning. Qualifying is held on Friday morning, while the Sprint race gets is on Saturday. The Feature Race wraps up the F3 competition 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 Thursday and a 30 minute qualifying session on Friday. After a day off on Saturday the Porsche Supercup action concludes with a and a 30 minute race on Sunday.

porsche supercup
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Full Timetable for the Monaco Grand Prix Weekend

THURSDAY 25th MAY Local time
FIA Formula 3Practice Session12:30 - 13:15
FIA Formula 2Practice Session14:00 - 14:45
Formula 1F1 Driver & Media Activity14:30 - 15:35
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupPractice Session15:30 - 16:15
FIA Formula 3Qualifying Session (Group A)11:10 - 11:26
FIA Formula 3Qualifying Session (Group B)11:34 - 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 1Teams' Press Conference15:00 - 16:00
FIA Formula 2Qualifying Session (Group A)15:10 - 15:26
FIA Formula 2Qualifying Session (Group B)15:34 - 15:50
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour16:05 - 16:35
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk16:05 - 16:45
FIA Formula 3Press Conference18:00 - 18:30
FIA Formula 2Press Conference18:30 - 19:00
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupQualifying Session18:45 - 19:15
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice09:40 - 10:10
FIA Formula 3Sprint Race (23 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)11:00 - 11:45
FIA Formula 3Press Conference12:05 - 12:35
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour13:40 - 14:10
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk13:40 - 14:10
FIA Formula 2Sprint Race (30 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)14:35 - 15:25
Formula 1Press Conference17:00 - 18:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk17:15 - 18:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour17:50 - 18:20
FIA Formula 2Press Conference18:00 - 18:30
FIA Formula 3Feature Race (27 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)08:20 - 09:10
FIA Formula 2Feature Race (42 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)09:50 - 10:55
FIA Formula 2Press Conference11:25 - 11:55
Porsche Mobil 1 SupercupRace (17 Laps or 30 Mins)12:05 - 12:40
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:50 - 13:20
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:55 - 13:25
Formula 1Drivers' Parade13:00 - 13:30
Promoter ActivityHonour Lap - HSH The Prince and The Princess of Monaco14:00 - 14:10
Formula 1National Anthem14:44 - 14:46
FORMULA 1GRAND PRIX (78 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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