Losail International Circuit
The Qatar GP weekend follows F1’s Sprint format. F1 track action starts on Friday at Losail with a 1-hour free practice session (FP1) for teams to find the perfect setup. Qualifying takes place on Friday afternoon.
On Saturday, the Sprint Shootout sets the grid for the Sprint later that day. The Grand Prix is on Sunday, with starting positions determined by the results of Friday’s qualifying session.
|Friday||First Practice||16:30 - 17:30|
|Qualifying||20:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||Sprint Shootout||16:00 - 16:44|
|Sprint (19 Laps or 60 Mins)||20:30 - 21:30|
|Sunday||Grand Prix (57 laps or 120 minutes)*||20:00 - 22:00|
*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 Qatar GP is from 14:00 – 14:30 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 Qatar GP is from 17:50 – 18:20 on Sunday.
|FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER||Local time|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||14:45 -16:00|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||14:45 -16:00|
|FIA||F1 Car Presentation||15:00 - 16:00|
|FORMULA 1||FIRST PRACTICE SESSION||16:30 - 17:30|
|Formula 1||Teams' Press Conference||18:00 - 19:00|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||18:30 - 19:30|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||18:30 - 19:30|
|FORMULA 1||QUALIFYING||20:00 - 21:00|
|SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER|
|Formula 1||Team Pit Stop Practice||14:00 - 14:30|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||14:00 - 15:15|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||14:00 - 15:15|
|FORMULA 1||SPRINT SHOOTOUT||16:00 - 16:44|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||17:15 - 19:40|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||17:50 - 19:40|
|FORMULA 1||SPRINT (19 Laps or 60 Mins)||20:30 - 21:00|
|Formula 1||Press Conference||21:00 - 21:30|
|F1 Experiences||F1 Experiences Champions Club Grid Walk & Trophy Photo||21:30 - 22:30|
|SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||14:40 - 15:40|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||14:40 - 15:40|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk||17:00 - 18:45|
|Paddock Club||Paddock Club Track Tour||17:45 - 18:45|
|Formula 1||Drivers' Parade||17:50 - 18:20|
|Formula 1||National Anthem||19:46 - 19:48|
|FORMULA 1||GRAND PRIX (57 LAPS OR 120 MINS)||20:00 - 22:00|
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.