Spanish GP Schedule 2023: Formula 1

Track Schedule

F1 track action starts on Friday at the Circuit de Catalunya 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 (66 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 Spanish GP is from 11:25 – 11:55 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 Spanish GP is from 13:00 – 13:30 on Sunday afternoon.

f1 track parade time

Spanish 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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Full Timetable for the Spanish Grand Prix Weekend

FRIDAY 2nd JUNE Local time
FIA Formula 3Practice Session09:55 - 10:40
FIA Formula 2Practice Session11:05 -11:50
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:00 - 13:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:00 - 13:00
FIAF1 Car Presentation12:00 - 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 Conference18:15 - 18:45
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk18:15 - 19:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour18:15 - 19:15
FIA Formula 2Press Conference18:45 - 19:15
FIA Formula 3Sprint Race (20 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)10:30 - 11:15
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice11:25 - 11:55
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour11:25 - 12:05
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk11:25 - 12:05
FIA Formula 3Press Conference11:35 - 12:05
FIA Formula 2Sprint Race (26 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)14:15 - 15:05
FIA Formula 2Press Conference15:25 - 15:55
Formula 1Press Conference17:00 - 18:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour17:45 - 18:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk17:45 - 18:30
F1 ExperiencesF1 Experiences Grid Walk & Trophy Photo18:30 - 19:30
FIA Formula 3Feature Race (24 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)10:05 - 10:55
FIA Formula 2Feature Race (37 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)11:35 - 12:40
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour12:55 - 13:55
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk12:55 - 13:55
FIA Formula 2Press Conference13:00 - 13:30
Formula 1Drivers' Parade13:00 - 13:30
Formula 1National Anthem14:44 - 14:46
FORMULA 1GRAND PRIX (66 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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