US GP Schedule 2023: Formula 1

Track Schedule

The US GP weekend follows F1’s Sprint format. F1 track action starts on Friday at COTA 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.

f1 track schedule
FridayFirst Practice12:30 - 13:30
Qualifying16:00 - 17:00
SaturdaySprint Shootout12:30 - 13:14
Sprint17:00 - 18:00
SundayGrand Prix (56 laps or 120 minutes)*14:00 - 16:00

*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 COTA is from 11:30 – 12:00 on Saturday.

pitstop practice schedule

Driver 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 Parade at the US GP is from 11:50 – 12:20 on Sunday.

f1 track parade time

US GP Schedule 2023: Support Races

Masters Series

Masters Historic Racing is the world’s leading series of historic motor racing. The series includes historic Formula One cars, sports cars, 60s touring cars and GT cars.

The schedule for COTA sees the series complete practice and qualifying sessions on Friday. There are two races, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.

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Porsche Carrera Cup North America

The Porsche Carrera Cup North America is a one-make sports car racing series that features Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. Winners of the North American series earn the opportunity to compete in international Porsche one-make series. The series features some of the most talented sports car drivers in North America, competing in a variety of events across the continent.

Track sessions on the timetable include a practice session on Friday, followed by qualifying and race one on Saturday. The second and final race takes place on Sunday.

Porsche Carrera Cup schedule miami

Off-track Entertainment at the US GP

COTA Music Lineup

The Circuit of the Americas is no stranger to big-name acts. There’s a plethora of performers on over 4 stages.

In 2023, the headliners taking to the Super Stage are The Killers (Friday) and Queen and Adam Lambert (Saturday).

singapore f1 concert

COTA Gate Opening Times


Full Timetable for the US Grand Prix Weekend

FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER Local time
F1 AcademyFirst Practice Session08:15 - 08:55
Porsche Carrera Cup North AmericaPractice Session09:20 - 09:50
Masters HistoricPractice Session10:15 - 10:45
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour11:00 - 11:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk11:00 - 12:00
FIAF1 Car Presentation11:00 - 12:00
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps11:30 - 12:00
F1 AcademySecond Practice Session13:55 - 14:35
Formula 1Teams' Press Conference14:00 - 15:00
Masters HistoricQualifying Session15:00 - 15:30
Formula 1Press Conference17:00 - 17:30
F1 AcademyFirst Qualifying Session17:30 - 17:45
F1 AcademySecond Qualifying Session17:55 - 18:10
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour18:20 - 19:20
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk18:20 - 19:20
Porsche Carrera Cup North AmericaQualifying Session08:35 - 09:05
F1 AcademyFirst Race (12 Laps, Max 30 Mins +1 Lap)09:45 - 10:20
Masters HistoricFirst Race (20 Mins +1 Lap)10:55 - 11:20
Formula 1Team Pit Stop Practice11:30 - 12:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk11:30 - 12:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour11:30 - 12:00
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps13:25 - 13:45
Porsche Carrera Cup North AmericaFirst Race (35 Mins +1 Lap)14:10 - 14:50
F1 AcademySecond Race (8 Laps, Max 20 Mins +1 Lap)15:30 - 15:55
FORMULA 1SPRINT (19 Laps or 60 Mins)17:00 - 17:30
Formula 1Press Conference17:30 - 18:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Track Tour18:00 - 19:00
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk18:00 - 19:00
F1 ExperiencesF1 Experiences Champions Club Trophy Photo & Grid Walk19:00 - 20:00
Masters HistoricSecond Race (20 Mins +1 Lap)08:35 - 09:00
F1 AcademyThird Race (12 Laps, Max 30 Mins +1 Lap)09:40 - 10:15
Porsche Carrera Cup North AmericaSecond Race (35 Mins +1 Lap)10:50 - 11:30
Paddock ClubPaddock Club Pit Lane Walk11:45 - 12:45
Formula 1Drivers' Parade11:50 - 12:20
Formula 1Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps12:25 - 12:45
Formula 1National Anthem13:46 - 13:48
Air DisplayFly Past13:48 - 13:49
FORMULA 1GRAND PRIX (56 LAPS OR 120 MINS)14:00 - 16:00

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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