2023 Mexico F1 Schedule: Mexican Grand Prix Start Times

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

Mexico F1 schedule 2023

The 2023 Mexico Grand Prix takes place from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October.

This guide provides a breakdown of the full Mexico F1 schedule across all three days. 

It lists when and where the Formula 1 will be shown on TV and what times the practice, qualifying and race sessions will start in many difference time zones.

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2023 Mexico F1 dates

The 2023 Mexico Grand Prix weekend starts on Friday the 27th October and finishes on Sunday the 29th October.

There will be F1 sessions on all three days across the weekend.

Mexican Grand Prix race weekend format

The Mexican Grand Prix will use the traditional Formula 1 race weekend format of three practice sessions, one qualifying session and then the Grand Prix.

There is no sprint race at the 2023 Mexican GP.

Below is the format and length of each of the different F1 sessions during the Mexico F1 weekend:

Friday 27th October:

  • Free Practice 1 (60 mins)
  • Free Practice 2 (60 mins)

Saturday 28th October:

  • Free Practice 3 (60 mins)
  • Qualifying – Q1 / Q2 / Q3 (60 mins)

Sunday 29th October:

  • Grand Prix (71 laps or 120 mins)

2023 Mexico F1 qualifying time

Qualifying for the 2023 Mexican Grand Prix will take place at 15:00 (3pm) local time on Saturday 28th October and will last for a total of 60 minutes.

Qualifying will be split in to three separate parts – Q1, Q2 and Q3.

All 20 drivers will take part in Q1. Of those, only the fastest 15 will progress to Q2. Only the 10 fastest drivers from Q2 will then move on to Q3 which will be the final 10 minute shootout for pole position.

2023 Mexico Grand Prix start time

The 2023 Mexico F1 Grand Prix will start at 14:00 (2pm) local time on Sunday 28th October.

The Grand Prix will last for either 71 laps or 120 minutes, whichever is shorter.

Mexico F1 schedule 2023

Below is the Mexico F1 schedule for all practice, qualifying and race sessions across the weekend.

2023 Mexico Grand Prix F1 Schedule
Local Time UK Time Friday 27th October
12:30 -13:00 19:30 - 20:30 Practice 1
16:00 - 17:00 23:00 - 00:00 Practice 2
Saturday 28th October
11:30 - 12:30 18:30 - 19:30 Practice 3
15:00 - 16:00 22:00 - 23:00 Qualifying
Sunday 29th October
14:00 20:00 Race

What time is the Mexico F1 race in my country?

The Mexican Grand Prix takes place at  Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City. This is in the Central Standard Time zone.

Below are the start timings for all F1 sessions in a number of other time zones.

Note: The clocks change in the UK and Europe on the morning of Sunday 29th October, so make sure you get the Grand Prix start time right!

Session Mexico City Time
CST
PST EST GMT (UK) CET AEDT
Practice 1 12:30 - Fri 27th October 11:30 14:30 19:30 20:30 05:30 (+1)
Practice 2 16:00 - Fri 27th October 15:00 18:00 23:00 00:00 (+1) 09:00 (+1)
Practice 3 11:30 - Sat 28th October 10:30 13:30 18:30 19:30 04:30 (+1)
Qualifying 15:00 - Sat 28th October 14:00 17:00 22:00 23:00 08:00 (+1)
Race 14:00 - Sun 29th October 13:00 16:00 20:00 22:00 07:00 (+1)

What channel is the Mexico GP on?

UK fans will be able to watch live coverage of the Mexican Grand Prix on the Sky Sports F1 channel. However, you need a paid subscription to do this. Pre-race build up usually begins around 90 minutes prior to the Grand Prix start time.

Race highlights will be available to view for free on Channel 4 late in the evening on Sunday 29th October.

Information on where coverage of the race will be internationally broadcast can be found on the official Formula 1 website.

Mexico F1 detailed motorsport schedule

As well as the F1 sessions there will be other on-track action across the weekend. This will include the support series’ practice, qualifying and race sessions.

For 2023 the Mexico F1 support series are:

  • Gran Turismo Mexico (GTM) Super Cup Series
  • Formula 4 North and Central America (NACAM)

The full schedule below shows the timings of all on-track action during the Mexican GP weekend.

Friday 27th October
10:20 - 10:45 Practice Session
11:00 - 11:30 Paddock Club Track Tour
11:00 - 12:00 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
11:00 - 12:00 FIA F1 Car Presentation
11:35 - 11:50 Mexico Car Club Demonstration
12:30 - 13:30 FORMULA 1 FIRST PRACTICE SESSION
14:00 - 14:25 Formula 4 NACAM Championship Practice Session
14:00 - 15:00 Formula 1 Teams' Press Conference
14:35 - 15:25 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
14:35 - 15:25 Paddock Club Track Tour
16:00 - 17:30 FORMULA 1 SECOND PRACTICE SESSION
17:15 - 18:15 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
17:15 - 18:15 Paddock Club Track Tour
Saturday 28th October
08:45 - 09:15 Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice
09:35 - 10:00 GTM Qualifying Session
10:25 - 10:50 Formula 4 NACAM Championship Qualifying Session
11:30 - 12:30 FORMULA 1 THIRD PRACTICE SESSION
13:00 - 13:35 GTM First Race (30 Mins)
13:45 - 14:30 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
13:45 - 14:30 Paddock Club Track Tour
15:00 - 16:00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
16:00 - 17:00 Formula 1 Press Conference
16:15 - 16:30 Mexico Car Club Demonstration
16:45 - 17:20 Formula 4 NACAM Championship First Race (30 Mins)
17:30 - 18:30 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
17:30 - 18:30 Paddock Club Track Tour
18:30 - 19:30 F1 Experiences Champions Club Grid Walk & Trophy Photo
Sunday 29th October
09:45 - 10:20 GTM Second Race (30 Mins)
10:55 - 11:30 Formula 4 NACAM Championship Second Race (30 Mins)
11:45 - 12:15 Paddock Club Track Tour
11:45 - 12:45 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
11:50 - 12:20 Formula 1 Drivers' Parade
12:20 - 12:50 Starting Grid Presentation
13:46 - 13:48 National Anthem
14:00 - 16:00 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX (71 LAPS OR 120 MINS)

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Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport guides based on my experience as racing driver and full-time motorsport nerd. I’ve traveled the world watching F1 and other racing series.

I started oversteer48 with the aim of helping other motorsport fans who are planning on watching some racing themselves.

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