2023 Austrian F1 Schedule – Sprint & Race Timetable

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

2023 Austrian F1 schedule

Austrian F1 schedule for the 2023 Austria Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. The timetable below includes different time zones for the practice, qualifying, sprint and race start times for people tuning in from other countries.

It also details the full schedule of all F1 and support series events across the weekend so you can keep up with the on-track activities. Plus gate opening times for spectators attending the race in person.

The 2023 Austrian Grand Prix takes place from Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July. The event features a Sprint race so also includes a Sprint shootout qualifying session.

Contents

Austrian Grand Prix race weekend format

The 2023 Austrian Grand Prix is one of only 6 events on the F1 calendar this year to feature a sprint race.

The format of the different sessions across the weekend will be as follows:

Friday

  • First practice session FP1 (60 mins)
  • Qualifying session Q1 Q2 Q3 (60 mins)

Saturday

  • Sprint Shootout – qualifying for the sprint race (45 mins)
  • Sprint race (24 laps)

Sunday

  • Race (71 laps or 120 mins)

This new-for-2023 sprint race weekend format removes the FP2 and FP3 qualifying sessions, giving the drivers just one 60 minute practice session before qualifying begins.

The qualifying session on Friday afternoon will decide the starting grid for the main Grand Prix race on Sunday.

The Sprint shootout on Saturday morning is a shorter qualifying session that decides the starting order for the Sprint race later that day. The shootout is split in to three sessions (SS1, SS2 and SS3) but each of them are only short enough for the drivers to attempt one flying lap. 

The pressure of only getting one shot at a quick lap, combined with the lack of practice, may well lead to some mistakes being made when the drivers are pushing to set the fastest lap time possible.

2023 Austrian GP start time

The 2023 Austrian F1 sprint race starts at 4:30pm local time on Saturday 1st July. The sprint race will last for 24 laps of the Red Bull Ring circuit.

The 2023 Austrian Grand Prix Formula 1 race starts at 3pm local time.  The race will last for either 71 laps or 120 minutes (whichever is shorter).  

Austrian F1 schedule 2023

Below is the Austria F1 schedule for the 2023 Red Bull Ring Grand Prix weekend. 

2023 Austrian Grand Prix F1 Schedule
Local Time UK Time Friday 30th June
13:30 - 14:30 12:30 - 13:30 Formula 1 First Practice Session - FP1
17:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 17:00 Formula 1 Qualifying - Q1 / Q2 / Q3
Saturday 1st July
12:00 - 12:45 11:00 - 11:45 Formula 1 Sprint Shootout
16:30 - 17:30 15:30 - 16:30 Formula 1 Sprint Race
Sunday 2nd July
15:00 14:00 Formula 1 Grand Prix Race

What time is the Austrian F1 race in my country?

The Austria F1 race will start at 15:00 local time (CEST) and will last for either 71 laps or 2 hours.

Below are the times for all the Austrian Grand Prix practice, qualifying, sprint and race sessions in a number of different time zones.

Session Circuit Local Time
CEST
PDT CT ET BST (UK) AEDT
Practice 1 13:30 - Fri 30 June 04:30 06:30 07:30 12:30 21:30
Qualifying 17:00 - Fri 30 June 08:00 10:00 11:00 16:00 01:00+1
Sprint Shootout 12:00 - Sat 1 July 03:00 05:00 06:00 11:00 20:00
Sprint 16:30 - Sat 1 July 07:30 09:30 10:30 15:30 00:30+1
Race 15:00 - Sun 2 July 06:00 08:00 09:00 14:00 23:00

What channel is the Austrian GP on?

UK viewers will be able to watch live coverage of the Austrian Grand Prix practice sessions, qualifying, Sprint shootout, Sprint race and main race on Sky Sports F1 if they have a paid subscription to that channel. 

Coverage and pre-race build up usually begins around 60 to 90 minutes before the Austrian F1 race start time.

Highlights of the race will be available to view for free on Channel 4 at around 11:00pm on Sunday 2nd July. 

International broadcast information can be found on the official Formula 1 website.

Gate opening times

If you’re lucky enough to be attending the Austrian Grand Prix in person it’s important to know what time to arrive if you want to try and get one of the best general admission viewing spots.

The Red Bull Ring usually confirms the exact spectator gate opening times a few days before the event via their social feeds and email. But for reference, below are the 2022 times.

2022 F1 Austria spectator gate opening times:

  • Friday – 7:00am
  • Saturday – 7:00am
  • Sunday – 7:00am 

Austrian F1 weekend detailed motorsport schedule

Below is the full Austrian F1 schedule for all on and off-track motorsport activity across the three day weekend. This includes all of the Formula 1 sessions and other activity (such as press conferences and driver parades) plus the timetable for all of the support race action.

The support races for the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring are:

  • FIA Formula 3
  • FIA Formula 2
  • Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

All times listed in the detailed Austrian F1 schedule below are local circuit times.

Friday 30th June 2023
09:55 - 10:40 FIA Formula 3 Practice Session
11:05 - 11:50 FIA Formula 2 Practice Session
12:00 - 13:00 FIA F1 Car Presentation
12:00 - 13:00 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
12:00 - 13:00 Paddock Club Track Tour
13:30 - 14:30 FORMULA 1 FIRST PRACTICE SESSION FP1
15:00 - 15:30 FIA Formula 3 Qualifying Session
15:00 - 16:00 Formula 1 Teams' Press Conference
15:55 - 16:25 FIA Formula 2 Qualifying Session
17:00 - 18:00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING
18:00 - 18:30 Formula 1 Press Conference
18:30 - 19:15 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session
18:35 - 19:05 FIA Formula 3 Press Conference
19:10 - 19:40 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
19:40 - 20:10 Paddock Club Track Tour
19:40 - 20:10 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
Saturday 1st July 2023
10:00 - 10:45 FIA Formula 3 Sprint Race (21 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)
10:55 - 11:25 Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice
10:55 - 11:30 Paddock Club Track Tour
10:55 - 11:35 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
11:05 - 11:35 FIA Formula 3 Press Conference
12:00 - 12:44 FORMULA 1 SPRINT SHOOTOUT
13:45 - 14:35 FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race (28 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)
14:55 - 15:25 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
15:00 - 15:30 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session
16:30 - 17:00 FORMULA 1 SPRINT (24 Laps or 60 Mins)
17:00 - 17:30 Formula 1 Sprint Victory Ceremony
17:00 - 18:00 Formula 1 Press Conference
17:30 - 18:00 Paddock Club Track Tour
17:30 - 18:30 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
18:40 - 19:40 F1 Experiences Champions Club Grid Walk & Trophy Photo
Sunday 2nd July 2023
08:25 - 09:15 FIA Formula 3 Feature Race (26 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)
09:55 - 11:00 FIA Formula 2 Feature Race (40 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)
11:20 - 11:50 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
11:40 - 12:15 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (18 Laps or 30 Mins)
12:25 - 12:45 Promoter Activity Red Bull Legends' Parade
12:45 - 13:45 Paddock Club Track Tour
12:50 - 13:20 Formula 1 Drivers' Parade
12:50 - 13:50 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
14:46 - 14:48 Formula 1 National Anthem
15:00 - 17:00 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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