2023 Brazil GP Schedule: Interlagos F1 Start Times

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

2023 Brazil GP F1 Schedule

The 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix takes place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October at the Interlagos circuit.

This guide provides details of the full Brazil GP schedule across all three days. 

It lists where and when the Formula 1 will be aired on TV and what times the practice, qualifying and race sessions will start in a number of different time zones across the world.

Contents

2023 Brazil GP dates

The 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix weekend starts on Friday the 3rdrd November and finishes on Sunday the 5th November.

The Brazilian Grand Prix takes place at Autódromo José Carlos Pace, otherwise known as Autódromo de Interlagos or just Interlagos as it’s most commonly called. This circuit is in the Brazilian city of São Paulo.

Brazil Grand Prix race weekend format

The 2023 Brazil Grand Prix will be a Sprint weekend. This is where there are two seperate races; the first is a short Sprint race on Saturday and the second is the full Grand Prix on Sunday.

Below is the format and length of each of the different Formula 1 sessions during the Brazil F1 weekend:

Friday 3rd November:

  • Free Practice 1 (60 mins)
  • Qualifying session – Q1 / Q2 / Q3 (60 mins)

Saturday 4th November:

  • Sprint shootout (qualifying) – SQ1 / SQ2 / SQ3 (45 mins)
  • Sprint race – (24 laps or 60 mins)

Sunday 5th November:

  • Grand Prix (71 laps or 120 mins)

2023 Brazil F1 qualifying time

Qualifying for the 2023 Brazil F1 sprint race will take place on Saturday 4th November at 11:00 local time.

Qualifying for the 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix will take place at 18:00 (6pm) local time on Friday 3rd November and will last for a total of 60 minutes.

Both qualifying will be split in to three separate parts – Q1, Q2 and Q3 (or SQ1 / SQ2 / SQ3 for the sprint shootout).

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

2023 Brazil Grand Prix start time

The 2023 Brazilian GP Sprint Race will start at 15:30 (3:30pm) local time on Saturday 4th October. The Sprint Race will last either 24 laps or 60 minutes, whichever is shorter.

The 2023 Brazil GP will start at 17:00 (5pm) local time on Sunday 5th October. The Grand Prix will last for either 71 laps or 120 minutes, whichever is shorter.

Brazil GP schedule 2023

Below is the Brazil GP schedule for all practice, qualifying and race sessions during the weekend.

2023 Brazil Grand Prix F1 Schedule
Local Time UK Time Friday 3rd November
11:30 -12:30 14:30 - 15:30 Practice 1
15:00 - 16:00 18:00 - 19:00 Qualifying - Q1 / Q2 / Q3
Saturday 4th November
11:00 - 11:44 14:00 - 14:44 Sprint Shootout - SQ1 / SQ2 / SQ3
15:30 - 16:30 18:30 - 19:30 Sprint Race
Sunday 5th November
14:00 17:00 Grand Prix

What time is the Brazil F1 race in my country?

The Brazilian Grand Prix takes place at Interlagos circuit in São Paulo. This is in the Brasilia Time zone (BRT).

Below are the start timings for all Formula 1 sessions over the weekend in a number of other time zones.

NOTE: The Pacific, Central and Eastern time zones change by 1 hour in the morning of Sunday 5th November. In those zones the clocks will go back by an hour, so make sure you get the timings right!

Date Interlagos Circuit
Brasilia Time
(BRT)
Pacific Time
(PST)
Central Time
(CST)
Eastern Time
(EST)
UK Time
(GMT)
European Time
(CET)
Australia Eastern
Time
(AEDT)
Practice 11:30 - Fri 4th Nov 07:30 09:30 10:30 14:30 15:30 01:30 +1
Qualifying 15:00 - Fri 4th Nov 11:00 13:00 14:00 18:00 19:00 05:00 +1
Sprint Shootout 11:00 - Sat 5th Nov 07:00 09:00 10:00 14:00 15:00 01:00 +1
Sprint Race 15:30 - Sat 5th Nov 11:30 13:30 14:30 18:30 19:30 05:30 +1
Grand Prix 14:00 - Sun 6th Nov 09:00 11:00 12:00 17:00 18:00 04:00

What channel is the Brazil GP on?

UK fans will be able to watch live footage of the Brazilian Grand Prix on the Sky Sports F1 channel. You need a paid subscription to do this, however. Pre-race build up usually starts about 90 minutes prior to the official Grand Prix start time.

Race highlights will be available for free on Channel 4 late in the evening on Sunday 5th November.

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

Detailed Brazil F1 schedule

As well as the Formula 1 there will be other on-track motorsport activity across the weekend. This will include the support races’ practice, qualifying and race sessions.

For 2023 the support series of the Brazilian Grand Prix are:

  • Brazilian F4 championship
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Brazil
  • Porsche GT3 Cup Brazil

The full Brazil GP schedule below shows timings for all motorsport acivity across the weekend. This includes the F1, support series and other on-track action such as demonstrations, track tours and driver parades.

Friday 3rd November - Brazil F1 Schedule
09:05 - 09:45 F4 Brazilian Championship Practice Session
10:00 - 10:30 Paddock Club Track Tour
10:00 - 11:00 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
10:00 - 11:00 FIA F1 Car Presentation
10:30 - 10:55 Promoter Activity Historic Car Parade
11:30 - 12:30 FORMULA 1 FIRST PRACTICE SESSION
13:00 - 13:30 Porsche GT3 Cup Brazil Practice Session
13:00 - 14:00 Formula 1 Teams' Press Conference
14:00 - 14:30 Porsche Carrera Cup Brazil Practice Session
15:00 - 16:00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING
16:30 - 16:50 F4 Brazilian Championship Qualifying Session
17:00 - 18:00 Paddock Club Track Tour
17:00 - 18:00 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
Saturday 4th November - Brazil F1 Schedule
07:50 - 08:20 Porsche GT3 Cup Brazil Qualifying Session
08:30 - 09:00 Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice
08:45 - 09:15 Porsche Carrera Cup Brazil Qualifying Session
09:20 - 09:30 Air Display The Comets Skydivers
09:50 - 10:20 F4 Brazilian Championship First Race (25 Mins +1 Lap)
11:00 - 11:44 FORMULA 1 SPRINT SHOOTOUT
11:50 - 12:20 Promoter Activity Ferrari Parade
12:30 - 13:00 Porsche GT3 Cup Brazil First Race (25 Mins +1 Lap)
13:35 - 14:05 Porsche Carrera Cup Brazil First Race (25 Mins +1 Lap)
14:10 - 14:40 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
14:10 - 14:40 Paddock Club Track Tour
15:10 - 15:25 Promoter Activity Starting Grid Presentation - DJ
15:30 - 16:00 FORMULA 1 SPRINT (24 Laps or 60 Mins)
16:00 - 17:00 Formula 1 Press Conference
17:00 - 17:25 F4 Brazilian Championship Second Race (18 Mins +1 Lap)
17:40 - 18:10 Paddock Club Track Tour
17:40 - 18:40 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
18:10 - 19:10 F1 Experiences F1 Experiences Champions Club Trophy Grid Walk
Sunday 5th November - Brazil F1 Schedule
08:45 - 09:15 Porsche GT3 Cup Brazil Second Race (25 Mins +1 Lap)
09:40 - 10:10 Porsche Carrera Cup Brazil Second Race (25 Mins +1 Lap)
11:00 - 11:30 F4 Brazilian Championship Third Race (25 Mins +1 Lap)
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
13:15 - 13:44 Promoter Activity Starting Grid Presentation
13:46 - 13:48 Formula 1 National Anthem
13:49 - 13:55 Air Display Smoke Squad
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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