2023 Dutch GP Schedule: Zandvoort F1 Start Time

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

2023 Dutch GP Schedule and start times

Dutch GP schedule for the 2023 Netherlands Grand Prix held from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August at the Zandvoort circuit. 

The timetable below includes many different time zones for all F1 session 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 if you’re attending in person.

Contents

Dutch GP race weekend format

The Dutch Grand Prix weekend doesn’t feature a sprint race.  Instead it sticks to the the traditional F1 race weekend format; three practice sessions, one qualifying session (split in to Q1 / Q2 / Q3) and one race.

Below is the format of all F1 sessions across the three-day race weekend:

Friday 25th August

  • First practice session (60 mins)
  • Second practice session (60 mins)

Saturday 26th August

  • Third practice session (60 mins)
  • Qualifying – Q1 / Q2  / Q3 (60 mins)

Sunday 27th August

  • Race (72 laps or 120 mins)

2023 Dutch Grand Prix Qualifying time

Qualifying for the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix will start at 15:00 local circuit time on Saturday 26th August. 

Qualifying will be split in to three sessions – Q1, Q2 and Q3. All drivers take part in Q1, the fastest 15 take part in Q2 and only the fastest 10 take part in the Q3 shootout for pole position.

The whole qualifying session will last for a total of 60 minutes.

2023 Dutch Grand Prix race start time

The 2023 Dutch Grand Prix will start at 15:00 local circuit time on Sunday 27th August. It will last for either 72 laps or 120 minutes, whichever is shorter.

Dutch GP schedule 2023

Below is the Dutch GP schedule for the 2023 Netherlands Grand Prix weekend. 

2023 Dutch Grand Prix F1 Schedule
Local Time UK Time Friday 25th August
12:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 12:30 Formula 1 First Practice Session - FP1
16:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 16:00 Formula 1 Second Practice Session - FP2
Saturday 26th August
11:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 11:30 Formula 1 Third Practice Session - FP3
15:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 15:00 Formula 1 Qualifying Q1 Q2 Q3
Sunday 27th August
15:00 14:00 Formula 1 Grand Prix Race

What time is the Dutch F1 race in my country?

The Dutch F1 race will start at 15:00 local time (CEST) and will last for either 72 laps or 2 hours. 

Below is the Dutch GP schedule for all F1 practice, qualifying and race sessions at the Zandvoort circuit in a number of different time zones.

Session Netherlands Time
Zandvoort Circuit
CEST
PT CT ET BST (UK) AET
Practice 1 12:30 03:30 05:30 06:30 11:30 20:30
Practice 2 16:00 07:00 09:00 10:00 15:00 00:00
Practice 3 11:30 02:30 04:30 05:30 10:30 19:30
Qualifying 15:00 06:00 08:00 09:00 14:00 23:00
Race 15:00 06:00 08:00 09:00 14:00 23:00

What channel is the Dutch GP on?

UK viewers will be able to watch live coverage of the Dutch Grand Prix practice sessions, qualifying and race on Sky Sports F1. You’ll need a paid subscription to that channel to do so.

The pre-race build up usually starts around 60 to 90 minutes before the Dutch F1 race start time.

Race highlights will be available to view for free on Channel 4 on the evening of Sunday 27th August.

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

Gate opening times

If you’re planning on attending the Dutch Grand Prix in person it’s important to know what time the spectator gates open. You can plan your arrival time accordingly, and if you are desperate to get a good viewing spot then you need to get to the gates before they open.

The Zandvoort circuit usually confirms the exact gate opening times a few days before the GP weekend on their website, via their social channels and on email to ticket holders. But for reference, below are the 2022 times.

2022 Dutch GP spectator gate opening times:

  • Friday – 8:00am
  • Saturday – 8:00am
  • Sunday – 8:00am 

If you’re heading to the race check out our guide to the Zandvoort F1 dress code for some tips on what to wear.

Zandvoort F1 detailed motorsport schedule

Below is the complete Dutch GP motorsport schedule for the whole F1 weekend. This includes the timing of all F1 on-and-off track activities, plus the timetable for the support races.

The support races for the 2023 Dutch GP are:

  • FIA Formula 2
  • Mobil 1 Porsche Supercup 
Friday 25th August 2023
10:05 - 10:50 FIA Formula 2 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
12:30 - 13:30 FORMULA 1 FIRST PRACTICE SESSION FP1
14:00 - 14:30 FIA Formula 2 Qualifying Session
14:00 - 15:00 Formula 1 Teams' Press Conference
14:40 - 15:10 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
14:44 - 15:10 Paddock Club Track Tour
15:05 - 15:35 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
16:00 - 17:00 FORMULA 1 SECOND PRACTICE SESSION FP2
17:30 - 18:15 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session
18:30 - 19:00 Paddock Club Track Tour
18:30 - 19:30 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
Saturday 26th August 2023
08:45 - 09:15 Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice
09:50 - 10:20 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session
10:30 - 11:00 Paddock Club Track Tour
10:30 - 11:00 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
11:30 - 12:30 FORMULA 1 THIRD PRACTICE SESSION FP3
13:15 - 14:05 FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race (29 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)
14:25 - 14:55 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
15:00 - 16:00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
16:00 - 17:00 Formula 1 Press Conference
17:00 - 17:35 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup First Race (17 Laps or 30 Mins)
17:45 - 18:45 Paddock Club Track Tour
17:45 - 18:45 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
18:45 - 20:15 F1 Experiences Champions Club - Grid Walk & Trophy Photo
Sunday 27th August 2023
10:00 - 11:05 FIA Formula 2 Feature Race (40 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)
11:35 - 12:05 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
11:55 - 12:30 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Second Race (17 Laps or 30 Mins)
12:45 - 13:15 Paddock Club Track Tour
12:50 - 13:20 Formula 1 Drivers' Parade
12:50 - 13:50 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
13:20 - 13:50 Porsche Demonstration
14:46 - 14:48 National Anthem
15:00 - 17:00 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX (72 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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