2023 F1 Hungary Schedule – Hungarian Grand Prix Start Times

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

2023 Hungary F1 schedule and start times

Full Hungary F1 schedule for the 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix held at the Hungaroring race circuit. The timetable below includes different time zones for the GP start time 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. Plus gate opening times for spectators.

The 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix takes place from Friday 21st July to Sunday 23rd July. The event doesn’t feature a sprint race, instead it’s the more traditional format with three practice sessions, one qualifying session and the race.

Contents

Hungarian Grand Prix race weekend format

The Hungarian Grand Prix weekend doesn’t feature a sprint race for the Formula 1. Instead it’s the more traditional format which consists of the following:

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

  • Race (70 laps or 120 mins)

2023 Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying time

Qualifying for the 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix will start at 16:00 local circuit time on Saturday 22nd July. Qualifying will be split in to three sessions, Q1, Q2 and Q3, which will last for a total of 60 minutes.

2023 Hungarian Grand Prix race start time

The 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix race will start at 15:00 local circuit time on Sunday 23rd July. It will last for either 70 laps or 120 minutes, whichever is shorter.

Hungary F1 schedule 2023

Below is the Hungary F1 schedule for the 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend. 

2023 Hungarian Grand Prix F1 Schedule
Local Time UK Time Friday 21st July
13:30 - 14:30 12:30 - 13:30 Formula 1 First Practice Session - FP1
17:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 17:00 Formula 1 Second Practice Session - FP2
Saturday 22nd July
12:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 12:30 Formula 1 Third Practice Session - FP3
16:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 16:00 Formula 1 Qualifying Q1 Q2 Q3
Sunday 23rd July
15:00 14:00 Formula 1 Grand Prix Race

What time is the Hungary F1 race in my country?

The Hungary F1 race will start at 15:00 local time (CEST) and will last for either 70 laps or 2 hours.

Below are the times for all the Hungarian Grand Prix practice, qualifying 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 21 July 04:30 06:30 07:30 12:30 21:30
Practice 2 17:00 - Fri 21 July 08:00 10:00 11:00 16:00 01:00+1
Practice 3 12:30 - Sat 22 July 03:30 05:30 06:30 11:30 20:30
Qualifying 16:00 - Sat 22 July 07:00 09:00 10:00 15:00 00:00+1
Race 15:00 - Sun 23 July 06:00 08:00 09:00 14:00 23:00

What channel is the Hungarian GP on?

UK viewers will be able to watch live coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix practice sessions, qualifying and 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 Hungarian GP start time.

Highlights of the race will be available to view for free on Channel 4 at 11:30pm on Sunday 23rd 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 Hungarian Grand Prix in person it’s important to know what time to arrive so you stand a good chance of getting a decent view from one of the general admission areas.

The Hungaroring circuit 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 Hungary F1 spectator gate opening times:

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

F1 Hungary detailed motorsport schedule

Below is the full Hungary 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 Hungarian Grand Prix are:

  • FIA Formula 3
  • FIA Formula 2
  • Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Friday 21st July 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
12:30 - 13:00 Paddock Club Track Tour
13:30 - 14:30 FORMULA 1 FIRST PRACTICE SESSION FP1
15:00 - 16:00 Formula 1 Teams' Press Conference
15:05 - 15:35 FIA Formula 3 Qualifying Session
16:00 - 16:30 FIA Formula 2 Qualifying Session
17:00 - 18:00 FORMULA 1 SECOND PRACTICE SESSION FP2
18:20 - 18:50 FIA Formula 3 Press Conference
18:35 - 19:20 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session
18:55 - 19:25 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
19:30 - 20:00 Paddock Club Track Tour
19:30 - 20:00 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
Saturday 22nd July 2023
09:50 - 10:35 FIA Formula 3 Sprint Race (19 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)
10:40 - 11:10 Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice
10:55 - 11:25 Press Conference
11:20 - 11:50 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session
12:30 - 13:30 FORMULA 1 THIRD PRACTICE SESSION
14:15 - 15:05 FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race (28 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)
15:10 - 15:40 Paddock Club Track Tour
15:10 - 15:45 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
15:25 - 15:55 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
16:00 - 17:00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
17:00 - 18:00 Formula 1 Press Conference
17:30 - 18:30 Paddock Club Track Tour
17:30 - 18:30 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
18:30 - 19:30 F1 Experiences Champions Club Grid Walk & Trophy Photo
Sunday 23rd July 2023
08:25 - 09:15 FIA Formula 3 Feature Race (24 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)
10:05 - 11:10 FIA Formula 2 Feature Race (37 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)
11:30 - 12:00 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
12:00 - 12:35 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (16 Laps or 30 Mins)
12:45 - 13:45 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
12:50 - 13:20 Formula 1 Drivers' Parade
15:00 - 17:00 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX (70 LAPS OR 120 MINS)

Alex Gassman

I‘m Alex. I write F1 and motorsport travel 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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