2024 F1 Imola Schedule – Emilia Romagna GP Timings

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

2024 F1 Imola GP Schedule and Timings

The 2024 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix is the 7th round of the Formula 1 championship and will be held on the 17th to 19th May at the Imola Circuit.

2024 F1 Imola dates

The 2024 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix weekend starts on Friday the 17th May and finishes on Sunday the 19th May. 

The Grand Prix takes place at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, also known as Imola, and is the seventh race of the season.

The official name of the race is the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, but it’s often also referred to as the Imola GP.

It’s one of two races to be held in Italy this year. The other is at Monza later in the year.

Imola Grand Prix race weekend format

The 2024 Emilia-Romagna GP will have the usual format of three practice sessions, a qualifying session and the full grand prix. It does not include a sprint race.

Below is the format and duration of the different F1 sessions during the Imola GP weekend:

Friday 17th May:

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

Saturday 18th May:

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

Sunday 19th May:

  • Grand Prix (120 mins / 63 laps)

Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix Schedule 2024

Below is the 2024 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix schedule for all F1 practice, qualifying, sprint and race sessions over the race weekend.

2024 Emilia Romagna GP Schedule - Imola
Friday 17th May Local Time UK Time
Practice 1 13:30 - 14:30 12:30 - 13:30
Practice 2 17:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 17:00
Saturday 18th May
Practice 3 12:30 - 13:30 11:30 - 12:30
Qualifying 16:00 - 17:00 15:00 - 16:00
Sunday 19th May
Grand Prix 15:00 14:00

2024 Imola F1 qualifying time

Qualifying for the 2024 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix will take place on Saturday 18th May at 16:00 (4pm) local circuit time.

Qualifying will be split in to three separate sessions: Q1, Q2 and Q3.

All 20 drivers will take part in Q1. Only the quickest15 of those drivers will progress to Q2. Then, only the 10 fastest drivers from Q2 will move on to the final 10 minute shootout for pole position in Q3.

2024 Imola GP start time

The 2024 Emilia-Romagna GP will start at 15:00 (3pm) local time on Sunday 19th May.

The Grand Prix will last for a maximum of 120 minutes or 63 laps, whichever is shorter.

What time is the Imola F1 race in my country?

The Emilia-Romagna F1 race place at the Imola Circuit in Italy. This is in the Central European Summer Time  (CEST) zone which is UTC+2.

Below are the start times for all F1 sessions over the Imola Formula 1 weekend in a number of other time zones.

Session Imola Local Time
CEST
Pacific Time
PT
Central Time
CT
Eastern Time
ET
UK Time
GMT
Australian Eastern Time
AET
Practice 1 13:30 04:30 06:30 07:30 12:30 21:30
Practice 2 17:00 08:00 10:00 11:00 16:00 01:00 +1
Practice 3 12:30 03:30 05:30 06:30 11:30 20:30
Qualifying 16:00 07:00 09:00 10:00 15:00 00:00 +1
Race 15:00 06:00 08:00 09:00 14:00 23:00

What channel is the Imola GP on?

UK Formula 1 fans will be able to watch footage of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix live on the Sky Sports F1 channel, but you will need a paid subscription to do this. 

Pre-race build up usually begins about 60 – 90 minutes before the Grand Prix begins.

Race highlights will be available for free on Channel 4 on the evening on Sunday 19th May.

Information on international TV coverage and broadcasters of the F1 can be found on the official Formula 1 website.

Detailed Imola F1 & motorsport schedule

As well as the Formula 1 there will be other support races hitting the track during the weekend.

For 2024 the support races are:

  • FIA Formula 2
  • FIA Formula 3
  • Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Below is the full schedule for the weekend including all suport races. Times are in local circuit times.
Friday 17th May
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 Track Tour
12:00 - 13:00 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
13:30 - 14:30 FORMULA 1 FIRST PRACTICE SESSION
14:40 - 15:00 Historic Car Demonstration
15:05 - 15:35 FIA Formula 3 Qualifying Session
15:30 - 16:30 Formula 1 Teams' Press Conference
16:00 - 16:30 FIA Formula 2 Qualifying Session
17:00 - 18:00 FORMULA 1 SECOND PRACTICE SESSION
18:10 - 18:40 FIA Formula 3 Press Conference
Saturday 18th May
10:05 - 10:50 FIA Formula 3 Sprint Race (18 Laps / 40 Mins)
11:10 - 11:40 FIA Formula 3 Press Conference
11:20 - 11:50 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session
11:55 - 12:25 Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice
12:30 - 13:30 FORMULA 1 THIRD PRACTICE SESSION
14:15 - 15:05 FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race (25 Laps / 45 Mins)
15:10 - 15:40 Paddock Club Track Tour
15:10 - 15:40 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
15:25 - 15:45 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
16:00 - 17:00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION
17:00 - 18:00 Formula 1 Press Conference
17:15 - 17:35 Historic Car Demonstration
17:20 - 18:45 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
17:40 - 18:45 Paddock Club Track Tour
Sunday 19th May
08:30 - 09:20 FIA Formula 3 Feature Race (22 Laps / 45 Mins)
10:00 - 11:05 FIA Formula 2 Feature Race (35 Laps / 60 Mins)
11:25 - 11:55 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
11:45 - 12:20 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (14 Laps or 30 Mins)
12:30 - 12:50 Historic Car Demonstration
12:55 - 13:55 Paddock Club Track Tour
12:55 - 13:55 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
13:00 - 13:30 Formula 1 Drivers' Parade
14:46 - 14:48 Formula 1 National Anthem
15:00 - 17:00 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX (63 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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