2023 F1 Montreal Schedule – Canadian Grand Prix Timetable

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

Montreal F1 Schedule

Here’s your full F1 Montreal schedule for the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix. 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 Canadian Grand Prix takes place from Friday 16th June to Sunday 18th 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

Canadian Grand Prix race weekend format

The Canadian 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 Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying time

Qualifying for the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix will start at 16:00 local circuit time on Saturday 17th June. Qualifying will be split in to three sessions, Q1, Q2 and Q3, which will last for a total of 60 minutes.

2023 Canadian Grand Prix start time

The 2023 Canadian Grand Prix will start at 14:00 local circuit time on Sunday 28th June. It will last for either 70 laps or 120 minutes, whichever is shorter.

F1 Montreal schedule 2023

Below is the F1 Montreal schedulee for the 2023 Canadian Grand Prix weekend. The timings shown are the local circuit times in Montreal, in the Central Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) zone. 

2023 Montreal Canadian Grand Prix Schedule
Friday 16th June
13:30 - 14:30 Formula 1 First Practice Session - FP1
17:00 - 18:00 Formula 1 Second Practice Session - FP2
Saturday 17th June
12:30 - 13:30 Formula 1 Third Practice Session - FP3
16:00 - 17:00 Formula 1 Qualifying Q1 Q2 Q3
Sunday 18th June
14:00 Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada - Race

What time is the Montreal F1 race in my country?

The Montreal F1 race will start at 14:00 local time (EDT) and will last for either 70 laps or 2 hours.

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

Session Circuit Local Time
EDT
PDT CT BST (UK) CEST AEDT
Practice 1 13:30 - Fri 16 June 10:30 12:30 18:30 19:30 03:30 +1
Practice 2 17:00 - Fri 16 June 14:00 16:00 22:00 23:00 07:00 +1
Practice 3 12:30 - Sat 17 June 09:30 11:30 17:30 18:30 02:30 +1
Qualifying 16:00 - Sat 17 June 13:00 15:00 21:00 22:00 06:00 +1
Race 14:00 - Sun 18 June 11:00 13:00 19:00 20:00 04:00 +1

What channel is the Canadian GP on?

UK viewers will be able to watch live coverage of the Canadia 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 Canadian GP start time.

Highlights of the race will be available to view for free on Channel 4 at 11:30pm on Sunday 18th June.

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

Gate opening times

If you’re lucky enough to be attending the Canadian Grand Prix in person it’s important to know what time to arrive so you stand a good chance of getting a decent view.

The Montreal 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 F1 Montreal spectator gate opening times:

  • Friday – 7:30am
  • Saturday – 7:30am
  • Sunday – 8:00am 

F1 Montreal detailed motorsport schedule

Below is the full F1 Montreal 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 Canadian Grand Prix in 2023 are:

  • Ferrari Challenge North America
  • Formula 1600 (single seaters, similar to Formula Ford)
Friday 16th June 2023
09:10 - 09:40 Ferrari Challenge - First Practice Session
10:10 - 10:40 F-1600 - Practice Session
11:10 - 11:40 Ferrari Challenge - Second Practice Session
11:50 - 12:50 Paddock Club - Pit Lane Walk
11:50 - 12:50 Paddock Club - Track Tour
12:00 - 13:00 FIA F1 Car Presentation
13:30 - 14:30 FORMULA 1 FIRST PRACTICE SESSION FP1
15:00 - 15:30 F-1600 Qualifying Session
15:00 - 16:00 Formula 1 - Teams' Press Conference
15:40 - 16:30 Paddock Club Track Tour
15:40 - 16:30 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
17:00 - 18:00 FORMULA 1 SECOND PRACTICE SESSION FP2
18:30 - 18:50 Ferrari Challenge - Third Practice Session
Saturday 17th June
08:15 - 08:45 Ferrari Challenge - First Qualifying Session
09:15 - 09:45 F-1600 First Race (12 Laps or 25 Mins)
10:20 - 10:50 Ferrari Challenge - Second Qualifying Session
11:10 - 11:40 Formula 1 - Team Pit Stop Practice
11:10 - 11:55 Paddock Club Track Tour
11:10 - 11:55 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
12:30 - 13:30 FORMULA 1 THIRD PRACTICE SESSION FP3
14:00 - 14:35 Ferrari Challenge - First Race (18 Laps or 30 Mins)
14:45 - 15:35 Paddock Club Track Tour
14:45 - 15:35 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
16:00 - 17:00 FORMULA 1 QUALIFYING SESSION Q1 Q2 Q3
17:00 - 18:00 Formula 1 - Press Conference
17:45 - 18:15 F-1600 Second Race (12 Laps or 25 Mins)
18:30 - 19:30 F1 Experiences Champions Club Grid Walk & Trophy Photo
Sunday 18th June 2023
09:55 - 10:25 F-1600 Third Race (14 Laps or 30 Mins)
10:55 - 11:30 Ferrari Challenge - Second Race (18 Laps or 30 Mins)
11:40 - 12:40 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
11:40 - 12:40 Paddock Club Track Tour
11:50 - 12:20 Formula 1 - Drivers' Parade
13:46 - 13:48 Formula 1 - National Anthem
14:00 - 16:00 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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