2024 F1 Silverstone Schedule – British Grand Prix Timetable

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

F1 silverstone GP schedule 2024

Here’s your full F1 Silverstone schedule for the 2024 British Grand Prix. The timetable below includes different time zones for the GP start time for people tuning in from other countries.

The 2024 British Grand Prix takes place from Friday 5th July to Sunday 7th July. 

This page 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.

 

Contents

British Grand Prix race weekend format

The British Grand Prix race weekend doesn’t feature a sprint race. 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 (52 laps or 120 mins)

2024 British Grand Prix qualifying time

Qualifying for the British Grand Prix will start at 15:00 (3pm) on Saturday 6th July 2024.

2024 British GP race start time

The 2024 British Grand Prix race will start at 15:00 (3pm) on Sunday 7th July 2024, and will last for either 52 laps or 120 minutes, whichever is shorter.

Silverstone F1 schedule 2024

Below is the F1 Silverstone schedule for the 2024 race weekend This is the full 3-day schedule, showing the local circuit timings for the five main Formula 1 sessions across the whole weekend including practice, qualifying and the race.

2024 Silverstone British Grand Prix Schedule
Friday 5th July
12:30 - 13:30 Formula 1 First Practice Session - FP1
16:00 - 17:00 Formula 1 Second Practice Session - FP2
Saturday 6th July
11:30 - 12:30 Formula 1 Third Practice Session - FP3
15:00 - 16:00 Formula 1 Qualifying - Q1 / Q2 / Q3
Sunday 7th July
15:00 Formula 1 Grand Prix Race

What time is the Silverstone F1 race on TV?

The Silverstone F1 race will start at 15:00 local time and will last for either 52 laps or 2 hours.

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

Session Start Time (UK) Pacific Time
(PT)
Central Time
(CT)
Eastern Time
(ET)
European
(CEST)
Australian
(AET)
Practice 1 12:30 - Fri 05 Jul 04:30 06:30 07:30 13:30 21:30
Practice 2 16:00 - Fri 05 Jul 08:00 10:00 11:00 17:00 01:00+1
Practice 3 11:30 - Sat 06 Jul 03:30 05:30 06:30 12:30 20:30
Qualifying 15:00 - Sat 06 Jul 07:00 09:00 10:00 16:00 00:00+1
Race 15:00 - Sun 07 Jul 07:00 09:00 10:00 16:00 00:00+1

What channel is the British GP on?

UK viewers will be able to view live coverage of the British Grand Prix practice sessions, qualifying and race for free on Channel 4 in 2024. It’s the only round of the season where the race will be available live and free to UK viewers on C4 thanks to a deal with Sky.

Live coverage of all sessions will also be available on Sky Sports F1 for viewers with a paid subscription to that channel.  

Coverage and pre-race build up usually begins around 60 to 90 minutes before the British GP start time.

Gate opening times

If you’re lucky enough to be attending the British Grand Prix in person it’s important to know what time to arrive.

Silverstone 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 2023 times.

2023 F1 Silverstone spectator gate opening times:

  • Friday – 7:30am
  • Saturday – 7:30am
  • Sunday – 6:30am 

Don’t forget that Fast Track ticket holders can enter through specific gates 30 minutes before regular general admission ticket holders.

Read my full article on Silverstone General Admission tips if you’re attending for the first time. It includes everything you need to know about what to bring, where to view from and how early to arrive to bag a good viewing spot.

Also check out my guides to Silverstone parking or Silverstone camping for more detailed information on those.

If you’re planning on making the most of the music over the weekend, check out my guide to the Silverstone concerts for the set list and timetable of the performances.

F1 Silverstone detailed motorsport schedule

As well as th F1, there will be a number of support series racing over the weekend.

In 2023 these were:

  • FIA Formula 3
  • FIA Formula 2
  • Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup

These haven’t been confirmed yet for 2024, but when they are the full detailed motorsport schedule will be posted below.

Friday 7th July 2023
08:45 - 09:30 FIA Formula 3 Practice Session
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
11:30 - 12:00 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
12:30 - 13:30 FORMULA 1 FIRST PRACTICE SESSION
13:40 - 13:55 Historic F1 Car Demonstration
14:00 - 15:00 Formula 1 Teams' Press Conference
14:10 - 14:40 FIA Formula 3 Qualifying Session
15:05 - 15:35 FIA Formula 2 Qualifying Session
16:00 - 17:00 FORMULA 1 SECOND PRACTICE SESSION
17:05 - 17:35 FIA Formula 3 Press Conference
17:40 - 18:10 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
17:40 - 18:25 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Practice Session
18:40 - 19:40 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
19:10 - 19:40 Paddock Club Track Tour
Saturday 8th July 2023
09:20 - 10:05 FIA Formula 3 Sprint Race (18 Laps or 40 Mins +1 Lap)
10:15 - 10:30 Historic Cars Historic F1 Car Demonstration
10:15 - 11:00 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
10:25 - 10:55 FIA Formula 3 Press Conference
10:30 - 10:50 Formula 1 Team Pit Stop Practice
10:35 - 10:55 Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
11:30 - 12:30 FORMULA 1 THIRD PRACTICE SESSION
13:15 - 14:05 FIA Formula 2 Sprint Race (21 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)
14:10 - 14:40 Paddock Club Track Tour
14:10 - 14:40 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
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
16:45 - 17:15 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Qualifying Session
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
Sunday 9th July 2023
08:20 - 09:10 FIA Formula 3 Feature Race (22 Laps or 45 Mins +1 Lap)
09:55 - 11:00 FIA Formula 2 Feature Race (29 Laps or 60 Mins +1 Lap)
11:10 - 11:25 Historic Cars Historic F1 Car Demonstration
11:20 - 11:50 FIA Formula 2 Press Conference
11:55 - 12:30 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Race (14 Laps or 30 Mins)
12:45 - 13:15 Paddock Club Paddock Club Track Tour
12:50 - 13:20 Formula 1 Drivers' Parade
12:50 - 13:50 Paddock Club Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk
13:25 - 13:45 Formula 1 Formula 1 Pirelli Hot Laps
14:38 - 14:48 Formula 1 National Anthem
15:00 - 17:00 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX (52 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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