2023 Italian GP Schedule: Monza F1 Start Time

Alex Gassman

by Alex Gassman

2023 Italian GP schedule and start times

Italian GP schedule for the 2023 F1 Italian Grand Prix held on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September.

The timetable below includes different time zones for all F1 session start times across the race weekend for people tuning in from other countries.

It also details the complete schedule of all F1 and support races over the weekend so you can keep up with the on-track action if you’re attending in person.


Italian GP race weekend format

The Italian Grand Prix weekend doesn’t feature a sprint race.  Instead it sticks to the normal F1 race weekend format of three practice sessions, one qualifying session (including Q1 / Q2 / Q3) and one race.

Below is the format of all F1 sessions across the Italian race weekend:

Friday 1st September

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

Saturday 2nd September

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

Sunday 3rd September

  • Race (53 laps or 120 mins)

2023 Italian Grand Prix Qualifying time

Qualifying for the 2023 Italian Grand Prix will start at 16:00 local circuit time on Saturday 2nd September. 

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

The whole of qualifying, made up of the three sessions, will last for a total of 60 minutes.

2023 Italian Grand Prix race start time

The 2023 Italian Grand Prix will start at 15:00 local circuit time on Sunday 3rd September. It will last for either 53 laps or 120 minutes, whichever is shorter.

Italian GP schedule 2023

Below is the italian GP schedule for the 2023 race weekend held on the Monza circuit.

2023 Italian Grand Prix F1 Schedule - Monza
Local Time UK Time Friday 25th August
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 26th August
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 27th August
15:00 14:00 Formula 1 Grand Prix Race

What time is the Italian F1 race in my country?

The Italian F1 race at Monza will start at 15:00 local time (CEST) and will last for either 53 laps or 2 hours. 

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

Session Monza Circuit
Italy Local Time
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

Where to watch the Italian GP?

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

The pre-race build up and coverage usually starts around 60 – 90 minutes before the Italian F1 race start time.

Race highlights will be available to viewers for free on Channel 4 on the evening of Sunday 3rd September.

Information on international broacast coverage of the race can be found on the official Formula 1 website.

Gate opening times

If you’re planning on attending the Italian Grand Prix in person you’ll want to know what time the spectator gates open. You can then plan your arrival time accordingly, and if you’re desperate to get a good viewing spot then you need to arrive at the gates well before they open.

The Monza circuit usually confirms the exact gate opening in the weeks leading up to the GP weekend on their website, their social channels and via email to ticket holders. For reference, below are the 2022 gate opening  times.

2022 Italian GP spectator gate opening times at Monza circuit:

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

Italian F1 detailed motorsport schedule

In the few months leading up to the race weekend, the F1 and Monza organisers will finalised a detailed motorsport schedule for all racing activities on track across the GP weekend.

This will include all F1 session and off-track activity, such as the driver’s parade and press conference timings. Plus it will list the timings for the support races. Once this is available this page will be updated.

In 2022 the F1 support races at the Monza Grand Prix were:

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


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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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