2023 Singapore F1 Schedule & Start Time – Marina Bay Grand Prix

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by Alex Gassman

Singapore F1 Schedule and race start times for the Grand Prix 2023

Full Singapore F1 schedule for the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix held at the Marina Bay street 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.

The 2023 Singapore Grand Prix takes place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September. The event doesn’t feature a sprint race, instead it features a night race and night qualifying session.


Singapore Grand Prix race weekend format

The Singapore Grand Prix weekend doesn’t feature a sprint race for the Formula 1.  Instead it features the traditional race weekend format of three practice sessions, one qualifying session and one race.

The Singapore Formula 1 race is one of only four races this year to be held at night. Below is the structure of the F1 sessions across the three-day race weekend:


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


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


  • Race (61 laps or 120 mins)

2023 Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying time

Qualifying for the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix will start at 21:00 local circuit time on Saturday 16 September. Qualifying will be split in to three sessions, Q1, Q2 and Q3, which will last for a total of 60 minutes.

2023 Singapore Grand Prix race start time

The 2023 Singapore Grand Prix race will start at 20:00 local circuit time on Sunday 17th September. It will last for either 61 laps or 120 minutes, whichever is shorter.

Singapore F1 schedule 2023

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

2023 Singapore Grand Prix F1 Schedule
Local Time UK Time Friday 15th September
17:30 - 18:30 10:30 - 11:30 Formula 1 First Practice Session - FP1
21:00 - 22:00 14:00 - 15:00 Formula 1 Second Practice Session - FP2
Saturday 16th September
17:30 - 18:30 10:30 - 11:30 Formula 1 Third Practice Session - FP3
21:00 - 22:00 14:00 - 15:00 Formula 1 Qualifying Q1 Q2 Q3
Sunday 17th September
20:00 13:00 Formula 1 Grand Prix Race

What time is the Singapore F1 race in my country?

The Singapore F1 race will start at 20:00 local time (CEST) and will last for either 61 laps or 2 hours. The race starts at night in Singapore under the street lights.

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

Session Singapore Time
Practice 1 17:30 - Fri 15 Sep 02:30 04:30 05:30 10:30 11:30 19:30
Practice 2 21:00 - Fri 15 Sep 06:00 08:00 09:00 14:00 15:00 23:00
Practice 3 17:30 - Sat 16 Sep 02:30 04:30 05:30 10:30 11:30 19:30
Qualifying 21:00 - Sat 16 Sep 06:00 08:00 09:00 14:00 15:00 23:00
Race 20:00 - Sun 16 Sep 05:00 07:00 08:00 13:00 14:00 22:00

What channel is the Singapore GP on?

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

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

Highlights of the race will be available to view for free on Channel 4 on the evening of Sunday 17th September.

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

Gate opening times

If you’re lucky enough to have Singapore F1 tickets and are attending 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 walkabout areas.

The Marina Bay circuit usually confirms the exact spectator gate opening times a few days before the event on their website, via  their social feeds and on email. But for reference, below are the 2022 times.

2022 Singapore F1 spectator gate opening times:

  • Friday – 2:30pm
  • Saturday – 2:00pm
  • Sunday – 2:00pm 

F1 Singapore detailed motorsport schedule

Nearer to the event the FIA will release a full schedule of on-track activity taking place on the Marina Bay street circuit across the weekend. This will include all F1 session timings (including press conferences and driver parade), plus the timings for all support races. Once this is available this page will be updated.

In 2022 the support races were:

  • W Series
  • TSS The Super Series (GT3 & GT4 races)

Singapore GP Concerts

Check out our guide to the Singapore F1 concerts for the full linup and timings of live music performing across the Singapore Grand Prix weekend.

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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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