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F1 confirms later race starts for weekend schedule

  • Published on 01 Feb 2018 16:16
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Formula 1 has confirmed that European races will start one hour later than previous years, as it believes a TV audience is reachable later in the afternoon, especially during the summer months. The races will also start 10 minutes past the hour.

It was recently rumoured that Liberty Media was eying a change in start times, which was met with divisive opinions. There have been a number of minor alterations, to ensure there is no clash with major sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup.

Free practice and qualifying sessions have also been moved forward by one hour. Below, you can see a table indicating all of the changes.

 

Grand Prix

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

 

FP1

FP2

FP3

Qualifying

Race

Australia

12:00-13:30

16:00-17:30

14:00-15:00

17:00-18:00

16:10

Bahrain

14:00-15:30

18:00-19:30

15:00-16-00

18:00-19:00

18:10

China

10:00-11:30

14:00-15:30

11:00-12:00

14:00-15:00

14:10

Azerbaijan

13:00-14:30

17:00-18:30

14:00-15:00

17:00-18:00

16:10

Spain

11:00-12:30

15:00-16:30

12:00-13:00

15:00-16:00

15:10

Monaco*

11:00-12:30

15:00-16:30

12:00-13:00

15:00-16:00

15:10

Canada

10:00-11:30

14:00-15:30

11:00-12:00

14:00-15:00

14:10

France

12:00-13:30

16:00-17:30

13:00-14:00

16:00-17:00

16:10

Austria

11:00-12:30

15:00-16:30

12:00-13:00

15:00-16:00

15:10

Great Britain

10:00-11:30

14:00-15:30

11:00-12:00

14:00-15:00

14:10

Germany

11:00-12:30

15:00-16:30

12:00-13:00

15:00-16:00

15:10

Hungary

11:00-12:30

15:00-16:30

12:00-13:00

15:00-16:00

15:10

Belgium

11:00-12:30

15:00-16:30

12:00-13:00

15:00-16:00

15:10

Italy

11:00-12:30

15:00-16:30

12:00-13:00

15:00-16:00

15:10

Singapore

16:30-18:00

20:30-22:00

18:00-19:00

21:00-22:00

20:10

Russia

11:00-12:30

15:00-16:30

12:00-13:00

15:00-16:00

14:10

Japan

10:00-11:30

14:00-15:30

12:00-13:00

15:00-16:00

14:10

United States

10:00-11:30

14:00-15:30

13:00-14:00

16:00-17:00

13:10

Mexico

10:00-11:30

14:00-15:30

10:00-11:00

13:00-14:00

13:10

Brazil

11:00-12:30

15:00-16:30

12:00-13:00

15:00-16:00

15:10

Abu Dhabi

13:00-14:30

17:00-18:30

14:00-15:00

17:00-18:00

17:10

*Free practice held on Thursday 

Replies (5)

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  • Omg what are we gonna do now? Everything is lost!

    • + 0
    • Feb 1 2018 - 17:11
  • Kevin

    Posts: 5,022

    What the fuck!! 10 past the hour? What for?? I am done with Liberty Media already.

    • + 1
    • Feb 1 2018 - 17:37
    • JCF1

      Posts: 27

      "We're not just doing this for money. We're doing it for a sh'tload of money!"

      • + 0
      • Feb 1 2018 - 18:18
  • xoya

    Posts: 583

    Don't care. I watch 90% of the races on DVR replay anyways.
    I still think it's retarded though.

    • + 1
    • Feb 1 2018 - 18:07
  • That's not great news here in Australia where we previously got races at 10:00 pm from Europe which was kind of ok............

    • + 0
    • Feb 2 2018 - 07:09

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