Session times for the 2022 F1 Spanish GP

Find out when the 2022 Spanish GP takes place, including the F1 session times for practice, qualifying and the race


After a celebrity-laden trip to the USA, Formula 1 is back in Europe for the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix, so make sure you know when the action is happening at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with session times for all three practice sessions, qualifying, and the race. 

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is one the drivers know well as they first tested the new 2022 F1 cars there, and it has a wide range of corner types and speeds, plus some long straights. 

So far in 2022, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc have been battling up front, with the Red Bull having seemingly overturned the early season deficit to Ferrari, though upgrades are planned by the Scuderia for Spain. 

The 2022 Spanish GP will take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with qualifying scheduled for 15:00 BST on Saturday, and the race at 14:00 BST on Sunday.

When is the 2022 Spanish GP?

DateSessionLocalUK (BST)US (EDT)US (PDT)Aus (AEST)
May 20Practice 114:0013:0008:0005:0022:00
May 20Practice 217:0016:0011:0008:0001:00*
May 21Practice 313:0012:0007:0004:0021:00
May 21Qualifying16:0015:0010:0007:0000:00*
May 22Grand Prix15:0014:0009:0006:0023:00
*Denotes next day

Who won the 2021 Spanish GP?

The 2021 Spanish Grand Prix was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who put his car on pole position just ahead of title rival Verstappen. 

That said, it was Verstappen who led the majority of the race after a brilliant move at Turn 1 saw the Red Bull drive take first position, but Hamilton outfoxed the Dutchman and countered the one-stop strategy of the Red Bull, with a two-stopper. 

And with just six laps remaining, Hamilton’s younger tyres meant superior performance as he re-took the lead, and eventually the victory. 

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix with second placed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and third placed Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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