Australian GP 2024: Schedule and F1 Start Times

Find out when the 2024 Australian Grand Prix takes place, including the F1 session times for practice, qualifying and Sunday's race


The 2024 Australian Grand Prix sees the Formula 1 move down under, drawing fans from across the globe to the picturesque Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne. As the engines roar to life, the anticipation builds for what promises to be another spectacular showcase of speed, skill, and strategy. 

The Australian GP not only captivates die-hard F1 enthusiasts but also attracts newcomers eager to experience the exhilaration of motorsport at its finest, offering a unique blend of high-speed action, scenic beauty, and vibrant atmosphere, making it a must-see event on the F1 calendar

As teams and drivers gear up to face the challenges of Albert Park, fans eagerly await the drama that unfolds on the track. With that in mind, here is a comprehensive guide to the schedule and start times for the 2024 Australian GP, ensuring fans worldwide don’t miss a second of the action.

Detailed 2024 Australian GP Session Times and Dates

The F1 season continues with the 2024 Australian Grand Prix. Below, find the complete schedule for the race weekend, including session times for viewers in the USA, the UK, Canada, as well as local time in Australia.

SessionDayAus. (AEDT)UK (GMT)US (ET)US (PT)
Practice 1Fri, Mar 2212:3001:3021:30*18:30*
Practice 2Fri, Mar 2216:0005:0001:0022:00*
Practice 3Sat, Mar 2312:3001:3021:30*18:30*
QualifyingSat, Mar 2316:0005:0001:0022:00
RaceSun, Mar 2415:0004:0000:0021:00*
*Previous Day
Albert Park Circuit | Formula 1
Albert Park Circuit | Formula 1

Friday, March 22 – Practice Sessions Begin

  • Practice 1: The weekend kicks off with the first practice session, running from 12:30 to 13:30 local time in Melbourne, Australia, allowing drivers to get acquainted with the Albert Park circuit.
  • Practice 2: The second practice session follows, taking place from 16:00 to 17:00 local time, offering teams a chance to refine their setups under similar conditions to qualifying.

Saturday, March 23 – Final Practice and Qualifying

  • Practice 3: Saturday starts with the final practice session from 12:30 to 13:30 local time, giving teams the last opportunity to tweak their cars before qualifying.
  • Qualifying: The high-stakes qualifying session is scheduled from 16:00 to 17:00 local time, determining the grid positions for Sunday’s race.

Sunday, March 24 – Race Day

  • Race: The 2024 Australian Grand Prix race, is set to start at 15:00 local time, where drivers will battle it out on the Albert Park circuit to claim victory.
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