F1 British GP 2024: Schedule and Session Start Times

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


The British Grand Prix not only marks the midpoint of the 2024 Formula 1 season but also celebrates the 75th anniversary of the British GP with Silverstone, hosting the first Formula 1 race in 1950, so make sure you know when the session start time times for the British GP this weekend.

Silverstone, measuring 5.891 kilometres, features 18 corners that test both driver skill and car performance. With sections like Maggotts, Becketts, and Chapel, drivers face high-speed transitions and significant lateral forces exceeding 5G.

Mercedes come into the British GP with momentum and look optimistic about their chances at Silverstone, thanks to recent upgrades, a track layout that suits their car’s characteristics, and victory at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. Lewis Hamilton, the most successful driver at the British GP with eight wins, is eager to leverage his home advantage. 

That said, all eyes will be on Lando Norris and Max Verstappen after their controversial coming together at the 2024 Austrian GP. The McLaren and Red Bull drivers have been the class of the F1 field of late and most expect another tussle between the pair at Silverstone.

Silverstone Circuit | Formula 1
Silverstone Circuit | Formula 1

The 2024 British Grand Prix at Silverstone stands as a significant milestone in the Formula 1 season, bringing together history, technical challenges, and unpredictable weather to create an event that is both exciting and pivotal. 

Our detailed schedule ensures you won’t miss a moment of the thrilling British GP, from the first practice lap to the chequered flag and beyond on race day. Stay tuned to Total-Motorsport.com for comprehensive live F1 coverage and updates throughout the British GP weekend.

F1 2024 British GP Session Times and Dates

The 2024 British Grand Prix will take place over 52 laps of the 5.891-kilometre Silverstone Circuit. The race weekend runs from Friday, July 5 until Sunday, July 7, 2024. Check out all the session times for the 2024 British GP below.

SessionDayUK (BST)US (ET)US (PT)Australia (AEST)
Practice 1Fri12:30 – 13:3007:30 – 08:3004:30 – 05:3021:30 – 22:30
Practice 2Fri16:00 – 17:0011:00 – 12:0008:00 – 09:0001:00 – 02:00*
Practice 3Sat11:30 – 12:3006:30 – 07:3003:30 – 04:3020:30 – 21:30
QualifyingSat15:00 – 16:0010:00 – 11:0007:00 – 08:0000:00 – 01:00*
*Indicated following day

Detailed Schedule for British GP 2024

The Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2024 kicks off with Practice 1 on Friday, July 5 from 12:30 to 13:30, followed by Practice 2 later that day from 16:00 to 17:00. On July 6, Practice 3 will take place from 11:30 to 12:30, with Qualifying scheduled for 15:00 to 16:00. The main event, the Race, will be held on the July 7, starting at 15:00.

Friday, 5 July 2024 – Practice 1 and Practice 2

  • Practice 1: 12:30 – 13:30 (UK Time)
  • Practice 2: 16:00 – 17:00 (UK Time)

Saturday, 6 July 2024 – Practice 3 and Qualifying

  • Practice 3: 11:30 – 12:30 (UK Time)
  • Qualifying: 15:00 – 16:00 (UK Time)

Sunday, 7 July 2024 – British GP

  • Race: 15:00 (UK Time)
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