Emilia Romagna GP 2024 F1 schedule and Imola start times

Find out when the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix takes place, including the F1 session times for the practice sessions, Qualifying, and Sunday's Grand Prix at Imola

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Fans watch Red Bull's Sergio Perez from balconies that overlook a section of the Imola Circuit during the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix | REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini
Fans watch Red Bull's Sergio Perez from balconies that overlook a section of the Imola Circuit during the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix | REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

The 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix sees Formula 1 move to the historic backdrop of the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari – otherwise known as Imola – as the European season begins, so make sure you know the F1 schedule in Imola for the Emilia Romagna GP weekend.

The Emilia Romagna GP continues to be a favourite among F1 enthusiasts due to its technical demands and narrow confines that challenge the precision of even the most skilled F1 drivers. The combination of high-speed sectors and challenging chicanes that test the aerodynamic efficiency and tyre management of the F1 cars.

As teams and drivers prepare to tackle the unique challenges of Imola, fans can expect a blend of nostalgia and modern racing thrills, embodying the evolution of Formula 1 as both a sport and spectacle. As such, here is a comprehensive guide to the F1 schedule and start times for the 2024 Emilia Romagna GP, ensuring F1 fans across the globe don’t miss a moment of the action from Italy

F1 2024 Emilia Romagna GP Session Times and Dates

The F1 season advances with the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Below you can find the complete schedule for the race weekend in Imola, including session times for viewers in the USA, the UK, Australia, as well as local time in Italy.

SessionDayTime (Imola)UK (BST)US (ET)US (PT)Aus. (AEST)
Practice 1Fri13:30 – 14:3012:30 – 13:3007:30 – 08:3004:30 – 05:3021:30 – 22:30
Practice 2Fri17:00 – 18:0016:00 – 17:0011:00 – 12:0008:00 – 09:0001:00 – 02:00*
Practice 3Sat12:30 – 13:3011:30 – 12:3006:30 – 07:3003:30 – 04:3020:30 – 21:30
QualifyingSat16:00 – 17:0015:00 – 16:0010:00 – 11:0007:00 – 08:0000:00 – 01:00*
RaceSun15:0014:0009:0006:0023:00
*indicates following day
Imola GP circuit track layout
Imola Circuit – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari | Formula 1

Friday, May 17 – Practice Sessions Begin

  • Practice 1: The Emilia Romagna GP weekend kicks off with the first practice session, running from 13:30 to 14:30 local time in Imola, allowing drivers to familiarise themselves with the historic circuit.
  • Practice 2: Later in the day, the second practice session takes place from 17:00 to 18:00 local time, with conditions most like those in Qualifying.

Saturday, May 18 – Final practice and Qualifying

  • Practice 3: The final practice session is scheduled from 12:30 to 13:30 local time, as the teams and drivers hone their car set up ahead of Qualifying.
  • Qualifying: The all important qualifying session is from 16:00 to 17:00 local time, determining the F1 grid positions for Sunday’s main race.

Sunday, May 19 – Race Day

  • Race: The main event of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is set to start at 15:00 local time, where drivers will compete on the challenging Imola circuit to claim the season’s first F1 victory on European soil

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