F1 Spanish GP 2024: Schedule and Session Start Times

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


As the 2024 Formula 1 season progresses, the Spanish Grand Prix stands out as a pivotal event, offering a blend of technical demands and strategic complexities that can significantly impact the championship standings, and with upgrades coming for most teams, make sure you know when the session times for the Spanish GP.

Traditionally held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the Spanish GP is renowned for its challenging layout. Located in Montmelo, near Barcelona, this circuit has been a mainstay on the F1 calendar since 1991. It features a mix of high-speed straights, slow corners, and sweeping curves, making it a comprehensive test of both driver skill and car performance.

In 2023, the circuit saw the removal of the chicane before the final corner, a modification aimed at increasing overtaking opportunities. This change, combined with the aerodynamic configurations of modern F1 cars, has made the race more dynamic and competitive. 

As part of the European leg of the season, the Spanish GP holds additional significance for teams based in Europe, as it reduces logistical challenges and allows for a more straightforward implementation of technical upgrades. 

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

F1 2024 Spanish GP Session Times and Dates

The 2024 Spanish Grand Prix will take place over 66 laps of the 4.657-kilometre Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The race weekend runs from Friday, June 21 until Sunday, June 23, 2024.

SessionDayBarcelona (CEST)UK (BST)US (ET)US (PT)Australia (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*
*Following Day
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya | Formula 1
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya | Formula 1

Detailed Schedule for Spanish GP 2024

The 2024 Spanish Grand Prix weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya starts on Friday, June 21, with Practice 1 from 13:30 to 14:30, followed by Practice 2 from 17:00 to 18:00. Saturday, June 22, features Practice 3 from 12:30 to 13:30 and Qualifying from 16:00 to 17:00. The main event, the Spanish Grand Prix, takes place on Sunday, June 23, starting at 15:00 local time​

Friday, 21 June 2024 – Practice 1 and 2

  • Practice 1: 13:30 – 14:30 (Local Time)
  • Practice 2: 17:00 – 18:00 (Local Time)

Saturday, 22 June 2024 – Practice 3 and Qualifying

  • Practice 3: 12:30 – 13:30 (Local Time)
  • Qualifying: 16:00 – 17:00 (Local Time)

Sunday, 23 June 2024 – Spanish GP

  • Race: 15:00 (Local Time)
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