Session times for the 2023 F1 Australian GP

Find out when the 2023 Australian GP takes place, including the F1 session times for practice, qualifying and the race


The Formula 1 season heads Down Under for the 2023 Australian GP, so make sure you know all of the F1 session times for the action at the Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne

Despite being resurfaced in 2022, Albert Park is quite a bumpy circuit and is one of the faster tracks on the F1 circuit. The first race held in Melbourne was in 1996 with the circuit undergoing a few layout changes to it’s 5.278km length since then. 

The 2023 Australian GP will take place of there weekend of March 31-April 2 and will be a 58 lap race. 

Red Bull have dominated the 2023 F1 season so far, finishing first and second in the opening two races. Their closest challenger has been Fernando Alonso in the Aston Martin, as both the Ferrari and Mercedes cars have seemingly gone backwards in terms of performance. 

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When is the 2023 Australian GP?

The 2023 Australian GP will take place at the Albert Park Circuit, with qualifying scheduled for 16:00 AEDT (local time) on Saturday, and the race at 15:00 AEDT (local time) on Sunday.

DateSessionLocalUK (BST)US (EDT)US (PDT)
Mar 31Practice 112:3002:3021:30*18:30*
Mar 31Practice 216:0006:0001:0022:00*
Apr 1Practice 312:3002:3021:30*18:30*
Apr 1Qualifying16:0006:0001:0022:00*
Apr 2Grand Prix15:0006:0001:0022:00*
*Denotes previous day

Where can I watch the 2023 Australian GP?

For viewers in the UK, all the practice 2023 Australian GP sessions, qualifying and the race will be shown live on Sky Sports F1. Meanwhile, if you are in the USA every session will be shown across ESPN

F1 fans in Australia will be able to catch all the action on Fox Sports, while those in Canada can watch on TSN

John Smith
Editor at and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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