Session times for the 2023 F1 Azerbaijan GP

The 2023 Azerbaijan GP is set to have a new F1 weekend format


After an extended break, F1 is back with the 2023 Azerbaijan GP and with a new format being introduced in Baku, make sure you know all of the F1 session times for the action at the Baku City Circuit.

Baku has been on the F1 calendar since 2016 and mixes both long straights with a tight old town section which skirts the city’s medieval walls as it covers just over 6km in length. 

The 2023 Azerbaijan GP will take place on the weekend of April 28-April 30 and will be a 51 lap race. 

Red Bull have dominated the 2023 F1 season so far, finishing first and second in the opening two races, with Max Verstappen then adding a third win in Australia. 

Their closest challenger has been Fernando Alonso in the Aston Martin, but Mercedes took something of a leap forward in terms of performance Down Under with Lewis Hamilton coming in second. 

Baku City Circuit | Formula 1

When is the 2023 Azerbaijan GP?

The 2023 Azerbaijan GP will take place at the Baku City Circuit, but there will be a slight change to the schedule. Friday will see qualifying for the main race scheduled for 17:00 (local time), and the race at 15:00 (local time) on Sunday. 

Saturday will see both sprint qualifying and a sprint race which will replace the usual two practice sessions. Sprint qualifying is set for 13:30 (local time) and the sprint race 17:30 local time.

DateSessionLocalUK (BST)US (EDT)US (PDT)Aus (AEST)
Apr 28Practice 113:3010:3005:3002:3019:30
Apr 28Qualifying17:0014:0009:0006:0023:00
Apr 29Sprint Quali12:3009:3004:3001:3018:30
Apr 29Sprint Race17:3014:3009:3006:3023:30
Apr 30Grand Prix15:0012:0007:0004:0021:00

Where can I watch the 2023 Azerbaijan GP?

For viewers in the UK, the 2023 Azerbaijan GP practice session, qualifying, sprint qualifying, the sprint race and the main Grand Prix 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

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