Australian Grand Prix F1 Melbourne Schedule

The 2023 Australian Grand Prix, won by Verstappen, will have earlier start times for European viewers, with qualifying and the main race scheduled for early morning UK times, maintaining traditional Sunday races and normal session times in Melbourne.

Highlights

‣ The 2023 Australian Grand Prix was a significant victory for Verstappen, setting the stage for his ambitions to maintain an unbeaten streak into 2024.

‣ Unlike the first two races of the season which concluded on Saturday, the Australian Grand Prix maintains its traditional Sunday schedule, with no evening races or sessions ending in darkness.

‣ For European viewers, watching the Australian Grand Prix live requires an early start, with qualifying sessions on Saturday morning at 5:00 am UK time and the Grand Prix starting even earlier at 4:00 am UK time on Sunday.

‣ The full schedule for the Australian Grand Prix, adjusted to UK times, includes practice and qualifying sessions starting in the early hours of the morning, highlighting the time difference challenges for international fans.


Oh, the Australian Grand Prix? It’s a real treat for those in Europe who don’t mind waking up while the stars are still out. This year, the drivers are hitting the track at the crack of dawn, even earlier than before. Why? Well, it’s all about its spot on the calendar. So, if you’re keen on catching every turn and twist in Melbourne, better set that alarm.

Now, let’s talk about 2023. It was a stellar year for Verstappen, right? He’s aiming to keep that winning streak alive in 2024, down in Melbourne. Interestingly, this time around, the races are sticking to their Sunday schedule. Remember how the first two races wrapped up on a Saturday last year? Not this time. And for those wondering, we’re not talking about night races here. Everything’s happening in broad daylight, which means an early start for fans in Europe, especially if you’re tuning in from the UK.

Qualifying kicks off bright and early at 5:00 am UK time on Saturday. And the Grand Prix? You’ll need to be up an hour earlier on Sunday. Curious about why this year’s schedule is so ahead of 2023’s? Well, that’s a story for another day.

### Here’s the full breakdown of the Australian Grand Prix UK times:

**Friday, 22 March**
– Yawn, it’s 1:30 am: Time for the first free practice. It wraps up by 2:30 am.
– Then, at 5:00 am, we dive into the second free practice, which goes until 6:00 am.

**Saturday, 23 March**
– Deja vu? Yep, third free practice starts at 1:30 am again, ending at 2:30 am.
– Qualifying time! It’s 5:00 am to 6:00 am. Make sure your coffee’s strong.

**Sunday, 24 March**
– The main event, the Australian Grand Prix, is from 4:00 am to 6:00 am. Yes, it’s still dark outside.

So, there you have it. Whether you’re a die-hard F1 fan or just curious, this year’s Australian Grand Prix is shaping up to be an unmissable event. Just remember, sleep is for the weak (or at least, that’s what you’ll tell yourself come race weekend).

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez is a senior writer at F1Highlights.com. With a passion for motorsports, Albert brings a unique perspective to the world of Formula One. With over five years of experience as a sports reporter, he has honed his skills in capturing the essence of the sport.

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