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Las Vegas GP keeps 10pm slot as FIA reveals 2024 F1 start times

The FIA has revealed the start time for every Grand Prix in the 2024 Formula 1 season, with Las Vegas keeping its Saturday 10pm slot.

Starting grid

Erik Junius

The new F1 season will feature a record-breaking 24 events, with the start times largely unchanged from 2023.

Just two races will have a different start time, with the Miami GP kicking off at 4pm local time instead of 3:30pm.

Practice and qualifying times have been released too for most grands prix, but only the race start time is available for sprint weekends and the Las Vegas GP.

After its first edition was disrupted by water valve covers being ripped up by cars nine minutes into FP1 – which started at 8:30pm – and spectators subsequently being sent home due to delays and staffing restrictions, it is unclear whether the Thursday and Friday schedules will be adapted this year.

Start action

Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

Start action

Team principals have been calling for a less strenuous schedule at the Nevada event, with Red Bull boss Christian Horner commenting last November: "Everybody is leaving Vegas slightly f***ed! One way or another it has been a brutal weekend for everyone behind the scenes, and I think we need to look at how we can improve that for the future."

It is worth noting that the Chinese GP will start at 3pm local time for the event's return to the calendar after four seasons away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That's just three hours and 26 minutes before sunset, which means any lengthy stoppage might prevent full-distance running.

F1 2024 start times

Date Grand Prix

Qualifying

(GMT)

Qualifying

(local time)

Race (GMT) Race (local time)
2 March Bahrain Bahrain 16:00 19:00 15:00 18:00
9 March Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 17:00 20:00 17:00 20:00
24 March Australia Australia 05:00 16:00 04:00 15:00
7 April Japan Japan 06:00 15:00 05:00 14:00
21 April China China TBA TBA 07:00 15:00
5 May United States Miami TBA TBA 20:00 16:00
19 May Italy Emilia-Romagna 14:00 16:00 13:00 15:00
26 May Monaco Monaco 14:00 16:00 13:00 15:00
9 June Canada Canada 20:00 16:00 18:00 14:00
23 June Spain Spain 14:00 16:00 13:00 15:00
30 June Austria Austria TBA TBA 13:00 15:00
7 July United Kingdom Great Britain 14:00 15:00 14:00 15:00
21 July Hungary Hungary 14:00 16:00 13:00 15:00
28 July Belgium Belgium 14:00 16:00 13:00 15:00
25 August Netherlands Netherlands 13:00 15:00 13:00 15:00
1 September Italy Italy 14:00 16:00 13:00 15:00
15 September Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 12:00 16:00 11:00 15:00
22 September Singapore Singapore 13:00 21:00 12:00 20:00
20 October United States United States TBA TBA 19:00 14:00
27 October Mexico Mexico 21:00 15:00 20:00 14:00
3 November Brazil Brazil TBA TBA 17:00 14:00
23 November United States Las Vegas TBA TBA 06:00 22:00
1 December Qatar Qatar TBA TBA 17:00 20:00
8 December United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 14:00 18:00 13:00 17:00

 

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