The F1 Australian Grand Prix is being held this weekend at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit. At what time to follow the tests and the race, 3rd GP of the 2023 season? Here is the program, all the TV channels and schedules…
Notice to night owls or the most early morning fans, the Australian Grand Prix is back and takes place this weekend on the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne. Free practice, qualifying and the race will take place early in France due to the time difference. Meet at 3am for the first free practice when qualifying and the race will take place in the early morning.
The title holder is called Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) while the meeting at the end of the world did not take place in 2020 and 2021. The 2020 edition had been canceled at the last minute due to the sensational emergence of Covid-19 and several cases of contamination in the paddock three days before the start of confinement in France before the calendar does not include the Australian GP in 2021.
Like Oscar Piastri (McLaren), the new local for the stage, the drivers are well on their way to (re)discovering Melbourne’s semi-urban layout with its short straights and fast curves interspersed with heavy braking. A rather atypical layout which will perhaps allow Ferrari, Aston Martin or Mercedes to worry more about the dominating Red Bulls in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Find below the complete program of this Australian GP 2023.
Set your alarm clock from Friday if you want to follow the Australian Grand Prix in full. Everything will start on Friday with the first free practice, followed by qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.
- Free practice 1 at 3:30 a.m. (French time) on Friday March 31, 2023 (duration: 1 hour)
- Free practice 2 at 7 a.m. (French time) on Friday March 31, 2023 (duration: 1 hour)
- Free practice 3 at 3.30 a.m. (French time) on Saturday April 1, 2023 (duration: 1 hour)
- Qualifications at 7 a.m. (French time) on Saturday April 1, 2023 (duration: 1 hour)
- Australian Grand Prix: start of the race at 7 a.m. on Sunday April 2, 2023. (duration: 2 hours maximum)
- Friday March 31, 2023: Free practice 1 at 3:30 a.m. and free practice 2 at 7 a.m. (French time) to follow on Canal + Sport.
- Saturday April 1, 2023: Free Practice 3 at 3:30 a.m. and Qualifying at 7 a.m. (French time) to follow on Canal + Sport.
- Sunday April 2, 2023: “La Grille” program then start of the Grand Prix at 7 a.m. (French time) on Canal +.
Do you prefer to follow the Grand Prix on your computer, tablet or warm at the bottom of your bed with your smartphone and your duvet? No problem, this third Grand Prix of the season will of course also be viewable in streaming. Two possibilities are open to you: access to the Canal+ MyCanal streaming platform or via the official F1 website, F1.com. Both will offer all the practice, qualifying and race sessions live but also in replay. On MyCanal, activating expert mode also makes it possible to combine screens, multi-cameras (including on-board cameras) and data, for example the drivers’ lap times in real time. On F1.com, the live broadcast of the tests and the race is supplemented by replays, documentaries or historical reminders via the F1TV Pro serviceoffered at 64.99 euros per year or 7.99 euros per month.