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Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2024

New format: 2024 Chinese GP schedule revealed

On Sunday, April 21, 2024, the Chinese Grand Prix is will for the first time in five years. In this article, you can find the starting times for all sessions of the grand prix weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit.

China GP 2024 schedule revealed

This weekend, the fifth grand prix of the year takes place in China as Formula 1 gears up for its first sprint weekend of 2024. After a lengthy absence due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Shanghai International Circuit returns to the calendar for the first time since 2019.

In the previous grand prix there, Mercedes was highly dominant, with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas securing what seemed to be a straightforward 1-2 finish. Hamilton holds the record for the most wins in China, with an impressive six victories to his name.

The 2024 Chinese Grand Prix kicks off on Sunday, April 21st at 8:00 AM GMT. Approximately an hour and a half later, we should know who clinched victory. Who will emerge victorious this year?

Check out the full schedule below!

Timetable Chinese GP

Session Date Time
Free practice 1 Friday 19 April -
Sprint shootout Friday 19 April -
Sprintrace Saturday 20 April -
Qualification Saturday 20 April -
Race Sunday 21 April -

What time does qualifying start in China?

The qualifying session will take place on Saturday, April 20th, at 8:00 AM GMT and will occur after the sprint race. This year, Formula 1 introduces a new sprint format, with the free practice and sprint shootout taking place on Friday. On Saturday, the sprint race will precede the qualifying session for the race. Subsequently, the race will be held on Sunday.

What time does the sprint race start in China?

The sprint race kicks off on Saturday, April 20th, at 4:00 AM GMT.

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