All you need to know about the Grand Prix qualifying time
What can Formula 1 drivers and teams anticipate at the Las Vegas GP? The specifics remain unknown.
In the lead-up to the weekend, simulator sessions on the street circuit, featuring the iconic 'strip' in the renowned city, have been a common occurrence.
However, it's not until Thursday evening, during the initial free practice, that substantial data collection can commence.
Given the uncertainties leading up to the weekend, Pirelli is supplying the event with the three softest tire compounds, anticipating low surface grip conditions.
2023 F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix Qualifying Time
|Brazil||Brasilia Standard Time||05:00|
|United Kingdom||Greenwich Mean Time||08:00|
|Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain||Central European Time||09:00|
|United States - East Coast||Eastern Time||03:00|
|United States - West Coast||Pacific standard Time||00:00|
|South Africa||South African Standard Time||10:00|
|United Arab Emirates||Gulf Standard Time||12:00|
|India||Indian Standard Time||14:00|
|Japan||Japanese Standard Time||17:00|
|Australia||Australian Eastern Standard Time||19:00|
|New Zealand||New Zealand Daylight Time||21:00|
What do the drivers think of the Las Vegas Grand Prix qualifying time 2023
"Las Vegas is anticipated to be chilly, given that it's a street circuit. To prepare, we collaborated with the teams, seeking simulations in advance to comprehend the impact of the circuit layout on tire energy.
We gathered information from the companies responsible for the tarmac to assess its abrasiveness and the expected level of tire wear. However, many uncertainties still surround the Las Vegas circuit.
Qualifying is scheduled for midnight local time, with temperatures expected to be around four or five degrees. Alexander Albon suggests an intriguing scenario where drivers may need multiple laps to warm up the tires before setting a fast lap.
“I wonder if we’re doing three or four prep laps for qualifying,” he said. “It will be a tough one.”