After a four-week break in the calendar, the 2023 F1 season resumes this weekend with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
The Baku City Circuit has played host to some memorable moments in the past. Max Verstappen took victory in the 2022 event, leading teammate Sergio Perez home in a Red Bull 1-2.
Can the team repeat that success this time around, during a weekend in which the Sprint returns alongside the introduction of a new Sprint Shootout?
When is the 2023 Azerbaijan GP?
The 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix will be held across the weekend of 28-30 April.
With the Sprint making its debut appearance of the season, the schedule of the event will look a little different. A practice session on Friday will be followed by traditional qualifying later in the day, which will determine the grid for Sunday's main race.
There will then be a new Sprint Shootout in place of Free Practice 2 on Saturday, which will decide the starting order for the Sprint taking place afterwards, meaning that Saturday's action is independent from the rest of the weekend.
How many laps is the Azerbaijan GP?
The race will take place over 51 laps of the 6.003-kilometre Baku City Circuit, with a maximum race time of two hours if there are any stoppages or delays.
What time does the Azerbaijan GP start?
Sunday's Azerbaijann Grand Prix will start at 15:00 local time (12:00 BST).
Below are the start times for the race for various time zones across the world.
2023 F1 Azerbaijan GP start times
|Time zone||Race start time|
|Pacific Daylight Time||04:00|
|Central Daylight Time||06:00|
|Eastern Daylight Time||07:00|
|British Summer Time||12:00|
|Central European Summer Time||13:00|
|Gulf Standard Time||15:00|
|India Standard Time||16:30|
|Western Indonesian Time||18:00|
|China Standard Time||19:00|
|Korea Standard Time||20:00|
|Australian Eastern Standard Time||21:00|
|New Zealand Time||23:00|
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