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What time does the Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix start?

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku will kick off on Sunday 30 April 2023 at 12:00 UK time! But before the drivers start the race, free practice, qualifying and a sprint race will of course be held.

			© Ferrari
	© Ferrari

In 2016, the Grand Prix was held for the first time on the street circuit in Baku. This looked set to be a resounding success beforehand. With the narrow streets of the new and old parts of Baku, there is no room for error.

However, the race itself went into the books as the one of the most boring of 2016. In contrast, the 2017 edition was one of the most spectacular races of the season. In 2018, the race that seemed to go to Valtteri Bottas was won at the last minute by Lewis Hamilton after Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo crashed out of the race together. In 2019, Bottas crowned himself the winner, 2021 it was Red Bull driver Sergio Perez and in 2022 it was Max Verstappen who came away with the win.

What time does Baku sprint race start?

In 2023, a sprint race is scheduled here. This sprint race will start on Saturday 29 April at 14:30 UK time. That means Friday is free practice one followed by the traditional qualifying session. Saturday is free practice two, followed by a sprint race. Sunday remains the main race.

Liveblog Formula 1

Qualifying and the (sprint) race can be followed via a live blog on RacingNews365.

Schedule Formula 1 Baku

Take a look at the overview of the start times of the free practice, qualifying and (sprint)race below.

Timetable Azerbaijan GP

Session Date Time
Free practice 1 Friday 28 April -
Qualification Friday 28 April -
Sprint shootout Saturday 29 April -
Sprintrace Saturday 29 April -
Race Sunday 30 April -
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