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Qatar Grand Prix 2023

What time does the Qatar GP Sprint race start?

The fourth F1 Sprint of 2023 will take place ahead of the Qatar Grand Prix. Here are all the important timings you need to know.

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Formula 1 heads to the Lusail Circuit for the fourth Sprint race of the season ahead of the Qatar Grand Prix.

A change to the running order this year sees the Sprint now standing alone – rather than deciding the grid for Sunday's Grand Prix – and the starting order will be set in the Sprint Shootout earlier on Saturday.

Max Verstappen stands a chance of clinching his third F1 Drivers' Championship in the Sprint race, if Sergio Perez does not finish sixth or higher.

Concerns over tyre safety have led to a track limit changes and a special 10-minute practice session being placed into the schedule, with a 20-minute delay made to the Sprint Shootout.

The Shootout will start at 16:20 local time (14:20 BST) on Saturday.

This will be followed by a 19-lap Sprint, which begins at 20:00 local time (18:00 BST), while the Grand Prix will also start at 20:00 local time on Sunday (18:00 BST) and will run for 57 laps.

Session Day Time (BST) Time (Local)
Sprint Shootout Saturday 14:20 16:00
Sprint Saturday 18:00 20:00
Grand Prix Sunday 18:00 20:00

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