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Add the times of every 2019 F1 session to your calendar

2019 F1 season

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The full schedule of Formula 1 race, qualifying and practice sessions for all the rounds on the 2019 calendar have been confirmed.

Most of the session times are unchanged from last year. One exception is the French Grand Prix, where all five sessions have been moved forward one hour. The race will start at 3:10pm local time.

Friday’s practice sessions for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas are an hour later than last year. The other session times including the race itself are unchanged.

You can add the start times for all of them to your calendar on your preferred devices using the updated RaceFans F1 Calendar. it also includes the dates of all the pre-season tests and the team launch events confirmed so far:

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Keith Collantine
Lifelong motor sport fan Keith set up RaceFans in 2005 - when it was originally called F1 Fanatic. Having previously worked as a motoring...

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16 comments on “Add the times of every 2019 F1 session to your calendar”

  1. Love this feature. Thanks again for another year

  2. Big fan of your calendar! Thanks!

    1. @m-bagattini I agree!

      The live Google calendar is brilliant, particularly because you can make F1 sessions show up alongside your personal calendar. Plus there’s never any confusion related to different timezones.

  3. really wasn’t a fan of the later start times last year and the same is true now.

    i also saw some people i know who attended races complaining that the later start times resulted in issues leaving the circuits due to public transport in some counties running less frequent schedules later on as well as additional traffic later into the afternoon.

    should have shifted it back to the old start times for this year, they were much more convenient.

    1. @RogerA Although personally for me, the changes for last season didn’t make any difference; I still feel they weren’t that necessary in the first place as the previous starting hours worked perfectly fine as they were. ”If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

  4. ”Friday’s practice sessions for the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas are an hour later than last year.”
    – So that’d then be 11:00-12:30 and 15:00-16:30 respectively, but just out of curiosity, any particular reason for that?
    I wish there’d be a bit more consistency when it comes to the starting times of sessions respective to each other within some of the race weekends, for example, in Azerbaijan and Russia, for the sake of consistency, it’d be better to have at least the second practice session starting at 4 pm instead of 5 pm, if not qualifying as well (which would then lead to FP1 running from 12:00 to 13:30 and FP3 from 13:00 to 14:00.) Concerning the latter: 2 pm for both FP2 and qualifying (FP1 10:00-11:30, FP3 11:00-12:00.) In Singapore, on the other hand, I’d rather have FP1 taking place from 16:00 to 17:30 and then FP2 from 20:00 till 21:30 instead of them starting halfway through the hours as they have for the last two seasons. The shifts for the French GP sessions I always expected to happen, so that they’d be entirely in line with the other venues of the same continent, and since the ‘sole’ reason for it starting an hour later than the rest of the European races was the World Cup (although by the same logic, the Austrian GP should’ve started an hour earlier than it did. Typical F1 inconsistency,) which obviously doesn’t take place next time around.

  5. As a family man i seldom see any of the European races due to the race time being in the middle of the day, early mornings and evenings are the best. Is it just me?

    1. For me the same. I play football every sunday afternoon, but I don’t see them changing the standard european time for around 15.00, unfortunately for us..

  6. Excellent, thanks, much appreciated!

    Is there perhaps a version with only qualifying sessions and races? It’s unlikely that I’ll have the time to watch practice sessions.

  7. can you slim it to 2019 only?
    It still have all previous seasons inside, thanks

  8. Thanks for this. I wish you’d make the labels shorter though or at least put the useful information first. I only use Google calendar in month overview so all I see is:

    2019 Chinese Gran
    2019 Chinese Gran

    2019 Chinese Gran
    2019 Chinese Gran

    2019 Chinese Gran

    … where the “2019” is completely useless as the calendar already shows what year I’m in if I should forget it, while I don’t get to see the session. Much better would be:

    FP1 Chinese GP
    FP2 Chinese GP

    FP3 Chinese GP
    Q Chinese GP

    RACE Chinese GP

  9. Thanks for posting! The Australian GP race time appears to be wrong, though, if I’m not mistaken. It should not be at the same time of day as qualifying, according to

  10. Thanks, Keith!

    I already was seeing the 2019 schedule in google Calendar before this announcement. Was that happening because I had already been using this feature for 2018? Do I need to update it manually or did that happen automatically?

  11. Nevermind. I check the schedule against the F1 site and your times in Google Calendar seem to have updated automatically. Double thanks!

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