2023 Austrian Grand Prix start time and full schedule

As Formula 1 heads to Red Bull’s home race in Austria, Max Verstappen is aiming to extend his lead in the Drivers’ Standings.

The 2023 Formula 1 season continues with the highly anticipated Austrian Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen sets his sights on extending his remarkable winning streak. 

Verstappen, who has built an impressive 69-point lead over Sergio Perez in the World Championship standings, will be eager to secure another victory at Red Bull’s home track.

Scheduled to take place from 30th June 30th to 2nd, the 2023 Austrian Grand Prix introduces a slight deviation from the usual format, with the inclusion of a Sprint race. 

Friday will feature a practice session, followed by traditional qualifying later in the day, which will determine the starting grid for Sunday’s main race. 

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However, Saturday’s action will witness a Sprint Shootout, establishing the starting order for the subsequent Sprint race, making it an independent component of the race weekend.

The Red Bull Ring, measuring 4.318 kilometres, will provide the backdrop for the thrilling competition, with drivers set to tackle a total of 71 laps. 

The race is scheduled to commence at 15:00 local time. For fans in different time zones, the following are the respective start times:

  • Australian Eastern Standard Time: 23:00
  • Brasilia Time: 10:00
  • British Summer Time: 14:00 
  • Central Daylight Time: 08:00
  • China Standard Time: 21:00
  • Eastern Daylight Time: 09:00
  • Gulf Standard Time: 17:00
  • India Standard Time: 18:30
  • Korea Standard Time: 22:00
  • New Zealand Time: 01:00 (Monday)
  • Pacific Daylight Time: 06:00
  • Western Indonesian Time: 20:00

Verstappen, brimming with confidence after his recent triumph in Canada, has expressed his determination to further extend his lead in the World Championship standings. 

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“I’m feeling great heading into the Austrian Grand Prix. The team has been performing exceptionally well, and I’m looking forward to racing at our home track,” he said ahead of the event. 

“The Red Bull Ring has always been kind to us, and I’m confident we can continue our winning form.”

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Despite Verstappen’s dominance, his teammate Sergio Perez remains optimistic about his own prospects and is keen to challenge for victory. 

“Max has been on fire lately, but I believe I can close the gap and fight for the top step of the podium,” Perez stated. 

“The Austrian Grand Prix offers a fantastic opportunity, and I’ll be giving it my all.”