Australian Grand Prix 2023 start time: F1 practice, qualifying and race schedule
Your complete guide to the Australian Grand Prix 2023 start time, plus full TV schedule for race weekend, including practice, qualifying and the GP itself.
The Australian Grand Prix is one of the handful of races in 2023 that will put British fans' endurance to the test.
A late-afternoon start in Melbourne will result in an early-morning alarm clock for UK fans keen enough to sacrifice sleep for the race.
Replays will be available once the live broadcast is over, but for those willing to brave the time difference, we are on hand to round up the full schedule of race weekend in UK time.
Remarkably, given their dominance in recent years, Red Bull have not triumphed at Albert Park since 2011 when Sebastian Vettel stood atop the podium.
Charles Leclerc won the race in 2022, the first Australian Grand Prix since 2019 following two postponements due to COVID. Valtteri Bottas won in 2019 while driving for Red Bull.
Australian Grand Prix date
The Australian Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 2nd April 2023.
Check out our F1 calendar 2023 – link above – for the full list of races throughout the season.
Australian Grand Prix start time
The race begins promptly at 6am UK time.
We've included the full schedule for the rest of the weekend, including practice and qualifying times, below.
Australian Grand Prix practice time
All UK time.
Friday 31st March
From 2am on Sky Sports F1
Practice 1 – 2:30am
Practice 2 – 6am
Saturday 1st April
From 2:15am on Sky Sports F1
Practice 3 – 2:30am
Australian Grand Prix qualifying time
Saturday 1st April
From 5am on Sky Sports F1
Qualifying – 6am
Australian Grand Prix race time
Sunday 2nd April
From 4:30am on Sky Sports F1
Race – 6am
How to watch the Australian Grand Prix on TV
The Australian Grand Prix will air live on Sky Sports F1 from 4:30am on Sunday 2nd April.
Sky customers can add individual channels for just £18 per month or add the complete sports package to their deal for just £25 per month.
Live stream Australian Grand Prix online
Existing Sky Sports customers can live stream the race via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices.
NOW can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. NOW is also available via BT Sport.