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Timetable of the Spanish Grand Prix: Back to the familiar European times

Timetable of the Spanish Grand Prix: Back to the familiar European times

16 May - 06:32 Last update: 08:47


After a one-off return in Emilia Romagna, Formula 1 is now back on European soil for several races. This weekend, the Spanish Grand Prix is scheduled to take place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Find out what time to switch on for the various sessions of the race weekend here.

The Spanish GP is traditionally the opening of the European season in F1. Although we already had a race in Imola, this race after Miami really opens the season on European soil. Barcelona is also the circuit where the teams come to with updates, because they know the circuit so well here from all the testing and the factories are close to the circuit.

Excitement in Barcelona

In Spain, the title battle between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen will also be resumed. In the last two races, Verstappen came closer to the Monegasque in the standings thanks to two victories, but the Ferrari driver still has a nineteen-point lead. In the constructors' classification, the Italian team is only six points ahead of Red Bull Racing.

In Spain we return to the familiar times and so the first free practice will start at 14:00 local and 1pm UK time on Friday, May 20. The second free practice is at 4pm. On Saturday, the third free practice starts at 12pm and qualifying at 3pm. The lights for the start of the race will go out at 2pm.

Timetable for the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix


First free practice: 1-2pm

Second free practice: 4-5pm


Third free practice: 12-1pm

Qualification: 3-4pm


Race: 2-4pm

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