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What time are the Formula 1 sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix?

22-05-2023 07:00 Last update: 08:48
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Toby McLuskie

The Monaco Grand Prix was supposed to be the middle event in a triple-header, but due to the cancellation of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, that is no longer the case. So Formula 1 drivers have had an extra week to prepare for perhaps the most iconic weekend of the year. Find out what time and where to turn on for the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix here.

The weekend in the principality, the sixth of this season, marks the start of the European season. Many teams planned to start in Italy last weekend with many updates, but now get the chance to do so on the streets of Monaco. Because the circuit is so specific, not all race teams choose to do this. Mercedes will do it, while Ferrari will introduce their new rear suspension a week later in Spain.

In Monaco, though, excitement?

Red Bull Racing are (not surprisingly) again the big favourite in Monaco. Yet it might be more exciting than the five races before it. It is difficult to overtake in Monaco, so qualifying will be vital, and that is precisely where the competition seems to have some chance.

Indeed, the RB19 is a bit more vulnerable on Saturday than on Sunday. Aston Martin have identified Monaco as their biggest chance for a win this season. The AMR23 is particularly good in slow corners, whereas Max Verstappen's car excels mainly in high-speed corners. Moreover, Mercedes are bringing updates and so it could be a lot more exciting than perhaps expected beforehand.

Weather in Monaco

As it looks, like last year, it is not going to stay dry in Monaco. Showers are predicted for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which could turn the weekend upside down.

Where can you follow the Monaco Formula 1 weekend?

In the United Kingdom, all sessions will be broadcast on Sky Sports. With a subscription, F1TV can also provide you with live footage for most countries around the world if you live outside of the United Kingdom. With this platform, you have the choice of commentary from multiple countries. ViaPlay is also a common option around the world. 

GPblog will also provide the very latest news again this weekend, with a liveblog of each session available on the website. These liveblogs will appear on the site one hour before the session starts. Besides the live report, you will also find all summaries, reactions and analyses here first.

Timetable of the F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2023 [UK time]

Friday, May 26:

First free practice: 12:30 - 13:30
Second free practice: 16:00 - 17:00

Saturday, May 27:
Third free practice: 11:30 - 12:30
Qualifying: 15:00 - 16:00

Sunday, May 28:
Race: 14:00