Leadership of Formula 1 has announced the change of the Grand Prix weekend so that most European races will start at 15:10 instead of the usual 14 hours.

Liberty Media has decided to change the race schedule to attract a larger audience, a few days after they decided to discontinue the multi-year tradition of grid girls at the start.

The races will start 10 minutes behind the full clock to make the events before the race fit better in the schedule.

“Some broadcasters usually go on a full hour, leaving the tension and feeling that characterizes the minute before the start of each race,” the statement said.

“Thanks to this change, TV viewers will be closer to teams and drivers to fully enjoy the spectacle before turning off the lights.”

French GP, which will be held on Paul Ricard for the first time since 1990, scheduled for June 24, starts at 16:10 local time to avoid overlapping with the World Cup game of England vs Panama.

2018 F1 SCHEDULE

Race FP1 FP2 FP3 Qualifying Race
Australian Grand Prix 12:00-13:30 16:00-17:30 14:00-15:00 17:00-18:00 16:10
Bahrain Grand Prix 14:00-15:30 18:00-19:30 15:00-16:00 18:00-19:00 18:10
Chinese Grand Prix 10:00-11:30 14:00-15:30 11:00-12:00 14:00-15:00 14:10
Azerbaijan Grand Prix 13:00-14:30 17:00-18:30 14:00-15:00 17:00-18:00 16:10
Spanish Grand Prix 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Monaco Grand Prix* 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Canadian Grand Prix 10:00-11:30 14:00-15:30 11:00-12:00 14:00-15:00 14:10
French Grand Prix 12:00-13:30 16:00-17:30 13:00-14:00 16:00-17:00 16:10
Austrian Grand Prix 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
British Grand Prix 10:00-11:30 14:00-15:30 11:00-12:00 14:00-15:00 14:10
German Grand Prix 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Hungarian Grand Prix 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Belgian Grand Prix 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Italian Grand Prix 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Singapore Grand Prix 16:30-18:00 20:30-22:00 18:00-19:00 21:00-22:00 20:10
Russian Grand Prix 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 14:10
Japanese Grand Prix 10:00-11:30 14:00-15:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 14:10
United States Grand Prix 10:00-11:30 14:00-15:30 13:00-14:00 16:00-17:00 13:10
Mexican Grand Prix 10:00-11:30 14:00-15:30 10:00-11:00 13:00-14:00 13:10
Brazilian Grand Prix 11:00-12:30 15:00-16:30 12:00-13:00 15:00-16:00 15:10
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 13:00-14:30 17:00-18:30 14:00-15:00 17:00-18:00 17:10

*FP1, FP2 on Thursday

 

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