Formula 1 has revealed their planned start times for each round of the 2019 Formula One Championship with only one change made from last season.

The French Grand Prix will change to align with the other European races as the returning fixture clashed with the FIFA World Cup last year conceding to a later than usual start time of 4.10pm, one hour later than usual European start time. The race will now rewind an hour commencing at 3:10 pm local time.

Meanwhile, daylight savings will play a role on differing start times in Australia. The Bahrain Grand Prix will now start later in the night at 2:10 am AEDT while the United States Grand Prix will begin at a more comfortable time of 6:10 am AEST.

Formula 1 introduced a brand-new start time approach in 2018 pushing race start times back an hour in Europe to engage a better audience while stretching out start times an extra ten minutes at all races to assist broadcasters with their programming.

The Australian Grand Prix will once again kick off the season at 4:10 pm AEDT thanks to a late sunset.

Below is the start times for all sessions including the respective AEDT/AEDT race start times:

Event Practice 1 Practice 2 Practice 3 Qualifying Race AUS Time
Australia 1200-1330 1600-1730 1400-1500 1700-1800 1610 4:10pm
Bahrain 1400-1430 1800-1930 1500-1600 1800-1900 1810 2:10am
China 1000-1130 1400-1530 1100-1200 1400-1500 1410 4:10pm
Azerbaijan 1300-1430 1700-1830 1400-1500 1700-1800 1610 10:10pm
Spain 1100-1230 1500-1630 1200-1300 1500-1600 1510 11:10pm
Monaco 1100-1230 1500-1630 1200-1300 1500-1600 1510 11:10pm
Canada 1000-1130 1400-1530 1100-1200 1400-1500 1410 4:10am
France 1100-1230 1500-1630 1200-1300 1500-1600 1510 11:10pm
Austria 1100-1230 1500-1630 1200-1300 1500-1600 1510 11:10pm
Great Britain 1000-1130 1400-1530 1100-1200 1400-1500 1410 11:10pm
Germany 1100-1230 1500-1630 1200-1300 1500-1600 1510 11:10pm
Hungary 1100-1230 1500-1630 1200-1300 1500-1600 1510 11:10pm
Belgium 1100-1230 1500-1630 1200-1300 1500-1600 1510 11:10pm
Italy 1100-1230 1500-1630 1200-1300 1500-1600 1510 11:10pm
Singapore 1630-1800 2030-2200 1800-1900 2100-2200 2010 10:10pm
Russia 1100-1230 1500-1630 1200-1300 1500-1600 1410 9:10pm
Japan 1000-1130 1400-1530 1200-1300 1500-1600 1410 4:10pm
Mexico 1000-1130 1400-1530 1000-1100 1300-1400 1310 6:10am
United States 1100-1230 1500-1630 1300-1400 1600-1700 1310 6:10am
Brazil 1100-1230 1500-1630 1200-1300 1500-1600 1510 4:10am
Abu Dhabi 1300-1430 1700-1830 1400-1500 1700-1800 1710 12:10am

 

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Luke McCullough

Melbourne Based - 17 Grand Prix attendances and counting in Australia, Singapore, Canada, France, Austria and Great Britain.
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