Australian GP: Schedule and when to watch third F1 race of 2024 on Sky Sports including highlights and replays | F1 News

F1 heads to Melbourne for the third round of the season at the Australian Grand Prix; watch every session live on Sky Sports F1 with qualifying at 5am on Saturday and the race itself at 4am on Sunday; replays and highlights shown on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Showcase this weekend

Get ready to set your alarm clocks or stay up late for an all-nighter because the 2024 Australian Grand Prix is here.

Max Verstappen dominated the opening two events as he led Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez to a one-two in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

But, Verstappen didn’t have it all his own way at last year’s Australian Grand Prix as a chaotic end to the race saw three red flags and multiple incidents as the Red Bull driver emerged unscathed with Lewis Hamilton in second and Fernando Alonso in third.

The Australian Grand Prix is one of the most popular events on the F1 calendar and attracts over 400,000 people over the week in Melbourne.

After no race for three years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the race returned to 2022 with a new track layout to improve overtaking.

The last two races at Albert Park have seen plenty of wheel-to-wheel action and we should see more of the same this year, where tyres may also play a key role as Pirelli have brought their softest range to Melbourne.

McLaren’s Oscar Piastri and RB’s Daniel Ricciardo will be hoping to give the home fans something to cheer about this weekend.

Over 120,000 fans attended the Australian Grand Prix on race day last season

Don’t fancy staying up? Watch replays and highlights on Sky

Following a Thursday to Saturday race week in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, F1 reverts to the normal Friday to Sunday schedule for the remainder of the season, apart from Las Vegas in November.

If you don’t fancy getting up early for qualifying at 5am on Saturday or Sunday’s race at 4am, we will have highlights and replays across the Sky channels, including Sky Showcase which is free if you have a Sky box.

We will also have highlights on Sky Sports’ digital platforms and you can read all of the latest news from Melbourne on the Sky Sports website and app.

Highlights of the 2023 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park Circuit

Sky Sports F1’s live Australian GP schedule

Thursday March 21

  • 4.30am & 10.30am: Drivers’ Press Conference
  • 9.45pm: F3 Practice
  • 10.55pm: F2 Practice

Friday March 22

  • 1am: Australian GP Practice One (session starts at 1.30am)
  • 2.55am: F3 Qualifying
  • 4.45am: Australian GP Practice Two (session starts at 5am)
  • 6.25am: F2 Qualifying
  • 7.15am: The F1 Show
  • 8.30am: Australian GP Practice One highlights
  • 10am: Australian GP Practice Two highlights

Saturday March 23

  • 0.10am: F3 Sprint
  • 1.10am: Australian GP Practice Three (session starts at 1.30am)
  • 3.10am: F2 Sprint
  • 4.15am: Australian GP Qualifying build-up
  • 5am: Australian GP Qualifying
  • 7am: Ted’s Qualifying Notebook
  • 7.30am: Australian GP Qualifying highlights
  • 8.30am: Australian GP Qualifying replay (Sky Showcase)
  • 10.30am: Australian GP Qualifying replay
  • 10pm: F3 Feature Race

Sunday March 24

  • 0.30am: F2 Feature Race
  • 3am: Australian GP build-up: Grand Prix Sunday
  • 6am: Australian GP reaction: Chequered Flag
  • 7am: Ted’s Notebook
  • 7.30am: Australian GP highlights
  • 8.30am: Australian GP build-up: Grand Prix Sunday replay
  • 9.30am: Australian GP race replay
  • 10am: Australian GP highlights (Sky Showcase)
  • 11.30am: Australian GP reaction: Chequered Flag replay

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