Plan Your Visit to Austrian GP 2023 | Timings, Address & More!

The Styrian Mountains in Austria will once again echo with the exhilarating sounds as the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix rolls. As fans gather in the nine- grandstands overlooking the ten-turn track, plan your visit now to ensure that you don't miss out on this once-a-year event.

Austrian GP Timings

All timings mentioned are according to track time.

Austrian GP Day 1

Day 1 - Friday

30th June

FP1 & Qualifying

Free Practice 1

  • 17:00-18:00


  • 20:30- 21:30
Austrian GP Day 2

Day 2 - Saturday

July 1

Sprint Shootout & Sprint

The second, shorter qualifying session on the second day, the Sprint Shootout, has replaced the second one-hour practice session, setting the grid for the Sprint.

Saturday is now a standalone event, where the Sprint Shootout and F1 Sprint do not impact the Grand Prix and encourages drivers to push more in the Sprint for more points. 

Sprint Shootout

  • 16:00-17:00


  • 20:00-21:00
Austrian GP Day 3

Day 3 - Sunday

2nd July

Race Day

  • 18:30 - 20:30

Getting to Austrian GP 2023

Getting to Austrian GP

Plan Your Visit to Austrian GP 2023

Rules & Regulations
What to Expect?
Austrian GP facilities

Facilities at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

  • Wheelchair access: Wheelchair access and seats for disabled individuals are only available in the Star-Ziel grandstand.
  • Fanzone: The place to be for F1 fans who want to get their hands on some merchandise, chance a meeting with their favorite driver, and so much more.
  • Parking: Parking space is available for those who decide to bring their own vehicle to the Austrian GP.
Austrian GP weather

Weather in Austria

What to Expect in June?

  • Day: 13 °C  to 25  °C 
  • Night: Minimum 14 °C 
  • Rainfall: Likely a few showers but nothing heavier
  • Humidity: 62% relative humidity
  • Winds: 12.5 mph gentle breeze
  • Sunlight: 14-15 hours
Austrian GP rules and regulations
  • You should not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the event. Any doubts regarding the same might get you expelled from the event.
  • You can stay at the event at all times but camping or sleeping on the grounds is prohibited.
  • Animals are not prohibited within the Ring circuit. The usage of drones, and unmanned aerial vehicles are also strictly prohibited on the grounds.
  • You should not purchase merchandise from non-official merchandisers as official merchandise will be sold within the event.
  • Other prohibited items within the vent include professional video cameras, barbecues, weapons, beverages in glass bottles, drugs and other stimulants.

  • Red Bull Ring Tour: While at the Red Bull Ring, you must take the Red Bull Ring Tour, which takes approximately 90 minutes. This will provide you with the behind-the-scenes of this modern race track. On this tour you will be able to see places like Race Control, VIP Lounges, and the Media Center.
  • Hotels and Restaurants: There are several hotels and restaurants in and around Spielberg. Some of the places you can devour food while enjoying the start-finish race are the Wing Cafe, and Bull’s Lane. You can also stay at the Tauroa establishments around the circuit.

Visitor Tips

  • Language: Although German is the language spoken around the region, English is also widely spoken in and around the Red Bull Ring sector. You should ideally install a translation app on your smartphone so that there is no inconvenience.
  • Emergency: In case of any emergency that you encounter during your stay for the Austria GP, you can dial 112.
  • Power Sockets: If you are traveling from another part of the world, then ensure that you bring an adaptor as Type F power sockets are used in Europe.
  • Weather: Although the weather in Austria during the Austria GP 2023 will be sunny, there is a chance of slight rainfall. Ensure that you pack accordingly.

Plan Your Visit to Austrian GP 2023

When is the Austrian GP?

The Austria GP 2023 will be starting from June 30 with the Practice 1 and Qualifying Race. It will go on till July 2nd when the final race will take place.

Where is the Austrian GP?

The Austria GP 2023 is going to be held in the Red Bull Ring circuit. The Red Bull Ring circuit is located at Str.1, 8724, Spielberg, Austria.

What time does the Austrian GP start?

The Austria GP will be held on for three days. The timing for each day will vary. While Day 1 will begin at 17:00, the final race will start at 18:30.

What has changed in the F1 2023 format?

The key change is that the result of Saturday’s shorter race will no longer affect the grid for Sunday’s Grand Prix and will be decided by Friday’s qualifying session. The fastest car on Friday evening will start from the pole on Sunday. 

How does the new 2023 sprint format affect the race?

In contrast to past seasons, the Sprint race outcome in 2023 will not determine the starting grid for the Grand Prix. Consequently, there will be only one practice session on Friday before qualifying, establishing the starting grid for Sunday's Grand Prix.

What is an F1 Sprint shootout?

The most significant modification to the F1 format is the introduction of the "F1 Sprint Shootout," which serves as a new qualifying format for the Sprint race. In previous seasons, the Friday qualifying session established the grid for Saturday's sprint race, which would then determine the basis for the grid on Sunday. However, this year, the F1 Sprint Shootout will be a separate one-time qualifying event for the Sprint race, held before Saturday's event on the same Grand Prix weekend.

How does the sprint shootout affect the final grid position?

The sprint shootout does not affect the final grid position, as it is a standalone event of the Grand Prix now. In fact, the grid for the final race on Sunday is determined by the qualifying session on Friday.

What’s the best way to get to the Austrian GP?

There are many ways to get to the Austria GP. You can either fly to the the Flughafen Fraz which is closest to the circuit, or you can take a flight to the Vienna International Airport. Vienna Airport is a better option since it has better connectivity.

Are there any facilities at the Austrian GP?

Yes, all the facilities including merchandise, food and beverages, parking, public toilets, and power outlets.

What should I wear to the race?

The weather during Austria GP will be sunny, with the summer season starting in Austria in June. You should ideally wear comfortable t-shirts and pants with a pair of comfortable shoes. Carry an umbrella along as it might rain.