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F1 Practice Today: Las Vegas GP 2023 updated start times, schedule and TV

F1 Practice Today: Las Vegas GP 2023 updated start times, schedule and TV

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F1 Practice Today: Las Vegas GP 2023 updated start times, schedule and TV

F1 Practice Today: Las Vegas GP 2023 updated start times, schedule and TV

F1 practice began in the early hours of Friday morning UK time, or late on Thursday night in the USA as the Las Vegas Grand Prix returned to the calendar for the first time in four decades.

Anticipation for the Nevada race is massive despite the drivers' and constructors' crowns both being long since locked up.

With all sorts of factors playing into the showdown on the strip, from concerns over temperatures to a new track drivers hold some apathy towards, it could end up one of the more dramatic races on the calendar.

It's sure to be quite the show but there is a little bit of confusion from some fans as to what is happening when - particularly with FP2 delayed after drain cover drama halted FP1.

READ MORE: Las Vegas Grand Prix: A detailed look at the 6.2km F1 street circuit

Here at GPFans we've got your back though, and here is all you need to know heading into the first couple of sessions in Las Vegas....

Free Practice 1 (FP1) - Thursday 16 November, 2023

We get underway on Thursday evening local time in Las Vegas with a 1-hour practice session. Here is the crucial start time wherever you are in the world:

Local time (Las Vegas): 8.30pm Thursday

UK time (BST): 4.30am Friday

Central European Time (CET): 5.30am Friday

United States (Eastern Time): 11.30pm Thursday

United States (Central Time): 10.30pm Thursday

United States (Pacific Time): 8.30pm Thursday

South Africa: 6.30am Friday

Australia (Sydney/Melbourne): 3.30pm Friday

Free Practice 2 (FP2) - Friday 17 November, 2023

Originally scheduled for midnight, FP2 will now get underway at 2am in Las Vegas and will run for a longer time of 90 minutes after FP1 was curtailed just 10 minutes in. Here are the times across the rest of the world for the second session

Local time (Las Vegas): 2.30am Friday

UK time (BST): 10.30am Friday

Central European Time (CET): 11.30am Friday

United States (Eastern Time): 5.30am Friday

United States (Central Time): 4.30am Friday

United States (Pacific Time): 2.30am Friday

South Africa: 12.30pm Friday

Australia (Sydney/Melbourne): 9.30pm Friday

How to watch F1 practice live on TV today

The following broadcasters have F1 rights to cover the action from Las Vegas, please check local listings:

UK: Sky Sports F1

United States: ESPN, ESPN Deportes

Australia: Fox Sports

Canada: RDS, TSN

France: Canal+

Germany: Sky Sport F1

Italy: Sky Sport F1

Spain: DAZN

Netherlands: Viaplay Xtra

Brazil: BandSports, Bandeirantes

Japan: DAZN

South Africa: SuperSport

Malaysia: beIN Sports

Singapore: beIN Sports

F1 TV Pro is also available in selected territories.

There are free ways to watch the action during the Las Vegas Grand Prix. One option is to take advantage of the live street cameras available on the Nevada 511 website. This is a free service provided by the Nevada Department of Transportation that offers real-time views of the streets all over the state, including the ones on the Las Vegas Strip Circuit.

You can choose a camera pointed towards your favourite section of the track and watch the action unfold from a unique perspective.

Another way is through this live stream available on YouTube. It provides views from eight different cameras placed around the track, allowing you to experience the action from multiple angles at the same time.

READ MORE: F1 in Las Vegas: 5 interesting facts about the inaugural Grand Prix

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