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After an amazing race at the Suzuka circuit in Japan, Where Max Verstappen secured pole position ahead of Sergio Perez on second and Carlos Sainz on third place, F1 2024 moves towards its fifth race of the year, which takes place in Shanghai, China.

In 2024, the famous Chinese GP, which has been on the F1 calendar since 2004, is making a comeback after being canceled in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the track being located far from metropolitan cities, a huge crowd is expected to gather to watch the F1 being hosted in their country.

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Since it is returning after a long time, Chinese fans are expected to appear in large numbers to cheer for their favorite team and driver.

Let’s delve into more details about the upcoming Chinese GP. When is the Qualifying scheduled to take place, and what are the race timings for the local, Asian, Middle Eastern, UK, and US continents?

What time does the Chinese GP start?

The fifth race of the season, the “Chinese GP,” is scheduled to take place between April 19th and April 21st.

Shanghai, being eight hours ahead of GMT and seven hours ahead of BST, will host the first Free Practice session at 11:30 a.m. local time (9 a.m. India time), followed by the Sprint Qualifying on Friday at 3:30 p.m. local time (1 p.m. India time).

On Saturday morning, the first Sprint Race of the season will commence at 11 a.m. local time (8:30 a.m. India time), followed by the Grand Prix Qualifying on Saturday at 3 p.m. local time.

Finally, the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix will start on Sunday at 3 p.m. local time (12:30 p.m. India time).

2024 Chinese Grand Prix Schedule (Worldwide)

Local Time (Shanghai, China)

Friday, April 19th

  •    Free Practice 1: 11:30 a.m.
  •    Sprint Qualifying: 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 20th

  •    Sprint Race: 11:00 a.m.
  •    Grand Prix Qualifying: 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 21st

  •    Chinese Grand Prix: 3:00 p.m.


Time Zones Across the World

Asian Time (India)

  •     Races are 2.5 hours earlier than local time.

Middle East Time (Dubai)

  •     Races are 4 hours earlier than local time.
  •      Example: Grand Prix Qualifying in Dubai starts at 11:00 a.m

UK Time

  •   Races are 7 hours earlier than local time.
  •   Example: Grand Prix Qualifying in the UK starts at 8:00 a.m.

US Time (New York)

  •   Races are 12 hours earlier than local time.
  •   Example: Grand Prix Qualifying in New York starts at 3:00 a.m.

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Gaurang is a writer at the SportsOrbit covering articles related to F1,Gaurang was 14 when he cared more about playing football than studying. But when COVID hit and he had to stay home, he discovered Formula 1. It immediately caught his interest. Since then, he's been really into Formula 1, watching every race and learning all about it. He still loves football, but now he's also a big fan of Formula 1, especially Lewis Hamilton. Even though he loves racing, he still looks up to Cristiano Ronaldo as his idol.