What Time Are The Formula 2 Races in Australia?

What Time Are The Formula 2 Races in Australia?

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The FIA Formula 2 Championship makes its second visit to the Albert Park Circuit this weekend and it’s time for motorsport fans in Europe to set their alarms. 

The F2 weekend returns to a more conventional weekend structure in that the race weekend begins on Friday.

The opening rounds in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia saw their weekends begin on Thursday to accommodate the Islamic holiday of Ramadan.

The sole practice session takes place on Friday morning in Australia, followed by Qualifying in the afternoon.

The reverse-grid Sprint Race is on Saturday, before Sunday’s Feature Race, which offers 25 points to the winner.

Last year saw two then-Red Bull Junior Team drivers clinch victory in Formula 2.

Norway’s Dennis Hauger won the Sprint Race before Japanese driver Ayumu Iwasa took the chequered flag first from pole position in the Feature Race.

Sadly for the Aussie fans in attendance at the circuit, there’s no home hero to cheer on in F2 this year, as Jack Doohan has not returned to the series.

Championship leader Zane Maloney will be aiming to extend his advantage at the top of the Drivers’ Standings with another good showing in his Rodin Motorsport car.

He leads Saudi Arabia Feature Race winner Enzo Fittipaldi by 15 points after two rounds.

Rodin Motorsport lead Invicta Racing by seven-points in the Teams Standings.

Track Timings

Here are the UK, European and Local times for each session, this weekend.

Practice – 45 minutes

23:00 – 23:45 (Thurs) (UK), 00:00 – 00:45 (CET), 10:00 – 10:45 (local)

Qualifying – 30 minutes

06:30 – 07:00 (UK), 07:30 – 08:00 (CET), 17:30 – 18:00 (local)

Sprint Race – 23 Laps or 45 minutes + 1 lap

03:15 – 04:00  (UK), 04:14 – 05:00 (CET), 14:15 – 15:00 (local)

Feature Race – 33 Laps or 60 minutes + 1 lap

00:35 – 01:35 (UK), 01:35 – 02:35 (CET), 11:35 – 12:35 (local)

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