Formula One

F1 Dutch GP preview – start time, how to watch & more

After a long summer break, F1 returns to action this weekend in the Netherlands. We bring all the information you need to know ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix, including how to watch. Don’t forget to take a look at our F1 predictions and the odds for the weekend.

F1 Dutch GP start time
#44 Lewis Hamilton (GBR, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team), #1 Max Verstappen (NLD, Oracle Red Bull Racing), F1 Grand Prix of the Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on September 4, 2022 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by HOCH ZWEI) – Photo by Icon sport

Dutch GP start time and UK schedule

Dutch Grand Prix date

The Dutch GP will take place on Sunday, August 27th.

Dutch Grand Prix start time

The Dutch GP is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm BST. You can check the tables below for all the start times for this weekend’s Grand Prix.

Dutch GP schedule

Friday, August 25thStart time (BST)
Free Practice 111:30 am – 12:30 pm
Free Practice 23:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Saturday, August 26thStart time (BST)
Free Practice 310:30 am – 11:30 am
Qualifying2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Sunday, August 27thStart time (BST)
Race2:00 pm

How can I watch the Dutch GP?

If you want to know how to watch the Dutch GP in the UK, Sky Sports is the answer on TV and streaming. NOW will also stream the race live on the internet. Now if you want to know how to watch the Dutch GP in the US, you can follow the action live on ESPN, both on TV and streaming.

Television channels

TV channelLocation
Sky Sports F1UK
Fox SportsAustralia

Streaming services

Streaming serviceLocation
TSN DirectCanada

About the Dutch GP

The Dutch GP was part of the first ever F1 season, in 1950. Alberto Ascari won the inaugural Dutch GP, repeating as a winner the following year. Zandvoort remained an integral part of the F1 schedule for three-and-a-half decades, missing out on only three years over that span. In 1985, Zandvoort was axed from the schedule after the track’s owners ran into financial problems.

Part of the track was then sold to real estate, leading to a redesign. The layout has remained largely unchanged since then. While Zandvoort stayed off the F1 schedule until 2021, the legendary Dutch track was home to races from many prestigious championships around Europe, such as the DTM and the WTCC. Zandvoort also held the famous Masters of F3 from 1991 until 2016. The race was widely regarded as the second-most prestigious in F3, after the Macau Grand Prix.

Altitude and weather

Altitude is an interesting factor at Zandvoort. With an altitude of 15m, Zandvoort is the F1 track closest to sea level. Of course, racing cars do better at lower altitudes, as there is more air for cooling and to help with aerodynamics. While there is a 40% chance of rain for all three days, the forecast has clear and sunny skies for all sessions. Temperature will be in the 18°C range, making it ideal for racing conditions – particularly around a highly abrasive track like Zandvoort.

Dutch GP stats

Here are the key stats to know about the Dutch GP:

Last Dutch Grand Prix2022
Circuit length4.259 km
Number of laps72
Race distance306.587 km
Lap recordLewis Hamilton, 2021 (1:11.097)

Most wins (drivers)

DriversNumber of wins
Jim Clark4
Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda3
Max Verstappen, Alain Prost, Alberto Ascari, James Hunt, Jack Brabham2
Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss, Jo Bonnier, Wolfgang von Trips, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Jacky Ickx, Mario Andretti, Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet, Didier Pironi, Rene Arnoux1

Most wins (constructors)

ConstructorsNumber of wins
BRM, Matra, Brabham, Red Bull2
Mercedes, Vanwall, Cooper, Tyrrell, Hesketh, Williams, Renault1

The Netherlands offer more than just racing

Aside from the most famous racetrack in the Netherlands, Zandvoort is also a very popular tourist destination. The seaside province is also well known for its resorts and a famous beach, which is visible from the circuit itself.

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