carguy123 PowerDork
Nov. 2, 2012 9:10 p.m.

From an F1 worker

OK, folks are asking, here's what I've got. This is the most recent preliminary schedule sent to F1 workers (most recent in that I've received 2 others before this one). Times for the F1 sets haven't changed. Times for the support race groups keep changing. Given some of the things we've been told, I fully expect more schedule changes before the first car ventures out Friday morning. So don't take this as anything official, just the current thinking that's been shared with us folks on the ground


08:30 - 08:45 Race Director’s Inspection Lap 09:00 - 10:30 Formula One First Practice Session 11:00 - 11:30 Historic Grand Prix Practice Session 11:30 - 12:30 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 12:30 - 12:40 Race Director’s Inspection Lap 13:00 - 14:30 Formula One Second Practice Session 15:00 - 15:45 Ferrari Challenge Practice Session 15:00 - 16:00 Formula One Press Conference 16:00 Formula One Driver's Meeting 16:15 - 16:45 Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA West Practice Session 17:00 Marshal Pit Lane Walk


07:00 - 07:40 Team Pit Stop Practice 07:00 - 07:40 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 07:45 - 08:15 Ferrari Challenge Qualifying Session 08:30 - 08:45 Race Director’s Inspection Lap 09:00 - 10:00 Formula One Third Practice Session 10:30 - 11:00 Historic Grand Prix Qualifying Session 11:05 - 11:40 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 11:30 - 11:40 Race Director’s Inspection Lap 12:00 - 13:00 Formula One Qualifying Session 13:30 - 14:00 Ferrari Challenge Race 1 (10 Laps or 25 Minutes) 14:30 - 14:50 Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA West Qualifying Session 15:20 - 15:55 Historic Grand Prix Race (10 Laps or 30 Minutes)


09:30 - 10:00 Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA West Race (10 Laps or 25 Minutes) 10:00 - Formula One Driver’s Meeting (if necessary) 10:30 - 11:00 Ferrari Challenge Race 2 (10 Laps or 25 Minutes) 11:05 - 12:15 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk 11:15 - 11:30 Marshalling System Track Test 11:30 - Formula One Driver's Parade 11:45 - 12:15 Formula One Grid Presentation 12:10 - 12:20 Race Director’s Inspection Lap 12:30 - Pit Lane Open 12:45 - Pit Lane Closed 12:46 - National Anthem 13:00 - Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at COTA (56 Laps or 120 Minutes)

m4ff3w UltraDork
Nov. 2, 2012 9:20 p.m.

I'm 101 miles away from the track. I desperately wish I could go this year.

Tickets were out of my price range.

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