Qualifying determines the grid for a Formula 1 race and takes place on Saturday afternoon at 2pm (14:00).
Qualifying is made up of three parts. In the 20-minute Q1 session, all cars are permitted to run on the track. At the end, the slowest eight cars take no further part and form the final four rows of the grid. In the 15-minute Q2 session the 18 remaining cars are permitted on the track and, at the end of the session, the slowest eight cars take no further part and form the penultimate four rows of the grid.
In the final 10-minute Q1 session, the times of the 10 remaining cars are reset and they take to the track to decide the running order of the top 10 spots on the grid.