Although the Sunday event is the most eagerly anticipated moment of every racing weekend, die-hard fans know that it is worth tuning into Formula 1 a few days beforehand. Action on the track is spread over three days, in a crescendo of thrill and excitement for the first and second free practice sessions on Friday, the last free practice session and the qualifying session on Saturday culminating with the actual race on Sunday. Every day offers quite a spectacle and every stage of preparation is useful to attempt to predict the winners. And of course, you don’t need an excuse to enjoy watching the 20 best drivers in the world at work. Ahead of the start of the season, here is how a Formula 1 Grand Prix works to help you navigate what is happening on the track during the entire weekend.