30 minutes before
Two things happen at this point. The driver reaches the back of the grid and may have a moment to speak to the racing engineer. Simultaneously, the race conditions report is made to make adjustments to the strategy and the car as needed. Thus, the vehicle goes through the checklist to show that it is ready for the race. The team then fires the car on the grid to warm up the entire system.
14 minutes before
After listening to the hymn and while the vehicle warms up, the tires are fitted. The guests are evicted and the pilot prepares for the race.
5 minutes before
At this point, only 8 team members are allowed on the grid. The tires are ready, the pilot ensures that the radio and the systems work.
1 minute before
The engine starts, glow plugs are removed, and the pilot goes into formation. All ready to run!
Also known as the warm-up, formation or parade lap. In this lap, the cars start from the grid, go around the track and return to the grid in formation to start the race.