It will be followed by a second practice session from 2 pm to 3.30 pm. JK Racing Asia Series and Delhi Championship with MRF will be the two support races for the Indian GP, according to schedule posted on F1's official website.
The all-important qualifying will begin at 2 pm on October 29, which will be preceded by the one-hour long third practice session from 11 am. The race will be flagged off at 3pm on October 30.
Meanwhile, 20 MRF Formula 1600 cars were put through their paces at a shakedown session in Chennai on Thursday in preparation for the support race for the Indian GP. The support race, which offers $100,000 in prize money, will feature nine Indian drivers, besides 11 from Britain, Finland and France.
National Rally champion Gaurav Gill said, "It is amazing that we get to race in Delhi prior to the F1 race. The level of competition seems high and it will be good matching skill with these amazing talents from Britain and France."
Indian GP schedule:
Friday, October 28: JK Racing Asia Series (practice): 08:45-09:15; F1 first practice: 10:00-11:30; Delhi Championship with MRF (practice): 12:00-12:30; F1Paddock Club (pit lane walk) 12:35-13:45; F1 second practice: 14:00-15:30; F1 press conference: 16:00-17:00; Delhi Championship with MRF (qualifying): 16:00-16:30
Saturday, October 29: JK Racing Asia Series (Qualifying): 09:45-10:15; F1 Paddock Club (pit lane walk): 10:20-10:45; F1 third practice: 11:00-12:00; Delhi Championship with MRF 1st Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins): 12:25-12:55; F1 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk: 13:00-13:45; F1 Qualifying: 14:00; JK Racing Asia Series 1st Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins): 15:30-16:00; F1 drivers autograph session: 16:30-18:00
Sunday, October 30: F1 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk: 10:00-10:50; Delhi Championship with MRF 2nd Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins): 11:00-11:30; JK Racing Asia Series 2nd Race (10 Laps or 25 Mins): 12:00-12:30; F1 Paddock Club Pit Lane Walk: 12:35-14:15; F1 drivers' track parade: 13:30; F1 starting grid presentation: 13:40-14:15; National Anthem:14:46; F1 Race: 15:00