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Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021: UK race start time, qualifying and how do I watch F1 on TV?

The penultimate race of the 2021 Formula 1 season takes place this weekend in the Saudi city of Jeddah with Lewis Hamilton chasing Max Verstappen for the championship lead.

The Red Bull star can claim the world title if he can extend his eight-point advantage to 26 on the newly constructed street circuit, one of those scenarios requiring a race victory and the fastest lap combined with a sixth place or less in Hamilton.

It’s a fascinating factor in this duel that their last three clashes take place on two new tracks and a modified Abu Dhabi circuit. The arrival of F1 in Saudi Arabia has raised some eyebrows and the Jeddah Corniche Circuit promises to be “F1’s fastest street circuit”.

A short descent to turn 1 enters a tight and technical first sector described by Christian Horner as “like Suzuka but with walls”. Overtaking can be difficult on the narrow track with small areas of clearance leading to some scuffing and a high probability of having a safety car during the race.

Therefore qualifying will be of the utmost importance on Saturday and practice will also be essential in determining the best tire setups and strategy.

When is the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?

The 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is ​​scheduled for Sunday, December 5, 2021 and will take place on the new Jeddah Corniche circuit.

What time is the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?

Preparation for the Saudi Arabian GP began with practice on Friday, December 3 with the two sessions scheduled for 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. GMT with Hamilton in the lead.

Qualifying will start on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. GMT and the race will start at 5.30 p.m. GMT on Sunday.

How to watch the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?

TV channel: The race will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sports F1 and Main Event. Sunday Grand Prix coverage begins at 4 p.m. on F1 and 5 p.m. on the Main Event.


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