Saudi Arabian Grand Prix F1 Schedule: Where to Watch, Timings & Live Stream

Published 11/23/2021, 2:14 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 21, 2021 Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in action REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani


The triple-header is done and dusted, with the last one being the Qatar Grand Prix. Now, with a week off, the next race on the Formula One calendar is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

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The race weekend starts from 3rd December, with FP1 and FP2 kicking things off. The 4th of December will see the final practice session followed by the intense qualifying session. 5th December is race day.

The schedule for the upcoming Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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Friday, the 3rd of December, the Free Practice session will begin at 16:30 local time (+3 GMT). While the second free practice session will get underway at 20:00.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 20, 2021 Red Bull’s Sergio Perez during qualifying REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Saturday, the 4th of December, the final practice session of the weekend will start at 17:00. Followed by the intense qualifying session which begins at 20:00. Sunday, the 5th of December is the main day. The lights for the Saudi Arabian GP will go out at 20:30.

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What are the tv schedules for the Saudi Arabian GP?

For fans watching in the UK, FP1 will start at 1:30 pm, while FP2 will be broadcast at 5:00 pm. FP3 will take place at 2:00 pm, followed by qualifying at 5 pm. The race will begin at 5:30 pm and will be shown on Sky Sports.

Fans in the United States will need to get up early and catch the action of FP1 at 8:30 am. FP2 will start at 12 PM, while FP3 will commence at 9:00 am. The qualifying session will commence at 12 pm, and Sunday’s race will start at 12:30 pm, with the race being broadcasted on ESPN2.

Viewers in Italy can watch FP1 at 2:30 pm, and FP2 at 6:00 pm. While FP3 will start at 3:00 pm, the qualifying session will begin at 6:00 pm. Sunday’s race will start at 6:30 pm and will be shown on Sky Italia.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 19, 2021 AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly in action during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Fans from South America can catch FP1 at 10:30 am, while FP2 will be shown at 2:30 pm. The final practice session will start at 11:00 am, followed by qualifying at 2 pm. Sunday’s race will begin at 2:30 pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sport and ESPN.

Viewers watching from South Africa can catch the action of FP1 at 3:30 pm, and FP2 at 8:00 pm. FP3 will start at 4:00 pm, with qualifying commencing at 7:00 pm. Sunday’s race will start at 7:30 pm and will be broadcast on Supersport.

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Schedule for fans in China and India

Fans in China can start watching FP1 at 9:30 pm, and FP2 at 1:00 am. FP3 will commence at 10:00 pm, while the qualifying session will start at 1:00 am. Sunday’s race will begin at 1:30 am and will be shown on CCTV, Tencent, and Guangdong TV.

Indian fans can catch the action of FP1 at 7:00 pm and FP2 at 10:30 pm. FP3 will start at 7:30 pm, followed by the qualifying session at 10:30 pm. The main race will start at 11:00 pm and will be broadcast on Star Sports.

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Those who want to live stream the race can do so via the Sky Sports app, the F1 app, or Disney+ Hotstar (but only in the Indian subcontinent).

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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