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Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: schedule and TV

Verstappen is eight points ahead of Hamilton (351.5 to 343.5) and will need to win with a fast lap and for the Englishman not to improve a sixth


Verstappen is eight points ahead of Hamilton (351.5 to 343.5) and will need to win with a fast lap and for the Englishman not to improve a sixth place.

When does the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix take place

Free practice and qualifying will be held throughout the weekend. On Sunday, at 2 pm it will be the final

Another possibility to be crowned will be if he wins and the British does not exceed seventh place; or if he finishes second with the fast turn and Hamilton does not improve the tenth position; although he could also win the title if he is second and the Mercedes driver fails to score points.

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For his part, Hamilton, 36 years old and seven times Formula 1 world champion, will try to “sour” Verstappen’s chance with two races remaining until the end of the official season.

Where to watch the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

ESPN3 and ESPNExtra broadcast the different instances and the final. It can also be seen by Star +

The Briton prevailed in the last two tests in Sao Paulo and Qatar and aims to win in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi to achieve his eighth crown.

On Sunday the Jeddah circuit will be the scene of the penultimate of the 22 races that make up the World Championship. Saudi Arabia becomes the fourth Middle Eastern country to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix, after Barhein (2004), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates, 2009), and Qatar two weeks ago at the Losail circuit.

Free practice of the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Second free practice session:

Lewis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes) 1: 29.018 (22 laps)

Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) 1: 29.079 (23)

Pierre Gasly (FRA / AlphaTauri-Honda) 1: 29.099 (22)

Max Verstappen (NED / Red Bull-Honda) 1: 29.213 (20)

Fernando Alonso (ESP / Alpine-Renault) 1: 29.441 (21)

Esteban Ocon (FRA / Alpine-Renault) 1: 29.555 (22)

Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP / Ferrari) 1: 29.589 (24)

Yuki Tsunoda (JPN / AlphaTauri-Honda) 1: 29.597 (20)

Sergio Pérez (MEX / Red Bull-Honda) 1: 29.768 (22)

Charles Leclerc (MON / Ferrari) 1: 29.772 (23)

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Results of the first free practice session:

Lewis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes) 1: 29.786 (21 laps)

Max Verstappen (NED / Red Bull-Honda) 1: 29.842 (23)

Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) 1: 30.009 (24)

Pierre Gasly (FRA / AlphaTauri-Honda) 1: 30.263 (28)

Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA / Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari) 1: 30.318 (27)

Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP / Ferrari) 1: 30.564 (26)

Charles Leclerc (MON / Ferrari) 1: 30.600 (26)

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / McLaren-Mercedes) 1: 30.608 (25)

Fernando Alonso (ESP / Alpine-Renault) 1: 30.842 (27)

Sebastian Vettel (GER / Aston Martin-Mercedes) 1: 30.886 (25)