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Formula 1: Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia: The starting position
The race in Bahrain is now followed by the next Grand Prix on the Arabian Peninsula. At the weekend, Formula 1 will be making a guest appearance in the Saudi Arabian coastal city of Jeddah, and will be driven on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.
Last year, the reigning world champion Max Verstappen was able to prevail in the Red Bull, the Dutchman also secured first place at the start of the 2023 season in Bahrain almost two weeks ago.
Behind Verstappen, team-mate Sergio Perez finished second, with Fernando Alonso in the Aston Martin surprisingly taking third place. The German pilot Nico Hülkenberg (Haas) ended up in 15th place.
The free practice sessions will provide an initial indication of how the cars are doing in Saudi Arabia, before qualifying and the race really get down to business.
The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: broadcast, ticker, results, times – all information about Formula 1
Where will the sessions be broadcast on TV and live stream? What times do they take place? And where’s a live ticker for the race in Saudi Arabia?
Formula 1 live: When do the free practice sessions, qualifying and the race in Saudi Arabia take place?
1. Free practice: Friday, March 17, 2:30 p.m. – to the live ticker
2. Free practice: Friday, March 17, 6 p.m. – to the live ticker
3. Free practice: Saturday, March 18, 2:30 p.m. – to the live ticker
Qualifying: Saturday, March 18, 6 p.m. – to the live ticker
Race: Sunday, March 19, 6 p.m. – to the live ticker
Formula 1 in Saudi Arabia live: laps, track length, previous winners – information about the GP in Jeddah
- Type of circuit: street circuit
- Number of rounds: 50
- Route length: 6.174 km
- Venue since: 2021
- Record winners: Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton (1x each)
Formula 1 live in Saudi Arabia: will the sessions and the race be broadcast on free TV?
No, there will be no broadcast on free TV. While four Grand Prix were still broadcast on free-to-air television on RTL last season, the broadcaster is no longer covering the pinnacle of motorsport this year.
Formula 1 live: Who broadcasts the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on pay TV and live stream?
In pay TV, Sky is responsible for the transmission. You can find a live stream on WOW, the broadcaster’s streaming service. However, both offers are subject to a fee.
The Formula 1 race in Saudi Arabia live: Where’s a live ticker?
With the live tickers from ran you are always up to date – from the first free practice session on Friday to the race on Sunday evening.
Formula 1 live: The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on TV and live stream – highlights of the race
If you can’t follow the race but want to see the most important scenes, you can find them on both Sky and Sport1.