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2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix TV Times

2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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Join us on RaceFans Live as Formula 1 heads to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Here’s how to watch the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix live in the UK and USA:

2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Friday 3 December – Sunday 5 December 2021

UK (GMT)

DaySessionChannelSession startsSession ends
FridaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix first practice liveSky Sports F113:3014:30
FridaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix second practice liveSky Sports F117:0018:00
SaturdaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix Formula 2 race one liveSky Sports F112:3013:15
SaturdaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix third practice liveSky Sports F114:0015:00
SaturdaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying liveSky Sports F117:00
SaturdaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix Formula 2 race two liveSky Sports F118:4019:25
SaturdaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying highlightsChannel 420:40
SundaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix Formula 2 race three liveSky Sports F114:2515:25
SundaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix liveSky Sports F117:30
SundaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix highlightsChannel 422:00

USA (Eastern)

DaySessionChannelSession startsSession ends
FridaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix first practice liveESPNU08:3009:30
FridaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix second practice liveESPN212:0013:00
SaturdaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix third practice liveESPN209:0010:00
SaturdaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying liveESPNEWS12:00
SundaySaudi Arabian Grand Prix liveESPN212:30

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12 comments on “2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix TV Times”

  1. I don’t get these sudden timetable changes without an apparent reason.
    Nothing was wrong with the original session timings, but still, the race got postponed from 19:00 (local) to 20:30, & very recently, the other sessions also got pushed back separately from the former.
    I also don’t get this 30-past thing for this race instead of 20:00 like the new FP2 & QLF timings.
    Timetable changes should only be for stuff like countries stopping clock changes which lead to earlier sunset times (Azerbaijan & Brazil) on the respective GP weekends & consequently force an hour earlier race start or the Royal funeral on the Imola weekend.
    This changing for its sake thing also applies to last season’s rescheduled Bahrain GP & Sakhir GP + both Silverstone events.
    Next season’s Saudi-Arabian GP will probably have the 19:00-19:00-19:00 (FP2-QLF-Race) pattern anyway, considering different things:
    Singapore GP already has 20:00 as the local start time (both SA & Sakhir GP timings were seemingly for SGP cancellations), no Qatar GP, having a different local starting hour for each floodlit race, etc.
    Nevertheless, I was still unhappy when the race got postponed by 1h30min last month.
    I’d be most happy if all floodlit sessions started at 17:00, though, as 17:40 sunset time would mean an Abu Dhabi GP backdrop, although FP2 & QLF (unless for red-flag stoppage) would end when the sky isn’t entirely dark yet.
    FP3 will have this, though.
    18:00 next season (sunset 18:35 & 18:36), but 19:00 as the earliest post-sunset hour beginning is equally okay if/when this will be next season’s timing.

    1. I agree
      That was
      a point
      that needed
      multiple
      para
      graphs

      1. @jeff Long post, so that was the only viable way of making it decently readable.
        I guess I should’ve started with a ‘long post’ warning, LOL.

    2. Extra 90 mins for the tarmac to cure /s

      1. @wheel-nut No difference because tarmac has to get cured further in advance anyway.

        1. The tarmac thing was a yoke.

      2. or to install the start lights :-)

        1. @tricky No difference either.
          They’re temporary F1-specific ones on every circuit anyway & always in place beforehand.

    3. Late Night/Early morning for me – another reason I won’t be watching

    4. Weirdly, works out a lot better for me as my partner isn’t getting back till 4pm on the Sunday and I’m in charge of a toddler. I thought watching the race was going to be tricky for me but now should be fine. :)

  2. After Enzo Ferrari died Ferrari took 1-2 in the next race
    Colin Chapman: 12th and DQ
    Bruce Mclaren: DNS for 4 cars
    Ken Tyrrel: 8th and 11th (BAR)

  3. Please put the TV times back on the header of the first page.
    Thank you.

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