The Formula 1 season has reached its climax with just two races left, with the first being the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah, so make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action as Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton go all out to secure the F1 Drivers’ Championship. 

Verstappen leads Hamilton by eight points going into the race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, and should results go the way of the Red Bull driver, he could be crowned F1 world champion come Sunday evening. 

Hamilton though has won the last two races – in Brazil and Qatar – in convincing fashion, plus we will see his Mercedes running the new engine which helped the seven-time champion blitz the field at Interlagos. 

When does the Saudi Arabian GP take place?

The race in Saudi Arabia will be a normal F1 weekend, with Friday playing host to Practice 1 and Practice 2, then Saturday witnessing Practice 3 and qualifying, with the main race will taking place on Sunday.

DateSessionUK Time (GMT)US Time (EST)
Friday, December 3Practice 113:30-14:308:30-9:30
Friday, December 3Practice 217:00-18:0012:00-13:00
Saturday, December 4Practice 314:00-15:009:00-10:00
Saturday, December 4Qualifying17:00-18:0012:00-13:00
Sunday, December 5Race (50 Laps)17:30-19:3012:30-14:30

Where can you watch the Saudi Arabian GP in the UK?

In the UK, coverage of the 2021 Saudi Arabian GP will be provided by Sky Sports F1 with every single session being shown live as it happens from the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. For the race itself, you can join David Croft and Martin Brundle on commentary. 

Channel 4 will be showing highlights of both qualifying and the race, with coverage of Saturday’s qualifying being shown at 8:40pm GMT on Saturday evening and highlights of the race itself at 10:00 pm GMT on Sunday evening. Steve Jones, David Coulthard, Lee McKenzie and Alice Powell will present all the action from Jeddah. You can also watch race highlights on Channel 4’s All 4 on streaming service.

You can follow live radio coverage of the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. Commentary from Jack Nicholls and Jennie Gow, plus ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer starts at 17:25 GMT. 

Where can you watch the Saudi Arabian GP in the USA? 

ESPN will carry live coverage of every session from the 2021 Saudi Arabian GP which is available to subscribers. ESPNU will have coverage of Practice 1 on Friday, with Practice 2 then switching to ESPN2. On Saturday, Practice 3 will be shown on ESPN2 before qualifying is broadcast on ESPNEWS. The race will be live on ESPN2ESPN Deportes will also have Spanish language coverage of the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix for viewers in the United States. 

Where can you watch the Saudi Arabian GP in Australia?

In Australia, every session from the 2021 Sao Paulo Grand Prix will be shown through Fox Sports 506 which is available via Foxtel. Highlights can be found on Channel 10 on Monday evening after the Saudi Arabian GP. Every session will also be streamed live as it happens from Jeddah via Kayo Sports

DateSessionAus.Time (AEDT)
Saturday, December 4Practice 100:30-01:30
Saturday, December 4Practice 24:00-5:00
Sunday, December 5Practice 31:00-2:00
Sunday, December 5Qualifying4:00-5:00
Monday, December 6Race (50 Laps)4:30-6:30

F1 Driver Standings Ahead of the Sao Paulo GP

Verstappen has an eight point lead over Hamilton, and could win the F1 Drivers’ Championship should results go his way. However, if Hamilton were to win and get fastest lap, the pair would be level going into the final race of the season. 

Pos.DriverTeamPoints
1Max VerstappenRed Bull351.5
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes343.5
3Valtteri BottasMercedes203
4Sergio PerezRed Bull190
5Lando NorrisMcLaren153
6Charles LeclercFerrari152
7Carlos SainzFerrari145.5
8Daniel RicciardoMcLaren105
9Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri92
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine77
11Esteban OconAlpine60
12Sebastian VettelAston Martin43
13Lance StrollAston Martin34
14Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri20
15George RussellWilliams16
16Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo10
17Nicholas LatifiWilliams7
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1
19Mick SchumacherHaas0
20Robert KubicaAlfa Romeo0
21Nikita MazepinHaas0

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