The 2021 F1 season is braced for a double-header climax in the Middle East that will determine the outcome of both world championships. 

First up is a first-ever trip to Jeddah and the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at a brand new street circuit. 

If circumstances were to go his way, Max Verstappen could be crowned world champion for the first time in Saudi Arabia. 

The Red Bull driver holds an eight-point lead over title rival Lewis Hamilton, who has momentum on his side after winning the last two rounds in Qatar and Brazil. 

With both world championships finely poised, it is set to be an enthralling end to the 2021 season. 

Jeddah will also play host to the penultimate round of the Formula 2 season, which continues after a two-month break. 

Details on how to follow the action in Saudi Arabia this weekend can be found below. 

When is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix? 

The 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix takes place on Sunday, December 5. Will follow the traditional race weekend format consisting of two practice sessions on Friday, final practice and qualifying on Saturday, and then the grand prix itself on Sunday.

Where is the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix taking place? 

The 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is held at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, a 6.174km circuit featuring 27 corners that will contested over 50 laps. 

The event will become F1’s fifth full night race, as well being the second-longest track on the calendar - behind only the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. 

Jeddah’s circuit has been billed as the ‘fastest street track’ on the planet, with cars simulated to have an average speed in excess of 160mph. 

Where can I watch the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix? 

All races this season are being shown exclusively live on Sky Sports F1, while extended highlights will be shown on Channel 4 later on the day.

All times UK (GMT) 


Live Formula 2 practice (Sky Sports F1) - 1045

Live Formula 1 Saudi GP Practice 1 (Sky Sports F1) - 1300 (Session start 1330) 

Live Formula 2 qualifying (Sky Sports F1) - 1515 

Live Formula 1 Saudi GP Practice 2 (Sky Sports F1) - 1645 (Session start 1700) 


Live Formula 2 sprint race 1 (Sky Sports F1) - 1220

Live Formula 1 Saudi GP Practice 3 (Sky Sports F1) - 1345 (Session start 1400) 

Live Formula 1 Saudi GP Qualifying (Sky Sports F1) - 1600 (Session start 1700) 

Live Formula 2 sprint race 2 (Sky Sports F1) - 1835 

Ted’s Saudi GP Qualifying Notebook (Sky Sports F1) - 2030 

Formula 1 Saudi GP Qualifying highlights (Channel 4) - 2040 


Live Formula 2 feature race (Sky Sports F1) - 1415 

Live Formula 1 Saudi GP - Grand Prix Sunday (Sky Sports F1) - 1600 

Live Formula 1 Saudi GP - Race (Sky Sports F1) - 1730 

Live Formula 1 Saudi GP - Chequered flag (Sky Sports F1) - 1930 

Ted’s Saudi GP Notebook (Sky Sports F1) - 2045 

Formula 1 Saudi GP Race highlights (Channel 4) - 2200

How else can I follow the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix? 

Besides TV coverage, will be providing live text commentary of every practice, qualifying and race session in 2021.

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The remainder of the 2021 Formula 1 calendar: 

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - December 5

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - December 12