2021 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (1)
PosDriverNat.TeamTime
1Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m29.786s
2Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing1m29.842s
3Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m30.009s
4Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m30.263s
5Antonio GiovinazziGBRAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m30.318s
6Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m30.564s
7Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m30.600s
8Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m30.608s
9Fernando AlonsoCHIAlpine F1 Team1m30.842s
10Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m30.886s
11Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1m30.960s
12Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team1m31.023s
13Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m31.029s
14Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m31.044s
15Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m31.099s
16Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m31.296s
17George RussellISRWilliams Racing1m31.343s
18Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team1m31.525s
19Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m31.821s
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team1m33.464s

Formula 1 heads to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia for the first time in its history with the title battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton finely poised at the top.

Just eight points separate Verstappen and Hamilton with two rounds remaining in 2021.

The Dutchman could take the title this weekend should results go his way but given Mercedes' impressive run of form in recent rounds, a title decider in Abu Dhabi looks more likely.

The circuit itself poses a unique challenge given that it is a high-speed street circuit. 

Outside the top two, just 13 points separate Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez in the race for third in the drivers' championship, and no doubt, both drivers will have a significant role to play.

In the constructors', Mercedes leads Red Bull by five points, while Ferrari is 39.5 ahead of McLaren in the fight for third.

Alpine is 25 clear of AlphaTauri, while Williams is 13 ahead of Alfa Romeo.