2021 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (2)
1Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m29.018s
2Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m29.079s
3Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m29.099s
4Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing1m29.213s
5Fernando AlonsoCHIAlpine F1 Team1m29.441s
6Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team1m29.555s
7Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m29.589s
8Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m29.597s
9Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1m29.768s
10Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m29.772s
11Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m29.968s
12Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m30.004s
13Antonio GiovinazziGBRAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m30.110s
14Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m30.276s
15Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m30.442s
16Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m30.502s
17George RussellISRWilliams Racing1m30.506s
18Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team1m30.652s
19Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m31.039s
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team1m31.629s

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.