2021 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - FREE PRACTICE RESULTS (3)
1Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing1m28.100s
2Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m28.314s
3Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1m28.629s
4Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m28.641s
5Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda1m28.715s
6Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team1m29.019s
7Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m29.101s
8Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow1m29.149s
9Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team1m29.177s
10Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team1m29.300s
11Fernando AlonsoCHIAlpine F1 Team1m29.418s
12Antonio GiovinazziGBRAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m29.590s
13Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen1m29.689s
14Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team1m29.717s
15Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m30.030s
16George RussellISRWilliams Racing1m30.034s
17Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team1m30.296s
18Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing1m30.366s
19Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team1m30.933s
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team1m30.979s

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.