The Ultimate Guide to the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Time, Channels, Live Streams

The Formula 1 season has made a triumphant return, with Max Verstappen seizing victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix a fortnight ago. Max Verstappen, representing Red Bull, secured first place with a 12-second lead over teammate Sergio Pérez, as the team aims to reign supreme in the 2023 F1 season. The previous year's Saudi Arabia GP was a nail-biter, with Verstappen narrowly edging out Charles Leclerc for the top spot on the podium by a mere 0.549 seconds.

The world of Formula 1 is gearing up for an electrifying weekend of high-speed racing at the much-anticipated F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. In this comprehensive guide, we'll cover all the essential details, including the date, UK start time, schedule, TV channel, and live stream information. Buckle up and get ready for a thrilling weekend of racing action.

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: Key Details

Event: F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Date: Sunday, March 19 2023 (Main Race).
Location: Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Lap Count: 50 laps
Circuit Length: 6.174 km (3.837 miles)

UK Start Time and Schedule

The F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend will begin with practice sessions on Friday, followed by qualifying on Saturday, and the main event – the race – on Sunday. Here's a breakdown of the schedule and UK start times:


  • Practice 1:  13:30 UK, 14:30 CET, 08:30 ET
  • Practice 2:  17:00 UK, 18:00 CET, 12:00 ET


  • Practice 3:  13:30 UK, 14:30 CET, 08:30 ET
  • Qualifying:  17:00 UK, 18:00 CET, 12:00 ET


  • Race:  17:00 UK, 18:00 CET, 12:00 ET

How to Watch: TV Channel and Live Stream

TV Channel: In the UK, the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will be broadcast on Sky Sports F1. If you're not a Sky subscriber, you can also access their coverage via a NOW TV Sports Pass.

Live Stream: For those who prefer online streaming, you can watch the event on the official Formula 1 website ( by purchasing an F1 TV Pro subscription. This will grant you access to live coverage, replays, and exclusive content.

Country TV Channel(s)
Italy Sky Sport F1
Germany Sky Sport F1
France Canal+, Canal+ Sport
Spain DAZN F1
Netherlands Viaplay Xtra
Brazil TV Bandeirantes, BandSports
Australia Fox Sports
Canada RDS, TSN
Japan DAZN

Jeddah Corniche Circuit: A Challenging and Scenic Venue

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit is a new addition to the Formula 1 calendar, having made its debut in 2021. This challenging street circuit features 27 turns and a mix of high-speed straights and tight corners, making it one of the fastest and most demanding tracks on the F1 calendar.


Located along the picturesque Red Sea coastline, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit offers a unique backdrop for racing enthusiasts. With the city's stunning skyline and crystal-clear waters as the backdrop, spectators can expect an unforgettable experience.

Teams and Drivers to Watch

The F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix promises to showcase the best of Formula 1 racing, with top teams and drivers battling it out for supremacy. Keep an eye on these teams and drivers as they fight for the coveted championship points:

  • Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and [Insert Mercedes' Second Driver]
  • Red Bull Racing: Max Verstappen and [Insert Red Bull Racing's Second Driver]
  • Ferrari: Charles Leclerc and [Insert Ferrari's Second Driver]
  • McLaren: Lando Norris and [Insert McLaren's Second Driver]

What is the schedule for the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?

The F1 Saudi Arabia GP will unfold on Sunday, March 19, commencing at 5 pm UK time at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. Practice and qualifying sessions for the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix are as follows:

  • Practice 1: Friday, March 17, 1:30 pm UK time
  • Practice 2: Friday, March 17, 5 pm UK time
  • Practice 3: Saturday, March 18, 1:30 pm UK time
  • Qualifying: Saturday, March 18, 5 pm UK time
  • Main Race: Sunday March 18, 5 pm UK time

How can you watch the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?

Sky Sports F1 will broadcast the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix live, with coverage beginning at 3 pm UK time.

Is it possible to live stream the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?

Sky Sports subscribers can catch all the excitement via the NOW app or Sky Go. Those without a Sky Sports subscription can obtain a Sky Sports Day Pass through the NOW app for £11.99, which grants access to all eleven Sky Sports channels for 24 hours. Alternatively, here a list of free streaming websites to watch all the action from the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: