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The biggest F1 season yet continues as Saudi Arabia hosts the second round of 2023; Watch every session of Jeddah’s stunning street circuit live on Sky Sports F1, starting with Friday’s first practice session at 1pm
19:07, United Kingdom, Sunday March 12, 2023
Formula 1 returns this week for the Saudi Arabian GP at the fastest street circuit on the calendar, with the exciting layout set to deliver drama that will take your breath away.
After reigning world champion Max Verstappen made a strong start to his title defense in Bahrain, the rest of the field is looking to fight back in Jeddah.
Ferrari are confident set-up changes will unleash more power at a track that should suit them, while all eyes will be on Aston Martin and Fernando Alonso to see their dramatic rise to the top of the grid can be maintained.
Verstappen is chasing a second straight win in Saudi Arabia after edging out a thrilling battle for victory with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc last year, who highlighted the exciting potential for wheel-to-wheel racing at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit demonstrated.
Mercedes will also be looking to bounce back from a disappointing opening race, with all eyes on Lewis Hamilton after he blatantly criticized the team following their struggles in Bahrain.
There’s also plenty of intrigue surrounding the midfield battle, with the change in track characteristics potentially rocking Bahrain’s order.
The Saudi Arabian GP live schedule from Sky Sports F1
2:30 p.m.: Drivers press conference
10:50 p.m.: F2 practice
1:00 p.m.: Saudi Arabian GP first practice (session starts at 1:30 p.m.)
2:55 p.m.: F2 qualifying
16:45: Saudi Arabian Grand Prix practice two (session starts at 17:00)
6:15 p.m.: The F1 Show: Saudi Arabia
1:15 p.m.: Saudi Arabian GP Practice Three (session starts at 1:30 p.m.)
3:05 p.m.: F2 sprint race
16:00 Saudi Arabian GP Qualifying Practice Setup
17:00: SAUDI ARABIAN GP QUALIFIER
1:35 p.m.: F2 Feature Race
3.30pm: Grand Prix Sunday Saudi Arabian GP Setup
5pm: THE SAUDI ARAB GRAND PRIX
7pm: Checkered flag: Saudi Arabian GP reaction
New for 2023: Ride with any driver on board
Sky Sports F1 viewers can experience live racing in the car of their favorite driver thanks to a stunning new innovation for the 2023 season.
Sky customers with a Sky Sports F1 subscription just need to download the Sky Sports app and sign up to race with Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc or any driver of their choice.
In addition to the 20 driver onboard streams, viewers can also experience Sky Sports’ Battle Channel, a split-screen offering focused on a battle between up to three cars.
If you prefer to board through your TV screen, the service is also available through Sky Q and Sky Glass.
This is in addition to the Race Control streams available in previous seasons including multi-screen, timing screen, driver tracker and onboard mix.
Watch this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix live on Sky Sports F1, Sunday’s race live at 5pm. Get Sky Sports