2021 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix session timings and preview

Formula 1 will make its first visit to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit this weekend for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Here's the full schedule for the race.

2021 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix session timings and preview

Just eight points separate Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at the top of the standings going into the final two races of the season.

The fight for the constructors' title is also close, with Mercedes just five points clear of its nearest rival Red Bull.

While Jeddah is a brand new venue on the calendar, meaning there is a lot of uncertainty going into the weekend, it is expected that the track's high-speed nature will suit the Mercedes package. 

The German manufacturer will try to exploit this advantage by fitting the same engine Hamilton ran on his way to a dominant victory in Brazil last month.

2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix session timings in different timezones

Session

GMT

CET

ET

PT

AEDT

JST

IST

FP1

13:30

14:30

08:30

05:30

00:30¹

22:30

19:00

FP2

17:00

18:00

12:00

09:00

04:00¹

02:00¹

22:30

FP3

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

01:00¹

23:00

19:30

Qualifying

17:00

18:00

12:00

09:00

04:00¹

02:00¹

22:30

Race 

17:30

18:30

12:30

09:30

04:30¹

02:30¹

23:00

2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP session timings in Jeddah

Friday 3rd December 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 16:30 - 17:30 local time
  • Free Practice 2: 20:00 - 21:00 local time

Saturday 4th December 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 17:00 - 18:00 local time
  • Qualifying: 20:00 - 21:00 local time

Sunday 5th December 2021

  • Race: 20:30 - 22:30 local time

2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP session timings in the UK/Portugal 

Friday 3rd December 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 13:30 - 14:30 GMT
  • Free Practice 2: 17:00 - 18:00 GMT

Saturday 4th December 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 14:00 - 15:00 GMT
  • Qualifying: 17:00 - 18:00 GMT

Sunday 5th December 2021

  • Race: 17:30 - 19:30 GMT

2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP session timings in Europe

Friday 3rd December 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 14:30 - 15:30 CET
  • Free Practice 2: 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Saturday 4th December 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 15:00 - 16:00 CET
  • Qualifying: 18:00 - 19:00 CET

Sunday 5th December 2021

  • Race: 18:30 - 20:30 CET

2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP session timings in the US

Friday 3rd December 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 08:30 - 09:30 ET / 05:30 - 06:30 PT
  • Free Practice 2: 12:00 - 13:00 ET / 09:00 - 10:00 PT

Saturday 4th December 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 09:00 - 10:00 ET / 06:00 - 07:00 PT
  • Qualifying: 12:00 - 13:00 ET / 09:00 - 10:00 PT

Sunday 5th December 2021

  • Race: 12:30 - 14:30 PT / 09:30 - 11:30 PT

2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP session timings in Australia

Saturday 4th December 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 00:30 - 01:30 AEDT
  • Free Practice 2: 04:00 - 05:00 AEDT

Sunday 5th December 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 01:00 - 02:00 AEDT
  • Qualifying: 04:00 - 05:00 AEDT

Monday 6th December 2021

  • Race: 04:30 - 06:30 AEDT

2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP session timings in Japan

Friday 3rd December 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 22:30 - 23:30 JST

Saturday 4th December 2021

  • Free Practice 2: 02:00 - 03:00 JST
  • Free Practice 3: 23:00 - 00:00¹ JST

Sunday 5th December 2021

  • Qualifying: 02:00 - 03:00 JST

Monday 6th December 2021

  • Race: 02:30 - 04:30 JST

2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP session timings in Africa

Friday 3rd December 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 15:30 - 16:30 SAT / 16:30 - 17:30 EAT
  • Free Practice 2: 19:00 - 20:00 SAT / 20:00 - 21:00 EAT

Saturday 4th December 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 16:00 - 17:00 SAT / 17:00 - 18:00 EAT
  • Qualifying: 19:00 - 20:00 SAT / 20:00 - 21:00 EAT

Sunday 5th December 2021

  • Race: 19:30 - 21:30 SAT / 20:30 - 22:30 EAT

2021 Formula 1 Saudi Arabian GP session timings in India

Friday 3rd December 2021

  • Free Practice 1: 19:00 - 20:00 IST
  • Free Practice 2: 22:30 - 23:30 IST

Saturday 4th December 2021

  • Free Practice 3: 19:30 - 20:30 IST
  • Qualifying: 22:30 - 23:30 IST

Sunday 5th December 2021

  • Race: 23:00 - 01:00¹ IST

Can’t find your country or region in the list? Check the Formula 1 schedule page for the broadcast times in your local timezone.

Pirelli tyre allocation for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Pirelli will bring the C2 hard tyre, C3 medium tyre and C4 soft tyre to Jeddah for the Saudi Arabian GP.

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