F1 Qatar Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Losail International Circuit is hosting its first Formula 1 race this weekend. Here's how you can watch the Qatar Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday, November 20.

F1 Qatar Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Mercedes set the outright pace in Friday practice, with Valtteri Bottas going two just tenths quicker than Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen topped FP1 but was only third in the overall timesheet, albeit still ahead of title rival Lewis Hamilton.

What time does qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix start?

Qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix will begin at 17:00 local time (+3 GMT) at the Losail International Circuit on Saturday. The three-part session will last approximately one hour.

  • Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 
  • Start time: 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET / 16:00 SAT / 17:00 EAT / 09:00 ET / 06:00 PT / 01:00 AEDT (Sunday) / 23:00 JST / 19:30 IST (Saturday)

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

2021 Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix session timings in different timezones

Session

GMT

CET

ET

PT

AEDT

JST

IST

FP1

10:30

11:30

05:30

02:30

21:30

19:30

16:00

FP2

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

01:00¹

23:00

19:30

FP3

11:00

12:00

06:00

03:00

22:00

20:00

16:30

Qualifying

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

01:00¹

23:00

19:30

Race 

14:00

15:00

09:00

06:00

01:00¹

23:00

19:30

How can I watch qualifying?

Formula 1 is broadcast live in nearly every country around the world. 

Europe

  • Austria - Servus TV / ORF
  • Belgium - RTBF
  • Denmark - TV3 / TV3 Sport / Viasat
  • Finland - MTV
  • France - Canal+
  • Germany - Sky
  • Hungary - M4
  • Italy - Sky
  • Netherlands - Ziggo
  • Poland - Eleven Sports
  • Portugal - Eleven Sports
  • Spain - Movistar / DAZN
  • Sweden - Viasat
  • Switzerland - SRF / RSI / RTS
  • UK - Sky Sports F1

Americas

  • USA - ESPN2
  • Canada - RDS / TSN / Discovery Velocity
  • Latin America - Fox Sports / ESPN

Asia

  • China - CCTV / Tencent / Guangdong TV
  • India - Star Sports
  • Japan - Fuji Television
  • Russia - Match TV
  • Turkey - S Sport
  • Rest of Asia - Fox Sports

Oceania

  • Australia - Fox Sports / Network 10
  • New Zealand - Spark Sports

Africa

  • Africa - SuperSport

Can I stream qualifying?

Viewers from selected countries can subscribe to F1 TV to stream qualifying on a device of their choice. Some local broadcasters such as Sky TV (UK), Movistar (Spain), Disney+ Hotstar (India) also offer their own on-demand service. 

Live commentary

Motorsport.com will bring the latest updates from Losail throughout the weekend, including live commentary during qualifying on Saturday.

Qatar Grand Prix - FP1 results:

Cla # Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1'23.723
2 10 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri 1'24.160 0.437
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1'24.194 0.471
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1'24.509 0.786
5 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri 1'24.648 0.925
6 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Ferrari 1'24.713 0.990
7 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari 1'24.790 1.067
8 11 Mexico Sergio Perez
Red Bull 1'24.915 1.192
9 31 France Esteban Ocon
Alpine 1'24.972 1.249
10 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren 1'25.215 1.492
11 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren 1'25.291 1.568
12 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin 1'25.328 1.605
13 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams 1'25.688 1.965
14 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo 1'25.757 2.034
15 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo 1'25.828 2.105
16 63 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams 1'25.871 2.148
17 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
Alpine 1'25.905 2.182
18 47 Germany Mick Schumacher
Haas 1'26.699 2.976
19 18 Canada Lance Stroll
Aston Martin 1'26.712 2.989
20 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
Haas 1'27.500 3.777

Qatar Grand Prix - FP2 results:

Cla # Driver Chassis Time Gap
1 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas
Mercedes 1'23.148
2 10 France Pierre Gasly
AlphaTauri 1'23.357 0.209
3 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen
Red Bull 1'23.498 0.350
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes 1'23.570 0.422
5 4 United Kingdom Lando Norris
McLaren 1'23.632 0.484
6 18 Canada Lance Stroll
Aston Martin 1'23.705 0.557
7 22 Japan Yuki Tsunoda
AlphaTauri 1'23.735 0.587
8 11 Mexico Sergio Perez
Red Bull 1'23.787 0.639
9 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Aston Martin 1'24.020 0.872
10 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Ferrari 1'24.033 0.885
11 31 France Esteban Ocon
Alpine 1'24.041 0.893
12 14 Spain Fernando Alonso
Alpine 1'24.056 0.908
13 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc
Ferrari 1'24.095 0.947
14 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo
McLaren 1'24.135 0.987
15 7 Finland Kimi Raikkonen
Alfa Romeo 1'24.631 1.483
16 63 United Kingdom George Russell
Williams 1'24.954 1.806
17 99 Italy Antonio Giovinazzi
Alfa Romeo 1'25.072 1.924
18 6 Canada Nicholas Latifi
Williams 1'25.209 2.061
19 47 Germany Mick Schumacher
Haas 1'25.575 2.427
20 9 Russian Federation Nikita Mazepin
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