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Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021: All you need to know – Schedule, Track Details and More

The inaugural edition of the race will be held at Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 2 December 2021 3:22 pm

  • The Saudi Arabian GP 2021 will be held at Jeddah Corniche Circuit.
  • Max Verstappen (351.5 points) is leading the Driver's Standings followed by Lewis Hamilton (343.5 points) and Valtteri Bottas (203 points)

The Formula One 2021 season is entering the final phase and it’s now time for the penultimate race of this year. The action now shifts to Middle East with the inaugural edition of Saudi Arabian GP taking place in Jeddah. Notably, it will be the 5th full night race of season after Singapore, Bahrain, Sakhir and Qatar GPs. 

“Jeddah is probably the biggest unknown we face all year… with the track being completed very close to the race,” said Pirelli Head of F1. The excitement and unpredictability around the race is something that is creating all the buzz and with the championship hanging by a thread, it’s all set up perfectly for a thrilling weekend in Jeddah.

What is the venue for race?

The Saudi Arabian GP 2021 will be held at Jeddah Corniche Circuit. It is a 6.174 km long track and is set to have 50 laps during the race. It has been termed as the ‘fastest street track’ on F1 calendar with cars likely to have an average speed of around 250 km/h.

What is the schedule for the weekend?

Friday, 3 December 2021

Free Practice 1: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)

Free Practice 2: 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM (IST)

Saturday, 4 December 2021

Free Practice 3: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM (IST)

Qualifying: 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM (IST)

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Race: 11:00 PM (IST)

Which tyre compounds will be used in Hungary?

The Saudi Arabian GP 2021 is set to have the following tyre compounds:

C2 – Hard Tyre

C3 – Medium Tyre

C4 – Soft Tyre

What is the weather forecast for the race?

The conditions are expected to be hot and dry in Saudi Arabia with temperatures reading around 30°C during the weekend. There is no forecast of any rain in Jeddah.

Where can you watch Saudi Arabian GP 2021?

The fans can watch Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (all the sessions) on Star Sports Select SD/HD. There will also be live streaming available on Disney+ Hotstar.

What are the standings in F1 2021 season?

The top three drivers/teams this season are as follows:

Drivers – Max Verstappen (351.5 points), Lewis Hamilton (343.5 points) and Valtteri Bottas (203 points)

Constructors – Mercedes (546.5 points), Red Bull (541.5 points) and Ferrari (297.5 points)


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