The 2023 Qatar Grand Prix sees the fourth sprint weekend of the Formula 1 season, so make sure you know where to watch the event at the Losail international Circuit on TV in the UK, USA and Australia.
It’s a weekend which is likely to see the crowning of Max Verstappen for a third time, as the Red Bull driver needs just three points to seal the title in Saturday’s Sprint Race.
Should that not happen, Verstappen, who has won 13 races in 2023, will almost certainly become champion on Sunday in the Qatar GP itself.
Lewis Hamilton won the one and only Qatar GP in 2021 and is set for an uphill battle to simply get on the podium this year as Mercedes go head-to-head with Ferrari in the constructors’ championship for second place.
McLaren were ahead of both teams last time out at Suzuka and Lando Norris will be in the mix again as he looks to take a hat-trick of podiums for the first time in his F1 career.
How to watch the 2023 Qatar GP in the UK?
TV coverage of the 2023 Qatar GP in the UK will be provided by Sky Sports F1 with every single session being shown live as it happens from at the Losail International Circuit. For qualifying, the sprint and the race itself, you can join David Croft and Martin Brundle on commentary.
Channel 4 will have highlights of qualifying, the sprint race and the Grand Prix. Qualifying and the sprint will be shown in Saturday’s highlights programme at 21:35 on Saturday evening and highlights of the race itself at 23:00 BST on Sunday. You can also watch Qatar GP race highlights on Channel 4’s All 4 on streaming service.
You can also follow live radio coverage of the 2023 Qatar GP on BBC Radio 5 Live from 18:00 on Sunday.
|Date||Session||Local||UK (BST)||TV Channel|
|October 6||Practice 1||16:30-17:30||14:30-15:30||Sky Sports F1|
|October 6||Qualifying||20:00-21:00||18:00-19:00||Sky Sports F1|
|October 7||Sprint Shootout||16:00-16:45||14:00-14:45||Sky Sports F1|
|October 7||Sprint Race||20:30||18:30||Sky Sports F1|
|October 8||Grand Prix||20:00||18:00||Sky Sports F1|
How to watch the 2023 Qatar GP in the USA?
ESPN will have live coverage of every session from the 2023 Qatar GP which is available to subscribers. ESPN2 will have coverage of Practice 1 and Qualifying on Friday, plus Saturday’s Sprint Shootout. ESPNEWS will show the Sprint Race and the Grand Prix will be live on ESPN.
|Date||Session||US (EDT)||US (PDT)||TV Channel|
|October 6||Practice 1||09:30-10:30||06:30-75:30||ESPN2|
|October 7||Sprint Shootout||09:00-09:45||06:00-06:45||ESPN2|
|October 7||Sprint Race||13:30||10:30||ESPNEWS|
|October 8||Grand Prix||13:00||10:00||ESPN|
How to watch the 2023 Qatar GP in Australia?
In Australia, every session from the 2023 Qatar GP will be shown through Fox Sports 506 which is available via Foxtel. Highlights can be found on 10 Bold on Monday evening after the Qatar GP. The race will also be streamed live as it happens from the Losail International Circuit via Kayo Sports.
|Date||Session||Aus (AEST)||TV Channel|
|October 6||Practice 1||23:30-00:30||Fox Sports 506|
|October 7||Qualifying||03:00-04:00||Fox Sports 506|
|October 7||Sprint Shootout||23:00-23:45||Fox Sports 506|
|October 8||Sprint Race||03:30||Fox Sports 506|
|October 9||Grand Prix||03:00||Fox Sports 506|