The 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is the second race of the Formula 1 season and is sure to be a fascinating encounter at the thrilling Jeddah Corniche Circuit. With that in mind, make sure you know where to watch the Saudi Arabian GP on TV in the UK, US and Australia.
Max Verstappen led a dominant one-two for Red Bull in Bahrain last time out but the chasing pack will be desperate to close the gap to the Dutchman at a venue known for producing drama.
Amid rumours of a mass staff exodus, the event in Saudi Arabia takes on extra significance for Ferrari, especially after Charles Leclerc‘s late retirement under the lights in Sakhir.
The pressure is also on for Mercedes, who finished nearly a minute behind Verstappen at the season-opener. Team principal Toto Wolff expects the W14 to fare better at the Jeddah street circuit, but that’s a big deficit to make up.
When is the Saudi Arabian GP 2023?
The 2023 Saudi Arabian GP will take place on the weekend of March 17 to 19, with pre-race media sessions scheduled for Thursday.
Practice 1 and Practice 2 take place on Friday, while Practice 3 and Qualifying are set for their usual Saturday slot. The race will get underway on Sunday evening at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.
|Date||Session||UK Time (GMT)||US Time (EDT)||US Time (PDT)|
|Fri. March 17||Practice 1||13:30-14:30||08:30-09:30||05:30-06:30|
|Fri. March 17||Practice 2||17:00-18:00||12:00-13:00||09:00-10:00|
|Sat. March 18||Practice 3||13:30-14:30||08:30-09:30||05:30-06:30|
|Sat. March 18||Qualifying||17:00-18:00||12:00-13:00||09:00-10:00|
|Sun. March 19||Race||17:00-19:00||12:00-14:00||09:00-11:00|
How to watch the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP in the UK?
Coverage in the UK will be provided, as always, by Sky Sports F1. Every single session from the Jeddah Corniche Circuit will be shown live on Sky’s dedicated channel, with commentary provided by David Croft and Martin Brundle.
Channel 4 will have highlights of qualifying and the race for those without access to Sky. Coverage of qualifying gets underway at 20:50 BST on Saturday and highlights of the race begin at 22:15 on Sunday. You can also watch race highlights on Channel 4’s All 4 streaming service.
How to watch the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP in the US?
ESPN will have exclusive live coverage of every session from the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP. Practice 1 is available on ESPN2 while the second practice session will be shown on ESPNEWS.
Saturday’s Practice 3 returns to ESPN2 before qualifying on ESPNEWS. Sunday’s race will be aired on ESPN and ESPN+.
How to watch the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP in Australia?
In Australia, every session from the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP will be shown on Fox Sports 506, which is available via Foxtel. The race will also be available live through streaming service Kayo Sports.
|Date||Session||Aus. Time (AEDT)|
|Sat. March 17||Practice 1||00:30-02:30|
|Sat. March 17||Practice 2||04:00-05:00|
|Sun. March 18||Practice 3||00:30-02:30|
|Sun. March 18||Qualifying||04:00-05:00|
|Mon. March 19||Race||04:00-06:00|