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Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022

How late does qualifying start for the Saudi Arabian GP?

Saudi Arabia plays host to the second round of the 2022 F1 season this weekend. Here's all you need to know about the schedule for the remainder of the event.

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Formula 1's race weekend in Saudi Arabia is going ahead as planned, despite an attack on an oil depot close to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit on Friday.

Initial meetings between F1 and FIA chiefs, team bosses and drivers ended with a decision to continue amid assurances over security, before drivers broke off and embarked on a lengthy overnight meeting, casting fresh doubt over proceedings.

However, those fresh talks amongst the sport's stars have ended in the same outcome, with the action set to resume into the weekend.

As it stands, Saturday's third and final one-hour practice session is scheduled to start at 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT), but, as per Bahrain, this will be staged in hotter, unrepresentative conditions compared to the evening slot for qualifying and the race.

Saturday's qualifying hour will kick off at 20:00 local time, with Sunday's race beginning at the same time and running for 50 laps.

2022 Saudi Arabian GP schedule

Session Day Time (GMT) Time (Local)
Final practice Saturday 14:00 17:00
Qualifying Saturday 17:00 20:00
Race Sunday 18:00 20:00

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