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Qatar Grand Prix 2021

Schedule for the 2021 F1 Qatar GP

Here's the full weekend time schedule for the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix, which will take place from 19-21 November, as the 2021 F1 season continues.

Circuit Qatar
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Formula 1 heads off to Qatar this weekend, with the country's inaugural Grand Prix taking place at a staple of the MotoGP calendar, the Losail International Circuit.

The night race in the desert will be held at the fast and flowing venue with Max Verstappen arriving there 14 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers' Championship.

With Hamilton closing up seven points in the standings after a dominant drive in Brazil, all the attention now turns to the third race of the final triple-header of the season, as F1 gears up for the unknown at Losail.

This weekend is also a resumption of the usual weekend format, with two practice sessions as normal on Friday, before third practice and qualifying on Saturday.

The 57-lap Grand Prix will then be held on Sunday afternoon at 17:00 local time.

RacingNews365.com will be on hand to cover all of the action and you can find our live blog here. We will also have exclusive interviews, news and analysis throughout the entire weekend in Qatar.

What time does the Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix start? Check out the full schedule below.*

*Qatar is three hours ahead of the UK

2021 F1 Qatar GP time schedule

Date Event Time (BST) Time (Local)
Friday 19 November Practice 1 10:30-11:30 13:30-14:30
Friday 19 November Practice 2 14:00-15:00 17:00-18:00
Saturday 20 November Practice 3 11:00-12:00 14:00-15:00
Saturday 20 November Qualifying 14:00-15:00 17:00-18:00
Sunday 21 November Race 14:00-16:00 (57 laps) 17:00-19:00 (57 laps)

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