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Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024

When does the 2024 F1 Saudi Arabian GP start?

The Jeddah Corniche Circuit plays host to the second round of the 2024 F1 season this weekend. Discover the race start time on Saturday in this comprehensive guide.

Last year, the race in Jeddah saw a Red Bull tussle, with reigning World Champion Max Verstappen starting from outside the top 10. His teammate, Sergio Perez, won the race with a five-second gap ahead of Verstappen.

Surprisingly, Fernando Alonso managed to finish third and stood on the podium and had a post-race penalty overturned. However, in Bahrain, we saw that Aston Martin are not as fast as last year. Who will take victory in Saudi Arabia?

The 50-lap race will start at 20:00 local time (17:00 UK time), with warm conditions expected throughout.

See below to find out what time the race starts wherever you are in the world.

2024 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix start time

Country Timezone Start time
Saudi Arabia Arabia Standard Time 20:00
United Kingdom Greenwich Mean Time 17:00
United States - East coast Eastern Time 13:00
United States - West coast Pacific Time 10:00
Brazil Brasilia Standard Time 14:00
Netherlands, Spain, France, Germany Central European Time 18:00
South Africa South Africa Standard Time 19:00
United Arab Emirates Gulf Standard Time 21:00
India Indian Standard Time 22:30
China China Standard Time 01:00 - Sunday
Japan Japan Standard Time 02:00 - Sunday
Australia Australian Eastern Standard Time 04:00 - Sunday
New Zealand New Zealand Time 06:00 - Sunday

What time is the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix UK?

The race, spanning 50 laps, is scheduled to commence at 17:00 UK time, amid anticipated warm weather conditions throughout.

Why is the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix on a Saturday?

Due to Ramadan beginning this Sunday, the race is scheduled on a Saturday. As a result, the sessions are a day earlier than usual, running from Thursday to Saturday.

What time is the main race in Saudi Arabia F1?

The races in Jeddah is scheduled to commence at 20:00 local time (17:00 UK time).

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