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Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024

Unusual schedule for 2024 F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 2024. The second race weekend of the season has a different schedule to the norm, like the Bahrain Grand Prix last week. Check the schedule of the race in Jeddah below.

The unusual time schedule for the F1 Saudi Arabian GP in Jeddah

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2024 starts on Saturday, March 9 at 17:00 UK time.

Below is the schedule for the Saudi Arabia GP.

The time schedule is automatically adjusted to your timezone.

Timetable Saudi Arabian GP

Session Date Time
Free practice 1 Thursday 7 March -
Free practice 2 Thursday 7 March -
Free practice 3 Friday 8 March -
Qualification Friday 8 March -
Race Saturday 9 March -

Why is the Saudi Arabian GP on a Saturday?

In previous years, the Jeddah circuit adhered to a traditional schedule, featuring the first and second practice sessions on Friday, followed by the final practice session and qualifying on Saturday, with the race typically scheduled for Sunday. However, this routine is undergoing changes in 2024.

The alteration is down to the start of Ramadan, prompting the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix to move from Sunday to Saturday for its opening race. Consequently, the race weekend now spans from Thursday to Saturday.

Here's a breakdown of the confirmed schedule for the Saudi Arabian GP: Thursday will see the first and second practice sessions at 13:30 UK and 17:00 UK respectively. On Friday, the third practice session begins at 13:30 UK, followed by qualifying later in the day at 17:00 UK.

Finally, the race itself will take place at 17:00 UK on Saturday.

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